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[Commissioning Manager] Commissioning Manager - SOLAR

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Commissioning Manager to support, define and organize the start-up, testing and commissioning activities for multiple solar PV projects. This individual will work to ensure all job tasks related to plant start-up and commissioning are planned for and completed within pre-established schedules. This individual will be required to secure and maintain strong working relationships with our client's corporate support functions, along with various contractors and key equipment vendors.

Additionally, the commissioning process should be standardized as much as possible through formalized procedures and documentation.

Reports to
VP Operations (Solar EPC)

Austin / remote location

Vacancy Status
Local Contract Only

Essential Job Functions

Define the plant start-up, testing and commissioning standard procedures, according to our EPC agreement and local standards, in collaboration with our safety manager.
Ensures that plant start-up, testing and commissioning procedures are executed in a standardized method and observations/results are documented in a consistent format.
Start-up and commission responsibilities will at a minimum apply to the following facilities/equipment within a solar PV plant:
Solar trackers
O&M Building
Collection system
Transmission Line
Creates standard tools to be used to gather, track and assess information collected during plant start-up and commissioning activities.
Publishes original materials and continually enhances documentation surrounding the processes, procedures, responsibility matrix and tools to be used during a project’s start-up, testing and commissioning phases.
Comprehends and ensures compliance with applicable environmental, interconnection, transmission operator and client rules, regulations and standards. Capable of understanding and complying with the contractual terms outlined in various agreements and contracts.
Tracks multiple work task schedules, provides schedule progression updates and proactively identifies schedule constraints.
Coordinates efforts of various stakeholders needed to work collaboratively on plant start-up and commission activities (internal resources, key equipment vendors, PV Plant contractor(s) and Substation EPC contractor).
Drafts and prepares various forms of written communications to project management, subcontractors and client technical support personnel.
Prepares and maintains up to date files, records and reports on status and progress of start-up and commission efforts on our various wind projects.
Coordinates meetings and presents reports to various Project Delivery and subcontractor team members regarding status and progress of project start-up and commission activities.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Strong communication and data processing skills.
Self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented.
Capable of managing multiple tasks or assignments simultaneously and efficiently without direct supervision.
Team-oriented individual with the ability to shift focus quickly and efficiently between varying tasks and priorities.
Ability to organize and coordinate cross functional teams required to work cooperatively during a project’s start-up, testing and commissioning phase.
Ability to establish and leverage relationships with key stakeholders to proactively initiate requests for support from targeted internal and external subject matter experts needed to address plant startup and commissioning requirements.
Frequent travel required (dependent upon project cycles)
Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.

3 – 5 years’ experience supporting the construction and commissioning of electric power generation facilities, preferably for PV Solar plants.
Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering

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