Solar Project Manager-Project Engineer

  • Green Job Crawler
  • 845 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
  • 31 Mar, 2019

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to manage the design and construction of innovative turnkey solar PV installations in the NYC area ranging from 30-250kW. Bright Power works with leading architects and multifamily housing developers to design customized solar PV solutions on a variety of new construction and existing buildings. Bright Power also designs and installs resiliency solutions for buildings to provide backup power utilizing solar PV, ESS, and Cogeneration technologies. The primary function of this position is to manage the design and construction of innovative turnkey solar PV installations in the NYC area ranging from 30-250kW. Bright Power works with leading architects and multifamily housing developers to design customized solar PV solutions on a variety of new construction and existing buildings. In addition, Bright Power also designs and installs resiliency solutions for buildings to provide backup power utilizing solar PV, ESS, and Cogeneration technologies. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, well-organized, and cooperative producer that is able to exceed their project goals with integrity. Our team is comprised of a diverse, talented, and hard-working group of individuals committed to growing this industry and to making a positive impact on the environment. The position will require an extensive knowledge of PV system design with a focus on identifying, communicating, and solving engineering risks that may impact a project?s overall feasibility, cost, or constructability. In addition to early-stage engineering coordination the position will also require local on-site support including interface with AHJs and Building Departments to support permit approvals, communication with clients on technical issues or concerns, interconnection coordination and planning with local utility, construction administration, field investigation, and QA/QC of projects in construction. The Role + Prepare reports and technical documents to present solar design/feasibility findings to property managers, building owners, developers, co-op/condominium boards, and other decision makers at client buildings. + Evaluate the economic, engineering, or pragmatic feasibility of solar PV installation projects based on architectural and MEP plans on existing or new construction buildings. + Mark up building electrical riser diagrams to include solar PV system wiring and interconnections details and develop 3-Line diagrams. + Assist the account management team in estimating and selling solar PV systems. + Manage diverse details from construction means and methods to contract language and legal protection. + Manage the design and installation for solar PV projects ranging from $200,000 to $3,000,000. + Maintain complicated schedules, develop project timelines, work with other trades, and manage people and materials to complete jobs on schedule and within budget guidelines. + Attend pre-construction meetings owners and general contractors. + Review and approve steel shop and electrical drawings from 3rd party contractors. + Coordinate the construction of multiple projects simultaneously + Act as the direct point of contact in communication with clients and stakeholders. + Assess and mitigate project risks in advance of detailed engineering efforts. + Develop and maintain outside engineering relationships with external companies used for engineering services. + Support the project management team through permitting and construction administration for all projects. + Generate BOM?s for each project, procure quotes from multiple vendors, execute PO?s for materials, and manage shipping/logistics of materials to site. + Work with team to refine and improve internal processes. Qualifications & Experience + Ability to communicate orally and in writing with key stakeholders, including property management companies and building management staff, in order to exchange information, explain the project, ensure understanding of programs, and to coordinate compliance efforts. + Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. + Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. + Familiarity with new multifamily building design/construction processes. + The ability to create and manage a schedule and budget to required margins. + Experience managing vendor and client payment terms to achieve positive cash flow. + Understanding of financial models and management of budgeting cash flow. + Experience with design / build contracts from ground up that result in profitable construction projects. + Proficient in AutoCAD, MS Office Suite, Sketchup, and MS Project or equivalent project scheduling software. + Working knowledge of NEC and NYC DOB Codes. + Familiarly with Salesforce is preferred. Education + Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering, Building Science, Construction, Energy Analysis, Environmental Studies, or a relevant field from an accredited four year college or university. + 2+ years of experience designing and providing construction project management on design/build PV installation projects. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Bright Power provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bright Power complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Bright Power expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Bright Power?s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.