Technical Project Manager - IT in Portland, OR at Avangrid

Date Posted: 9/23/2018

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Publication date: 22.08.2018
REFERENCE: 5100237103

Company: Avangrid Renewables
Job Title: Technical Project Manager - IT
Department: IT
Location: Portland, OR

Business and Department
Portland Corporate Office

IT Technical Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution,
control and completion of IT IOC Renewables projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, standards,
commitments and goals.

As the company is placed in a highly specialized and technical environment, this position is a key component of our
operational and projects ecosystem. This is a key managerial role with AVANGRID, particularly in the light of the
current AVANGRID IT Consolidation efforts and Renewables growth.

Our company is looking for the most cost effective and efficient ways of operating and making projects, and use
our internal resources. As a result, it is essential that the candidate who holds this position has highly advance
knowledge of the current technical environment, project management and AVANGRID RENEWABLES proprietary
methodologies, management processes, products, work environment, and goals.

• Lead lifecycle management for IT IOC Projects. Lead the development and implementation of a broad,
coordinated set of projects to meet the company goals and business requirements.
• Exercise high level of authority and discretion over day-to-day activities and project operations.
• Develop project scopes to support business strategy, align with Global objectives. Interface, report and work
with high management company stakeholder.
• Lead technical solutions implementation in coordination and aligned with local and Global IT counterparties
• Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete
the project, defining the required resources to meet project goals (schedule, budget, equipment, and human
capital), risks and contingency plans. Project budget may vary from a few hundred thousand to a +$5M projects.
• Lead operational objectives achievement by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans
and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing projects, providing IT services; resolving
problems; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing project changes.

• Coordinate complex technical solutions. Overcoming challenges resolution in a complex technological and
multidisciplinary environment.
• Strong technical background to understand, provide solutions and manage technical concepts. Lead
technical project definitions. Ensure optimizations and efficiencies are found within the IOC team to improve work
• Ensure project execution by controlling and monitoring project timeline, budget, scope, risks, and changes
• Lead and coordinate project team and interface with national and worldwide distributed global business
• Work with multidisciplinary technical teams. Projects vary from Network to Systems to End user projects.
• Identify, develop, and initiate innovations and solutions where precedents and procedures may not exist.
Lead cross-functionally work efforts to solve problems and implement changes
• Perform project outcomes assessment as established during the planning phase or defined by the company
• Define frameworks for processes and procedures in accordance with company global standards and best
practices to ensure consistency in projects execution.
• Proactively consult, communicate and collaborate with internal stakeholders and business units to analyze
information needs and functional requirements ensuring delivery of business value within proposed solutions.
• Develop and maintain knowledge of IT IOC Projects.
• Strategically review technical and business process to drive continual improvement (service effectiveness
and efficiency)
• Develop quality assurance policies and procedures for the managed projects, adhering to the requirements
of standards as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation - Critical Infrastructure Protection ("NERC CIP")
or those of the US Federal Agency, National Institue of Standards and Technology ("NIST")
• Work following internal company standards for Project Management in coordination with the PMO office.
• Field work might be required as part of the project manager duties. Business trips to any of the
Iberdrola/AVANGRID offices and assets national and worldwide is also part of the job duties
• This job position will work with the IOC Director and Managers to recommend personal actions, and direct
work of the employees under the project management scope.

• Bachelor's Degree in telecommunications/computer information systems/ business or the equivalent
combination of education and experience
• 7+ years working in an IT Department in any capacity
• 5+ years of IT Projects coordination experience.
• Strong technical background and understanding of network, telecommunication and systems.
• Proven experience in strategic project execution, strategic planning, risk management, and change
management while engaging and influencing various stake holders at all levels across the company.
• Strategic orientation with excellent planning, project management, organizational skills, flexibility, and
customer focus.
• Expert coordinating, managing, and working with teams living in different time zones
• Capacity to manage cultural differences into a project team.
• NERC / CIP knowledge and / or the ability and desire to qualify for NERC Certification.
• Experience defining requirements and rolling infrastructure out in data center, wind farms and/or remote

• Experience deploying field services and working in the field.
• Able to travel to the AVANGRID and IBERDROLA Generation sites and offices on demand under project
• Strong Commitment to personnel safety and IT Security.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

• 10 or more years working in an IT department
• Project management experience
• NERC Certification

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check, references, drug
screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be
administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may
involve handling of funds, accounts or cash.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an
individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

This opportunity will offer
Full Time Exempt

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