Senior Project Manager

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Title: Senior Project Manager

Department: Operations – Project management
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Supervisor: Director of Project management
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Status: Full time, Permanent

Work Status(Remote/Hybrid/In-Office): Hybrid


SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

QCELLS Enable is the EPC branch of Qcells for the Commercial, Industrial, Distributed Generation, and Small Utility Scale solar markets. Our mission is to provide world class design and installation of large-scale PV and ESS systems throughout the US. Our position as a leading module manufacturer means we can offer end-to-end solutions for project developers and asset managers. We are expanding our offerings and have several open positions currently in our Teaneck, New Jersey headquarters.


SUMMARY

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the execution of C&I solar EPC contracts through final completion. The PM will establish the project schedule, budget and resource requirements working in close collaboration with Sales, Engineering, Construction and Finance to ensure the correct materials are procured and arrive onsite, ensures that milestones and deliverables are met through the life of the project, and ultimately projects are completed maintaining the projected schedule and budget.


The right candidate must understand all the project phases including Interconnection, permitting and construction. They must track and report out budgets for their jobs and work with purchasing agents to obtain quotes and negotiate vendor agreements for materials and services. They must have the ability to interpret city and state building and NEC codes, as well as utility requirements to ensure the project continues smoothly.


This position reports to the Senior Director of Project Management. This position will be located out of our new Teaneck, NJ office. Ideal candidates will be within commutable distance of these locations, but a flexible or hybrid working option is open.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and Mentor a team of Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers.
  • Train direct reports on project management fundamentals including but not limited to Microsoft Project Schedule, standard industry financial terms and scope reviews.
  • Plan and manage C&I Solar EPC project schedule of engineering, procurement, and construction to ensure on time completion.
  • Plan and execute the procurement and sub-contracting strategy with the engineering, procurement, and construction department to ensure budget completion.
  • Manage the required permitting for projects with AHJ & local planning boards.
  • Support and cooperate with sales and proposals to win new EPC bids.
  • Prepare bid packages and SOW for sub-contractors with related parties such as engineering and construction.
  • Perform regular check-ins to gauge on-site project progress.
  • Serve as point-of-contact for customers/clients during execution of each project.
  • Provide progress reports and other status updates to client and management, as required.
  • Troubleshooting issues relating to installations, analyzing information, and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Review activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement, facilitate a “lessons learned meeting after project completion to document areas of improvement and excellence.
  • All other assignments and special projects, as requested by Management.
  • Regular attendance, in accordance with company's attendance policy and supervisory assignment, is an essential job duty requirement for this position


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree required; a degree in related field such as engineering, construction management or project management will be a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of project management or construction management required.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in solar or renewable energy industry
  • Experience working with Electric Utilities preferred.
  • Ability to travel required.
  • NABCEP Certification, preferred.
  • PMP Certification, preferred.
  • Fluency in MS Project or equivalent project management software.
  • Ability to read plan sets, do take offs, create Bill of Materials and procurement bids.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, comfortable in an office setting as well as on a commercial construction job site.
  • Excellent time management and financial management skills
  • Excellent ability to communicate among construction, technical and non-technical personnel, both internally and outside the company
  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving dynamic, environment


WHAT WE OFFER

  • Benefits- medical, vision, and dental coverage starts day one, no waiting period
  • 401k company match
  • PTO + Sick Days + Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity for career advancement


SALARY RANGE FOR POSITION

The anticipated starting pay range of this position, which is to be located in Teaneck(City), NJ(State) is $ 140, 000 - $ 160, 000 base salary per year.


The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.


EXAMPLES OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS


  • Stationary position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day.
  • Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk.
  • Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far.
  • Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
  • Travel: up to 10%as needed.


CLIMATIC/ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS AT JOB SITE


  • Regular professional, office business setting
  • Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
  • Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)


QCELLS Enable is proud to be an at-will Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


It is important to note that the job descriptions provided by QCELLS Enable are not intended to be comprehensive lists of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the positions. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice, reflecting our dynamic and evolving work environment.


We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, QCELLS Enable will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at hr-usa@qcells.com.


Nothing in this statement shall imply implicitly or explicitly a guarantee of employment outside our at-will employment opportunity.