Friday, September 19, 2008

Focus Fridays – Renewable Energy Construction Project Manager

Acciona is a global pioneer in contributing to sustainable worldwide development through its main lines of business: development and management of infrastructure and real estate projects, provision of transport, urban and environmental services, and development and operation of renewable energies.

Based in Chicago, this Project Manager position will be responsible for all aspects of project construction delivery for multiple projects, ensuring that their projects are completed on time and on budget.

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.

You have seen renewable energy in the news. This is an industry that is rapidly growing. Here is your opportunity to break into the industry with a company that has years of wind power experience.

We are very interested in talking with Construction Project Managers with either wind energy or electric utility experience.


• 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 cost and provide as 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 (minimum of 50% travel)

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelors Degree in Engineering or work equivalent
• Requires familiarity with the full life cycle of power projects and business development
• Must have project management experience on estimating and building large scale (over $100 million) construction projects on time and on budget.
• 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
• Understands electric transmission and distribution

Acciona Energy North America believes its employees are its most important asset. We offer very competitive compensation, and benefits including Medical and Dental insurance, 401(k), employer paid Life and Long Term Care insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Referral Bonuses, Paid Time Off, and Short and Long Term Disability insurance. This is an opportune time to join a world leader in the fast-growing Renewable Energy Industry.

Acciona Energy North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. is a contract recruitment firm that focuses on one client at a time and charges a flat monthly fee for recruitment and recruitment consulting.

At this time, we may not use a 3rd party (contingent) recruiter for this position. We will repost should that change.