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Senior Project Manager

Company: The AES Corporation
Location: Louisville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At AES, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.

AES Clean Energy is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to oversee high impact photovoltaic solar, high voltage substations and transmission lines and energy storage projects through development, construction, commissioning and turnover to Operations. The successful candidate will assist in due diligence on potential project acquisitions, lead construction planning activities, define EPC scopes of work for projects nearing construction, and act as an Owner's Project Manager to plan and oversee progress of active construction projects. The role requires the ability to manage high impact utility scale projects and portfolios and to travel periodically to project locations. This position will report to the Director of Project Management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate activities of internal team of project engineering, commissioning, procurement, asset management, legal, finance, and accounting staff as well as deliverables of EPC Contractor, project stakeholders, and regulatory and permitting authorities.
  • Act as the Owner's Representative for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract Management on high impact and utility-scale PV solar, high voltage substation and transmission and energy storage projects in the US.
  • Manage engagements with project stakeholders and act as a representative of the company for interactions with landowners, local governmental agencies, customers, contractors, equipment and materials suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage and coordinate utility interconnection processes for construction projects and related documentation needed for project interconnection and testing.
  • Lead project status update meetings with AES management, energy off-takers, utilities, EPCs, and finance counterparties, facilitating discussions with a detailed project plan and high-level status dashboard.
  • Coordinate AES Procurement, EPC contractors and equipment vendors to ensure adherence to and compliance with contract terms and delivery of contractual deliverables in accordance with the project budget and schedule.
  • Define and document RFPs and scope of work packages for 3rd party EPC firms. Participate in EPC selection and contract negotiation.
  • Review and manage EPC Contractor schedules, budgets, scope, subcontractors, EHS plans, and permit compliance.
  • 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.).
  • Support permitting and jurisdictional approval processes as needed for project construction.
  • Ensure project quality control and safe construction practices by conducting on-site inspections as needed, coordinating with 3rd party firms if necessary.
  • Manage the collection, organization and filing of all project documentation, both internally and for external third-party stakeholders and project financing needs.
  • Lead the coordination of project turnover exercises from Construction to the Asset Operations team for assigned projects.
  • Assist with the development of internal operating policies, standards and procedures. Skills and Qualifications:
    • At least 10+ years professional experience in a construction project management role is required, renewable energy project experience preferred.
    • Experience in distributed generation or utility scale PV solar project construction required, experience in energy storage preferred.
    • Undergraduate Degree in engineering, project management, construction management, or equivalent.
    • Require familiarity with photovoltaic solar design and technical standards as well as civil and structural technical knowledge.
    • Project Management Institute PMP certification preferred.
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, CPM scheduling, and Microsoft Project or Primavera P6.
    • Superior communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
    • Superior stakeholder management skills required
    • 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 preferred
    • Familiarity with NEC Section 690 and NFPA 1 preferred
    • 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 to various project locations up to 30%.
    • NABCEP PV Installer Certification preferred
    • Spanish language skills a plus.

      AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 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.

      The expected salary for this position, at commencement of employment, is between $140.000 and $170.000/Annual; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements such as annual bonus, in addition to a full range of medical, dental, vision, life, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

      Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

Keywords: The AES Corporation, Denver , Senior Project Manager, Executive , Louisville, Colorado

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