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Job Location: Denver, CO
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 47619
Title: Preconstruction Manager - Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
Job Location: Denver, Colorado - United States
Remote Job: Yes
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: Bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?

You will play a pivotal role in the development, design and construction planning of utility-scale energy storage projects.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As Preconstruction Manager for Energy Storage, you will play a pivotal role in the development, design and construction planning of utility-scale energy storage projects. You will take ownership and lead the engineering, procurement, and construction planning scope of work for all energy storage projects from early development through to notice to proceed (aka the preconstruction phase). You will develop relationships with technical consultants and manage them closely to deliver technical work products.

Your attention to detail and ability to concurrently drive multiple work streams forward on time and on budget will be key to your success. Your technical knowledge of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) and your ability to communicate that with audiences who have a wide range of technical proficiency will determine your effectiveness in this role. You must have the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams whose success depends on soliciting and integrating the technical expertise of every member.

Preconstruction Responsibilities
At the outset of your engagement on each project, you will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to define project constraints and prioritize metrics for the projects success. Through the process you will be expected to communicate clearly and frequently and represent the company effectively and professionally with a variety of project partners and stakeholders. You will use your technical knowledge and practical experience to inform the companys teams approach to developing and designing the energy storage facilities, including:

Engineering

  • Interface with Development, Interconnection, Site Assessment, Procurement, Construction and Operations teams to optimize project design; including site selection, BESS sizing, major equipment selection, balance of system (BOS) layout, and interconnection options.
  • Interface with Third-Party Engineering Consultants to scope engineering and design work, manage execution to budget/schedule, review technical drawing and specification deliverables, and seek approval from the team.
  • Lead value engineering exercises to maximize the financial performance of our projects.


Procurement

  • Evaluate and stay current on the best-in-class offerings from major equipment suppliers.
  • Draft RFPs and conduct competitive selection processes for general contractors, subcontractors, and major equipment suppliers.
  • Develop technical exhibits and provide input on technical aspects of the BOS/EPC contract.
  • Assist with BOS/EPC contract negotiations required to properly and effectively plan the project.


Construction Planning

  • Develop the construction strategy, identifying key resource needs, risks, and mitigation strategies.
  • Review project documentation to perform technical due diligence on project acquisition opportunities.
  • Travel to remote project locations to conduct site inspections, constructability reviews and micro-siting evaluations.
  • Perform risk assessment analysis by creating risk/opportunity matrices.
  • Provide cost estimates to support Finance and Origination.
  • Support Development efforts, including permitting efforts and attending landowner meetings.
  • Leverage your technical expertise to ensure efficient and effective project transitions into the construction phase.


Other Responsibilities
The company is a dynamic and quickly growing organization. Based upon your skills and interests, your Manager will assign other tasks focused on improving the companys preconstruction and engineering discipline and your career. These may include:

  • Building business cases/protocols to support other areas of the company.
  • Process improvement and documentation.
  • Integration of commercially available software or development of internal software tools.
QUALIFICATIONS

Preconstruction Manager Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)


Job Description
As Preconstruction Manager for Energy Storage, you will play a pivotal role in the development, design and construction planning of utility-scale energy storage projects. You will take ownership and lead the engineering, procurement, and construction planning scope of work for all energy storage projects from early development through to notice to proceed (aka the preconstruction phase). You will develop relationships with technical consultants and manage them closely to deliver technical work products.

Your attention to detail and ability to concurrently drive multiple work streams forward on time and on budget will be key to your success. Your technical knowledge of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS) and your ability to communicate that with audiences who have a wide range of technical proficiency will determine your effectiveness in this role. You must have the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams whose success depends on soliciting and integrating the technical expertise of every member.

Preconstruction Responsibilities
At the outset of your engagement on each project, you will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to define project constraints and prioritize metrics for the projects success. Through the process you will be expected to communicate clearly and frequently and represent the company effectively and professionally with a variety of project partners and stakeholders. You will use your technical knowledge and practical experience to inform the companys teams approach to developing and designing the energy storage facilities, including:

Engineering

  • Interface with Development, Interconnection, Site Assessment, Procurement, Construction and Operations teams to optimize project design; including site selection, BESS sizing, major equipment selection, balance of system (BOS) layout, and interconnection options.
  • Interface with Third-Party Engineering Consultants to scope engineering and design work, manage execution to budget/schedule, review technical drawing and specification deliverables, and seek approval from the team.
  • Lead value engineering exercises to maximize the financial performance of our projects.


Procurement

  • Evaluate and stay current on the best-in-class offerings from major equipment suppliers.
  • Draft RFPs and conduct competitive selection processes for general contractors, subcontractors, and major equipment suppliers.
  • Develop technical exhibits and provide input on technical aspects of the BOS/EPC contract.
  • Assist with BOS/EPC contract negotiations required to properly and effectively plan the project.


Construction Planning

  • Develop the construction strategy, identifying key resource needs, risks, and mitigation strategies.
  • Review project documentation to perform technical due diligence on project acquisition opportunities.
  • Travel to remote project locations to conduct site inspections, constructability reviews and micro-siting evaluations.
  • Perform risk assessment analysis by creating risk/opportunity matrices.
  • Provide cost estimates to support Finance and Origination.
  • Support Development efforts, including permitting efforts and attending landowner meetings.
  • Leverage your technical expertise to ensure efficient and effective project transitions into the construction phase.


Other Responsibilities
The company is a dynamic and quickly growing organization. Based upon your skills and interests, your Manager will assign other tasks focused on improving the companys preconstruction and engineering discipline and your career. These may include:

  • Building business cases/protocols to support other areas of the company.
  • Process improvement and documentation.
  • Integration of commercially available software or development of internal software tools.


Qualifications & Critical Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or a relevant technical field required. Preference for Electrical, Structural, or Civil Engineering degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as an engineer or project manager focused on the engineering, procurement, or construction aspects of planning and executing utility-scale solar projects

Technical skills:

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of key value drivers for utility-scale energy storage projects.
  • Experience providing preconstruction cost estimates based on industry knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to review and revise plans and specifications for civil and electrical work.
  • Experience with developing contract exhibits for contracts.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, project management, problem-solving and team-building skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and make informed decisions quickly.

Proficient with computers with strong working knowledge of the following:

  • MS Excel Creation and debugging of spreadsheets for data analysis and cost estimating
  • SharePoint Document management system
  • Google Earth, ArcGIS or GlobalMapper
  • Abilities in Civil/Electrical design software a plus.


Work Environment and Work Style:

  • Experience working with cross-functional internal and external technical advisors and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a flat organization, successfully leveraging the expertise of multiple colleagues in different lines of reporting.
  • Ability to multi-task and arbitrate between conflicting priorities with clear target setting and follow-through capability in a fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment.

Education:
University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree




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