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Project Manager in Orange, CT at Avangrid

Date Posted: 4/1/2019

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The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating activities between several substation projects, located in Maine, New York and Connecticut, by managing resource requirements, priorities, investment plans, project execution strategy and internal/external resource requirements. Substation 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 projects.

Must manage team performance to maximize the effectiveness of capital budget delivery considering the environment, operating efficiency, regulatory, CWIP and operational needs.

Represents 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


Ensure projects are delivered on schedule, within budget and in conformance to quality and engineering standards.


Program and project management skills

Leadership skills

•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. Analyzes project unit performance and initiates actions to control scope, schedule and cost performance.

•Assures that projects are completed within the approved scope, schedule and budget Participates in project team scheduling and budgetary planning processes. Continually monitors individual progress to insure meeting of specific deadlines.

•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.

•Interfacing with municipal stakeholders and local permitting agencies

•Considers innovative ways to undertake work, promoting automation and efficiencies in day to day work streams

•Informs management and project teams regarding cost and schedule performance variances and corrective action required. Attendance to Executive management meetings, providing and presenting reports and cost-schedule-risk views as required.

•Responsible for Project accountability overview, making sure that it complies with FERC, NERC and any other applicable regulation.

•Works with Coordinator on the Risk definition, cost, and the Mitigation Action analysis. Responsible for ensuring the risk control system is utilized.

Skills and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with 7 years relevant experience required.  Degree in Engineering or experience in energy industry preferred. MBA preferred.

•Project Management Certification preferred.

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.

•Expert in risk management and mitigation plans.

•Expert in utilizing MS Excel 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.

•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.

•Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management

•Proven experience obtaining siting permits.

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