AES United States EPC Project Manager in Boulder, Colorado

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Job Description

AES Distributed Energy is currently seeking an EPC Project Manager to oversee commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic solar projects through development, construction, commissioning and turnover to Operations. The successful candidate will assist in due diligence on potential project acquisitions, define EPC scopes of work for projects nearing construction, and plan and track progress on active construction projects. This position will be based in Boulder, CO and report to the Director of Engineering and Construction. The role requires the ability to manage multiple project portfolios, and to travel periodically to inspect major construction milestones at job sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and document RFPs and scope of work packages for 3rd party EPC firms. Participate in EPC selection and contract negotiation.

  • Conduct due diligence on potential solar sites, evaluate the suitability of identified sites and participate in due diligence review, analysis of various reports (i.e. environmental, geo-tech, etc.).

  • Act as the Owner’s Engineer for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) on distributed generation and utility PV solar projects in the US.

  • Review design drawings and engineering deliverables from EPC contractors to prioritize critical areas for further Engineering review.

  • Manage the Request for Information and Change Management processes for incoming design change requests

  • Facilitate permitting and jurisdictional approval processes.

  • Coordinate with EPC contractors and equipment vendors to ensure adherence to and compliance with contract terms and delivery of contractual deliverables.

  • Manage activities of internal team of project engineering, asset management, legal and accounting staff as well as deliverables of EPC, client, regulatory and permitting authorities.

  • Ensure project quality control by conducting on-site inspections as needed, coordinating with 3rd party independent engineering firms if necessary.

  • Lead project status update meetings with AES management, energy offtakers, EPCs, and finance counterparties – facilitating discussions with a detailed project plan and high level status dashboard.

  • Manage the collection, organization and filing of all project documentation, both internally and for external third party stakeholders.

  • Assist with the development of internal operating policies, standards and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in engineering, project management, construction management, or equivalent.

  • At least 4-6 years professional experience in a project management role is required.

  • Require familiarity with photovoltaic solar design and technical standards as well as civil and structural technical knowledge.

  • Experience in solar or wind renewable energy a plus, but not required.

  • Project Management Institute PMP certification a plus, but not required.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, CPM scheduling, and Microsoft Project or Primavera P6.

  • Superior communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including an ability to maintain calm and effective exchanges by all parties during stressful situations.

  • Familiarity with the content of PVSYST and System Advisor Model (SAM) production reports a plus.

  • Familiarity with NEC Section 690 and NFPA 1.

  • Excellent organizational skills demonstrated by clear and effective project plans and executive level reporting that ensure timely action and decision making in time-pressured scenarios.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Acrobat.

  • Willingness and ability to travel 30-35%, on average.

  • NABCEP PV Installer Certification a plus.

  • Spanish language skills a plus.

  • Energy storage knowledge a plus.

The AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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