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Senior Manager Project Management Office Strategy and Governance

Company: Iberdrola Group
Location: Orange
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Oversee Avangrid Networks Projects' capital portfolio and support the execution of the long-term capital investment strategy across all operating companies by: providing strategic input for capital portfolio prioritization, orchestrating the ISO certified governance process for the Projects' capital portfolio; supporting project teams through the Investment Planning and Projects' governance processes; collaborating with corporate departments involved in the capital portfolio development, management
and reporting (e.g., Investment Planning, Regulatory, System Planning, Accounting, Control); providing analysis and reporting; improving project management competencies across business units, departments and operating companies through the development and distribution of communications and training; attending executive management meetings to provide and present reports.


  • Orchestrate the ISO certified governance process for the Projects' capital portfolio by leading the weekly Steering Committee executive meeting to review and approve the technical and financial aspects of new projects and project changes.
  • Monitor and support compliance with all facets of governance including Investment Planning.
  • Provide strategic input to the prioritization of Networks capital portfolio.
  • Oversee Projects' capital portfolio and provide consolidated project and program data and analysis to stakeholders (e.g., Investment Planning, Operational Excellence Reporting, operating company presidents, etc.).
  • Develop, analyze, and monitor and report on the operating budget associated with managing the Projects capital portfolio.
  • Prepare capital portfolio risk analysis and proposed mitigation plans.
  • Support senior management strategic planning by providing consolidated analysis and reporting of the portfolio for achievement of department, regulatory and operating company objectives.
  • Collaborate with corporate departments for escalations, issue resolution, process improvements and efficiency savings (e.g., Procurement, Legal, Insurance, Risk, Process & Technology, Investment Management, Finance, Regulatory).
  • Manage coordination of Networks management audit requests and regulatory filings on behalf of business areas across operating companies.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on project accounting structure and budgets.
  • Prioritize objectives, navigate competing priorities, and mediate cross functional issues.
  • Ensure compliance with Avangrid policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization to inform and influence others.
  • Develop and implement best-in-class training to ensure a high level of competency of project management requirements throughout the organization.
  • Provide energizing leadership that promotes a culture of collaboration, efficiency, innovation, and quality across business areas. Promotes continual growth and development to advance business objectives. Ensure consistent, constructive, and clear development and performance feedback mechanisms are established to build and promote a high functioning team focused on the achievement of complex business objectives.
  • Hire and train internal and external resources to support the growing organization. Skills and Requirements

    Required Education/Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree. Master's degree a plus. PMP Certification preferred.
    • 7+ years practical experience, at least 3 of which are in portfolio management.
    • Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop and lead a multidisciplined team responsible for providing the tools, reporting, and training needed to manage the Avangrid Capital Expenditure Portfolio.
    • Demonstrated creative problem solving and analytical skills to address challenges and opportunities.
    • Strong knowledge of PMBOK as well as industry standards including FERC, NERC, CIP, any other applicable regulation.
    • Expert knowledge in portfolio management policies and procedures and the ability to identify and implement process improvements.
    • Track record of working with senior management, other departments, and project managers to provide practical, efficient solutions to improve project and portfolio management.
    • Proven ability to successfully manage and influence in highly matrixed environment.
    • Demonstrated excellent oral and written skills including the ability to oversee and/or prepare sufficient documentation for a variety of stakeholders and executive level presentations and reporting.
    • Demonstrated ability using data and analytics to diagnose trends and link to business performance outcomes.
    • Strong knowledge of automated portfolio management and scheduling tools. Competencies
      • Be a role model
      • Be agile
      • Collaborate and Share
      • Develop Self & Others
      • Empower to grow
      • Focus to achieve results
      • Technical Skills

        Our Selection Process

        Mobility Information

        Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country

        Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

        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

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Keywords: Iberdrola Group, New England , Senior Manager Project Management Office Strategy and Governance, Accounting, Auditing , Orange, Northeast

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