Assistant Site Manager

Arlington, VA, USA


Full Time

About the Role

The assistant site manager will be based out of our Arlington, Virginia headquarters but will involve traveling to any of our active construction sites. In this role you will be part of the construction management team for utility scale solar for our company’s projects, including coordination within the company, contractors, inspectors, consultants, local counties, and other agencies. Assistant Site Manager will assist in oversight of on-site operations during construction from permitting phase to closeout until turnover to operations and maintenance team. Responsibilities include overseeing site safety, document control, coordinating material procurement, performing routine civil, electrical, mechanical and erosion control inspections, maintaining continuous communication with subcontractors, while helping site manager adhere to project schedule and budget.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Site Manager is anticipated to have the following duties and responsibilities:
· Maintain a firm understanding of contractor agreements to ensure compliance with project specifications, budget and schedule during construction.
· Maintain a firm understanding of civil, electrical, and mechanical project drawing sets, while managing the on-site distribution and collection of IFCs, revisions, and as-built drawings.
· Facilitate coordination & delivery of all aspects of the project work including equipment, materials, subcontractors, and vendors toward successful implementation of the project.
· Assist with tool-box/safety talks and maintain site safety procedures.
· Maintain professional level of communication with subcontractors, equipment and material vendors, owners, inspectors, etc.
· Contribute to problem solving efforts for drawing conflicts and coordination with project consultants, site managers, project managers, etc
· Assist with project closeout including commissioning, training, warranties and operation and maintenance manuals for turnover to O&M dept.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Expertise

We are looking for someone with a combination of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience. If you meet at least 70% of the items below, we want to talk to you!

Technical Skills and Expertise

• 2+ year track record of expertise in construction management, preferably in Utility-scale renewables in Virginia/East Coast. Those with experience at general, electrical or mechanical contractor will also be considered.
• Project and/or case management skills, including managing and prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines
• Working knowledge of VA DEQ, SWPPP and/or E&S regulations
• Working knowledge of solar/renewable energy construction process
• Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office
• Assist in management of construction activities, contracts and finances to deliver projects on time and within budget
• Proficient with Microsoft Project, P6 or similar scheduling software to create and manage critical path project schedule
• RFI and change order management
• Proficient with contractor outreach and project estimation
• Manage project RFIs
• Manage project submittals
• Deliver project updates in organized manner
• Coordinate project scheduling, material procurement, inspections, contractor mobilizations, etc. with construction superintendents/site managers
• Strong technical understanding of drawings and specifications such that one can add value to troubleshooting/problem solving communication with contractors and superintendents

Soft Skills

• Independent thinker able to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
• Proven ability to produce error-free work under deadline
• Team player with strong initiative, intrinsically motivated, works autonomously
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, negotiating and customer service
• Ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including local communities and public officials

Education, Training, & Certificates

Bachelor’s degree in a related or construction management field preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Work Location, Remote Work, & Travel

This position will be based in the Arlington, Virginia office.
Travel will be required throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region, likely more than 50% of time.

To apply for this opportunity, please send your resume to, quoting reference: Assistant Site Manager