Job details

Newport Beach
Market related
Job Type
about 1 year ago

Our client is a leading developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America. They are at the forefront of the fast-growing battery energy storage market and are helping to transition the nation's electric grid to a cleaner and more reliable future. Their storage projects provide major utilities with a multitude of important services, including reliable fast-ramping capacity, energy and ancillary grid services, including renewable energy integration support.

The client is independently owned and is among the largest players in the US energy storage sector, with a 15+ GWh pipeline, including about 1.7 GWh of projects in operation, construction, or advanced development under contract with utilities and other power buyers. They are headquartered in California, with employees in multiple regions across the U.S. Their diverse management team has many decades of experience in the renewable energy, utility, and independent power sectors.


At the client company, every employee makes an impact on the company's growth and profitability every day. They have a fast-paced, high-performance, and team-oriented culture. They value quality of life and flexibility for their employees and strive to help their team members achieve their career goals.

Job Description

Our client is seeking motivated and energetic candidates to join their team as a Project Manager or Sr. Project Manager to support the development and execution of several sequential utility-scale battery energy storage projects from late-stage development through commissioning. The Project Manager will report to the company's Director of Construction.

The Project Manager will work closely with the Project Developer during the development process and ensure a proper handoff to the project team during late-stage development. During project execution, the Project Manager will manage the project design, permitting, contractor and vendor selection and contracting, and all construction and commissioning activities culminating with turnover to Asset Management (Operations). The Project Manager will be ultimately responsible for the project schedule and budget. The Project Manager will collaborate with the project team, including the Project Engineer and Construction Manager, during project execution.

Key Responsibilities
• Overall responsibility for the project schedule and budget.
• Manage engineering consultants with support from the engineering team during project development, permitting, pre-construction, and construction.
• Support project objectives by reviewing and approving project engineering proposals and design documents during pre-construction and construction.
• Maintain an engineering issues log, RFI log, and submittal log during project execution and identify project responsibilities and assign personnel to tasks with definitive due dates.
• Prepare and manage the overall project schedule through commissioning, COD, and handoff to asset management, tracking to major project milestones throughout and reporting weekly on schedule variances.
• Prepare bid documents for contractor and subcontractor selection, including scopes of work and work schedules.
• Support procurement of owner-supplied equipment and manage vendors through contracting, delivery, and installation of major equipment.
• Facilitate and lead meetings with the project team, maintaining meeting minutes and identifying project responsibilities and assigning personnel to tasks with definitive due dates.
• Prepare project status reports on a weekly and monthly basis during project execution for internal management review and investor/board updates.
• Ensure project design complies with federal, state, and local regulations. Responsible for securing all permits required for construction and operation of the project.
• Prepare the initial project budget with the finance team. Ultimately responsible for the project budget during execution, including weekly and monthly updates on budget variances.
• Maintain a risk register to identify and communicate key risks throughout project execution.
• Track performance and analyze the completion of key goals during project execution. Maintain production logs for work put in place for future reference for project lessons learned, and schedule and budget forecasting.