Project Manager - Solar

Chicago
20-06-2024
Job Type
Permanent
Emp Type
Full Time
Industry
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
Countries, Regions, States
Salary Type
Annual
Salary
Negotiable

Job Description

The Project Manager will lead and coordinate the planning, construction, and implementation of large-scale commercial solar projects. This role requires a deep understanding of ground-mounted solar facilities, project management skills, and the ability to work with various stakeholders, including clients, contractors, and regulatory bodies.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Project Planning and Development:

• Develop project plans, timelines, and budgets

• Conduct risk analyses and site assessments

• Interdepartmental coordination with development, underwriting, capital markets, legal, and pre-construction teams

• Assist with the preparation and submission of necessary permits and applications to regulatory authorities

Project Management:

• Oversee the execution of the project plan, ensuring that all milestones are met on me and within budget

• Manage contractors and vendors, including negotiating contracts and ensuring compliance with project specifications

• Monitor project progress and make adjustments as needed to ensure successful project completion

• Conduct regular site visits to ensure quality control and adherence to safety standards

Client and Stakeholder Communication:

• Serve as the primary point of contact for the projects, providing regular updates and addressing any concerns

• Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders, including utility companies and local authorities

• Ensure all project documentation is maintained and communicated effectively to relevant par es

Financial Management

• Monitor project budgets and financial performance

• Approve invoices and manage project-related expenses

• Prepare financial reports and forecasts for executive management

Risk Management

• Identify potential risks and develop mi ga on strategies

• Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations

• Conduct safety and quality audits and implement corrective actions as necessary

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management in the solar energy sector

• PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is preferred

• Strong understanding of solar energy systems, including photovoltaic (PV) technology, civil and mechanical construction, medium-voltage systems

• Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale commercial projects

• Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills

• Proficiency in project management so ware and tools (e.g., Procore, MS Project)

• Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously

• Project planning and execution with focus on quality

• Budgeting and financial management

• Stakeholder communication and management

• Contract negotiation and vendor management

• Risk assessment and mitigation

• Technical knowledge of solar PV systems

• Problem-solving and decision-making

Consultant

Andrea Canini