Role Summary/Purpose: The Senior Project Manager – East Coast will assume a player/coach role.  The director will lead a team of regional project managers in the western part of the US to implement the DSD construction processes while performing the role of a project manager on their own projects.  This position will report to the VP of Construction.

Remote working options are available.

The Senior Project Manager will lead the PM’s in their region to coach, mentor and be a point of contract for DSD process questions and training as it relates to budget, schedule, safety, quality, compliance and communication.  

The Senior Project Manager will perform Project Management role on their specific projects as follows:

Lead the project team during the execution phase of the project and will be the focal point for DSD solar projects executed in eastern half of North America.  The Solar Project Manager will execute projects with a focus on schedule, budget, safety, quality and communication.  The candidate for this role will be a collaborative team player with exceptional communication skills and can work autonomously and self-directed. 

Essential Responsibilities: As the Solar Project Manager, you will manage the execution for the design and build out of commercial solar projects with a focus on the following aspects:

Lead team through the execution phase of the project by hosting regular team meetings, ensure design, procurement, inspections, site visits and other aspects of project execution is being conducted on time to ensure proper project close out.  
Engage cross-functional teams (e.g., field operations, sourcing, logistics, project finance, engineering, manufacturing, project controls, contract management) to ensure successful project execution
Create and manage all aspects of the project schedule as it relates to permitting, material purchase and delivery and the construction process.  
Manage to multiple deadlines, included but not limited to internal, customer and third party requirements.
Manage budget with the purpose of minimizing the undesirable impact of unexpected changes while maximizing opportunities for margin enhancement through material purchases and subcontracting relationships, negotiations and improving construction and delivery process.  
Maximize cash flow by aggressively adhering to the project invoicing schedule and ensures the team accurately documents and submits all receivables, quantity as-builts, change orders and claims.  
Create project cost estimates and negotiate with subcontractors.  Negotiate with owner initiated extra work, change of scope items, and contract deletions to maximize profits.
Execute the project through the use of the DSD Solar Quality Management and Assurance Program
Establish regular communication with customer, deal team and subcontractor teams to guarantee a smoothly run project, continuously resolve issues, and ensure that all stakeholders are up to speed on project.  
Regularly report to manager on project metrics to forecast of cash flow and revenue recognition.  
Serve as primary site level customer contact during project execution phase. 
Ensure that project is constructed safely and in compliance with site and DSD safety program.  Work with DSD safety officer on audit and safety evaluation process.  
Ensure all safety material and documentation is onsite 
Review, negotiate and build project to the specifics within the governing contract and ensure all deliverables are completed and contract nuances are understood and followed.
Actively develops client relations to generate opportunities for new work.
Actively participate in marketing and estimating functions to develop, capture plans, teaming strategies, technical approach and bid strategies, necessary, adapting and improving same.
Manage system commissioning and close out.

Qualifications/Requirements/Desired Characteristics 

Exceptional Communication Skills
Project management experience in the solar industry
Ability to work remotely and independently and be a self-starter 
General Construction experience
High level of project construction knowledge and subcontractor relationships
Ability to travel
Related field with 7 years of experience or equivalent. 
Experience dealing with federal, state and local agencies for various permits and entitlements  
Demonstrated skills in project planning software (e.g., Microsoft Project, Primavera, etc.) 
Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint 
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Construction Management
Project management or other experience in power generation industries 
Experience dealing successfully with customs 
Financial forecasting experience 

About Us

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) is transforming the way organizations harness clean energy. With unparalleled capabilities including development, structured financing, project acquisition and long-term asset ownership, DSD creates significant value for our commercial, industrial and municipal customers and partners. Backed by world-leading financial partners like BlackRock Real Assets and rooted in our founding at GE with a 120+ year legacy of innovation, our team brings a distinct combination of ingenuity, rigor, and accountability to every project we manage, acquire, own and maintain. To learn more, visit Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.  Distributed Solar Development is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law

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