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Manager - Smart Grid Innovation Programs in Rochester, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Purpose

Manages various programs and projects on behalf of AVANGRID Networks with the objectives of timely and cost
effective completion

Responsibilities

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):
1.Provides leadership on various programs and projects. The initial focus of this position will be to manage
Communications and Stakeholder engagement projects associated with the organization's Energy Smart
Community Program and to represent AVANGRID Networks before various municipal, governmental and/or
regulatory entities.
2.Prepares plans and budgets for programs and projects. Monitors progress against plans and reports to senior
management.
3.Coordinates efforts of cross-functional project teams. Holds regular program/project status meetings.
4.Is the lead team member with respect to accomplishing day-to-day goals and provides expertise and immediacy
of decision making. Holds project team members accountable for results.
5.Provides linkage to executives for decision making outside of day-to- day program/project team activities.

Skills and Requirements

Skills/Abilities:
• Experienced in the energy industry and knowledge of business operations
• Development and execution of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement strategies
• Excellent public speaking skills; ability to deliver consistent messages to multiple internal and external
stakeholders in both one-on- one and audience settings
• Ability to interact with external stakeholders and senior management
• Knowledge of emerging distributed energy technologies and other innovation trends impacting the energy
industry
• Demonstrated ability to work with teams and create an environment of collaboration both internally and externally

Education & Experience Required:
• Bachelors degree with 7 years relevant experience required. Prior work experience in communications and
stakeholder engagement strategy development and execution, public affairs and community relations
• Experience leading implementation of complex initiatives
• Experience in business case development and benefits capture
• Proven leadership ability within a matrix environment, including geographically dispersed teams
• Proven track record of achieving results in high pressure and high profile assignments
• Experience in managing vendor relationships

AVANGRID’s employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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