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Commissioning Manager Solar

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We are committed to building a workplace where everyone feels heard and respected, and extending our culture of care so that every individual can reach their full potential. We want you to have a sense of belonging and feel valued for your contributions and the perspectives you bring.   
The Commissioning Manager directs and manages commissioning start-up and activities for utility scale solar power generating facilities.   
  •  Provides overall management of the home office and project commissioning programs.
  • Provides input for integrated test schedule to support solar system release schedule.
  • Creates initial commissioning plan, as well as coordinates pre-commissioning activities (including factory acceptance tests). 
  • Collaborates with discipline engineers to identify and coordinate interconnection documentation and coordination requirements pre and post construction.
  • Organizes site turnover and OM documentation.  
  • Supports requests for completed project sites.  
  • Hires, trains and organizes the site commissioning superintendents.
  • Manages and deploys commissioning team members.
  • Oversees site commissioning staff to:
    • Ensures construction testing and QA documentation is available and assembled into the turn-over document books for the client.
    • Coordinates of onsite plant commissioning and performance testing.
    • Interfaces with the Owner’s Operations Department to schedule OM training.
    • Works with the Project Superintendent and Project Manager or their designees to jointly develop the Punch List prior to release of the system/equipment to Commissioning.
  • Directs the field Electrical, Mechanical, Instrument/Controls, SCADA Commissioning Specialists and Vendor representatives in the scheduling, supervision, and performance of all commissioning, testing activities and documentation.
  • Assists site commissioning personnel in establishment of the Safety Tagging, Lockout & Work Permit Program and ensuring compliance with its provisions.
  • Attends work regularly and punctually, as scheduled or expected.
  • Complies with Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct, and Company Policies & Procedures.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:    
  • Advanced level of knowledge in:
    • Utility scale solar power plants testing for EPC or Utilities in the United States
  • Intermediate level of knowledge in:
    • Underground and overhead distribution design; transmission systems and design; single and three phase electrical design.
    • DC systems architecture and testing
    • Knowledgeable in National Fire Protection Association/National Electrical Code (NFPA/NEC) standards, and IEEE/IES/API Standards.
    • NETA and IEEE standards as related to utility scale solar generation, ie. Transformers, MV and LV cabling, grounding, and solar specific component testing
    • Skill in organization, planning, decision making, problem analyses, and leadership.
    • Skill in planning, supervision, staffing and directing.
    • Experienced with both direct-hire and subcontracted construction of power facilities
    • Ability to interpret and integrate contact documents
    • Ability to assist in the development and interpretation of project schedules
    • Demonstrates effective leadership skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills
    • Superior writing and verbal skills with direct communication/management both internally and externally with both personnel and clients
    • Understands the commercial performance of power plants
    • MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook,)
    • Familiarity with NERC guidelines and various ISO and TSO organization requirements a plus.
    • Familiarity with DCS / SCADA control systems and methods for utility scale generation a plus.
    • Familiarity with testing of mechanical and solid state relaying systems a plus.
    • Ability to work extended hours and travel at short notice is required.
    • Functional competencies include attention to detail, communication, customer focus, prioritization, and drive
    • Presents, supports, and leads-by-example with a safety and quality-oriented attitude.
    • 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.
    • Adheres to and ensures all site team members understands standard operating procedures.
    • Leads and supports the site team in technical, quality and safety, utilizing system in place.
    • Fosters and demonstrates a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
    • Manages one or more direct reports.
    • Participates in hiring and selection process to fill positions on the team.
    • Communicates regularly with direct reports on goals, accomplishments, and information on policies.
    • Demonstrates leadership and expertise in eyes of client group.
    • Employee Development:
      • Provides tasks and assignments that challenge and stretch employees’ responsibilities.
      • Conducts regular discussions with employee(s) on personal development. Comfortable with empowering others.
      • Conducts timely, effective performance reviews in accordance with RES guidelines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering or related field required.
  • Certification in Project Management (PMP) preferred.
  • 4+ years in similar position with relevant experience, including Field construction, commissioning, and startup experience required.
  • 1+ years of experience managing utility-scale EPC commissioning activities required.
Anticipated base salary range:  $168,000 - $198,000/Annually   
The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. This position is bonus eligible.   
RES offers benefits that are effective first day of employment. These benefits include the following:   
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 4x pay Basic Life and Voluntary Life
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Accident, Hospital, and Critical Illness
  • 401 (k) plan with 6% company match
  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) and 10 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Green Car Reimbursement
  • Volunteer and Charity Matching
  • Paid Parental Leave and Paid Sabbatical Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Discounts and Wellness programs
  • Wellness Reimbursement
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.   
Travel domestically 31-50%, must have valid driver's license.   
Rarely: Climbing, crouching, kneeling, pulling/pushing/lifting between 5-15lbs., and stooping are required.     
Occasionally: Carrying 5-15lbs., gripping, handling, pinching, and walking are required.   
Frequently: Standing is required.   
Constantly: Reading, grasping, hearing, reaching, vision, repetitive motion, and sitting is required.    
Rarely exposed to extreme cold and heat, humidity, and wet climates in the work environment.   
Occasionally exposed to noise and hazards in the work environment.   
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 an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.   
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Americas - Construction Management - Solar - 226


  • United States, Remote

Employment type

Regular Full-Time

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