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Workforce & Local Content Coordinator (New Bedford, MA)

Vineyard Wind
Job Description

The Position: The Workforce and Supply Chain Coordinator will be responsible for implementing Vineyard Wind’s commitments to training and employing a local offshore wind workforce as well as ensuring local businesses have opportunities in the growing US offshore wind supply chain. This role will report to the Manager of Workforce and Supply Chain Development and will require local and regional travel.

  • Develop and advance partnerships primarily in MA, but also in RI, to train local workforce, working alongside universities, community colleges, vocational technical and high schools, economic development councils, NGOs, etc.
  • Identify workforce skills needed within Project and supply chain and propose strategies to fill present gaps in workforce
  • Keep stakeholders and partners apprised of ongoing VW workforce needs
  • Monitor and provide feedback to existing educational programs, refining through iterative and collaborative process
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to ensure continuity and broader offshore wind industry buy-in on efforts
  • Identify opportunities to ensure key demographics and underrepresented populations have access to workforce opportunities and where applicable, identify and work to address barriers to entry
  • Work with package managers/contractors across all packages to implement Look Local First commitment, understand subcontracting needs and ensure contractors have access local resources
  • Develop and implement internal process to ensure contractor compliance with local commitments
  • Proactively engage with economic development councils, local chambers of commerce, and business association groups in target communities around local offshore wind supply chain opportunities
  • Identify areas for appropriate local supply chain support and resource/workforce needs and where available funds can be best invested/leveraged
  • Determine pathways for making connections of local businesses into supply chain, focused on primary suppliers
  • Build network of local business stakeholders
  • Ensure workforce development and supply chain efforts are well integrated with each other
  • Participate as a key member of the outreach team, identifying opportunities to advance workforce and supply chain efforts within project communities
  • Provide general support to the Manager of Workforce and Supply Chain Development

Requirements: The right candidate will have a background and education related to energy policy, public policy, workforce development or supply chain integration. 5+ years experience working in building collaborative, goal-oriented partnerships and efforts preferred. Must have excellent communication skills to advance efforts both within the organization as well as externally among stakeholders and the public. Familiarity with the communities in which Vineyard Wind is working (Southeastern Massachusetts) is highly desired. This is a quickly growing and evolving team and candidate must demonstrate ability to work independently, develop creative solutions, and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability as the team works to tackle this challenging and exciting work.

The Location: This position will be based in Vineyard Wind’s New Bedford office.

Why Should You Apply? This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to make a direct impact on the success of our project. Additionally, we offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and the opportunity to become part of a growing industry in the United States.

How to Apply: Click here to provide the information requested and to submit your resume for immediate consideration. 

The Company: Vineyard Wind offers a challenging and exciting work environment and is revolutionizing the renewable energy industry in the United States. Join the team permitting, designing, and constructing the first large scale offshore wind project in the US, and one of the largest in the world. At 800MW, this project will power over 400,000 homes in Massachusetts. Vineyard Wind is committed to protecting marine life, working alongside the thriving New England fishing industry, and being responsible partners in the community. We are building a new industry for the East Coast and providing clean and affordable energy that is sustainable for years to come. With strong and experienced investors backing the company, and a large leasehold for more projects, Vineyard Wind is an ideal company with which to launch a career in offshore wind.

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