• Posted on: Feb 09, 2023
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Job ID: 78c50711
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Feb 09, 2023
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Job ID: 78c50711
  • Type: Full Time

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EPC Project Manager 

Responsible for the management of all aspects of utility-scale solar projects, including project planning, budgeting, buyout, project controls/reporting, scheduling, risk management, etc. The Project Manager will also provide both leadership and technical expertise internally and externally for project success.

 Position Responsibilities and Duties:

· In partnership with superintendent team, plan, execute, and take responsibility for significant scopes of self-performed work, managing very large labor crews.  Plan sequencing, crew-sizes, productivity goals, and monthly labor spend.  Execute work and track actual results, adjusting and refining forecasts to reflect actual production

· Work with Superintendent to develop safety plans and to implement safety procedures

· Oversee preparation of project billings; seek to maximize cash flow in and reduce pay cycles through diligent & strategic billing preparation.  Prioritize the collection of aged receivables and review their status regularly in Owner meetings and conversations.

· Present and negotiate change orders with owner for timely resolution. 

· Negotiate cost-effective subcontract and material purchases

·  Set up and implement job procedures and techniques to assure timely buyout, shop drawing approval and material delivery

· Keep project on schedule

· Maintain timely and accurate reporting to management, particularly with regard to cost forecasting and estimated cost at completion.

· Manage, train, and supervise project team according to Company policy; act as mentor to younger employees to encourage professional growth and career development.

· Review contract conditions; ensure compliance with all contract terms

·  Supervise documentation of all significant project events, e.g., accidents, delays, Change Orders

·  Direct preconstruction services and activities

· Negotiate, prepare and issue subcontract bid packages

· Effectively manage project risk; evaluate probability and severity of risk events as they are identified / anticipated and prepare mitigation plans with project team and SRE operations management.

· Maintain quality control (integrity and excellence of completed project), including development and implementation of Site-Specific Quality Management Plan (SSQMP)

·   Avoid or mitigate claims and conflict

·  Complete all job close-out procedures

·  Conduct warranty follow-up (typical 2-year warranty period)

·  Complete project with full or enhanced fee

·  Develop and maintain good relationship with Owner, Architect and Subcontractors; develop strategies and skills to build a strong partnership with the Owner, while still ensuring prompt owner notification of impacts and preservation of rights per the Prime Contract.

·  Extensive coordination with material suppliers to ensure timely deliveries and to develop solutions to logistical and supply-chain challenges.

· Negotiate and coordinate with local Contract Labor Provider to ensure sufficient manpower resources at most competitive commercial terms.

·  Organize and lead regular meetings with Owner, and key project partners

Minimum Skills or Experience Requirements:

·         Engineering, Construction Management or Architectural Bachelor’s degree preferred

·         Field construction management experience (5-8 years, including supervisory skills)

·         Leadership ability – able to pull together team members from diverse backgrounds in a remote environment and organize them into a cohesive, high-performing project team.

·  Strong computer skills with MS Office suite, as well as other industry-standard tools, such as Bluebeam Revu.  CMiC experience a plus.

·         Fundamental knowledge of contract law and project accounting

·         Thorough understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, cost control, procurement and estimating)

Strong understanding of:

o    Utility-scale PV plant construction means, methods, sequencing, and techniques

o    Understanding of utility & ISO interconnection sequence & durations

Able to travel extensively (minimum 50%) including lengthy jobsite-based assignments in remote / rural areas.

·         Able to build trust and rapport with all SRE departments for benefit of projects

·         Organizational and communication skills; must have strong people skills.

·         Detail-oriented, motivated self-starter