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Manager - Labor Relations (ASC 71075) Orange, CT, US in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

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Job Description

Publication date: 28.01.2019REFERENCE: 5109346401


Company: AVANGRID Networks (AVANGRID Service Company, ASC)Department: Human ResourcesJob Title: Manager - Labor RelationsReports to: Director - HR Business PartnerLocation: Orange, CTCross Company Responsibility: Yes

Business and DepartmentASC-CT-OrangeOrange,CT



Avangrid Networks is comprised of eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 millioncustomers in New York and New England. Our vision is to be a leader in the energy sector, and this role iscontributes by working together to deliver the labor and employee relations program for their assigned operatingcompanies (Affiliates).

Working within the HR Business Partner and Labor relations team across AVANGRID Networks, this role willsupport the delivery of the current collective bargaining arrangements, alongside strategies that continue to developand improve our labor relations in a complex, multi-union environment.

Key Responsibilities:

• Supervise labor and employee relations within the Affiliate(s) assigned and manage its budget.
• Manage local labor relations and employee relations matters, chairing regular meetings with union leaders and/oremployees.
• Work in conjunction with the relevant HR centers of excellence to administer employee relations policy mattersand labor relations contract matters, including addressing escalated grievances per the contract(s), handlingvarious other labor relations or employee relations issues, and ensuring proper documentation and communicationfor bargaining history and related purposes.
• Participate in development of employee relations and labor relations strategies within the Affiliate(s) assigned andwork with colleagues across the group to determine broader AVANGRID labor relations strategy.

• Work with the AVANGRID Director, HR Business Partner and VP, HR Networks, to managing the outcomes to thedegree possible of litigation, arbitration, and other employment or contract disputes.
• Oversee the administration and interpretation of union contract and policy matters in conjunction with the relevantcenters of excellence (OneHR Hub, Payroll, Organizational Management).
• Conduct formal training on all related subjects.
• Function as an internal consultant on labor and employee relations and various other human resources matters.
• Extract and understand employment, wage, financial, and operational data from computer systems and othersources, perform financial calculations and other data analysis.



• BS/BA Degree (preferably a degree in human resources (HR), behavioral science, or business administration,with at least some course work in labor relations.)
• Additional formal training or certificate programs in contract negotiations and contract administration; MBA andSenior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) preferred.


• Five plus years of strong labor/employee relations background, with experience delivering labor and employeerelations activities in a complex, or multi-union environment.
• Experience in successfully coaching both managers and HR teams through the delivery of collective bargainingagreements


• Working knowledge and experience of employment and labor laws including the National Labor Relations Act,wage and hour, anti-discrimination / harassment, and other laws governing the workplace.
• Proficient in oral and written communication, interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, analytical, ability to extract andmanage computer data and mutual gains and negotiation skills.
• Able to address matters before they reach the formal process, or if not manage through the appropriate grievanceprocess
• Experience in negotiating and administer collective bargaining agreements and personnel policy.
• Skilled at finding creative solutions to issues and working with all levels of management and employees
• Able to conduct and consult on formal investigations related to internal and external complaints.

This opportunity will offer

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of

41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action toemploy and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or locallaw. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard torace, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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