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Manager - Projects Unit

AVANGRID, Inc • Augusta, ME

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
Other Great Industries

Job Description


Scope of Work – Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, and other relationships:

The Manager – Projects Unit is responsible for managing activities between team members including Project Managers, engineers, construction management and others to plan, design and execute projects, located in Maine, New York and Connecticut. The Lead Project Manager ensures the project team delivers projects according with baseline budgets, schedules, scope, quality and engineering standards. 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 assets in accordance with the investment plan. 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.

Manages the team to optimize 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 of the project team, providing leadership and coordination of the scheduling, cost controlling and reporting processes and functions required by the Coordinator, Project Management Office or other business areas.

Major Roles and Responsibilities (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):

•Managers performance of team to ensure goals, schedules, budgets, and benefits are met and all deliverables are completed on time and under budget

•Identifies interdependences of the team portfolio and resolves interactions among projects.

•Proactive approach to controlling projects scope mitigating the risk of potential changes,

•Ensures quality of work packages of team

•Produces briefings and status reports on a regular basis for executives or regulatory agencies.

•May participate or represent the company in regulatory or public proceedings or permitting requirements for projects undertaken by the team.

•Ensure governance processes and procedures are followed within portfolio.

•Trains/coaches team members and holds team accountable for results. Teams are cross-functional, can be virtual, and frequently combine internal and external personnel.

•Leads team meetings.

•Monitors progress of team against plans and applies course corrections as necessary.

•Ensures effective internal program communications.

•Develops procurement strategies for material, labor requirements.

•Supports Project initiatives for compliance, standardization, and process improvement

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

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

applicable regulation.

•Attendance to Cost & Schedule Meetings

•Works with Coordinator on the Risk definition, cost, and the Mitigation Action analysis.


  • Business global view
  • Communication and influence
  • Customer orientation
  • Flexibility and globalization
  • Initiative
  • Innovation and inventiveness
  • People development
  • Results achievement and continuous improvement
  • Team Work
  • Team management

Skills and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field in the energy industry with 7 years relevant project management experience including three years in managing complex enterprise initiatives of strategic or regulatory sensitivity

Engineering Degree Preferred

MBA Preferred


•Ability to mobilize team members to deliver projects on time and under budget

•Expert in risk management and mitigation plans

•Expert in utilizing MS Excel for data analysis, budgeting and planning and optimizing schedules.

•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 and experience in managing the execution of large high voltage transmission and substation capital

•Programs over 100M including multi-site projects with upgrades to existing facilities and integration of new facilities required.

•Knowledge and experience in the execution and management of distribution substation projects required.

•Knowledge and experience in the regulatory environment and clear understanding of the filings and approvals required at State, Local and Federal levels for execution of the work required.

•Experience and understanding of tools/controls needed to monitor and control projects required.

•Experience managing large teams of technical experts required.

•Experience utilizing SAP financial system preferred.

•Experience utilizing Microsoft Project preferred.

•Background in electrical or civil engineering preferred.

•Proven ability to lead teams and work in a team environment

•Team oriented


•Enterprise initiatives of strategic or regulatory sensitivity.

•Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management

•Proven experience obtaining siting permits

•Project Management Professional Certification

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

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