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Project Manager - Commercial Solar

Company: Cal Solar Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Project Manager
Summary Description:
The PM is responsible for the financial and contractual success of their portfolio of projects. They own each project from contract signing until it is turned over to O&M. The PM is the primary contact and the hub of all communications involving the project. They manage the construction team, drive schedule, cost management, procurement, job set up, and close out. Working closely with the CM and GF, they support safety, quality, and site efficiency.
Job Duties:

  • Business Objectives- Ensure that the project supports all company goals such as timely revenue, gross margins, and customer satisfaction.
  • Revenue- Continuously track project portfolio revenue schedule. Report weekly to management.
  • Costs and Margins- Track budget to actuals to protect margins and identify potential change orders. Initiate and negotiate COs when needed.
  • Risk- Keep Director of Project Management informed of any threats to project objectives.
  • ProjectBudgetandLaborTracking- weekly meetings with Construction Director and COO to review man hours, billing projections, P/L, upcoming manpower needs, WIP, etc.
  • Billing and Collections- Submit timely trial SOVs/invoices to clients to get approval prior to billing. Support AR with invoicing and follow up to obtain on-time payment.
  • Contract Deliverables- Fully understand the contract documents and any other customer agreements and fulfill all requirements at or above expectations.
  • Scheduling- Build and maintain a project schedule showing all critical events in the project.
  • Project Coordination- Coordinate with all GCs to ensure critical path construction activities are mobilized in a timely manner and in conjunction with other trades. Ensure that all work on each jobsite is completed in accordance with the overall project scope and schedule.
  • Subcontracting Negotiate and contract with subcontractors, as needed, for labor compliance and scope of work requirements.
  • Procurement - Order all materials for projects in conjunction with Project Coordinators and General Foreman. Large orders over $10K shall be approved by Construction Director before ordering. Review all orders from main vendors to ensure accuracy.
  • Installation Efficiency - Cost per Watt OR per Sq Ft-Actively engage in month-to-month monitoring of the installation cost per watt (or Sq Ft for solar hot water) as well as the number of man hours per module and actively identify measures to reduce these costs where practical and so long as it does not conflict with safety or installation quality. Discussed at recurring operations meetings in consultation with the COO & Construction Director.

    Activities to Promote the Above Performance Goals

    • Weekly After-Action Reports - Document that briefly details any issues experienced on specific jobs in order to provide a feedback loop to the engineering and design portions of the operations team.
    • Review of Upcoming Jobs - PM, General Foremen and Crew Leads should review jobs at least one week in advance of mobilization to identify any issues pertaining to design, materials, labor, or other resources.
    • Truck Stock/Equipment Storage - PM, in conjunction with General Foreman, and with the assistance of Crew Leads, should maintain visibility on levels of truck/storage stock to eliminate as much as possible trips from projects to various supply outlets.
    • Meetings - PM should conduct routine meetings with client and project team to maintain alignment and communication.

      Required Skills:

      • Four year college degree and/or equivalent work experience desirable
      • Thorough understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
      • Experience managing commercial/industrial solar construction projects
      • Strong understanding of grid-tied PV system design
      • Basic understanding of solar domestic hot water systems design
      • Previous PM or PE experience
      • Strong leadership skills - ability to organize, utilize and motivate team members quickly to respond to changes in the construction schedule and scope
      • Ability to read, understand, and edit (red-line) electrical, plumbing, and structural plans
      • Good at problem solving and implementing site-specific design modifications
      • Strong understanding of electrical wiring, theory and the trade
      • General understanding of piping systems, pumped fluid circuits, and closed-loop heating systems.
      • Strong understanding of the NEC Code and the ability to reference the code as required
      • Strong understanding of the Plumbing Code and the ability to reference the code as required
      • Knowledge of Universal Building Codes and building materials and techniques
      • Experience supervising and managing subcontractors
      • Experience working with city/county permitting offices and inspectors
      • Ability to work long hours as required in order for the installation crews to work to optimal efficiency on a daily basis
      • Must be willing to travel within the state of CA
      • Strong Internet and research skills
      • Detail oriented and process oriented with the ability to understand key business concepts at a macro level
      • Effective communication skills across all levels and departments of the organization
      • Be flexible and able to prioritize and complete a variety of simultaneous tasks with a high level of organization
      • Understand the organizational structure and processes and use that understanding to make appropriate business decision and process movement
      • Possess a positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills
      • Ability and willingness to learn and adapt quickly to rapidly evolving business priorities
      • Ability to work independently, show initiative, and operate with a sense of urgency

        About CalSolar, Inc:
        Passionate About Renewable Energy? Then we're looking for you!
        For more than 10 years, California Solar Integrators, Inc. (Cal Solar Inc) has developed multi-family and commercial solar projects throughout California. Our systems reliably deliver low-cost solar energy to businesses and multi-family housing communities. We are revitalizing the solar industry with the help of Utility Incentive Programs as well as supporting the state and federal legislative push towards renewable energy. Our experienced sales and estimating teams, engineers and installers, combined with our post-installation system support, provide complete turn-key solutions for new construction and retrofit properties. Service streams include Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Hot Water, EV Chargers, and Energy Storage.
        We are always seeking talented individuals! Join a focused and motivated team. Cal Solar Inc is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) committed to a culture based on respect and performance.
        Competitive hourly and salary rates DOE
        Health, vision and dental insurance
        401(k) plans
        Paid holidays
        Flexible PTO and great work-life balance

Keywords: Cal Solar Inc., San Diego , Project Manager - Commercial Solar, Professions , San Diego, California

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