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Pre-Construction Manager

Company: Renewable Properties
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Renewable Properties is seeking a talented Pre-Construction Manager responsible for managing solar and energy storage projects through late-stage development, EPC buyout, and contract negotiations. The Pre-Construction Manager will work with various project partners, engineers, lawyers, contractors, vendors, utilities, landowners, investors, and community stakeholders. The ideal candidate is an organized and seasoned construction professional with direct experience overseeing the buyout, design, permitting, procurement and construction of solar and energy storage projects. The Pre-Construction Manager must be an innovative thinker, fast-learner, collaborative worker and self-starter with a passion for the renewable energy industry and track record of success thriving in a high growth environment. This is a unique opportunity to play a critical role in developing Renewable Properties' success during this exciting time of explosive growth in a changing and impactful industry.Responsibilities:

  • Expand RP network and database of vendors and contractors related to the construction of solar and energy storage projects.
  • Develop pre-qualification process for onboarding new EPC partners.
  • Run robust request for proposals (RFP's) with select vendors and contractors for solar and energy storage portfolios to obtain high-quality partners at favorable prices.
  • Standardize process for RP design optimization of construction layouts and the solving of technical pre-con issues as needed.
  • Develop and regularly maintain construction cost estimates and forward projections to be used by project development and project finance market models.
  • Negotiate engineering, procurement and construction contracts with material vendors, contractors, and project partners.
  • Collaborate with Project Managers throughout pre-construction activities to facilitate a seamless handoff of project portfolios.
  • Assist in providing information requested by investors to achieving project financing and updating other project stakeholders through the project management and salesforce platforms.
  • Help establish project specific budgets and corporate metrics related to construction of projects and manage to those goals.
  • Travel as needed for preconstruction site visits, conferences, and company gatherings
  • Gather market intelligence and continuously strive to be an industry leading thinker and apply that to improving RP's systems and processes.
  • Manage and coordinate multiple pre-construction portfolios and work efforts with other team members in an organized manner.
  • Set up Project Managers for success with a well bought out contracted project that is properly handed off.
    • 6+ years experience in power plant, solar or real estate development, ideally with some combination of solar project development and financing.
    • Demonstrable experience successfully negotiating transactions.
    • Sophisticated understanding and ability to navigate the environmental and utility regulatory environment.
    • Experience managing development and construction budgets and schedules.
    • Experience developing new processes to improve the flow of work through the business.
    • Rigorous attention to detail, work ethic, personal responsibility, work product ownership and organizational skills.
    • Strong business development acumen and exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong team player comfortable leading and collaborating with small and diverse teams to develop and build successful projects.
    • Eagerness to take on new challenges with the perspective that these are an opportunity to learn and improve.
    • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to resolve time-sensitive issues with precision.
    • Driven, resourceful and comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment.
    • Energy, real estate, engineering, or business related Master's degree is a plus.

Keywords: Renewable Properties, San Francisco , Pre-Construction Manager, Professions , San Francisco, California

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