Senior Project Manager

  • Austin, TX
  • Permanent
  • Solar

Job Description

As Senior Project Manager, you will manage the whole solar construction process for utility and commercial/industrial (C&I) energy efficiency and distributed energy generation projects. This will include conducting site visits, meeting with different engineers and vendors, sourcing materials, etc. You will help coordinate design and development group planning activities in support of construction, quality assurance and measurement and verification.

  • Customer site visits to investigate existing mechanical, electrical, HVAC and energy systems and document energy performance information, including electric utility data, facility equipment assets and architectural / infrastructure drawings.
  • Work closely with pre-NTP project developers and the design team to value-engineer the project from a constructability perspective
  • Develop and manage relationships with equipment suppliers and contractors and compose and run subcontractor RFPs. 
  • Manage procurement of equipment, including deliver schedules and payment terms.
  • Manage construction in the field including coordinating final permits, mobilizations, delivery schedules, and subcontractor oversight through project closeout.
  • Develop measurement and verification plans and interact with M&V software vendors.
  • Provide engineering guidance to functional work teams throughout development, construction, project commissioning and operations.
  • Ensure successful project completions that meet or exceed company objectives and deliver projected customer energy cost savings.
  • Oversee compliance with safety standards, best practices, codes and ordinances.
  • Ensure successful project implementation that meets or exceeds company objectives, financial parameters, and technical needs required to deliver projected customer energy cost savings.
  • Contribute to overall team education, communication and personal growth.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive business relationships.
  • Collaborate with the project development team to review and respond to customer project requests and RFPs.
  • Build and manage project schedules.
  • Manage and promote schedule performance of third-party consultants and SMEs.
  • Develop internal company processes with associated sequence and step charts.
  • Direct and manage consultants through application processes for EPA permits, building and electrical permits, utility interconnection, property tax abatements and zoning variances.
  • Review and approve project drawings, specifications and bid documents.
  • Support and provide guidance to project construction managers to ensure successful project completion and delivery, with frequent job site travel during the project construction and commissioning phases.
  • Oversee troubleshooting personnel, customer training and project documentation preparation.
  • BS Degree or BA in Construction Management preferred
  • Familiarity with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and its application to solar photovoltaic systems
  • Working familiarity with solar PV and energy modeling applications (Helioscope, PVSyst, EnergyToolbase, eQuest, Homer)
  • 3-6 years of progressive engineering design and/or project management experience in energy projects such as end user fueled power generation, C&I / utility-scale battery energy storage, solar / wind power generation, CHP, industrial process energy, process automation, electric vehicle charging.
  • Highly proficient in reading and interpreting all design, development and construction documents
  • Field experience in installation, startup, and commissioning of solar projects