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Scout Clean Energy LLC is a developer of utility scale wind projects throughout the USA. Scout 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.

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

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