Senior Project Manager – Construction

National Renewable Solutions, LLC (NRS) is an emerging renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) with a history of successfully developing over 1GW of renewable energy projects in the US dating back to 2011. NRS is backed by a fund managed by BlackRock, Inc, and therefore is well-capitalized to invest the necessary resources, leverage key relationships (including strategic buyers of power) and manage complex development risks to successfully build and operate its projects. Our mission is to continue to grow the renewables foothold in US energy market by developing viable, utility and distributionscale renewable energy projects, with a primary focus on wind, solar and storage technologies. Our current pipeline consists of close to 5GW of development-stage large-scale (i.e. minimum of 50MW) renewable energy generation projects. As our history of successful projects demonstrates, NRS possesses a strong track record, which has positioned us well for advanced development of our large and growing pipeline of renewable energy projects.

 

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an experienced, Senior Project Manager who will oversee wind, Solar, and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects from development, through construction, commissioning, and turnover to Operations. The successful candidate will lead construction planning activities, define EPC scopes of work for projects, lead the Request for Proposal (PFP) process, and act as an Owner’s Project Manager for active construction projects. This position will report to the Director of Project Management. The role requires the ability to manage various renewable projects and willingness to travel periodically to project locations. To succeed in this position, the candidate will need to demonstrate an aptitude for efficiency, problem-solving, and resourcefulness, with a deep commitment to the bottom line without compromising quality.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Define and document RFPs and scope of work packages.
  • Lead the EPC selection and facilitate the contract negotiation.
  • Act as the Owner’s Representative for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract Management for utility-scale wind, solar and battery projects in the US.
  • Review and manage EPC Contractor schedules, budgets, scope, subcontractors, EHS plans, and permit compliance.
  • Review utility interconnection processes for construction projects and related documentation needed for project interconnection and testing.
  • Responsible for Risk Management and capturing Lesson Learned during Construction activities.
  • Manage engagements with project stakeholders and act as a representative of the company for interactions with landowners, local governmental agencies, customers, contractors, equipment and materials suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Support permitting and jurisdictional approval processes, as needed for project construction.
  • Coordinate with EPC contractors and equipment vendors to ensure adherence to and compliance with contract terms and delivery of contractual deliverables in accordance with the project budget and schedule.
  • Manage and coordinate activities of internal team of engineering, procurement, legal, finance, and accounting, as well as deliverables of EPC Contractor, project stakeholders, and regulatory and permitting authorities.
  • Ensure project quality control and safety practices are implemented by conducting on-site inspections as needed.
  • Lead project status update meetings with energy off-takers, utilities, EPCs, and finance counterparties, facilitating discussions with a detailed project plan.
  • Manage the collection, organization and filing of all project documentation, both internally and for external third-party stakeholders and project financing needs.
  • Provide project updates and reporting on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Lead the coordination of project turnover from Construction to Operations for assigned projects.
  • Assist with the development of internal operating policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Travel to various project locations up to 30%.
  • Degree in engineering, project management, construction management, or equivalent or at least 10+ years professional experience in a construction project management role.
  • Require familiarity with wind and solar project construction, design and technical standards.
  • Project Management Institute PMP certification preferred.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, CPM scheduling, and Microsoft Project or Primavera P6.
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Superior stakeholder leadership skills required.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including an ability to maintain calm and effective exchanges by all parties during stressful situations.
  • Familiarity with NEC and NFPA code requirements preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills demonstrated by clear and effective project plans and executive level reporting that ensure timely action and decision making in time-pressured scenarios.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Procore, and MS Teams.
  • Strong technical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Mature, proactive, resourceful, and hands-on with good initiative.
  • Independent and meticulous worker who can work well with minimal supervision.
  • Fast worker with ability to work well under stress.

 

Salary, Benefits and Location:

  • Salary dependent on experience and qualifications
  • An attractive bonus earning plan
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Flex PTO policy
  • Premium office work-out facilities (MN Headquarters office only)
  • This role can be located at National Renewable Solution’s headquarters in Minnetonka, MN or remote