PV Electrical Design & Commissioning Manager

Phillip Riley

Review overall substation concept design and work with PV engineers to optimize design details for DC electrical design

We are partnered with a reputable and nationally recognized construction company on a PV Design & Commissioning Manager position. This role is focused on utility-scale solar development projects. The candidate can be located in either Minneapolis, Denver, Orlando, or in a Texas metro area. This is not a remote position.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing overall substation concept design and works with substation and PV engineers to co-ordinate the flow of information and optimize design details.
  • Supervising, directing, coaching, training and mentoring direct and indirect reports.
  • Participating in estimates to secure new work including in renewable energy
  • Reviewing overall concept design, detailed layout and DC electrical design
  • Assisting with performing concept designs for feasibility and tendering in pre-contract stages and detailed design in the execution phase
  • Reviewing and understanding the contract and subcontracts, including understanding risk and risk mitigation plans.
  • Managing design development with external design consultants as well as the commissioning program.
  • Assisting with troubleshooting during PV and HV testing and performance testing during commissioning
  • Working with local utilities and grid operators with the development of connection and energization documentation
  • Assisting with development of manuals and commissioning plans documentation
  • Attending site walks, commissioning kick-off meetings and training sessions, and provide technical assistance during project execution as required.
  • Assisting with project administration correspondence and complies with documentation requirements relevant to solar farm installation and construction projects.
  • Identifying and discerning root causes associated with non-conformances and reports to project team.
  • Providing input on schedule development and implementation to the project team
  • Identifying success stories and lessons learned and sharing with estimating and project team for continuous project life cycle improvement.
  • Understanding and actively managing client project-specific success criteria (CPSSC); specifically understanding owners’ business, requirements, and revenue generation and provides solutions.
  • 7 - 10 years of progressive electrical experience with at least 2 years of experience in utility-scale solar project construction
  • Strong knowledge of utility-scale solar construction industry
  • Knowledge of project construction law and building codes
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills with the ability to multitask and priorities direct report tasks for prompt execution
  • Ability to manage project budgets, create and schedule a project.
  • Understanding of contracts and subcontracts
  • Ability to identify and manage risk and opportunities on solar construction projects
  • Understanding of insurance, bonding, and legal requirements.
  • Ability to monitor and forecast trade resources for possible schedule impact and direct accordingly
  • Experience with the identification of installation priorities to trade contractors and preparation of schedules
  • Ability to manage and lead the start-up commissioning process.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing a strong safety culture.
  • Experience and understanding of the change process in relation to cost/pricing and schedule impact, with the ability to track system related change orders
  • Ability to travel for out of town commissioning projects