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Sr Director Gas Operations

Company: Avangrid
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Oversee the Company's activities in Gas Construction and Field Operations across multiple geographic regions. Provides high-level Leadership across the organization and fosters a strong team environment to provide safe and reliable service. Develops objectives and procedures to facilitate activities and attainment of business and financial objectives and targets according to business plans and objectives established by senior management. Has overall responsibility for safety, reliability, and efficient emergency operations.


  • Directs the coordination and general supervision of operating regions, which may include system maintenance and construction of transmission and distribution systems within the regions. Oversees emergency operations within the regions. (35%, P)
  • Develops and recommends long and short-range objectives and programs, together with supporting operating and maintenance costs, to attain customer service, business, and financial targets. (20%, P)
  • Develops and maintains ongoing programs to increase operating efficiencies, promote safety, identify best practices, and reduce operating and maintenance and capital construction costs. (15%, S)
  • Represents the Company before governmental, regulatory bodies and other public forums as required. (5%, S)
  • Assures that an effective working relationship with bargaining unit employees is maintained, and contract commitments are consistent with accepted practice and customer-focused, business philosophy. (5%, S)
  • Assures that adequate interdepartmental communication and coordination, division of responsibilities and controls are employed by each segment of operations to accomplish assigned tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Works with peers on interregional coordination activities. (15%, P)
  • Trains and instructs subordinates and assures compliance with established policies, practices, and operating procedures. Fosters an environment of safety, teamwork, adaptability, and innovation through the use of coaching, communications, and employee development. (5%, S)

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering
  • Master's degree is preferred
  • At least 10 years of experience in gas operations, engineering, or closely related experience
  • Knowledge of gas system maintenance, construction, and engineering disciplines
  • Thorough knowledge of Company, Federal & State policies, and procedures


  • Able to coordinate, focus and direct employees in analyzing complex problems and implement courses of action
  • High level analytical, organizational, interpersonal, communications and leadership skills
  • Must be available outside of regular scheduled hours to work storms, emergencies and/or critical assignments


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

Our Selection Process

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

AVANGRID's employment practices and policies are geared to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. At AVANGRID we provide fair and equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Learn more about equal employment by following this link

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or to apply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at 203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com

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