Senior Engineer - US Offshore in Boston, MA at Avangrid

Date Posted: 6/29/2018

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Job Description

Publication date: 20.06.2018
REFERENCE: 5091727302

Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: Senior Engineer
Department: Offshore
Location: Boston, MA

Business and Department

The Senior Engineer is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focussing on the delivery of
large-scale offshore wind projects in the USA.

Belonging to the EPC Services team and reporting to a Lead Engineer or above, the Senior Engineer will be
responsible for implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies and plans, procurement, negotiating
and managing offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites
and logistics, complying with company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and
ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied. The candidate will be managing
engineering activities and decisions across the offshore business.

The individual will be working as part of a global business with frequent interaction with teams across the Iberdrola
Group. The position may require frequent travel to various locations in Europe and the individual should be capable
of managing teams working at different project locations.

Responsibilities include:

• Provide key engineering advice, assessment and recommendations to ensure delivery of a multi-contract
projects within time, to budget and quality following industry best practice and observing the maximum respect for
Health, Safety and the Environment to ensure regulatory and legal compliance.
• Provide professional advice on engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements to the key
projects, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully
understood by the project.
• Ensure that all assessment, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all
internal procedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether

internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.
• Provide leadership to the key project members, potentially comprising of employees working within a number
of countries throughout Europe and the USA, to ensure competencies are maintained or enhanced.
• Utilize the appropriate organization structure to ensure delivery of the key work projects to programme and
• Manage the certification process with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design
risk and enhance asset value.
• Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design
to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.
• Manage the inspection and commissioning and appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets
are supplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.
• Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new
technology that has the potential to reduce cost and risk, or improve safety.
• Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for key work
projects to ensure that projects are delivered according to specification, budget and programme without
compromising safety.
• Ensure that appropriate lessons learned regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are
captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work projects. Collaborate with the Lead/Principal
Engineer to ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.

• Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline such as but not limited to civil/structural/electrical/SCADA/wind
• 5 years applicable experience
• Knowledge and experience of offshore/marine sector
• Experience of leading teams involved in multidisciplinary work packages in international environments.
• Demonstrated experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with
construction, marine and offshore projects.
• Sound experience in future planning.
• Proven experience in delivery of large projects, including contract management, program management, cost
and risk control.
• Experience of engineering design and delivery.
• Strong relationship management skills and confidence working with Senior Management.
• Proven communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key engineering decisions.
• Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and
thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
• Innovative and creative thinking
• Problem solving - dealing with conflicting requirements
• Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.
• High capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.

• Proven ability in giving accurate, concise and timely advice to development teams.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

• Offshore survival training
• Cultural awareness
• Language skills (Spanish, French or German desirable)

This opportunity will offer
Full Time Exempt