Engineering & Construction
VP of Construction and O&M Operations
- Nationwide Permanent

Our client is a leading solar development company in North America that has been revolutionizing the solar industry since 2009. They specialize in financing and developing solar energy projects and are committed to bringing cost-effective clean energy to communities across the continent. They are looking for an exceptional VP of Construction and O&M Operations to spearhead the development and operation of their solar plants in the US and Canada. As a key member of the team, you will lead the charge of constructing and operating solar plants in multiple geographies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the clean energy transition and a proven track record in managing high-performing teams. 

If you're ready to join a team that is driving the solar industry forward, grab this opportunity now!


Key responsibilities for this role will include (but not limited to):


•    Build and manage a high-performing Engineering, Construction, and O&M team to support our growth objectives
•    Lead the construction agenda for all solar projects with an emphasis on budgets, schedules, and bidding strategies
•    Execute EPC contracts and meet annual COD targets
•    Establish, implement, and enhance EPC procedures for 5-100 MW solar and solar + storage facilities
•    Serve as the primary point of contact for all project-related vendors, including subcontractors
•    Negotiate EPC warranty contracts that meet each plant's long-term financial objectives
•    Ensure optimal efficiency and maximum generation availability of the company's current and future solar plants
•    Effectively manage the day-to-day operations of our solar plants
•    Establish, implement, and enhance key processes to promote transparency with operational decisions and activities


Required and desired skillsets, experience and qualifications for this role: 


•    A Bachelor's degree in a technical field, preferably engineering, with additional education in finance or accounting is preferred.
•    A minimum of 10 years of experience in utility-scale renewable energy EPC and O&M, working with IPPs/Developers/Owners.
•    Experience in all EPC phases of utility-scale renewable energy projects, including engineering design, construction, feasibility studies, factory acceptance tests, startup, and client turnover.
•    Should be well-versed in high-level technical project management initiatives, such as contractor evaluation and selection, financials, schedules, estimates, contracts, constructability reviews, project phasing, and earned value KPIs.
•    A solid understanding of commercial aspects of the EPC process and warranty management tactics.
•    Expertise in contract negotiations, P&L management, and utility-scale renewable energy project risk assessments.
•    Must have an EPC background in large commercial utility-scale renewable energy projects, with a focus on solar, energy storage, and battery storage projects.
•    A high level of proficiency in contractor management to ensure the execution of projects is implemented within budget and on time.
•    Should possess a strong understanding of project finance, legal contracts, accounting, and proven experience in contract negotiations.
•    Ability to utilize Excel spreadsheets, create Excel trackers, and be able to use Word and Powerpoint for reporting/presentations via teams or in person.


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