Engineering Services Manager

The position will focus on ensuring that all projects are technically accurate, thorough, and complete; that all engineering and project management activities are well coordinated and consistent with corporate-led initiatives; that all actions are achieved in a timely fashion. This will involve extensive communication between the SolarReserve team in Australia, technical representatives of our local partners and advisors, and your counterparts the corporate office of SolarReserve in Los Angeles. The professional will provide engineering and project management for multiple projects, supporting them through the development process, assisting in project financing activities, and providing site leadership during pre-construction and construction. The Engineering Services Manager will also support and or lead technical due diligence for project acquisitions and partnering opportunities.  

TITLE

Engineering Services Manager

LOCATION

Adelaide, South Australia

DEPARTMENT

Engineering

REPORTS TO

Director of Development

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include procurement and contract management activities, negotiating contract terms and conditions, and managing development and production contracts throughout the life cycle of the project.

  • Support late stage project development in coordination with project development, engineering and finance teams
  • Negotiation of EPC and critical equipment supply and other project contracts. Assist in negotiation of the O&M agreement
  • Responsible for costing, scheduling and technical aspects associated with project engineering and construction in the context of overall project management activities
  • Manage project-based teams to bring projects through development, construction, commissioning and operations
  • Manage domestic and international Project Management & Construction teams to provide necessary services to internal development, engineering, asset management and finance teams
  • Interact with key external stakeholders including EPC Contractors, critical suppliers, Independent Engineers, debt and equity providers, O&M providers and multiple regulatory agencies.
  • Assist in marketing efforts to enhance SolarReserve’s position as a leading solar power player.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for the project management and construction group that support the company’s strategic growth and ensures the development and deployment of SolarReserve’s world-class technology
  • Develop and support consistent knowledge sharing and knowledge management with all partners/advisors/counterparts
  • Other projects as needed and assigned

EDUCATION

A bachelor’s degree in engineering is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to work as a team player within a highly dynamic environment with an exceptional and diverse core team in delivering projects globally on time and on budget
  • Solid knowledge of the various power generation business segments, including engineering and construction, marketing and distribution economics, regulatory environment, project finance, etc.; needs to understand wholesale markets; knowledge of, and exposure to, the broader energy renewable power generation community would be helpful
  • A keen sense of overall business strategies and outstanding analytical capabilities, including quantitative and financial analysis skills
  • Must have drive and passion for the vision of the company; embrace change and is clearly energized by the challenge associated with being an important part of a major evolution for delivering sustainable power generation

EXPERIENCE

  • At least seven years of applicable management and construction experience
  • Five to ten years of successful commercial power generation business development (traditional or renewable power generation) experience; Australian development experience a plus. This experience should include work in the various life-cycle project activities over a variety of appropriate energy infrastructure projects
  • Experience negotiating large scale EPC contracts

TO APPLY

Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: careers@solarreserve.com

Please reference Requisition code: EMAUS07 in the subject line.

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