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Pre-Construction Manager (Dynamic)

Join a dynamic team as a Pre-Construction Manager in the United States, overseeing preconstruction activities for renewable energy projects.

Pattern Energy Group
Pattern Energy Group
United States  UTC-08:00 — UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   501-1000   USD 111k–128k   27 days ago

Dynamic Energy delivers turnkey renewable energy solutions to corporate, industrial, and commercial clients across the United States. Dynamic Energy develops, finances, and builds clean, sustainable energy systems ranging from utility-scale transmission interconnected projects to distributed generation community solar projects, as well as behind-the-meter projects that help businesses achieve their short- and long-term financial and environmental goals. This is achieved through accurate financial advisory services, superior design and construction, and unerring post-construction services – underpinned by our strong company values.

Dynamic Energy employs a diverse group of professionals required to successfully execute a range of energy projects including financing experts, mechanical and electrical engineers, SEI-trained and NABCEP-certified installers, master electricians, project and construction managers and safety professionals. By leveraging decades of experience in the financial, construction, and project management fields, Dynamic Energy ensures a seamless integration throughout all project phases.

Job Purpose

The job purpose of the Pre-Construction Manager at Dynamic Energy is to oversee all preconstruction activities, from project inception to the commencement of construction. They will collaborate closely with the sales, engineering, procurement, and project management teams to ensure a seamless transition from project development to construction execution.

Key Accountabilities

  • Project Inception: Collaborate with project development teams to ensure a smooth transition from project inception to preconstruction activities.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Work closely with sales, engineering, procurement, and project management teams to align preconstruction efforts with project requirements and goals.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage project budgets, closely monitoring expenses throughout the preconstruction phase to ensure projects remain within budget constraints.
  • Value Engineering: Analyze project plans and specifications to propose cost-effective alternatives or value engineering solutions that enhance project quality while optimizing costs.
  • Project Planning: Create comprehensive project plans that outline scope, objectives, and key milestones for solar projects.
  • RFP Collaboration: Collaborate with the Estimating team on Request for Proposals (RFPs) issued to potential contractors during the competitive bidding process.
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential risks associated with solar projects and develop strategies to mitigate and manage these risks effectively.
  • Schedule Development: Collaborate with project teams to create detailed project schedules, setting clear timelines and milestones for various phases of solar projects.
  • Client Communication: Maintain transparent and regular communication with clients, providing updates on project progress, cost estimates, changes in scope, and addressing client inquiries and concerns.

Qualifications

Work Experience

  • Five years or more work experience since graduation in a related field (Construction planning; pre-construction; Construction PM)
  • Knowledge of basic engineering concepts associated with renewable energy facilities (geotechnical, civil, structural, electrical).
  • Knowledge in engineering and cost estimating of energy storage projects
  • Ability to work within a cost analysis database that allows for evaluation of past project build costs to effectively estimate future build costs in a targeted market.
  • Ability to simultaneously prioritize and resolve multiple issues on multiple projects under demanding schedule constraints.
  • Knowledge of trending constructability costs in the solar market
  • Must be proficient in typical software applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.
  • Open to remote working
  • Must be willing and capable of traveling across North America as the role requires.

Preferred:

  • Experience specifically within the renewable energy or solar industry. Direct experience with solar, EV, and BESS projects is highly preferred. This includes understanding specific regulations, technical requirements, and market trends in these sectors.
  • Previous experience in pre-construction for EPC projects.
  • Additional Certifications: Certifications specific to renewable energy, such as NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Solar PV Installation Professional certification, can be a significant asset.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree, with preference in engineering and/or construction-related discipline

Additional Requirements:

  • Familiarity with energy storage technologies and their integration with solar projects, including Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and associated costs.
  • Knowledge of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, including different charging technologies, installation requirements, and associated costs.
  • Experience estimating costs for community solar projects, considering factors such as subscriber models, virtual net metering, and shared savings arrangements.
  • Familiarity with energy incentives, tax credits, and financing options for renewable energy projects, including knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal programs.
  • Understanding of energy regulations, permitting processes, and interconnection requirements for solar, BESS, and EV infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of project management software and tools and experience in project scheduling and cost tracking.
  • Experience in conducting value engineering assessments to optimize project costs and identify cost-saving opportunities without compromising quality.
  • Familiarity with lifecycle cost analysis methodologies to assess the long-term financial implications of solar, BESS, and EV projects.
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting project contracts, including understanding the financial implications of contract terms and conditions.
  • Familiarity with estimating software and tools specific to the renewable energy industry, such as solar design software and cost estimation databases.
  • Understanding of risk assessment and mitigation strategies related to project costing, including identifying potential cost risks and developing contingency plans.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with sales and business development teams to understand customer requirements and develop accurate cost estimates aligned with project budgets.
  • Knowledge of sustainability and environmental considerations in renewable energy projects, including the integration of sustainable design practices and materials
  • Strong negotiation skills to engage with suppliers, subcontractors, and vendors to obtain competitive pricing and favorable terms.

The expected starting pay range for this role is $111,000 - $128,000 USD. This range is an estimate and base pay may be above or below the ranges based on several factors including but not limited to location, work experience, certifications, and education. In addition to base pay, Pattern’s compensation program includes a bonus structure for full-time employees of all levels. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, family care benefits, employee assistance program, paid time off and bonding leave, paid holidays, 401(k)/RRSP retirement savings plan with employer contribution, and employee referral bonuses.

Dynamic Energy is an equal opportunity employer. Dynamic Energy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, familial status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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About the role

May 23, 2024

Full Time

Company

Nov 17, 2024

On-site

USD 111k–128k

Mid-Senior level

UTC-08:00 — UTC-05:00

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