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Project Management Office Lead GMEP CMP at Avangrid

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Belfast, Maine





Job Description:


Purpose




The Grid Model Enhancement Project (GMEP) at Central Maine Power is a 4-year (2022-2025) project with a CapEx budget of ~$12.6M. GMEP is a cornerstone for grid modernization efforts and essential initiative to enhance the processing of large-scale Distribution Energy Resource (DER) interconnection applications, calculating Distributed Generation hosting capacities, review non-wire alternative solutions, and to identify new projects or potential upgrades to mitigate current reliability concerns.

The GMEP project deliverables will improve the accuracy of the physical and electrical data represented in Avangrid information systems. The updated data model will allow for advanced analysis, monitoring, control, planning, and forecasting of the Electric Distribution System.

As a transformational project, GMEP identifies and implements changes in the processes and responsibilities in all areas of the Companies from initial planning through field execution with a focus on efficient and transparent end to end asset data lifecycles.

This position within the GMEP CMP team will play a key role in the success of all project management related activities including:

  • Perform fiduciary responsibilities including the management of Framework Agreements, Purchase Orders, Work Orders, budget forecasts, and variance reporting.
  • Develop and maintain integrated project plan schedule.
  • Develop and deliver various project status reports.
  • Develop and manage an organized MS Teams project site.
  • Compile and summarize regulatory, financial, and procurement related documentation for presentment and reporting purposes.
  • Perform Risk identification and mitigation strategies.
  • Establish and maintain Vendor Relationship.
  • Establish meeting cadence to ensure Team alignment.


This position reports to Sr. Technical Manager - GMEP within P&T.




Responsibilities





  • Collaborate across multiple Operating Companies and functional areas including Electric Operations, Asset Management, Distribution Planning, Processes and Technologies, Customer Service, Metering, GIS Operations, and IT, to meet project requirements.
  • Contribute to content development and/or documentation of the following:
    • Current Electric Operations Data Maintenance process.
    • Current Data Maintenance process inefficiencies.
    • RFP specifications.
    • Testing scripts.
    • Comprehensive Change Management Plan.
    • Comprehensive Communications and Training Plan.
    • QA / QC effort to confirm captured data (Field Inventory & Maintenance) is completed correctly, meets Distribution Planning software requirements, and assures compliance.
    • Future Data Maintenance process.
  • Record and socialize progress of the following:
    • Integration of complex systems.
    • Navigation of the RFP Procurement process.
    • Implementation of automated processes.
    • Testing.
    • Field Inventory status.
  • Schedule, develop agendas, lead, and socialize action items for core project team, and cross-functional, and Steering Committee meetings.
  • Development of KPI's, maintain historical records, and socialize.
  • Generate and present reports in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Evaluate and summarize regulatory filings, interrogatories, orders, and policy reports that impact project strategy or business implications.
  • Contribute to the execution of overall Procurement strategy.




Skills and Requirements




Education & Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's Degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years medium-large scale project experience.
  • Experience and understanding of establishing project accounting according to guidelines to ensure cost recovery through accurate reporting.
  • Experience with SAP for financial budgeting, forecasting, and tracking.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint, Teams).


Preferences:
  • A Change Management, PMP and/or Lean Six Sigma Certification(s) is a plus.
  • Employment experience with a Gas or Electric utility is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience developing project Charters, Dossiers, Resource Plans, Global Socialization, and presentations for diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience with external resources.
  • Knowledge and experience navigating the Avangrid Procurement Process (RFP, Sole Source, IBuy, etc.).
  • Experience working with IT.
  • Regulatory Experience.


Skills/Abilities:
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Analytical Capabilities.
  • Negotiations/Dispute resolution.
  • Working knowledge of several utility business areas (e.g., Electric Operations, Gas Operations, Customer Service, Asset Management & Planning, IT).
  • Agility, versatility, and flexibility; productive in a multi-tasking and rapidly changing environment.
  • Metrics design and development.


Competency Requirements:

It is preferred that for this job, the candidate fulfills the requirements in terms of levels indicated below.
  • Delivering for the Business:
    • Global view of the Business - Competent
    • Achieving Results and Continuous Improvements - Advanced
    • Initiative - Advanced
    • Innovation & Creativity - Competent
  • Global Relationships:
    • Flexibility & Globalization - Competent
    • Customer Focus - Competent
    • Communicating & Influencing - Advanced
    • Teamwork - Advanced
  • Managing People:
    • Team Management - Advanced
    • Developing Others - Competent



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.





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


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