Project Manager

Swift Current Energy, a renewable energy project developer and owner (the “Company”) is seeking a Project Manager reporting to the Director of Project Management. The Company has primary offices in Boston and Houston.

The Company develops, builds, and operates wind, solar, and energy storage projects and has a need for a position to provide the Project Management functions related to supporting project development, pre-construction and execution of construction projects.  This is a great opportunity to work with a young, successful, and rapidly growing renewable energy company.  The Company values and rewards initiative and stresses a strong commitment to its employees and its employees’ responsibilities to their families. This position affords an excellent opportunity for professional growth.

The Project Manager works collaboratively with Business Development and Pre-Construction to support construction due diligence, including constructability reviews, risk analyses, developing project schedules, reviewing budgets & capex estimates, and analyses of EPC RFP’s, in support of construction projects.  The Project Manager will broadly serve as the overall point of contact and subject matter expert for a rolling portfolio of projects. Provides tactical leadership for construction. Assists in the development of strategic project objectives and provides direction for projects from late-stage development through the final construction phase. Assists the execution of construction contracts and is responsible for executing projects on time and within budget. Ensures that safety, quality, cost, environmental, landowner, and legal requirements are properly addressed to support the project execution objectives.

Project Manager will perform the following duties:

  • Supports the Pre-Construction Department by actively participating in the contracting RFP process for assigned projects through contract execution
  • Participates in a formal turnover and acceptance of the project from Pre-Construction to Construction execution and turnover to Asset Management
  • Works to support, develop, and implement a project execution plan that is formally communicated to all project stakeholders
  • Understands the implications of variance technical options and can guide engineering designs to achieve the best solution for each situation
  • Supports the balance-of-plant process, preparation bid documents, and the Request for Proposal process, and assists with the negotiation of construction contracts
  • Ensures projects are adequately staffed, trained, and standard construction toolbox policies, procedures, and programs are adhered to in order to assure all project communications, issues, change orders, and quality items are well documented
  • Provides leadership during project construction activities, ensuring safety, quality, schedule, cost, environmental, landowner, and other project requirements are met or exceeded
  • Fully understands and manages all aspects of project contracts (EPC, BOP, TSA & PSA) and holds the contractors and suppliers accountable to perform at the highest level to ensure projects are completed on time and under budget
  • Develops key personnel for leadership roles and pushes employee decision making down to the appropriate level.  Institutes a culture of ownership and accountability by giving employees the training necessary to feel empowered to make decisions and hold them accountable to do so
  • Consolidates and analyzes budgets, costs, forecasts, and utilization against established financial goals
  • Ensures the execution of work in accordance with contracts and policies
  • Assists in planning and hiring of competent field staff in order to ensure adequate resources are in place for effective and timely execution of committed projects
  • Develops effective relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers, landowners, and other stakeholders
  • Provides strategic direction and manages the development of Project Engineers, and Construction Site Managers and provides supervision, guidance, and mentorship to assigned staff at all levels
  • Supports, and solicits input from, staff at all levels of the organization
  • Establishes effective and supportive relationships with colleagues
  • Reinforces a team approach throughout the enterprise, both on projects and internal initiatives
  • Effectively communicates relevant information to superiors
  • Champions change and effectively manages the implementation of new ideas, processes, tools, etc.
  • Additional duties as required

Education, Experience, and Skill Set:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Technology, Business; or equivalent years of experience in construction, project planning and execution of large utility-scale, power plant projects.
  • 3-5 years in the renewable energy sector or industrial construction or capital project management
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management and constructing methods for large projects, contract management, procurement, and supply chain management, environmental and building permitting, and transportation logistics
  • Ability to be self-motivated and perform job tasks with little direction and minimal supervision
  • Strong organization skills and ability to multitask
  • Competency in analytical problem solving, effective communication, customer/partner relationships, and technology expertise.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft products, word, project, excel, Bluebeam, GIS tools/software, AutoCAD, drawing interpretation and other discipline-relevant software
  • Works well under pressure and on a deadline, enjoys working with a variety of people.

Other:

  • The role is expected to require 50%+ time traveling, or as needed.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in writing, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions 25% of the time while on wind and solar sites.
  • Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

Please submit your resumé to jobs@swiftcurrentenergy.com if you are interested in this position.

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