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Manager - Projects Unit (UIL 68904) Orange, CT, US in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orange, CT
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/27/2018

Job Description

Publication date: 26.12.2018REFERENCE: 5105494202

Company

Company: UNITED ILUMINATING ELECTRICALDepartment: AGR-NET Line ProjectsJob Title: Manager - Projects UnitLocation: Orange, CT, USCross Company Responsibility: YES

Business and DepartmentUIL - 100 OrangeOrange,CT

DescriptionJob Summary:Scope of Work – Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, and other relationships:

The Manager – Projects Unit is responsible for managing activities between team members including ProjectManagers, engineers, construction management and others to plan, design and execute projects, located in Maine,New York and Connecticut. The Lead Project Manager ensures the project team delivers projects according withbaseline budgets, schedules, scope, quality and engineering standards. Projects may originate due to reliability,asset health, system capacity customer or other project need.

Responsibility includes meeting corporate goals for capital investment, managing Construction Work in Progress,and energization of assets in accordance with the investment plan. Must manage team performance to maximizethe effectiveness of capital budget delivery considering the environment, operating efficiency, regulatory, CWIP andoperational needs.

Represents the company in regulatory and public forums.Manages the team to optimize the work of external contractors and other internal business areas. Holds contractorsaccountable for performance. Holds project team members accountable for results. Provides technicaladvice to senior management when required. Responsible for the overall project control and reporting of theproject team, providing leadership and coordination of the scheduling, cost controlling and reporting processes andfunctions required by the Coordinator, Project Management Office or other business areas.

Major Roles and Responsibilities (Scope of work - range of responsibilities): Managers performance of team toensure goals, schedules, budgets, and benefits are met and all deliverables are completed on time and underbudget
• Identifies interdependences of the team portfolio and resolves interactions among projects.
• Proactive approach to controlling projects scope mitigating the risk of potential changes,


• Ensures quality of work packages of team
• Produces briefings and status reports on a regular basis for executives or regulatory agencies.
• May participate or represent the company in regulatory or public proceedings or permitting requirements forprojects undertaken by the team.
• Ensure governance processes and procedures are followed within portfolio.
• Trains/coaches team members and holds team accountable for results. Teams are cross-functional, can bevirtual, and frequently combine internal and external personnel.
• Leads team meetings.
• Monitors progress of team against plans and applies course corrections as necessary.
• Ensures effective internal program communications.
• Develops procurement strategies for material, labor, requirementsMeet requirements.
• Supports Project initiatives for compliance, standardization, and process improvement
• Considers innovative ways to undertake work, promoting automation and efficiencies in day to day work streams
• Responsible for Project accountability overview, making sure that it complies with FERC, NERC and any otherapplicable regulation.
• Attendance to Cost & Schedule Meetings
• Works with Coordinator on the Risk definition, cost, and theMitigation Action analysis.

Requirements

Skills/Abilities:
• Ability to mobilize team members to deliver projects on time and under budget
• Expert in risk management and mitigation plans
• Expert in utilizing MS Excel for data analysis, budgeting and planning and optimizing schedules.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Public presentation skills and ability to summarize concepts utilizing Microsoft Project
• Results oriented
• Understanding of quality assurance processes and implement with project structure.
• Knowledge and experience in managing the execution of large high voltage transmission and substation capital
• Programs over 100M including multi site projects with upgrades to existing facilities and integration of newfacilities required.
• Knowledge and experience in the execution and management of distribution substation projects required.
• Knowledge and experience in the regulatory environment and clear understanding of the filings and approvalsrequired at State, Local and Federal levels for execution of the work required.
• Experience and understanding of tools/controls needed to monitor and control projects required.
• Experience managing large teams of technical experts required.
• Experience utilizing SAP financial system preferred.
• Experience utilizing Microsoft Project preferred.
• Background in electrical or civil engineering preferred.
• Proven ability to lead teams and work in a team environment
• Team oriented

Experience/Training:
• Enterprise initiatives of strategic or regulatory sensitivity.
• Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management
• Proven experience obtaining siting permits
• Project Management Professional Certification

Required Education:Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field in the energy industrywith 7 years relevant project management experience including threeyears in managing complex enterprise initiatives of strategic orregulatory sensitivityEngineering Degree PreferredMBA Preferred

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of41 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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This opportunity will offer

Opportunity will be posted from 12/12/2018 through 6 PM ET on 12/26/18