Date Posted: 5/5/2010
Job Title:
Senior Construction Manager - Solar/PV
Thomas Executive Resources
San Francisco, CA
Job Description:


Senior Construction Manager


Role Description

The Senior Construction Manager is responsible for developing technical packages to support Business Development focused on distributed generation photovoltaic systems. This position will be responsible to establish initial design criteria and set customer expectations. This position will be responsible for site visits and technical liaison with customers during the development phase. This position will be responsible for the construction of distributed generation photovoltaic systems up to commissioning of the power plant.


This person will be expected to travel throughout the United States regularly. The role will also work to assist in the development of large utility scale photovoltaic plants as needed. The Senior Construction Manager will work closely with the rest of the Technical Managers to develop standardized design criteria, engineering practices, and construction methods to ensure ease of operability.  The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail and be able to work in a fast pace environment.


This position is in the Technical Group and will report to the Senior Vice President.


This individual is responsible for the following tasks:


1.       Create and standardize site assessment review to identify strategies and risk associated with design and construction of photovoltaic systems.

2.       Understand design requirements for multiple regions and for different equipment used in various regions across the country.

3.       Update the cost analysis system for all regions and technologies.

4.       Create and standardize construction quality procedures.

5.       Support development efforts: ground conditions and construction feasibility. 

6.       Integrate standardized designs with existing design tools flexibility to updating design tools and templates.

7.       Work with the customers engineers to discuss designs and meet specific needs.

8.       Coordinate timely completion and delivery of initial design packages.

9.       Construct photovoltaic systems: supervise all contractors on site, comply with all H&S regulations and ensure that contractors meet all H&S rules and regulations, comply with project schedule, ensure the photovoltaic construction project is being built per specifications, and ensure that the PV project meets FRV quality standards.



Required Experience


         Knowledge of photovoltaic systems design and construction: 3 year minimum.

         Experience constructing other energy power plants.

         Experience working in the field and coordinating with outside customers.

         Willingness to travel (up to 50% of time)

         Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (Civil Engineering is a plus) or equivalent experience

Preferred Experience

         Experience in design of commercial scale photovoltaic systems.

         Strong knowledge of site construction of photovoltaic system design

         Purchasing Experience


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