Engineering Project Manager

at TerraForm Power Inc
Location New York, New York
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Permanent

Description

Luminace is one of the largest fully integrated decarbonization-as-a-service providers in North America, sponsoring accessible, reliable and renewable energy infrastructure to empower the zero-emissions future. Luminace serves more than 400 customers in the educational, commercial, industrial, utility and municipal sectors and has over 1,100 megawatts of distributed energy resources spanning 28 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada. Our offerings include on- and off-site solar, energy storage and energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits. Luminace is a Brookfield Renewable company. Brookfield Renewable is the flagship listed renewable power company of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with over $600 billion of assets under management.

Engineering Project Manager

Work Location: New York City, NY or Northeast Region

The Engineering Project Manager will oversee vendor selection, construction and commissioning of major maintenance projects on distributed generation solar projects across the United States, and Puerto Rico to ensure optimal generation performance of the company's solar photovoltaic (PV) plant portfolio. Overall responsibilities will include management of third party EPC and O&M service providers, time and cost oversight of large scale remediation and/or repowering efforts, performance analysis, preparation of construction budgets and collaborating cross functionally with other internal stakeholders (ie FP&A, Accounting, Tax, Legal, HSSE, Development, Procurement etc.)

The Engineering Project manager will work closely with the Engineering and Asset Management teams to achieve overall Solar performance goals. Travel to project sites when needed.

Responsibilities

Manage EPC and O&M service providers to ensure safe and timely execution of construction activities
Work with Procurement on the on-boarding of vendors included PO and invoice oversight
Travel to project sites to verify general condition of the projects, oversee large scale remediation and/or repowering efforts when needed
Review performance reports and project specific performance data; Investigate issues and initiate actions to improve performance
Develop & manage OpEx and CapEx budgets, support cost variance analysis
Assist Legal and Procurement to develop strong contracts for special projects, act as Contract monitor during project execution
Review material project documents associated with assigned projects to ensure compliance, including but not limited to Power Purchase Agreement, Interconnection Agreement, Lease Agreement, and Permits; facilitate agreement amendments and assignments as needed
Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, including but not limited to Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Accounting, Tax, Legal, HSSE, Development, Procurement and Risk & Insurance
Ensure regulatory, interconnection and HSSE compliance; Ensure assets are operated and managed consistent with Brookfield's Policies
support host customer's re-roofing requests as needed
Provide timely work products to support management and reporting of operating assets
Maintain or establish good working relationship with equipment manufacturers and other key industry players

Requirements

Working knowledge of US renewable energy and storage markets
Demonstrated commitment and participation in developing an accident-free work environment
Strong analytical skills and preferable experience in budget preparation and management
Technical understanding of solar generation and energy storage; Familiarity with computerized DAS/SCADA/Monitoring systems, interconnection agreements and data management
In field / hands on experience in solar construction and operations is strongly preferred
Strong project management and vendor accountability experience; direct or indirect team management a plus
Proven ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team
Ability to understand financial models and the potential impact of operations on investments
Ability to define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound solutions
Experience with distributed generation solar projects is a plus
Exceptional influence and communication skills both verbally and in writing with
superiors, peers, partners and other stakeholders
Experience with Dynamics 365 a plus
25-30% of travel is expected

Qualifications

At least 5 years' experience in project management
At least 7 years' technical field experience with solar projects
Degree in engineering or any other technical field.
Technology savvy, advanced computer skills especially in MS Office Suite
Experience in Storage technologies is an asset
Experience in construction management is an asset

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