Wind Project Manager

Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque | US-CA-La Jolla | US-TX-Houston | US-CA-San Francisco | CA
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/3/2024 12:13 PM)
# of Openings
1
Category
Construction
Job ID
2023-2431

Overview

Company Overview

Pattern Energy is a leading renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates high-quality wind and solar generation, transmission, and energy storage facilities. Our mission is to transition the world to renewable energy through the sustainable development and responsible operation of facilities with respect for the environment, communities, and cultures where we have a presence. 

 

Our approach begins and ends with establishing trust, accountability, and transparency. Our company values of creative spirit, pride of ownership, follow-through, and a team-first attitude drive us to pursue our mission every day. Our culture supports our values by fostering innovative and critical thinking and a deep belief in living up to our promises.  

 

Headquartered in the United States, Pattern has a global portfolio of more than 35 power facilities and transmission assets, serving various customers that provide low-cost clean energy to millions of consumers.  

 

Come be an integral part of the team constructing the largest renewable energy infrastructure project in US history. The SunZia Wind project represents over 3,500 MW of new renewable generation located in Torrance, Lincoln, and San Miguel Counties, New Mexico and will represent the largest wind project in the Western Hemisphere. SunZia Transmission is a 550-mile ± 525 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line between central New Mexico and south-central Arizona, with the capacity to transport 3,000 MW of clean, renewable energy. Together, total investment of more than $8 billion and enough energy to power the needs of more than 3 million Americans. Both projects are privately funded and will deliver over $1 billion in estimated direct economic benefits to governments, communities, schools, and private landowners across Arizona and New Mexico.

Responsibilities

Job Purpose

Provide project management and technical support for development and construction of utility scale wind and solar projects across the United States, and support projects in other markets as necessary.  Provide due diligence review of project development and construction related contracts, technical documents, and field work. Responsible for safety, quality, cost and schedule performance of major construction projects from late pre-construction phase to commercial operation.

Key Accountabilities

The key responsibilities will include as a minimum the following in support of renewable projects:

  • Provide technical due diligence and budget review of wind, solar and high voltage transmission projects during the development phase.
  • Work with Pattern’s preconstruction and development groups in the development, solicitation, bid evaluation, contract review and award of construction services contracts for various projects.
  • Interface with major equipment suppliers. Ensure division of responsibility is coordinated between various stakeholders, EPC contractor and major equipment suppliers.  Ensure schedule, delivery and technical provisions of major equipment agreements are compatible with project needs and EPC contract documents.
  • Interface with permitting authorities, regulators, stakeholders, and consultants to develop and implement project execution plan. Develop risk register, manage, mitigate, or escalate major project risks to ensure successful project execution.
  • Review construction documents for completeness and compliance with utility interconnect agreements, power purchase agreements, land lease agreements, environmental permits, and good industry practice.
  • Execute the construction of the projects; be accountable for the safety, quality, cost, and schedule of the project. Serve as the lead negotiator for any changes to project scope and schedule.
  • Provide overview of project interface with interconnect utility. Ensure documents and drawings required by interconnect and power purchase agreements are provided in a timely manner.  Review monthly progress report to utilities.
  • Manage and coordinate technical engineering support of project work by Pattern engineering resources and third-party technical consultants, particularly relating to the design and performance of major equipment.
  • Liaison with Independent Engineer’s for design and construction review of active construction projects. Ensure timely approval of design documents and resolve technical issues relating to project design.  Review and comment on Independent Engineer’s due diligence reports for active construction projects as well as development opportunities.
  • Provide project interface with Pattern management and construction lenders. Furnish weekly and monthly reports and status updates as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Five to seven years progressive experience in the power industry with significant experience managing construction of utility scale wind project. Experience to manage Transmission, solar projects is a plus.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or construction management is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete multi-million-dollar construction projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Field experience desirable.

Additional Requirements

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and resolve multiple issues on multiple projects under demanding schedule constraints.
  • Thorough understanding of construction contract concepts, language and terms.
  • Knowledge of basic engineering concepts. Familiarity with wind project access roads, wind turbine foundations, transmission, and distribution equipment, overhead and underground cable installation, reactive power compensation equipment, and SCADA systems helpful.

Technical Skills

  • Familiar with typical computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Scheduling application experience a plus (MS Project, Primavera).

Travel

  • Approximately 30-50% annually.
  • North America (U.S., Canada)

 

The expected starting pay range for this role is $103,000 USD - $139,000 in local currency. This range is an estimate and base pay may be above or below the ranges based on several factors including but not limited to location, work experience, certifications, and education. In addition to base pay, Pattern’s compensation program includes a bonus structure for full-time employees of all levels. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, family care benefits, employee assistance program, paid time off and bonding leave, paid holidays, 401(k)/RRSP retirement savings plan with employer contribution, and employee referral bonuses.

 

Pattern Energy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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