About the Role
The project manager will be based in our Arlington, Virginia headquarters. In this role you will be part of the project management team for utility scale solar for our company’s projects, including coordination within the company, contractors, inspectors, consultants, local counties, and other agencies. Project manager will oversee projects from permitting phase to closeout and turnover to operations and maintenance team. Responsibilities include estimating, contracting, compiling and staying within project budget, creating and staying on schedule, and coordinating material procurement and delivery to ensure project is completed in an effective manner.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager is anticipated to have the following duties and responsibilities:
· Prepare and execute contractor agreements written to ensure compliance with project specifications, budget and schedule
· Conduct annual performance reviews of direct reports.
· Manage project cost accounting and project budgets to limit financial risk
· Manage drawing takeoffs, estimating and subcontractor agreements
· Coordinates all aspects of the project work including equipment, materials, subcontractors and vendors toward successful implementation of the project.
· Works with all project stakeholders, both internal and external to develop and maintain the project schedule.
· Maintains professional level of communication with subcontractors, equipment and material vendors, owners, inspectors, etc.
· Contribute/manage efforts to problem solve for drawing conflicts and coordination with project consultants, site managers, etc
· Manage closeout effort of the projects 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
• 4+ years track record of expertise in project management, preferably in Utility-scale renewables in Virginia/East Coast. Those with experience at general contractor will be considered.
• Project and/or case management skills, including managing and prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines
• High level knowledge of solar renewable energy construction process
• Intermediate to expert skills in Microsoft Office
• Manage 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
• Manage project budget
• RFI and change order management
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• 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
• Manage and develop direct reports if necessary
• Strong technical understanding of drawings and specifications such that one can add value to troubleshooting/problem solving communication with contractors and superintendents
• 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 may be required throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region up to 50% of time.