2339m - Director, Strategic Project Development, Transmission

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Type: Permanent

Experience: Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Engineering

Industry: Natural Resources / Utility - Electric Power

Salary: 180k- 200k plus S-T incentives and LTIP

Reference ID: 2339m

Date Posted: 10/05/2021

Shortcut: http://management-recruiters-of-bonita-springs.jobs.mrinetwork.com/5nhbJe

Direct and oversee all aspects of key strategic transmission development projects, from identification through planning, engineering, budgeting, scheduling, siting, permitting and construction.  Works cross-functionally enterprisewide to identify projects affecting the Transmission capital plan of strategic importance, while driving execution of tasks to meet capital plan and corporate goals.  Establish structures for internal and external communication regarding project issues and status and accountable for creating strategies to ensure Strategic Projects remain on time and on budget.  Works closely with the Directors of Siting and Project Services, and with the teams that source new strategic projects, Interconnection, Planning, and Asset Management, to ensure alignment and cooperative communication on project execution matters. 


Responsible for developing new strategies for prosecuting strategic projects, including internal analytics, external communications and stakeholder relationship building in collaboration with other teams, including System Planning, Engineering, Regulatory, Legal and Project Management. Supports the Company’s role as of solutions provider for customers’ and states’ clean energy, zero carbon system changes, energy efficiency, energy storage, and other non-wires alternatives.



  • Directs and oversees on all aspects of Transmission Strategic Project Development:
    • Collaborates with Interconnection team on identification of interconnection and transmission projects, including competitive solicitations, and take on management from Interconnection team at the appropriate stage of project development once advanced to that stage by the Interconnection team. Work collaboratively with Interconnection team to ensure appropriate cost recovery mechanisms are able to be implemented
    • Oversees development and documentation of Company policies related to development and execution of strategic transmission projects addressing items such as: planning/studies, siting/permitting, construction, and maintenance activities
    • Ensures development and management of internal work procedures and metrics (including the distribution company interface) for strategic projects consistent with established Company policy
    • Negotiates and coordinates all external agreements, including community benefit and other mitigation arrangements for Strategic projects
    • Leadership on ensuring all Transmission and Company operational, financial, and administrative requirements for Strategic projects are complied with in an effective and efficient manner
  • Leads early-stage development of Strategic Projects including
    • Identifies opportunities to collaborate or partner with external parties on Strategic projects
    • Develops and manages a process to analyze and brief leadership regarding Strategic project risks and opportunities from financial, operational (reliability) and strategic perspectives including advancing Company and the regions Clean Energy objectives.
    • Manages early-stage project development for Strategic projects to be developed by Company, in partnership with Interconnection, Project Management, and Planning.
    • Networks with external advocacy and other issue-driven city stakeholders and potential project development partners (such as real estate developers and Planning Boards), to further relationships and develop opportunities for collaboration and co-development
  • Directs internal and external Collaboration and alignment on Strategic Project development and execution, including:
    • Periodic meetings with external stakeholders and partners
    • Regular collaboration meetings with key internal stakeholders to ensure alignment and timely information exchange, including Government Affairs, Community Relations, and other teams with direct relationships on which successful Strategic projects depend
  • Directs a staff of Managerial and Professional resources including external consultants and contractors.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Political Science, Liberal Arts, Business, or related, required, Masters, law, or other advanced qualification desirable
  • 12+ years of related experience, including managing successful project development teams engaged in Transmission and/or Generation or other infrastructure projects, in a competitive environment
  • Demonstrated expertise in negotiation of complex issues with formal and informal organizations and stakeholders
  • Thorough knowledge of electric Transmission and Distribution grid in New England
  • Knowledge of New England green energy, net zero carbon and clean technology policies, laws, and initiatives
  • Strong ability to understand and communicate complex issues in a simple and understandable manner
  • Strategy development and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in relationship/team building and key stakeholder relationship building.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead others.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the Company organization, agencies of federal and state government, agency, market, community stakeholders and other partners, and the media.


Company Brief:

Fortune 500 diversified energy services firm (electric utility / gas utility) that has been providing energy products and services throughout the northeast United States for 100 years  *Based in Hartford CT or Boston MA


Director, Strategic Project Development, Transmission - 2339m

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This position is being offered through Management Recruiters of Bonita Springs, Inc., who proudly supports Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment.  We are committed to workforce diversity.  M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.  Unable to sponsor or transfer H1 visas at this time.



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