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The Company

Scout Clean Energy LLC is a developer/owner/operator of utility scale wind projects throughout the USA. Scout owns over 800 MW of operating capacity and is developing over 5,000 MW of wind projects in 13 states representing the potential for up to $1.6 billion in capital investments over the next 5 years.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners a specialist private equity infrastructure investment company.

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

The Company

Scout Clean Energy LLC is a developer/owner/operator of utility scale wind projects throughout the USA. Scout owns over 800 MW of operating capacity and is developing over 2,000 MW of wind projects in 11 states representing the potential for up to $1.6 billion in capital investments over the next 5 years. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners a specialist private equity infrastructure investment company.

Job Description

Scout Clean Energy is seeking a senior project manager to join the construction group to manage wind energy construction projects including providing pre-construction support to development, conducting the contractor selection process, managing the construction process, and overseeing the EPC contractor, turbine supplier, owner’s engineers, and on site owner’s representatives.

During the pre-construction phase of a project:

  • PM will support the project development team for site selection, constructability reviews, interconnection options, and review of construction documents.
  • Attend landowner meetings and conduct site visits.
  • Conduct competitive RFPs for selection of general contractors or subcontractors
  • Support permitting efforts
  • Provide BOP cost estimates
  • Develop schedules using Microsoft Project
  • Attend site visits and provide micrositing support
  • Provide input on commercial aspects of the BOP EPC contract
  • Contract and manage pre-construction activities including preliminary engineering and geotechnical studies.

During project construction:

  • PM will manage the third party on site team of quality control professionals representing the owner, including the site manager, and the electrical, turbine, and civil specialists.
  • Manage the various construction contracts and interface with the turbine supplier, BOP contractor, owner’s engineers, and independent engineers.
  • Attend weekly meetings with the BOP contractor and host internal update meetings with the development and financing teams.
  • Provide weekly reports on construction status, schedule, and cost controls.
  • Interface with the interconnecting and local utilities to ensure compliance with the GIA requirements.
  • Provide guidance and support during all commissioning, start-up testing, and third-party inspections.
  • Manage and approve invoices and costs incurred under all project contracts.
  • Oversee the review and approval process of engineering designs.
  • Review and provide recommendations to the owner on change orders.
  • Assist in the resolution of design issues and contract enforcement.
  • Attend monthly meetings at the project site.
  • Coordinate final service acceptance inspections, punch list close out, and transition the project to Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
  • Conduct Lessons Learned meeting and provide report to the construction group at the conclusion of the project.
  • Manage the receipt and inspection of equipment and materials.
  • Responsible for reviewing and maintaining project records.
  • Manage questions with the independent engineers throughout construction and close out any open items to support the project reaching on time financial closure.

Essential Functions

  • Plans, directs and coordinates activities at the project site, including general contractor, OEM subcontractors, vendors, and related work for large wind projects.
  • Provide input to BOP EPC contract negotiations and develop contract exhibits for BOP contracts.
  • Works with Development, Finance and Operations.
  • Coordinate with contractors and manage RFPs for construction services.
  • Manages scheduling, change orders and cost control of project within the approved budget.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally.
  • Prioritizes work in order to meet project goals including deadlines, cost targets and project schedules.
  • Represent the organization professionally.

Qualifications & Critical Skills

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree.  Degree in construction management or engineering is preferred, or PMP certification.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience as project manager or progressing positions in wind construction.
  • Solar construction management experience, in addition to wind construction management experience, is preferred.  Battery storage construction management experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience with providing pre-construction estimates based on industry knowledge.
  • Demonstrated understanding of plans and specifications for civil and electrical work.
  • Experience with developing contract exhibits for BOP contracts.
  • Familiarity with managing wind energy construction and turbine supply contracts.
  • Experienced with creating and managing schedules using MS Project.
  • Adept at the use of Google Earth, GIS software for creating project layouts.  Understanding of ArcGIS a plus.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and problem-solving techniques.
  • Proficient with computers and possesses working knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, and document management systems; e.g. Microsoft SharePoint, Dropbox, etc.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA requirements.   OSHA 10 certification preferred.
  • Comfortable with fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to solve problems and make informed decisions quickly.
  • Attentive to details and efficient.
  • Must have a valid current driver license.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to work outside of a Monday through Friday schedule, including holidays and weekends, at times when needed by the project.
  • Position is based in Boulder, Colorado.  Must be willing to relocate.
  • This position requires 25-40% travel to remote farm project sites.
  • Must be willing to occasionally work in demanding physical and inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to occasionally climb wind turbines and work in height is preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and execution excellence.
  • Good interpersonal and customer relation skills.
  • Work cooperatively or independently and inspires a team effort with all tasks. Communicate pro-actively.

 

Industry
Renewables & Environment

Employment type
Full-time

Required Education
Bachelor Degree

Required Experience
Eight years relevant experience

Location
Boulder, Colorado

Industry
Renewables & Environment

Employment type
Full-time

Required Education
Bachelor Degree

Degree in construction management or engineering is preferred, or PMP certification.

Required Experience

Minimum 8 years’ experience as project manager or progressing positions in wind construction.

Location
Boulder, Colorado

Associate Origination

Associate, Origination
Boulder, Colorado

The Company

Scout Clean Energy LLC is a developer/owner/operator of utility scale wind projects throughout the USA. Scout owns over 800 MW of operating capacity and is developing over 5,000 MW of wind projects in 13 states representing the potential for up to $1.6 billion in capital investments over the next 5 years. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners a specialist private equity infrastructure investment company.

Summary Description

  • The Senior Associate of Origination will lead the coordination of power marketing efforts within the Boulder headquarters.  While primarily responsible for power marketing activities such as lead identification and origination, client relationship management, RFP management, structuring and pricing analysis and negotiation support. This role provides the opportunity to take responsibility for a wide range of business development tasks, including:
    • Managing relationships with and preparing proposals for utility and corporate offtakers for utility and corporate power purchase agreements;
    • Financial modeling of costs/benefits of various structured offtake contracts for mitigating and shifting financial risk;
    • Negotiating terms and conditions under various offtake arrangements, working closely with inside and outside counsel to support commercial structuring within these contracts; and
    • Regulatory/market analysis to inform strategic portfolio growth via greenfield developments and acquisitions across markets and technologies.
    • Attending conferences and developing relationships to identify opportunities for current and future projects.
    • Experience in structuring offtake agreements like PPAs, proxy revenue swaps, financial hedging, REC sales.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with outstanding academic record
  • Minimum two years relevant work experience in the power or renewable energy space
  • Strong financial modeling and accounting skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible individuals who are both creative and commercial and are comfortable working on multiple transactions at once across a variety of assets
  • Energetic, inquisitive and a high initiative to take on projects that cover new ground for the team and the company
  • Strong leadership and team orientation; organized and high attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly in a fast paced environment
Job Type: Full-time Required Education:  Bachelors Degree
Job Location: Boulder, Colorado

 

 

 

To Apply:  Please send a resume and cover letter to info@scoutcleanenergy.com

Industry
Renewables & Environment

Employment type
Full-time

Required Education
Bachelor Degree

Required Experience

Minimum two years relevant work experience in the power or renewable energy space

Location
Boulder, Colorado

Industry
Renewables & Environment

Employment type
Full-time

Required Education
Bachelor Degree

Required Experience

Minimum two years relevant work experience in the power or renewable energy space

Location
Boulder, Colorado

Associate Development Engineer (Transmission)

Associate Development Engineer (Transmission)
Boulder, Colorado

The Company

Scout Clean Energy LLC is a developer/owner/operator of utility scale wind projects throughout the USA. Scout owns over 800 MW of operating capacity and is developing over 2,000 MW of wind projects in 11 states representing the potential for up to $1.6 billion in capital investments over the next 5 years. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners a specialist private equity infrastructure investment company.

Summary Description

 The Associate Development Engineer will support the development team in generation interconnections, transmission service and electrical engineering designs of multiple renewable energy projects throughout the United States.

This individual will report to the Director of Development Engineering.

  • Manage the generator interconnection process schedule: accomplishment of milestones and due date of deposits (refundable and no refundable)
  • Support interconnection requests: to meet technical and non-technical requirements
  • Review and report on electrical designs for collection system, project substations and gen-ties
  • Review and comment on interconnection studies, system impact, facilities and SSR studies.
  • Provide summaries for interconnection studies and identify technical and schedule issues
  • Support the management of additional studies: such as stability analysis and short circuit with consultants to support an interconnection turbine technology modification.
  • Support the management of Engineering and Procurement agreement with utilities and ISO/RTOs.
  • Research and report on existing regulation proposed changes: OATT tariffs, as well as new technologies such as storage/battery stand alone and hybrid project configurations
  • Research and report on transmission system developments projects (regulated and private) that benefit Scout’s portfolio and new projects
  • Report monthly interconnection study/security deposit balances and refund statements to Scout’s Accounting Department
  • Report interconnection cash budget for following 3-4 months to Scout’s Accounting Department
  • project managers to identify viable POIs for new project opportunities: managing injection studies with consultants
  • Attend group meetings as needed: bi-weekly meeting with project manager teams, utilities and ISO/RTOs
  • Support due diligence development activities in early and mid-stage projects
  • Travel as needed

Qualifications 

  • A BS in electrical or another engineering discipline or equivalent education and experience
  • Self-motivator with exceptional communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment to meet deadlines and complete time-sensitive duties
  • Google Earth, Excel, PowerPoint, pdf, Word proficiency
Job Type: Full-time Required Education: Bachelors Degree in Science, Electrical Engineering preferred
Job Location: Boulder, Colorado

To Apply:

 Please send a resume and cover letter to info@scoutcleanenergy.com.

For more information: www.scoutcleanenergy.com

Industry
Renewables & Environment

Employment type
Full-time

Required Education
Bachelor Degree

Required Experience
BS in electrical or another engineering discipline or equivalent education and experience

Location
Boulder, Colorado

Industry
Renewables & Environment

Employment type
Full-time

Required Education
Bachelor Degree

Required Experience

BS in electrical or another engineering discipline or equivalent education and experience

Location
Boulder, Colorado