Senior Manager - Offshore Projects

Lead delivery of Offshore Export Cable Package in Boston, MA. Manage multi-billion-dollar contracts, oversee design, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning. Join AVANGRID RENEWABLES, LLC.

Boston, United States  UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   USD 165k–194k   3 days ago

The Offshore Export Cable – Principal Program Manager will be responsible for the delivery of the Export Cable Package for New England Wind Project. The selected candidate in charge of the management of multi-billion-dollar contracts ($1.5Bn in NEW) to secure the delivery of the relevant assets. As such, the position will have to oversee the design, manufacturing, factory testing, shipment, offshore installation, pull-in at both HDD and offshore substation, testing and commissioning and hand over of the offshore export cables.

The Principal Program Manager is a critical role within the Offshore Business focusing on the delivery of one Key Package. As such, the individual will be working as part of a multicultural and multinational team in the management of contracts worth more than a billion dollars.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Project Leadership Team, the Principal Program Manager will be responsible for defining delivery strategies, and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore delivery contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites and logistics, leading delivery phase including management of offshore contractors and associated interfaces, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied.

The individual will be working as part of Avangrid Renewables Offshore Business in the US but will be oversighting activities in many countries across Europe and the rest of the world. The position may require frequent travel to various locations overseas and during development, contracting and delivery of the key package. Furthermore, the individual should be prepared to manage teams working at different locations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead delivery of key work scopes within the Key Package, including co-ordination of key interfaces, management of stakeholders, maintaining compliance with development consent, supported by the relevant functions (quality, FABEX, T&I, commissioning, etc.) through the delivery phase.
  • Ensure Key Package is delivered on time, to budget and quality following the highest industry practice and observing the maximum respect for Health, Safety and Environment to ensure regulatory and legal compliance.
  • Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for large scale Key Package, to be constructed across a number of countries.
  • Ensure the delivery of Key Package is appropriate and consistent with Avangrid Renewables’ strategy and delivered according to specification, budget and timetable without compromising safety.
  • Define, implement and resource the appropriate organisation structure for managing the delivery of the Key Package.
  • Manage the Key Package delivery team, comprising employees working within several countries throughout Europe (UK, Germany, France, Spain…) and USA to ensure project execution with intelligent and cost-effective resourcing.
  • Co-ordinating with internal stakeholders including legal, commercial, financial, technical and corporate functions.
  • Oversee hand over the Key Package from delivery to O&M to secure long term investment value and minimise risks.
  • Provide input on appropriate bid levels / programme strategies / commercial strategies / commercial agreements relative to the Key Package to maximise value. Provide key input in the preparation of investment dossiers for all funding requests for the Key Package to secure investment support at best value.
  • Provide key and strategic delivery advice, risk assessment and recommendations to the business.
  • Acting as a key member of the Project Management Committee(s), together with the Project Director and the rest of Program Managers, where key project and strategic decisions (Technical and Commercial) are considered and approved to secure investment best value.
  • Work with the HSE team to develop HSE strategy for Key Package delivery and ensure a high standard of health and safety awareness is maintained.
  • Carry out any other duties as directed by the Department Manager or EPC Director.
  • Providing key knowledge, lessons learned and support Key Package throughout the whole life cycle of a project
  • Ensure all lessons learned regarding offshore delivery are captured and shared across the different offshore packages. Establish the right mechanisms for this process and ensuring teams and substantial package implement them to capture and enhance business value.

Requirements, skills, knowledge and experience

  • 10+ years of proven project management experience within a delivery orientated environment.

  • Experience and skills in managing teams in international environment and in JV structures.

  • Ability to manage people effectively to deliver required outputs in a timely manner.

  • Competent in future planning. Proven experience in delivery and contracting management and programming.

  • Experience in offshore windfarm, marine works or oil and gas delivery and marine operations.

  • Experience in tendering processes, contract negotiations and commercial delivery of $ multi-million contracts.

  • Experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated with delivery, marine and offshore key packages.

  • Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with more senior project managers.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key project and business decisions.

  • Good report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the project and business.

  • Ability to work, manage teams and manage decision making process under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.

  • Innovative and creative thinking.

  • Problem solving – dealing with conflicting requirements.

  • Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.

  • Contribute (or ensure resources are available) to early development key packages, giving advice to development teams on build ability / delivery issues.

  • Organise and manage teams for the delivery of packages.

  • Ability to manage key packages and contracts which require interface and precise coordination with multiple disciplines (structures, turbines, electrical cables, offshore substations, ports, vessels).

  • Advice on the impact of technical/specialist risks and issues and the viability of solutions recommended.

  • Balance technical detail with commercial needs and provide recommendations, considering all relevant risks.

  • Ability to ensure that all recommendations are documented, and sufficient due diligence exists to support decisions (whether internal or external diligence).

  • Master’s degree in relevant Engineering Field.

  • Executive Education desirable

  • Relevant experience in EHV offshore cables delivery

  • Demonstrable experience in HDD, offshore substation pull-in and dynamic rating


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

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About the role

Jul 10, 2024

Full Time


Aug 30, 2024


USD 165k–194k


Boston, United States

Senior (10+ years)


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