VIEW JOBS10/3/2022 12:00:00 AM2023-01-01T00:00<p><strong>Avangrid is looking for a </strong><strong>Senior Project Manager</strong><strong> to join their team in Portland, ME.</strong><br></p><p>The Senior Project Manager is responsible for coordinating activities for Substation projects located in Maine and will manage resource requirements, priorities, investment plans, project execution strategy and internal/ external resource requirements. Projects may originate due to reliability, asset health, system capacity customer or other project need. </p><p>Responsibilities include meeting corporate goals for capital investment, managing Construction Work in Progress, and energization of projects. Must manage team performance to maximize the effectiveness of capital budget delivery considering the environment, operating efficiency, regulatory, CWIP and operational needs.</p><p>Represents the company in regulatory and public forums. Coordinate activities of project team members including engineers, construction managers, and external contractors. Facilitates the work of external contractors and other internal business areas. Holds contractors accountable for performance. Holds project team members accountable for results. Provides technical and business advice to senior management when required. Responsible for the overall project control and reporting, providing leadership and coordination of the scheduling, cost controlling and reporting processes and functions. Ensure projects are delivered on schedule, within budget and in conformance to quality and engineering standards.</p><p><strong>Major Roles and Responsibilities:</strong><br></p><ul><li>Program and project management skills</li><li>Leadership skills</li><li>Works within the project unit, managing internal and external project resources. </li><li>Oversees project budgets, O&M and Capital. Analyzes project performance and initiates actions to control scope, schedule and cost performance. Proactive approach to overseeing work measures progress and takes actions to ensure budgets and deadlines are achieved. Approves project plans, executes contract strategies to undertake work and controls and authorizes expenditures. Initiates actions to ensure compliance with a project management and quality management processes and procedures.</li><li>Assures that projects are completed within the approved scope, schedule and budget.</li><li>Informs management and project teams regarding cost and schedule performance variances and corrective action required.</li><li>Coordinates with other departments, consultants, attorneys, utilities, municipal stakeholders and local permitting agencies, regulatory agencies, government agencies, and major customers. May represent the company and testify in regulatory hearings or at Federal, State, local agency or municipal meetings. </li><li>Responsible for Project accountability overview, making sure it complies with FERC, NERC and any other applicable regulation.</li><li>Considers innovative ways to undertake work, promoting automation and efficiencies in day to day work streams </li><li>Provides recommendations on policies and goals desired and implements new/revised processes and procedures according to established guidelines</li><li>Responsible for ensuring the risk control system is utilized. </li><li>Responsible for Risk definition, cost, and the Mitigation Action analysis.</li><li>Attendance to Executive management meetings, providing and presenting reports and cost-schedule-risk views as required.</li></ul><p><strong>Job Requirements:</strong></p><p>Skills/Abilities: <br></p><ul><li>Ability to mobilize and motivate team members to deliver projects on time and under budget</li><li>Expert in integrating Scheduling IT tools and software: MS Project and/or Primavera with costs and resource requirements. </li><li>Expert in risk management and mitigation plans</li><li>Expert in utilizing MS Excel for data analysis, budgeting and planning </li><li>Ability to use and query SAP</li><li>Excellent oral and written communication skills</li><li>Public presentation skills and ability to summarize concepts presented accordingly</li><li>Results oriented </li><li>Understanding of quality assurance processes (QMS, EMS, ISO 9000, ISO 14000) and implement with project structure.</li><li>Knowledge of main configuration and general arrangements of networks (substations, overhead lines and underground cable) infrastructures</li><li>Supervision of contractors</li><li>Proven ability to lead teams and work in a team environment</li><li>Team oriented</li><li>Responds to storm duty when needed </li></ul><p>Experience/Training:<br></p><ul><li>Experienced in contract negotiations and supplier management</li><li>Proven experience obtaining siting permits</li><li>Project Management Professional Certification preferred</li></ul><p>Required Education: <br></p><ul><li>Bachelors’ degree in Engineering with 8 years relevant experience in energy industry required. Or more than 12 years relevant experience in energy industry required.</li><li>MBA preferred.</li></ul><strong>About the Company</strong><p>AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 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 www.avangrid.com</p><p><em>This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Avangrid. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.</em></p>AvangridPortlandME
VIEW JOBS10/2/2022 12:00:00 AM2022-12-31T00:00<p>We are seeking a dedicated, organized, and efficient Producer and Project Manager to join our Creative team. In this role, you will report to the Director of Creative Operations and help to coordinate and accomplish a wide range of projects. The ideal candidate will have a unique blend of skills and competencies, including an eye for detail, an understanding of the creative production process (photo + video), and the capacity to synchronize all project elements from concept to execution. You will produce creative, manage deadlines, traffic creative assets, orchestrate tasks, and seamlessly mitigate risks. You will play a critical role in how we execute and deliver projects.</p><p>This role requires a strong mix of creative thinking, social & digital understanding, time management, organizational skills, and most importantly an ability to keep projects on track, on budget and at the highest level of creative excellence.</p><p>The right candidate must be able to prioritize work, help organize a large volume of projects in Asana, work well under pressure, collaborate and communicate well with others.</p><p>This is a remote position.</p><p>RESPONSIBILITIES</p><ul><li><p>Manage and coordinate a variety of creative projects, specifically maintaining the creative workflow with our Acquisition team</p></li><li><p>Manage timelines, budgets and workflows with in-house and outside production partners</p></li><li><p>Manage day to day project needs and maintain Asana workflow</p></li><li><p>Manage our talent usage agreement process and flow - set up our talent usage contracts and build a process that allows us to alert teams on expiration dates</p></li><li><p>Adhere to process for asset management and file sharing with internal team to be shared across cross functional partners</p></li><li><p>Ensuring the team trends to budget for all production needs</p></li><li><p>Solving on-the fly production and project workflow challenges</p></li><li><p>Helping to facilitate feedback and applicable correspondence related to approvals</p></li><li><p>Expertise in creative digital production and adept at building and maintaining processes</p></li><li><p>Understanding of deliverables and assets needed for Email and Social (both Paid and Organic)</p></li><li><p>Have a voice in the strategic planning phase of upcoming projects</p></li><li><p>Solve problems, pivot quickly and recommend creative solutions</p></li><li><p>Ensure quality and accuracy of deliverables</p></li></ul><p>QUALIFICATIONS</p><ul><li><p>At least 5 years of experience in a similar role or industry</p></li><li><p>Experience using a digital project collaboration software is required, i.e.Asana</p></li><li><p>Knowledge of the production process. What kind of shoot requires which resources, at what stage do things need to happen and how to push forward, etc.?</p></li><li><p>Comfortable using problem solving skills, scheduling, multi-tasking, listening and collaborating with people</p></li><li><p>Understands social media and social content creation workflows</p></li><li><p>Strong knowledge and experience with G suite applications</p></li><li><p>Ability to track budgets & timelines</p></li><li><p>Must be able to prioritize work, handle a large volume of projects</p></li><li><p>Obsessive attention to detail, strong prioritization skills and up-to-date understanding of the latest digital creative trends and typical challenges of an in-house creative team</p></li><li><p>Willing to have fun, experiment, try new things, and fail forward</p></li></ul><p>BENEFITS</p><ul><li><p>Core Benefits: Equity (RSU), Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax and Roth 401k options, Short term and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account (HSA)</p></li><li><p>Perks: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Perkspot discount platform, Quarterly peer recognition awards, Class Pass discount, Free VIP Membership + 25% off every Grove order</p></li><li><p>Work/Life: Internet reimbursement, Flexible Paid Time Off, 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave + discounts on fertility services</p></li></ul><p>Launched in 2016 as a Certified B Corp, Grove Collaborative creates innovative natural products and offers a curated selection of healthy home essentials like cleaning supplies and personal care products. With a flexible, monthly delivery model and access to knowledgeable Grove Guides, Grove's platform makes it easy for people to switch to healthier, more sustainable routines. Every item Grove offers, both from their flagship Grove Co. brand and from exceptional third-party brands, has been thoroughly vetted against strict standards for sustainability, efficacy and supply chain practices. On a mission to move Beyond Plastic, Grove is the first plastic neutral retailer in the world and is committed to becoming 100% plastic-free by 2025. For more information, visit grove.co/beyondplastic.</p><p>Let's do this</p><p>We're building a diverse and inclusive work environment where we learn from each other. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work. Come join the community at Grove. It's a heck of a lot of fun, and we'd love to tell you more about it.</p><p>If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Talent@grove.co.</p><br>Grove CollaborativePortlandME
VIEW JOBS10/1/2022 12:00:00 AM2022-12-30T00:00<p>Job Posting End Date: September 27</p><p>Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's two distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US and Colonial Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine and Baton Rouge, Louisiana - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide.</p><p>General Summary:</p><p>This is the fourth level in a four level career path. This position is responsible for applying appropriate knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet large, complex, cross-functional project requirements involving business applications, either automated or non-automated. Project activities include, but are not limited to, establishing clear and achievable objectives, planning and directing people to reach the objectives while balancing competing demands for quality, scope, time, and cost, and adapting to different concerns and expectations of stakeholders. A professional project manager should be able to manage a project without extensive knowledge of the subject matter. This position is responsible for mentoring others and contributing to continual improvement of project management knowledge and skill at the company.</p><p>Principal Duties and Responsibilities</p><p>Project Management</p><ul><li><p>Delivers results for large/complex/cross-functional project initiatives within established timeframes and quality measures.</p></li><li><p>Utilizes expert level project management skills and extensive knowledge of the corporate standard system development methodology (or other industry methodology) to manage assigned projects.</p></li><li><p>Consults with business leaders to translate a project idea into a defined project with goals, objectives and scope.</p></li><li><p>Identifies resources needed, negotiates with people managers as required to lead project team, ensuring clarity of project roles and responsibilities, so that all project plans are completed within defined timeframes, meeting objectives and strategic goals.</p></li><li><p>Develops and implements communication and reporting mechanisms to manage issues, risks and timely delivery of initiative results. Translates project goals/objectives into a defined future state and project success measures that can be understood by project stakeholders, project team and others.</p></li><li><p>Ensures business needs and objectives are effectively captured in functional and non-functional business requirements for a system and/or process/workflow.</p></li><li><p>Oversees business requirements to meet expected business solutions and trace delivery of requirements through testing to final implementation. General understanding of business requirement management and quality management in order to meet expected business solutions.</p></li><li><p>Manages project quality through activities such as conducting appropriate reviews, obtaining approvals, and taking corrective action when necessary, with mentoring by a more experienced project manager, if applicable.</p></li><li><p>Ensures that project documentation is complete, current and Knowledge Managed (KM) appropriately.</p></li><li><p>Articulates project management best practices with peer group and others within Unum, as applicable.</p></li><li><p>Contribute to adjustments to the corporate system development methodology.</p></li><li><p>Proactively identifies barriers and resolves issues, determining contingency plans (executing as needed), while mitigating risk. Escalates issues to appropriate audiences for awareness and/or additional support.</p></li></ul><p>Leadership</p><ul><li><p>Proactively establishes and maintains cooperative, productive cross-functional partnerships on current project/deliverables and to prepare for future project opportunities.</p></li><li><p>Promotes the benefits of change and act as a catalyst for change across the corporation and adapts to changes imposed by others</p></li><li><p>Organizes and directs the activities of cross-functional project teams. Prioritize tasks to meet deliverables and commitments on time. Ensures that project member's time and experience is well utilized. Recommends alternatives/options to minimize any schedule delay.</p></li><li><p>Shares project experience/knowledge and mentor others across the corporation to help build project management skills</p></li></ul><p>Job Specifications</p><ul><li><p>Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with seven years of project management experience.</p></li><li><p>PMP designation preferred</p></li><li><p>Extensive knowledge/understanding of the corporate methodology and a broad understanding/awareness of other methodologies.</p></li><li><p>Extensive knowledge of logical data model/management.</p></li><li><p>Extensive knowledge of Unum's products and businesses preferred.</p></li><li><p>Effectively uses technical project management tools</p></li><li><p>Exceptional ability to work effectively in a dynamic, rapidly changing business and technical environment.</p></li><li><p>Exceptional initiative and ability to set stretch goals.</p></li><li><p>Exceptional ability to negotiate effectively with business and IT partners on business requirements and timeframes on large initiatives.</p></li><li><p>Exceptional ability to rally support among peers and work effectively within challenging situations.</p></li><li><p>Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to balance the need to gather detail with the need to solve the problem</p></li><li><p>Exceptional general management skills including:</p></li><li><p>Conflict resolution and negotiation skills</p></li><li><p>Facilitation and elicitation skills</p></li><li><p>Exceptional consultative advisory skills.</p></li><li><p>Exceptional ability to effectively articulate difficult ideas and concepts through clear and concise verbal and/or written communication.</p></li><li><p>Exceptional ability to identify and apply different communication mediums based on a content and audience at all levels (both internal and external to Unum) to achieve intended goal.</p></li><li><p>Advanced PC skills required (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.).</p></li></ul><p>Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office.</p><p>Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.</p><p>Company:</p><p>Unum</p><p>In accordance with Colorado's Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, if you are a resident of the state of Colorado and wish to review the salary information for a role posted in Colorado, please fill out the form below and our Unum HR representative will reply to your inquiry within three business days.</p><p>Colorado's Equal Pay For Equal Work Act</p><p>In accordance with New York City Human Rights Law, if you wish to review the salary information for a role posted in New York City, please fill out this form and our Unum HR representative will reply to your inquiry within three business days.</p><p>New York City Human Rights Law</p><br>Unum GroupPortlandME
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