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Site Manager (Construction)


Portland, OR, US



About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. 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. For more information, visit





The Site Manager (Construction) will review, manage, and report upon the day to day activities for assigned renewable energy facilities at locations throughout the United States, upon the completion of permitting through the construction process to commercial operation. The Site Manager will report functionally to the Director, Site Construction and organizationally and administratively report to the Project Director.


Position Description

The Site Manager (Construction) manages the execution of renewable energy projects by overseeing the contractor's implementation of the construction, startup, and commissioning of the project. This position will require that the Site Manager work on designated project for the full duration of project construction. Projects can be located throughout the US.  



Key Responsibilities


Oversees all aspects of the day-to-day management of renewable energy construction projects - monitors, coordinates and reports on work performed by engineering, construction firms and OEMs.  Reviews and interprets design drawings, and specifications for appropriateness to required function.
Reports and liaises directly with Project Director to support all phases of project execution to include but not limited to – bidding, contract award, kick off meetings, full project execution, turnover to site operations and management of legacy issues.
Reviews and report upon contracts status, purchase orders, change orders, and contractor invoices for payment.  Facilitates work sequencing to expedite project delivery and to minimize disruption of ongoing plant operations. 
Manages daily on-site quality inspections by the AGR QA/QC team to ensure that the construction works are in conformance with design, operational standards, building and life safety codes, and engineering specifications.  
Defines critical tasks, establishes sequence of events, and identifies and allocates roles and responsibilities to individuals/teams to support adherence to timelines and successful project outcomes.
Facilitates team effort, provides guidance and direction to team members, and communicates project objectives, parameters, status, and outcomes. 
Regularly evaluates schedules and budgets and reports to Project Director any variances, concerns or need for mitigatory actions to return schedule to target. 
Ensures adherence to site the specific safety program and always seeks to secure compliance with Avangrid Renewables expected standards seeking to create and maintain a positive health and safety culture across the project.
Manages start-up and commissioning and coordinates start-up with plant operation personnel and various contractors. 


Additional Responsibilities


Ensure daily and weekly reports are submitted timely and with high degree of frequency and accuracy. 
Respond to requests for information regarding all aspects of construction process from state, city, local, or other government and regulatory associations.
Manage warranty claims and administration. 
Ensure all relevant internal controls are followed and develops new controls as needed.
Request timely and accurate reports regarding construction progress from contractors as defined within Contract provisions in order to maintain communication with corporate headquarters.
Work with Engineering team to proactively assess potential issues that could have impact on schedule/budget. In addition, will work with QA/QC team to submit quality concerns to Contractor and/or deviations from design.

Skills and Requirements


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
7+ years (or more) experience in wind plant/solar plant construction directly related to the Main Responsibilities above. 
Ability to travel and manage field work for periods of 9 months or longer. 
Demonstrated knowledge and skill of design and construction processes and interdependencies.
Knowledge of engineering design and construction methods, budgeting and cost estimating, collective bargaining agreements building trades and project labor agreements. 
Technical knowledge of wind or solar plant components and operations, life cycle values, and maintenance requirements. 
Knowledge of contract documents and specifications. 
Knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations related to construction and operations. 
Ability to perform site inspections and/or approve installations. 
Proficient in computer applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Project or Primavera P6.  Ability to develop and deliver presentations. 


Preferred Qualifications 

Knowledge of written and/or conversational Spanish.
Experience in renewable energy.


Additional Success Factors


Self-starter with demonstrated performance leading initiatives and building consensus at all levels of a matrixed global organization with minimal supervision.
Strong prioritization and multi-tasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets. 
Ability to foster and participate in a productive team environment by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers, contractors, and vendors.
Effectively provides and receives information orally in individual and group situations. Written expression is clear, concise, and conveys the desired message.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam,
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. A Motor Vehicle (MVR)
check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. 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.

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


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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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