Camelot Energy Group (Camelot) is seeking a Project Manager with experience in solar PV and/or energy storage to join our growing Owner’s Engineering team.
Camelot, founded in 2022, is a new technical and strategic advisory firm supporting asset owners and investors in the clean energy space. Our clients build, own, and operate solar and energy storage projects and we help them by providing technical due diligence, owner’s engineering, strategic advisory, and other support. Our core values of courage, empathy, integrity, and service are at the heart of our business and support our mission of accelerating the pace of clean energy adoption to build a just and sustainable society.
Camelot’s founder, Shawn Shaw, is an 18+ year veteran of the solar and energy storage industry, with experience ranging from supporting state incentive programs to supporting some of the largest banks and financiers on their most challenging project finance transactions. Shawn has built, trained, and nurtured consulting teams throughout his career and founded Camelot to be a human-centric consultancy that values trust, flexibility, and mentorship.
Camelot’s small team has grown quickly, and we embrace a culture of mutual respect and support within the company, as well as with our clients and partners. We enjoy working on a variety of clean energy projects and doing all we can to ensure our clients’ clean energy goals are realized. As a young company, each new team member brings a valued perspective to the team that we greatly enjoy and our team members, likewise, feel that they have a front-row seat in a growing company that punches well above its weight technically and has a real and positive impact on the world. We have team members across the US, from Massachusetts to California, and look forward to adding more new faces in the coming months.
About the Position
The Project Manager is a member of our Owner’s Engineering consulting team who provides technical input to clients on solar and energy storage projects on topics such as:
- Project design, schedule, and layout;
- Energy yield and performance;
- Review of third-party reports, such as Independent Engineer (IE) reports;
- Review of cost estimates (e.g., O&M, CAPEX, major equipment); and
- Suitability of major technologies (e.g., PV modules & racking, BESS, inverters).
During a typical day, the Project Manager will likely perform a mix of duties that might include several online meetings, reviewing documents, writing a brief deliverable summarizing comments on those documents, and (of course) being sure to take some time for rest, exercise, and non-work activities. The work can be fast paced at times, but we proactively manage our clients, project intake, workload, and staff to curate a positive and enjoyable working environment that leads to better results.
We are seeking a team member to fill a role that blends organization and frequent client interaction with technical tasks such as analyzing project economics, technologies, contracts, or creating models or simulations. Recognizing that this is a broad skill set, we will be happy to provide the right candidate with training and support in filling gaps but we fundamentally seek a candidate with the following attributes:
Education: We are seeking a candidate with a 4-year degree from an accredited degree program. Our preference is for candidates with technical educations in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences but other backgrounds will be considered.
Experience: A successful candidate will have 4+ years of experience working in solar or energy storage design engineering, consulting, project development, project finance, applications engineering, or similar roles. We are also open to considering more experienced candidates. A mix of technical and client-facing experience will be required to be successful in this role.
Competencies: Given the varied nature of our projects and clients, we seek a candidate with the following competencies:
- Experience in the design and construction of renewable energy assets;
- Modeling energy generation of PV systems using PVSYST/PVCase/Helioscope, and/or modeling of energy storage and hybrid system performance and economics;
- Creating and optimizing site layouts;
- Proficiency in reading and understanding project design documents and contracts;
- Familiarity with solar and energy storage project development and financing;
- Strong understanding of solar and energy storage technologies;
- Knowledge of industry standards and design codes, as well as best practices;
- Ability to quickly organize and digest information
- Critical thinking and ability to communicate ideas clearly in written and verbal formats
- Strong proficiency in MS Office suite
- Ability to perform quantitative analyses in Excel, Python, Matlab, or other platforms
- EIT or PE preferred
- NABCEP certification preferred
Inclinations: The role will involve remote work and most tasks will be completed in an office setting, with some periodic need for fieldwork, travel for meetings, and similar activities. Comfort with working remotely, interacting over video conferencing platforms, and operating independently will be necessary. This role will also require flexibility in switching between tasks and priorities quickly.
Location: This position is open to those permanently residing in the U.S., but the work location is remote and completely flexible otherwise. We would love to employ new colleagues in other countries but, unfortunately, are not administratively able to offer employment to non-US residents at this time, nor can we act as Visa sponsors.
Camelot is not a typical consulting firm. We are looking for great people and we strongly believe that the main job of our leadership team is to bring in great people, support them, and then get obstacles out of their way. We reject the notion that consulting has to mean unending long days, 24/7 responsiveness, or pointless metrics. Our goal is that you enjoy your work and have a chance to make a real impact on solving the world’s energy challenges with a minimum of pointless activity during your typical day.
Salary: The salary range for this position is $105,000-$130,000 per year. Yes, we put that in the job description. We do this because we dislike haggling over salary as much as you do and because we believe in transparency. For the right candidate that is more experienced than noted above we will consider a higher pay band that reflects your experience. Annual raises are indexed to publicly available inflation data, as well as individual merit. We also periodically review market conditions to ensure all staff are fairly compensated for their roles and duties.
Incentives: Each December, team members receive a 10% incentive, calculated based on their salary received during the calendar year to that point. We recognize that the end of the year is a busy time, both in our business and in our teams’ personal lives and like to provide a little bit of extra income to recognize this.
Bonuses: As with most companies, our bonus structure is based on personal and company performance. Bonuses are at the discretion of the Owner and management team and are additional to the incentive noted above.
Health Benefits: We offer a selection of health plans that you can choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance. We also offer access, and encourage the use of, virtual/online mental healthcare services. Financial assistance for reproductive healthcare related travel costs for employees and their immediate family members is also provided for those employees living in an area where this is not available.
Life Insurance: We offer all employees a complimentary $25,000 life insurance policy.
Retirement Benefits: We offer a competitive 401(k) program that we match 1:1 up to 4% of employee salaries .
PTO: We believe that overly managed schedules are a painful part of business-and an unnecessary one. We offer our team members unlimited PTO and, in fact, require that all team members take a minimum of two weeks’ PTO per year. Rest and recreation are key to wellbeing and, selfishly, to your job performance. We trust our team members to balance their work priorities with time off and if you can accomplish your objectives and take every Friday off, we are delighted to support that.
Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is: We work in the clean energy space and are trying to build a better world. Our benefits should reflect that. We offer each team member:
- One-time incentive for installing solar PV at your home
- Annual incentive to perform O&M on a PV system you already own or to purchase energy-saving equipment
- One-time incentive for purchase of an EV or energy storage system
- Opportunities to support, on our time, organizations such as Engineers Without Borders in addressing energy and infrastructure equity challenges
If this role sounds good to you, we would love to hear about it. Please consider submitting an application or contacting us with questions.