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The Commercial Project Manager is fully responsible for the oversight and management of the project cycle for Commercial PV project within a given regional site. Responsibilities include: interfacing with the customer to schedule work and coordinate services; defining the schedule and budget to meet contract requirements; oversight of the design process through plan-check and permitting when necessary; defining elements of work and soliciting bids for subcontracted work as required; providing direction and coordination of all field activities related to the physical construction of the PV array by SolarCity installation teams and any coordinated subcontracts; managing the project schedule throughout the project lifecycle; and securing any unique materials and/or equipment required to complete the project. He or she reports to, carries out the direction of the Regional Operations Manager relative to their assigned project(s) in the region.
- Manage the project cycle for commercial PV Projects.
- Participate in design, process, and permit submittal.
- Oversee all field teams and installation progress.
- Define elements of work and develop scope of work for subcontracts.
- Manage bid process for subcontracted work.
- Develop and manage project budgets.
- Develop and manage project schedule using MS Project.
- Arrange, schedule and conduct key project meetings.
- Additional duties required as needed
- Education: BS/BA in engineering, architecture, or construction related discipline.
- 5-7 years of construction related experience; 3-5 of that in PV Solar industry experience.
- Knowledge of commercial construction including practices and sequence of work.
- In-depth knowledge of commercial PV installations, and wiring configurations.
- Knowledge of construction contracts, subcontracts, and the bid process.
- Basic knowledge of commercial electrical systems.
- Ability to manage budgets and schedules.
- Experience managing matrixed project teams
- Certifications: NABCEP; Certified Project Manager (CPM) certification preferred.
- Must have a clean driving record. (example, no DUI in the last 5 years)
- Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen
- Must have a valid state driver’s license
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
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