Manager – Contracts

at Iberdrola
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted August 4, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Company Information

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), is a leading developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy facilities in the United States with an eight-gigawatt portfolio of onshore wind and solar projects across 22 states. Avangrid Renewables' offshore wind business is pioneering this new industry with a development pipeline of five gigawatts off the East Coast. Our offshore portfolio consists of our 50% ownership in the first-in-the-nation Vineyard Wind 1 project, which will deliver 800 MW of clean energy into Massachusetts starting in 2023. Additionally, Avangrid Renewables owns 100% of Park City Wind, an 804 MW project to serve the state of Connecticut and Commonwealth Wind, a project that will deliver up to 1200 MW to Massachusetts. Finally, Avangrid Renewables owns 100% of Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind that has the potential to deliver 2,500 MW of clean energy into Virginia and North Carolina. The company will also actively pursue additional lease areas in the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico.

We aspire to be the employer of choice by providing purposeful and challenging work revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. This role will support the senior management team that is developing, constructing and operating large scale offshore wind projects which will provide affordable, clean energy and will have a transformational impact on local communities. Avangrid Renewables' offshore business is located in Boston, Massachusetts.

AVANGRID is part of the IBERDROLA Group, a global energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute.

Purpose

As part of the Contracts Team, this position will be instrumental in initiating, negotiating, processing and managing various types of contracts with key vendors, suppliers and contractors for this exciting new offshore business. The Senior Contract Manager will be an integral part of the Project Services Group working with a global team to ensure Avangrid has effective relationships to deliver against our business strategies.

Responsibilities

Prepare, negotiate and complete all business contracts with minimal supervision for the offshore wind business
Negotiation and resolution of complex contractual issues with strong commercial and contractual acumen
Prepare Non-Disclosure Agreements, contract amendments and other contract types with minimal supervision
Change Order management including ability to settle disputes
Anticipate contractual and commercial risks and implement control measures in accordance with Avangrid policies and procedures
Coordinate all internal legal, insurance, procurement and other necessary activities for projects
Monitor contractor performance to ensure quality, safety and cost targets are met and projects are implemented in a manner consistent with the contract terms and sound commercial and risk management practices
Work within industry to identity potential for supply chain inclusion/expansion
Work within Contracts and Project Teams as lead on contracting strategies and project business cases and financing
Comfortable managing cross-functional and commercial matters independently
Provide contract support to one or more projects, if required
Tendering and bid evaluations, if required

Skills and Requirements

Five (5) to ten (10) years+ relevant experience as a contract manager or other relevant professional within renewable energy
Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline required (Mechanical/Electrical Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management, Business or commercially orientated qualification)
Master's Degree desirable
Offshore experience preferred
Technical and practical knowledge of wind energy technology and renewable energy experience preferred
IT literate with ability to operate Microsoft Office systems and other IT based project management software
Ability to work within tight deadlines and adapt quickly to a changing working environment
Ability to work with global team members, different languages and cultures

Competencies

Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Collaborate and Share
Be a role model
Focus to achieve results
Be agile
Technical Skills

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

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