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[Construction Manager] Owners Rep/Construction Manager

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Owners Rep – Onsite Construction Manager
240MW Solar Utility Site
Elberon, VA

Owners Rep needed with a Construction Management/Superintendent background to oversee an EPC building a 240MW site in Elberon, VA! This is full time position with benefits. The first site to oversee the construction is approximately a 12 month project that the Owners Rep will work onsite Monday-Friday and able to go home EVERY weekend. Once this first project is completed, the Owners Rep/Construction Manager will be allocated to another VA, WV and NC project.

Scope of Responsibilities:
• Collaborates with safety team members to ensure all safety goals are the highest priority
• Review and approve JHA’s for associated work onsite prior to work commencing
• Provides excellence in the management and delivery of the project, in-line with the company’s expectations.
• Creates a culture of continuous improvement.
• Prepare and manage the project execution plan, co-ordinate and host the project kick off meetings, and prepare and manage effective project close out.
• Work with the Project Manager to ensure all contracts (prime and sub-contracts) are effectively managed, including change orders and documentation of variances.
• Onsite owner’s representative: monitoring of utility scale solar construction completed by 3rd party EPC Contractors
• Cultivate positive working relationships with 3rd party EPC Contractors
• Manage the construction of utility scale solar projects to the 3rd party EPC contract and permit requirements including schedule, budget, scope of work, deliverables
• Complete daily safety walks and submit a daily safety walk report to head of internal safety programs
• Manage internal safety goals with 3rd party EPC Contractors
• Attend internal and external meetings as necessary (e.g., daily, weekly).
• Track project progress against the schedule and manage schedule remediation plans
• Discuss daily objectives with 3rd party EPC Contractor and promptly report back perceived risks, and other issues/observations.
• Verify and sign-off on various construction milestones (civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical) and update internal tracking software
• Ensure thorough and quality work by verifying items against scopes of work and design plans to minimize punch lists and deliver the best-in-class assets.
• Verify 3rd party EPC Contractors adhere to QA/QC plans
• Work with in-house engineering to provide information and attend job walks to facilitate reports from 3rd party independent engineers.
• Collect 3rd party EPC deliverables and either upload to an internal data room or send to the appropriate team member for sign off (e.g., test reports, progress reports, etc.)
• Review electrical testing reports and commissioning plan/process/procedure prior to initial start-up
• Review draft invoices with 3rd party EPC Contractor and sign off on work completed
• First line of defense against proposed change orders; escalating to internal Project Manager as necessary
• Proactively communicate and manage an ongoing punch list with 3rd party EPC Contractor, managing final punch list from Mechanical Completion to Final Completion

Qualifications:
• 5+ years of onsite construction management experience
• 5+ years of solar utility experience
• 3+ years of contract management to ensure the 3rd party EPC is abiding by the contract and scope of work
• Experience building 100MW+ solar utility sites
• Open to commuting to the site weekly (and going home on the weekends)
• Electrical, engineering and understanding of skill trades knowledge
• BS degree is preferred


Compensation: $120k-$135k + 15% bonus + per diem (Monday-Friday. You will be home on the weekends)

Please contact Rob Jones at rjones@h-sintl.com or Chris Ruh at cruh@h-sintl.com for additional consideration. Thank you for your time and interest!


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