Program/Project Manager (RGE 61402) Rochester, NY US in Rochester, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 10/20/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 19.07.2018
REFERENCE: 5093550301

Company
Company: RGE
Department: Substation Operations Projects
Job Title: Program/Project Manager (RGE)
Location: Rochester, NY
Cross Company Responsibility:Yes

Business and Department
RGE-NY-East Avenue
Rochester,NY

Description
Job Summary:
Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, and other relationships:
The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating activities between several substation projects located in New
York, by managing resources requirements, priorities, investment plans, project execution strategy and
internal/external resource requirements. Substations projects may originate due to reliability, asset health, or other
project need.
Responsibility includes meeting corporate goals for capital investment, managing Construction Work in Progress,
and energization of projects. Must manage team performance to maximize the effectiveness of capital budget
delivery considering the environment, operating efficiency, regulatory, CWIP and operational needs.
The project manager would have to represent the company in regulatory and public forums. Coordinate activities of
project team members including engineers, construction managers, and external contractors. Facilitates the work of
external contractors and other internal business areas. Holds contractors accountable for performance. Holds
project team members accountable for results. Provides technical advice to senior management when required.
Responsible for the overall project control and reporting, providing leadership and coordination of the scheduling,
cost controlling and reporting processes and functions. Ensure projects are delivered on schedule, within budget
and in conformance to quality and engineering standards.
Major Roles and Responsibilities (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):
•Interfacing with municipal stakeholders and local permitting agencies program and project management skills
leadership skills document control
•Participates in project team scheduling and budgetary planning processes
•Works within the project unit, managing internal and external project resources. Sets unit goals and direction to
align and undertakes action plans, program management to accomplish goals.
•Oversees project budgets. Analyzes project unit performance and initiates actions to control scope, schedule and
cost performance. Proactive approach to overseeing work measures progress and takes actions to ensure budgets
and deadlines are achieved. Approves project plans, executes contract strategies to undertake work and controls

and authorizes expenditures. Initiates actions to ensure compliance with a project management and quality
management processes and procedures. Assures that projects are completed within the approved scope, schedule
and budget
•Coordinates with other departments, consultants, attorneys, utilities, regulatory agencies, government agencies,
and major customers. May represent the company and testify in regulatory hearings or at Federal, State or local
agency or municipal meetings.
•Coordinates efforts of cross-functional project teams. Holds regular project status meetings. This may request
travelling to the areas where the stations are located.
•Considers innovative ways to undertake work, promoting automation and efficiencies in day to day work streams
•Provides recommendations on policies and goals desired and implements new/revised processes and procedures
according to established guidelines
•Responsible for the overall management and control of project unit budgets including O&M and Capital
•Responsible for the overall procurement phase of external services. This may include the preparation of bidding
packages, analysis of the technical proposal, as well as contract management until the end of the contract.
•Informs management and project teams regarding cost and schedule performance variances and corrective action
required.
•Responsible for the risk control and mitigation actions
•Continually monitors individual progress to insure meeting of specific deadlines.
•Responsible for Project accountability overview, making sure that it complies with FERC, NERC and any other
applicable regulation.
•Provides linkage to executives for decision making outside of day-to-day program/project team activities
•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 (internal and external) accountable for results
•Responsible for the overall engineering design and construction. The Project Manager will provide input to the
development engineering team during the development phase of projects.

Requirements
Job Requirements:
Education & Experience Required:
•Electrical Engineering Master Degree with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience required
•Protection and control systems experience will be required (minimum 2 years)
•Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management.
•Field experience (construction and testing and commissioning) will be considered as a plus.
•Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time.

Skills/Abilities:
•Ability to mobilize team members to deliver projects on time and under budget
•Expert in integrating Scheduling IT tools and software: MS Project with costs and resource requirements.
•Risk management and mitigation plans
•Expert in utilizing MSExcel for data analysis, budgeting and planning and optimizing schedules.
•Ability to use and query SAP
•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 of main configuration and general arrangements of networks (substations, overhead lines and cable)
infrastructures
•Supervision of field personnel and construction contractors
•Proven ability to lead teams and work in a team environment
•Team oriented

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 qualified
individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination
against 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 to
employ 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 local
law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to
race, 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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