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Assistant Project Manager

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. 
With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.
We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

What You’ll do 
This position is a key project team member, providing valuable daily work in planning, procuring coordination, monitoring, and supervising all contracts for the engineering, permitting, procurement, construction, and commissioning process for utility-scale solar project. May manage external engineers, and contractors, and suppliers directly under a more senior Project Manager and work on multiple small projects or a single large project. Works closely with Project Managers, Directors, internal design, administration, finance, and supply chain groups to ensure that projects are brought in on schedule and on budget.
Duties and Responsibilities
•    Responsible for fulfilling Company quality goals on assigned projects.
•    Responsible for insuring 100% Customer Satisfaction on assigned projects.
•    Oversees the management of the system design and construction process for all assigned projects.
•    Responsible for managing cost and schedule goals of assigned projects through project closeout.
•    Creates, oversees, and tracks all schedule aspects for assigned projects, from pre-approval through project close-out to ensure on-time delivery. 
•    Leverages knowledge of system delivery milestones to capture reduced construction costs wherever possible. 
•    Coordinate and process Purchase Orders, invoices, payment applications, and draw requests
•    Assist in generation of regular reporting to internal management teams and external clients.
•    Update internal budgeting and cost expenditure reports
•    Responsible for overseeing document management for assigned projects.
•    Responsible for compliance, safety, and performance on all assigned projects. 
•    May direct work of one or more assigned Construction Managers on a per project basis. 
•    Facilitate communication between consultants, contractors, and 3rd parties for interrelated scopes and necessary coordination including RFIs, submittals, and engineering review.
•    Conduct safety and quality site walks on site. Travel up to 25%.
•    Monitor field housekeeping activities for compliance with job safety requirements and standards.
•    Responsible for effective oversight of multiple suppliers, consultants, contractors and temporary leased installation labor. 
•    Is corporate representative to the Customer, permitting agencies, contractors and other project personnel. 
•    Oversee bill of materials, material ordering, logistics, and project schedule
•    Familiarity with engineering drawing sets, project scopes of work, interconnection agreements and power purchase agreements. 

Who we’re looking for     

•    Strong familiarity with utility scale solar project life cycle, engineering, equipment, construction means and methods, and stakeholders
•    Must be computer-savvy - strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project is required

•    Associate degree or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred 
•    Utility scale solar experience is required
•    Additional experience with electrical systems and wiring is strongly preferred 

•    Strong technical, supervisory, and project management skills based on construction industry experience
•    HV Substation and/or general contracting experience preferred
•    Proven ability to successfully procure, monitor, and assess subcontracted construction functions such as electrical contractors and commercial roofers

Why you’ll make a great member of the team  

Personal qualities 
•    Strong analytical skills 
•    Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization, as well as outside customers and vendors. 
•    Ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus.
•    Organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively and handle multiple deadlines. 
•    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 
•    Must be willing and able to travel a great deal, often on short notice

Why you’ll want to work for us    

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter. 
Be you: We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.
Be responsible: Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.  
Be recognized: Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits. 
Be inspired: Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives. 
Our Core Values: Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.


We Offer
· US team members are entitled to medical benefits, life insurance, dental benefits, vision benefits and short- and long-term disability benefits. Lightsource bp pays for the first $800 of the monthly insurance premium. For staff members with dependents, Lightsource will cover 50% of the costs of covering dependents. The team member contributes the remainder of the premium, if any, through pre-tax payroll deduction.
· Lightsource bp offers US team members immediate eligibility for a 401(k) plan, with a 3% nonelective employer contribution.
· Our team members are eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, calculated based on corporate, team and individual objectives. Team members in the US may receive an additional 50% of their annual bonus in a “retention bank” as well, available for withdrawal after three years of bonus awards have accrued.
· Lightsource bp currently observes the following 11 holidays in the US: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
· US team members accrue 20 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. All team members are also eligible for COVID-19 leave.
· Team members in the US enjoy a hybrid work environment.
· US team members receive a monthly personal phone bill reimbursement of up to $100 and a monthly commuter benefit of up to $150. Team members also receive one-time wellness and remote work allowances


Lightsource bp is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
This position requires satisfactory proof of COVID vaccination or your obtaining an approved accommodation or exemption that exempts you from compliance with the mandatory COVID vaccination requirement in accordance with applicable law. “Fully vaccinated” means that at least two weeks have passed since the administration of the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.