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Director - Digital Plan Network Automation at AVANGRID SERVICE COMPANY

Director - Digital Plan Network Automation

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Reports to Sr. Director Operational Excellence 

Grade : J

Location to be based in CT, Upstate NY


The Director, Digital Plan – Network Automation is responsible for Ensuring the investments and successful implementation of the Network Automation Project, while leveraging the value of global and local technical expertise in support of the project.


Network Automation capital investments. Responsible for the preparation of justification documents to support the required level of investments by the Network Automation Project. May provide technical input and testimony to the Public Utilities Commissions if needed. - Coordinates the execution of Network Automation capital plan with stakeholders (Regulatory, Planning, Procurement, Electric Operations and Projects). Identifies priorities, progress KPIs, monitors adherence to the plan and issues recommendations for improvements in execution.

•Identifies and measures KPIs to ensure realization of operational benefits for Avangrid and its customers from the deployment of digitalization.
•Sets general criteria and procedures to ensure an efficient execution of Network Automation deployment plans.
•Identifies gaps in current operational processes and proposes improvements to optimize the operational benefits of the digitalization efforts. 
•Ensures coordination of Network Automation program with all other digitalization streamlines while guaranteeing full alignment with Overall project strategy and company standards. 
•Provides technical guidance on Network Automation in coordination with local standardization groups.
•Promote global collaboration across country experts to facilitate best practices adoption.
•Develops a strong relationship with internal areas in order to direct process change implementation (Customer Service, Processes & Technology, IT, HR, Gas and Electric Operations).
•Manages subordinate staff. Sets group goals and strategic direction and initiates action plans and assignments to accomplish goals. Develops business plans with technical justifications and economic impact and seeks approval from executives. 
•Provides technical support, guidance, coaching and counseling toward effective performance and appraises individual performance. Develops organizational performance measures and initiates actions to enhance performance.

Skills and Requirements

Education & Experience Required:

  • [Must] Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or similar with a minimum of 10 years relevant
  • experience in electrical distribution with a minimum of 2 years of experience in network automation systems.
  • [Must] Broad knowledge in management of all the stages of a network automation project; conceptual design, detail design, construction and commissioning.
  • [Must] Broad experience in procurement processes for equipment and services associated with network automation projects.
  • Skills/Abilities:
  • [Must] Exceptionally strong planning, coordinating and organizational skills.
  • [Must] Strong leadership skills, with ability to manage multiple assignments and conflict
  • resolution.
  • [Must] Able to foster individual professional development. [Must] Strong communication skills to articulate highly technical concepts.
  • [Must] High safety adherence to involve in the activity.
  • [Must] Able to communicate effectively with outside regulatory and governmental agencies, as
  • well as the rest Companies across Avangrid Networks.

Company Information

Please also note that AVANGRID currently has a COVID-19 vaccination Policy in place that, among other requirements, requires all employees to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Any applicant who receives a conditional offer will be required to submit acceptable documentation regarding their COVID-19 vaccination status after receiving such conditional offer and prior to commencing employment. This Policy also requires all employees to either become fully vaccinated or to undergo weekly testing beginning on February 9, 2022. All AVANGRID policies may be modified or discontinued at any time, for any reason at the Company’s full and sole discretion.


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

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

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 removed ]

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