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Owners Representative (VA) - B

  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: : BBBH103447
  • Location: USA, Virginia, Arlington
  • Sector: Solar, Renewables
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 28/02/2017
This vacancy has now expired.

Owners Representative needed for 6+ contract in Virginia
18 MW landfill solar project
Project Management experience is MUST
Experience reading, negotiation, writing and understanding contracts
Will oversee work and client will not self-perform



The Owner's representative- project manager is primarily responsible for advocating the Owner's best interests by over-seeing the assigned project during each phase and he/she reports to the Head of Operations in the Region.

This includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
  • Directs internal operations to achieve project budgeted results and other financial criteria, and to preserve the company capital funds invested in the project.

  • Develops and establishes operating policies consistent with the company policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution at project level.

  • Insures that all project activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing operations.

  • Support business development during all the project phases to identify construction and operations risks in the early stage of the project development.


o Support project finance during the financing due diligence.
  • Ensure that all the Owner's insurance, permits and contracts remain in full force during the construction of the facility.

  • Lead the negotiation of the EPC contract by ensuring that all the project requirements from the different Owner's shareholders and stakeholder (i.e. Owner, financial partners, independent engineer, etc) are well addressed and the Owner's risks are minimized;

  • Ensure that the EPC contract is fully consistent with the different project requirements (i.e. permits, interconnection agreement, PPA, financial requirements, etc);

  • Ensure a project budget, incorporating the necessary soft and hard costs, is developed and agreed with the Owner's shareholders;


o Ensure that the EPC contractor and its subcontractors are properly insured and bonded;
  • Ensure that the EPC contractor is submitting appropriate documentation and record-keeping. Review submittals for general conformance with construction documents on the Owner's behalf, and ensure that the Owner is kept apprised of items that they need to make decisions on; ensure that appropriate parties are reviewing and stamping submittals and determine if additional consultants need to review them; provide comment to the Owner on adequacy of materials specified;

  • review RFI's to ensure EPC contractor and design/engineer/consultants are providing thorough and efficient responses, and that RFI responses are being forwarded to/from the appropriate parties; advise Owner of RFI's that may incur additional cost and/or


scope change prior to implementing work;

o Ensure the EPC contractor has fulfilled all its construction permits obligations;

  • Perform on-site inspections for quality of workmanship, quality of materials, conformity with plans & specifications, code compliance, on-site safety, project


schedule vs progress, and general progress of the construction project.
  • Maintain observation reports/logs including work description, work methods, contractors on site, weather conditions, observations, photos, etc.

  • Attend, or conduct, periodic construction progress meetings with the EPC contractor. These meetings should include discussions of potential or pending change orders, problems, schedule, budget, requests for information and any other areas of interest.

  • Review progress billings from the EPC contractor and when necessary negotiate revisions;


o Ensure all lien/claim releases are executed with all progress;
  • Assess impacts to the critical path and near-critical activities and report to the project team and shareholders;

  • Monitor the schedule throughout the process, report deviations and variances, and assist in the developing alternate methods for corrective action;


o Issue a proper Monthly Report to the Owner's shareholders by highlighting progress, budget update, risks and opportunities and any other main information pertinent to the project;

o Review EPC contractor change orders on behalf of client;
  • Review and assess if each EPC contract milestone is achieved and prepare and issue the relevant certificate duly signed;


o Record all certificates, change orders, amendments, etc in the proper folder and make sure it is always available to the project team;

o Track Owner contingency funds and advise on the use during the construction;
  • Ensure all the EPC contract requiremets are fulfilled before the final completion is released;


o Hand over the project documents to the O&M and Asset Management team;

JOB REQUIREMENTS

?Educational and Professional Qualifications:

o 10+ years as a project manager working in solar plant industry; Electrical Engineering background is preferred;

o Expertise in solar landfill is preferred; Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.