Utility Solar Project Manager

Job description

My client is a solar energy project development and financial services company with a national footprint and a diverse customer, investor, and partner base. They've financed and developed over $2 billion of solar energy assets to date!  As a leading renewable energy developer, financier, trader and operator, they empower entrepreneurs to have a meaningful impact on the world with a focus on catalyzing the development and operation of sustainable infrastructure.

Founded in 2008, the company deploys renewable energy infrastructure across the United States, and has been founder-lead throughout its 15 years of operations, and is backed by KKR, one of the largest private equity firms in the world.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Successfully administer EPC contracts to manage contractor budgets, schedules, changes to scope and administrative issues for utility scale projects ranging in size from 20 to 100 MWdc. 
  • Lead project meetings with EPC partners, perform site visits, and actively manage installation for quality and safety as Owner, to ensure system performance and reliability. 
  • Develop and evolve internal processes to deliver projects more effectively. 
  • Report progress on milestones to internal and external counterparties including Finance, Accounting, Engineering, and Asset Management. 
  • Manage 3rd party contractors/consultants, such as construction managers and engineers, as they work to support delivery efforts.  
  • Understand how site control, interconnection, permitting, PPA, and incentive issues impact construction risk and execution. 
  • Understand the PV equipment market for leading module, racking, and inverter equipment types; be able to forecast risks associated with different equipment types and their impact on construction schedules and budgets.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 5+ years’ work experience in energy or renewable energy
  • Experience either working as an Owner/Owner’s Rep or working with a General Contractor.
  • Direct solar experience a plus
  • Highly organized and deadline oriented with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Energetic, willing to learn, grow, and work with the team
  • Highly proficient in project management tools and software
  • Understanding of solar PV equipment, installation, and industry best practices

Remote with 1x/month visits to Washington, D.C. office.

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