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Senior Project Manager

About  Lightsource bp    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 
The Senior Project Manager will have overall responsibility for the execution of the project in accordance with the Owner EPC agreement and have a team on-site to support him/her in the execution of the work at all levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
•    Overall responsibility to manage and administer all aspects of the EPC contract with the Owner.  Assist legal team and Lightsource bp management with negotiations of the EPC contract and preparation of technical exhibits. Pro-actively manage relationship with the Owner and execute all requirements of the EPC towards achieving substantial and final completion of the project in accordance with the schedule, reporting, quality, and other requirements of the contract.
•    Maintain responsibility for the project budget, risk management, safety, and quality. Responsible for managing cost and schedule goals of assigned projects through project closeout.
•    Report to Lightsource bp management regularly on the progress of the Project (Monthly Report, Weekly Updates ...) and inform stakeholders at the functional level. 
•    Responsible for direct reports from PM Organization. Participate in staffing and performance management of project management group. Perform quarterly check ins / twice annual review period and manage Key Initiatives, training, and mentoring as required for project management staff. Collaborate with HR/ Recruiting on interviewing candidates and onboarding and training. Recommend hiring and manage staff contracted by Lightsource bp as needed during construction. 
•    Coordinate with all Lightsource bp site team members to establish staff rotation schedules to accommodate the execution and management of the Work.
•    Represent Lightsource bp and establish relationships for the matters related to the Project with Authorities, Regulatory Agencies and professional organization in coordination with Lightsource bp Executives. 
•    Ensure Lightsource bp and subcontractors’ compliance with all permits and laws, and mitigation measures on the project. Maintain high level contact with permitting officials. Provide input/ insight on the permitting with focus on the construction related permits, but also providing support and guidance on the non-discretionary permits.  
•    Assist in the negotiations and execution of interconnection agreements. Coordinate directly or manage through project team members with the electrical transmission authorities and other interconnection parties and manage the execution of the work to successfully achieve interconnection with the grid and meet the requirement of the agreements. 
•    Oversee the management of the system design and construction process. Make sure that all RFI’s and Submittals are responded to in a timely manner. 
•    Maintain responsibility for execution of all consultants. Assists with RFP, Proposals, solicitation, negotiations, execution, PO, Invoicing.  This includes design, permitting and inspection consultants. Issue contractual letters and notices and change orders to protect Lightsource bp from Owner and subcontractor claims.
•    Work with procurement team to identify and order long lead substation equipment negotiation and execute the contract associated Purchase Order/ associated invoices
•    Develop and execute strategy for all subcontractor and consultant procurement.  Identify qualified contractors and subcontractors and consultants. Work with Procurement team to identify and solicit contracting partners, hold pre-bid meetings, training sessions. Manage subcontracts once executed including tracking deliverables, schedules, payments due, managing change orders, and providing notices or dispute resolution if required. 
•    Coordinate with Lightsource bp supply chain to ensure all Lightsource bp procured materials are ordered and delivered to site in the required timeline.
•    Responsible for the project schedule:  development, metrics, maintenance of the schedule to report weekly to executives on % complete, critical path 
•    Coordinate pre-construction activities, especially buyout and set up of construction temporary facilities including trailers, power, and telecommunications. 
•    Coordinate with project team members to establish all living arrangements for Lightsource bp employees including Housing, transportation, utilities, etc.
•    Establish and run regular meetings for Owner, Lightsource bp management, and Subcontractors to provide updates on the project status and coordinate work activities. 
•    Ensure compliance and implementation of safety and quality assurance plans, by all Lightsource bp personnel, subcontractor’s authorities, owners with Safety to Establish a Project HSE-MS and a Project Quality Plan. 
•    Oversee the execution commissioning of the plant through the commissioning department and complete handover of operable plant to the customer and Operations and maintenance crews.
•    Manage punch list, demobilization and financial close out of project.
•    Support the sales, development, and finance teams for future projects in development. This may include providing construction schedules, coordinating due diligence site evaluations, construction cost estimates, permit and site evaluations, and proposal documentation.
Who we’re looking for 


•    Demonstrated ability to manage multi-year, complex construction projects 
•    Proven ability to successfully procure, manage, large commercial or industrial construction subcontracts.
•    Demonstrated ability to successfully forecast, create, and manage multi-million dollar and multi-year project budgets 
•    A strong understanding of financial tracking and reporting. 
•    Thorough knowledge of commercial project development. 
•    Ability to read engineering drawings, electrical diagrams and familiarity with building and electrical codes. 
•    Experience with Substations and Interconnection requirements
•    Strong familiarity with construction and electrical codes 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction, and/or Business. Master’s degree is a plus
•    Spanish speaking is a plus
•    5+ years supervisory or group lead experience is required 
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project is required.
•    15+ years of commercial construction, General Contracting commercial electrical contracting and/or commercial contracting experience. 
•    Excellent and proven leadership and personnel management skills. 
Why you’ll make a great member of the team    

Personal qualities 
•    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. 
•    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 
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.  

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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.