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Director of Construction

RES currently has a Director of Construction position open. This position can be office based or remote based with travel. Come join the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable low carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the world’s energy future. RES offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K + employer match, life insurance and AD&D, paid time off, paid sabbatical, paid parental leave, alternative work schedules, fitness center membership, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.


Provides direction and oversight to active projects that include review of budgeting, contract negotiations, sub-contractors, suppliers and change orders. 

Specific duties:

  • Leadership Accountabilities:  Identify, deploy, and manage a high-performing team needed to accomplish business objectives. Provide a positive and engaging work environment by:
  • hiring outstanding talent;
  • aligning individual and team objectives to department and company objectives;
  • managing and supporting employee development and growth;
  • providing regular and direct feedback on performance and goal progress.
  • Ensures that project is constructed safely and to high quality standard and that they are resourced correctly to complete on time and budget.
  • Ensure projects meet requirements for budgeting.
  • Review budget and cost to complete projections.
  • Responsible for 1-3 active projects at any given time.
  • Develops relationships with sub-contractors, utilities and clients.
  • Prepare and submit requests for proposals, in addition to direction and oversight of the pre-construction teams.
  • Oversees the responses to Requests for Proposals and support the bid process to successfully negotiate new projects.
  • Generate internal reports and conferences for updates relating to project updates, personnel, budget review and schedules.
  • Directs the Project Managers who will be responsible for delivering quality projects on time and on budget.   
  • Coach and mentor Project Managers to improve skill sets.
  • Work with business development to create leads and develop relationships with perspective customers.
  • Improve and document processes and procedures.
  • Understand and review Safety Management Systems, Quality Management Systems and Environment Management Systems.
  • Review internal and external weekly and monthly project reports, generated by Project Managers and site teams.
  • Follows safety and security procedures and determines appropriate action.  Reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses materials and equipment properly.     
  • Job Measures  include:
  • Budget and/or profit margins up to 250+MW on utility scale projects.
  • Approval limits for subcontracts and purchase orders on utility scale projects.
  • Approval limits for subcontracts and purchase orders on utility scale projects.
  • Schedule and project completion on time per budget.
  • RFP - proposal acceptance up to 250+MW for utility scale projects 

Safety Accountabilities:

  • Leads by example to show that safety is the most important function, ensuring that all employees follow safe practices while working.
  • Accountable to continually reinforce safe behaviors and correct “at risk” behaviors.
  • Leads and support the site team in technical, quality and safety, utilizing systems in place. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced level of knowledge in:
    • Communication
      • Internally with executive managers, Directors, Project Managers, Estimators, Project Developers, Site Accountants, Engineering, Legal, HSQE and HR and cross-functional departmental teams
      • Externally with clients, potential clients, subcontractors and suppliers
    • Motivation techniques
    • General construction
    • Negotiation 
    • Contract review
    • Budgeting 
    • Budgeting and Cost Projections
    • Analysis
    • Writing skills
    • Change order management
    • Management skills 
    • Project management 
    • Generate internal reports and conferences for updates relating to project updates, personnel, budget review and schedules.
  • Intermediate level of knowledge in:
    • Civil engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Scheduling  
    • Math skills
    • Computer skills
    • Estimating / Pre-Construction
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
    • Microsoft Project or Primavera
    • Adobe
    • Safety management
    • Environmental compliance
    • Quality management
  • Basic level of knowledge in:
    • Database management 


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent (equivalent is 8 years of experience), preferably in a construction related field.
  • Must have 7+ years in a similar position with relevant and comparable construction projects.
  • Must have a valid current driver license, eligible for corporate vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Must have a valid current passport for travel (including air travel) outside the U.S.

Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs primarily sedentary office duties with occasional travel to other Company offices or construction sites.  Incumbent may occasionally lift up to 10 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk and use a computer. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace.  Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

RES is proud to be an EEO employer.


Location: USA

Contract Type:Full-Time

Type of Role: Construction