Pattern Energy Group

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Pre-Construction Manager

Pre-Construction Manager

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US-CA-La Jolla
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Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Santiago, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.



The position will be responsible for managing and overseeing all the Pre-Construction aspects of Utility-Scale wind and solar renewable energy as well as high-voltage transmission lines.  This will include completing cost analysis and budgetary estimates for the engineering, procurement and construction of the renewable generation facilities and transmission assets across the world and managing the preliminary engineering for the projects. This position will also be responsible for managing and developing Request for Proposal’s (RFP’s) that will be issued to potential Contractors for the competitive bidding process.  The office location will be in San Diego, CA along with Pattern’s Engineering & Construction Group. This position will require close coordination and constant communication with the development and constructions teams located throughout the world.


Key Accountabilities

  • Provide Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) cost estimates, commercial and technical due diligence and support of solar and wind generation projects to the development team during development phase.
  • Review developer construction related documents for completeness and compliance with utility interconnect agreements, power purchase agreements, land lease agreements, environmental permits, and ensure good industry practice.
  • Coordinate with development team to understand the geotechnical, civil, electrical, and major equipment supplier specifications for project estimates and RFP’s.
  • Manage preliminary engineering to support preconstruction development and contractor section phase
  • Responsible for leading the RFP process, in conjunction with the Capital Procurement Manager, with qualified contractors and vendors so bids can be accurately evaluated.  Responsible for evaluating thorough comparison metrics to determine most commercially and technically responsible bidders. Must ensure RFP’s establish basis of scope and pricing from contractor/supplier.  
  • Develop construction project cashflows and milestone completion dates 
  • Must be capable of developing a procurement plan on how to build and schedule the project
  • Works with the project stakeholders to review and approve components of the bid package, submittals and decisions through the process.
  • Prepare and present pre-RFP meeting and review process with project development team
  • Manage the turnover process from development to construction execution team


Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and/or construction management

Required Work Experience

  • Minimum 5-10 years progressive responsible experience in the renewable power industry with significant wind and/or solar energy experience.
  • Direct experience with project and engineering management for wind and/or solar is preferred. Field and estimating experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic engineering concepts associated with renewable energy facilities (geotechnical, civil, structural, electrical)
  • Knowledge in engineering and cost estimating of medium voltage and high voltage work a plus. This includes but is not limited to, collections systems, substations and transmission lines
  • Ability to maintain a cost analysis database that allows for evaluation of past project build costs to effectively estimate future build costs in a targeted market
  • Ability to prioritize and resolve multiple issues on multiple projects under demanding schedule constraints.
  • Knowledge of trending constructability costs in the wind and solar market
  • Must be proficient in typical software applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project or Primivera. All other estimating software a plus.


Preferred Requirements

  • Must be willing and capable of traveling worldwide.


 Pattern Energy Group LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer