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Director, Off-Shore Wind Execution

Berlin CT & Westwood MA

Eversource Energy is seeking a Director, Off-Shore Wind Execution.


Role and Scope of Position:

Responsible for directing the Off-Shore Wind (OSW) Project Management organization and executing the capital program for infrastructure projects associated with OSW generation being introduced into the Grid, asset condition, generation interconnections, cable installations and substation construction.

Direct the strategy, planning, scheduling, coordination, and execution of OSW projects for Eversource. This role will direct and oversee all activities related to OSW projects and for interfacing with all project stakeholders, including our JV Service Provider partner, Engineering, Business Development, Asset Management, Stores, Substation Construction, Convex, Test Personnel, Contract Administration, Legal, Real Estate, Accounting etc.

Overall responsibility for OSW projects within a matrix team environment. Provides the leadership, direction, training, coordination, and effective communication to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects in a safe, efficient, economical, risk-balanced approach to achieve short- and long-range goals.


Essential Functions:

Leadership of the Project Management Organization

Supports the OSW strategic planning process, including a lead coordination role with Eversource OSW matrixed project team.

Responsible for developing and executing the OSW capital plan.

Accountable for the performance and results of the OSW project to ensure Eversource is delivering projects safely within budget, scope, on schedule, quality, in compliance with siting/permitting regulations, and meeting stakeholder commitments.

Co-develops, reviews and assesses monthly project status reports for consistency with the budget and schedule goals of the Capital Plan and ensures risks have been identified and are being managed throughout the project life cycle. Provides recommendations to OSW matrixed team PMs for improvement.

Collaborates with partnering company departments and supporting functional areas, such as Engineering, Siting, Environmental Permitting, Purchasing, Operations, and External Affairs as well as OSW JV Service Provider to ensure that required project deliverables and services are completed on time and fully meet project needs.

Develops and sets annual expectations for employees that align with corporate goals and works with employees in the preparation of individualized personal development plans.


Shareholder Project Reporting/Compliance

Ensures timely and accurate project reporting with appropriate backup documentation on cost and schedule changes.

Liaison between ES OSW Project Team , JV Service Provider Wind Developers assists in data gathering, resource management and strategy development. Ensures consistency of budget format across all venues


Technical Knowledge/Skill:

Self-reliant with a strong sense of self-motivation

Excellent communication skills

Demonstrated ability to lead and direct activities of others

Must understand and apply financial, accounting, business, risk and project management theories and methodologies

Knowledge of financial modeling, accounting, risk management, project management information systems, engineering economics, capital investment analysis techniques, plant accounting, tax and capital budgeting

Previous experience as a manager and/or working in team environments as well as supporting process improvements and group facilitation

Excellent understanding of corporate strategies and initiatives

Ability to monitor and analyze cost and scheduling information, provide forecasts, make recommendations, and communicate effectively at all levels

Demonstrated ability to influence group culture

Demonstrated high competence in past assignments



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Finance, Business or related degree or equivalent experience

MBA or equivalent education highly desirable



Minimum of twelve (12) years of related experience

Experience as a Project Manager managing large complex multi-year projects is desirable


Licenses & Certifications:

PMP certification preferred


Working Conditions:

Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.

Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.


Mental Aspects:

Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:

Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities

Cascade and translate strategies into action plans.

Communicate goals and priorities (company, department, team); ensure line of sight

Drive accountability/monitor progress

Communicate, communicate, communicate


Build Trusting Relationships

Role model honesty and integrity in all communication and actions

Balance “getting results” with concern for individual needs

Have honest dialogue with employees; get to know them

Track commitments and follow-up


Manage and Develop People

Create individual development plans with direct reports

Set realistic performance objectives

Give ongoing, honest feedback; coach for success

Differentiate performance and provide rewards and recognition


Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

Surface and address competing goals

Encourage cooperation/remove obstacles between functions

Conduct teambuilding/development processes

Encourage collaboration

Guide team in translating organizational goals into day-to-day work


Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

Involve employees/seek input in decision making, on continuous improvement ideas and change

Diversify staff, where possible, in hiring/promotions

Seek opportunities to utilize diverse suppliers


Lead Change

Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to successfully develop and implement changes in strategy, priorities and work processes

Respond positively to new demands or circumstances

Act optimistically to influence others to embrace change


Focus on the Customer

Ensure that we have processes in place to deliver on our customer promise and provide superior customer service

Be a role model for the business on delivering superior customer service



Posted July 30, 2020

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