Job: Project Manager – Commercial Solar/Energy Storage


Title Project Manager – Commercial Solar/Energy Storage
Categories Energy, Engineer, Solar
Salary $90K+
End Date June 25, 2017
Location South of Boston, MA
Job Information

ABOUT THE COMPANY

We build great things with greater impact – human impact. The world needs energy professionals who see the big picture. we offer careers that empower strong individuals to work with a dynamic team across many fields – from engineering and sustainable design, to business development, financing, and marketing. If you want to be part of a large, supportive organization where your voice will be heard, join us to power a brighter energy future together.

With cross-functional opportunities for growth, advancement, and leadership, we invest in our employees to develop skills that will make them both successful in their jobs and successful outside of their jobs. Our services span renewable and natural gas-fired power production, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries, retail energy sales to homes and businesses, and services to enhance energy efficiency.

SUMMARY
The Project Development Engineer – Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Solar is responsible for the development and design of solar and storage opportunities for large commercial and industrial customers.  The PDE reports directly to the Director of Solar (with a dotted line to the Director of Operations of the C&I Division).

RESPONSIBILIITES
The Project Development Engineer–C&I Solar (PDE) will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform the site assessment and design development level engineering design for Solar PV and Energy Storage projects in the C&I market. Provide preliminary Rate Tariff analysis, determine avoided cost, prepare preliminary proforma to determine project viability.
  • Prepare reports and comparison for different design scenarios, module manufacturers, etc. for project optimization.
  • Prepare layouts and system sizing and perform production estimates for Solar projects using software (Helioscope and PVSYST).
  • Stay up to date on new technologies, market trends, applicable codes and standards, utility and state programs to ensure all projects are competitive and best in practice when compared to the C&I solar PV and energy storage market place.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers, utilities, vendors, contractors and distributor partners.
  • Scheduling, coordinating and managing the entire project development process; including estimating and creating proposals.
  • Coordinating with customers, vendors, distributors and subcontractors to obtain accurate project pricing.
  • Gathering field data on existing building systems.
  • Performing savings analysis and cost analysis of field data and design parameters to determine energy and operating cost savings from proposed measures.
  • Preparing utility or state applications for incentives/grants, utility interconnection applications and project as-built documentation packages, commissioning documentation and project close out packages.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required:

  • Four year technical degree preferably a BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Environmental Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years experience in Solar PV and/or Energy Storage development/design and progressive energy experience required.
  • Knowledge of construction, energy conservation, design, applicable codes, standards, preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of and language used in relevant market.
  • Must possess excellent communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Strong presentation skills required.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience in commercial and industrial energy engineering, utility cost analysis and facilities management preferred.
  • Project management experience preferred.

COMPETENCIES
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans. Communicates changes effectively.   Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.   Prepares and supports those affected by change.    Monitors transition and evaluates results.  Must be comfortable working in an ambiguous environment, be a self-starter and have a flexible approach.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others.  Inspires and motivates others to perform well.   Effectively influences actions and opinions of others.  Inspires respect and trust. Accepts feedback from others.   Gives appropriate recognition to others.  Displays passion and optimism.  Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.   Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.  Applies feedback to improve performance.  Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decision. Displays orientation to profitability. Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition.   Aligns work with strategic goals.  Ability to be decisive and make timely decisions.
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget.  Develops and implements cost saving measures.  Contributes to profits and revenue.  Conserves organizational resources.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures.  Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.  Supports organization’s goals and values.  Benefits organization through outside activities.  Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.  Strong work ethic and results orientation.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Position is highly visible to potential customers and requires the ability to influence/persuade.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to apply relevant mathematical concepts, statistical analysis and electrical and energy related calculations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Computer proficiency is required.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have experience and expert knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office products and data management software.
  • Ability to effectively present technical information and respond to customer questions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office projects
  • Must possess excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Must possess excellent follow-up skills and attention to detail
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