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Project Manager: Utility-Scale PV Solar / Renewables

Utah, USA

POSITION TITLE:

RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT MANAGER


JOB LOCATION:

Multiple Locations – CA, TX, WI, MI, UT, FL, AR, GA


The Project Manager will directly supervise Assistant Project Managers, Project Engineers, and Administrators, as well as manage all aspects of utility-scale solar projects including project planning, budgeting, buyout, project controls / reporting, scheduling, risk management, etc.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • In partnership with superintendent team, plan, execute, and take responsibility for significant scopes of self-performed work, managing very large labor crews. Plan sequencing, crew-sizes, productivity goals, and monthly labor spend. Execute work and track actual results, adjusting and refining forecasts to reflect actual production

  • Work with Superintendent to develop safety plans and to implement safety procedures

  • Oversee preparation of project billings; seek to maximize cash flow in and reduce pay cycles through diligent & strategic billing preparation. Prioritize the collection of aged receivables and review their status regularly in Owner meetings and conversations

  • Present and negotiate change orders with owner for timely resolution

  • Negotiate cost-effective subcontract and material purchases

  • Set up and implement job procedures and techniques to assure timely buyout, shop drawing approval and material delivery

  • Keep project on schedule

  • Maintain timely and accurate reporting to management, particularly with regard to cost forecasting and estimated cost at completion

  • Manage, train, and supervise project team according to Company policy; act as mentor to younger employees to encourage professional growth and career development

  • Review contract conditions; ensure compliance with all contract terms

  • Supervise documentation of all significant project events, e.g., accidents, delays, Change Orders

  • Direct preconstruction services and activities

  • Negotiate, prepare and issue subcontract bid packages

  • Effectively manage project risk; evaluate probability and severity of risk events as they are identified/anticipated and prepare mitigation plans with project team and operations management

  • Maintain quality control (integrity and excellence of completed project), including development and implementation of Site-Specific Quality Management Plan (SSQMP)

  • Avoid or mitigate claims and conflict

  • Complete all job close-out procedures

  • Conduct warranty follow-up (typical 2-year warranty period)

  • Complete project with full or enhanced fee

  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

  • Develop and maintain good relationship with Owner, Architect and Subcontractors; develop strategies and skills to build a strong partnership with the Owner, while still ensuring prompt owner notification of impacts and preservation of rights

  • Extensive coordination with material suppliers to ensure timely deliveries and to develop solutions to logistical and supply-chain challenges

  • Negotiate and coordinate with local Contract Labor Provider to ensure sufficient manpower resources at most competitive commercial terms

  • Organize and lead regular meetings with Owner, and key project partners


MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Engineering, Construction Management or Architectural Bachelor’s degree required

  • Field construction management experience (5-8 years, including supervisory skills)

  • Leadership ability – able to pull together team members from diverse backgrounds in a remote environment and organize them into a cohesive, high-performing project team

  • Strong computer skills with MS Office suite, as well as other industry-standard tools, such as Bluebeam Revu. CMiC experience

  • Fundamental knowledge of contract law and project accounting

  • Thorough understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, cost control, procurement and estimating)

  • Strong understanding of Utility-scale PV plant construction means, methods, sequencing, and techniques

  • Understanding of utility & ISO interconnection sequence & durations

  • Able to travel extensively including lengthy jobsite-based assignments in remote/rural areas

  • Must have strong people skills

  • Detail-oriented, motivated self-starter

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