Solar Construction Manager

Washington, DC
Danny Cueto

Solar Construction Manager

The Solar Construction Manager will oversee and direct the construction of projects from conception to completion. As a critical part of the deployment team, you will monitor and drive the project to stay on budget and schedule while ensuring compliance with engineering design, safety, and applicable codes.


  • Work closely with the Project Manager to direct construction workers, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Monitor site safety
  • Review work progress on a daily basis, compared to overall project schedule, address course correction with workers, subcontractors, clients, and vendors as necessary.
  • Accept deliveries and inspect materials at project sites on a timely basis by the most effective, efficient means. Document and resolve issues.
  • Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status.
  • Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones.
  • Respond to work delays and emergencies. Analyze and mitigate risks.
  • Comply with legal requirements, building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Interpret and explain contracts and technical information to coordinate with external civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and roofing consultants and contractors.
  • Provide recommendations for continuous improvements in project designs, plans, processes, and deployment.
  • Collect commissioning and punch list data and provide contractors instruction on the proper method of remediation.
  • Ensure QA/QC documentation is completed on-site accurately and delivered to the project team.
  • Study supplier and subcontractor installation procedures and improve according to specifications.
  • Lead on-site meetings with clients, contractors, utility, and other stakeholders.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with clients, building owners, contractors, and local community.
  • Secure permits from local authorities to commence site activities.
  • Ensure contractors meet the contractual conditions of performance.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proven working experience in solar construction management.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes means and methods.
  • Expertise in construction, particularly electrical work and safety management including OSHA, NFPA, National Electrical Code and incorporation of safety into the daily work routine.
  • Understanding of all facets of the construction process.
  • Desire to work on-site during construction phase.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical, mechanical, civil and/or architectural drawings.
  • Knowledge of commissioning requirements/procedures and ability to use technical equipment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical installations, roof repairs and lifting procedures.
  • Experience with project closeout and ability to recognize and prevent deficiencies during construction.
  • Certified or knowledgeable in Infrared Thermography of electrical equipment.
  • Knowledge in using I-V Curve Tracer.
  • Passion for sustainable power generation.

Experience & Education

  • Construction Management degree preferred, or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record with 2-5 years of experience as a construction manager, with experience in renewable energy construction projects.
  • Construction project management of Commercial and Industrial solar projects a plus.
  • Project management certifications are an asset but not required (i.e., PMP or similar).
  • OSHA 30 required

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