Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Focus Fridays – Construction Project Manager – Renewable Energy – Wind Farms

This construction Project Manager position will be responsible for all aspects of project construction delivery for multiple $100 million projects, ensuring that they are completed on time and on budget. These are challenging, complex construction projects developing wind farms over thousands of acres.

• The construction Project Manager will manage process to move from advance development to the commercial construction stage.
• Coordinate feasibility studies and late stage project development activities
• Establish estimates for BoP, interconnection, logistics costs, and provide inputs for financial modeling.
• Identify, develop, and build relationships with contractors and engineering firms and oversees third party activities related to engineering and construction activities.
• Manage budgeted project expenses, schedule, and projected return.
• Prepare and present project status reports to management
• Travel to project sites required (50% travel)
• Wind farm construction site managers report to this position.

This is one of those rare opportunities for a Project Manager who is interested in working in renewable energy field in the development of wind farms.

Bachelors Degree in Engineering (preferably EE) or work equivalent
• Requires familiarity with the full life cycle of power projects and business development
• Requires a minimum of 5 years of successful construction project management experience on large (over $100 million construction projects), complex construction projects. Do not apply if your only construction project management experience is residential or small commercial.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills with proven track record in successful negotiations with engineering and construction firms
• Ability to perform technical, economic feasibility analysis, and financial modeling
• Must possess a working understanding of cost accounting, budgeting and contract implementation.
• Experience with Primavera project management software preferred.
• Must be comfortable communicating with executives.
• Travel to project sites required (a minimum of 50% of the time)

Experience working in the renewable energy field is preferred. Successful wind farm construction project management experience is a huge plus. A background in electrical engineering is preferred. Fluency in Spanish is preferred.