Director of Field Construction

Job description

My client is a leading provider of commercial to utility scale solar ground mounts. Their innovative ground screw and integrated proprietary racking enables projects to be completed quicker than ever before. They lead North America in solar racking, engineering, design and manufacturing with more than 30 years of experience in structural engineering and aluminum and steel fabrication.


  • Lead the strategic vision for the Field Operations teams by ensuring your direct leaders are aligned and executing against our self install strategy
  • Direct, manage, organize, and lead pre-construction, construction, and commissioning field services promptly to maintain industry-best lead-times for accurate, efficient and quality results. Assure project timelines meet schedule and project is completed within budget and scope
  • Understanding of solar renewable energy technologies including installation methods, safety compliance, and regulatory requirements; comprehensive knowledge of construction processes, methodologies, and best practices or nearly equivalent technologies from other industries paired with a demonstrated ability to quickly learn
  • Proficiency in project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and risk management. Experience in cost estimation and budgeting for construction projects, including materials, labor, and equipment
  • Work closely with engineering, project management, production, supply chain, and logistics to actively track and report leading indicators for labor, materials, quality, and scope to anticipate and prevent non-compliance or detractors within construction.
  • Basic understanding of engineering principles and ability to interpret technical drawings and specification
  • Implementing and enforcing quality control measures to ensure construction meets industry standards and project specifications
  • Responsible for nationwide workforce planning consisting of internal labor, temporary labor and staffing companies, including negotiating terms of labor contracts, overall cost, margins, budgeting, travel arrangements, OSHA compliance, worker training and safety regulation adherence.
  • Responsible for the budgeting, planning, acquisition, maintenance, longevity, safety, warranty, and tracking of all tools, machinery, and equipment. Manage storage, issuance, and accountability
  • Develop, consistently review, edit, circulate, train, and promote adherence to all departmental SOP’s, construction installation manuals, and field training guides, working within corporate rules and procedures and utilizing feedback from partnering departments
  • Effectively communicate, track and report essential departmental data and information to both internal teams and senior management within the company
  • Develop long-term strategies and action plans to achieve organizational growth and success. Aligning with the company’s goals, objectives, and core values to set and effectively articulate departmental goals, expectations, and feedback to teams, stakeholders, and senior management
  • Building and nurturing high-performing teams by promoting collaboration, cultivating opportunities for professional development, fostering a positive work environment, and providing inspiring, motivating, and visionary leadership
  • Use of analytical thinking to address issues and make informed and timely decisions based on data, expertise, and consideration of potential impacts on projects and stakeholders. Identifying challenges, analyzing root causes, and implementing solutions to overcome obstacles and drive project success
  • Cultivate strong relationships with clients, subcontractors, suppliers, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders to foster trust and collaboration. Manage and negotiate contracts. Resolve conflicts and disputes efficiently and diplomatically to maintain positive working relationships and project momentum
  • Will regularly communicate with customers verbally or in writing, travel to project and customer sites or locations, represent the company positively at trade shows and other customer facing events, in person
  • Complete all required or directed training, certification, licensing, and other learning and development as assigned
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