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Sr. Construction Project Manager

Date: Oct 6, 2019

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
 
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
 
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
 
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
 
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:
 

SUMMARY OF ROLE

This position is responsible for the direct management oversight and on-schedule, on-budget delivery of assigned projects to ensure 100% internal and external customer satisfaction. Establishes project objectives and procedures, maintains liaison with prime client contacts, and directs and monitors construction and financial activities by providing direction to project engineers, supply chain and logistics coordinators, administrative and finance staff, on-site construction managers, and subcontracted labor and design services.  May manage multiple small to medium size projects and associated project delivery staff or may be the primary project manager on a single large project in varying regions.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Responsible for complying and monitoring Company safety and quality goals on assigned projects
  • Responsible for insuring 100% customer satisfaction on assigned projects and supporting CSAT surveys as necessary.
  • Responsible for managing the planning, development, design, construction, and closeout process for all assigned projects internally and externally.
  • Responsible for managing budget and schedule goals of assigned projects, from project inception through project closeout
  • Responsible for managing the Project Development from Project Award through Customer Contract Execution
  • Responsible for developing and reviewing Project Development estimates, schedules, risk management plan and qualifications prior to Customer Contract Execution
  • Through scoping and management of Due Diligence required for necessary Project Development, identify key construction and design components through on site audits with design and sales teams to ensure adherence to SunPower and Customer project goals.
  • Acquire initial budget, scope and schedule sign off/buy-in from design and procurement
  • Coordinates resource staffing availability with manager and operational needs to ensure achievement of established project goals
  • Develop / manage key deliverables from design, procurement, and construction kick off meeting
  • Monitor final budget, contract review, schedule, and signature acquisition process for all assigned projects
  • Manage schedule and cost lifecycle of assigned projects through project closeout
  • Conduct client Kick-off meeting
  • Performs regular risk-analysis and cost forecasting and weekly reporting for assigned projects
  • Leverages knowledge of system delivery milestones, lessons learned, and innovations to capture reduced construction costs wherever possible
  • Manage in-house and subcontracted design teams
  • Creates, oversees and tracks all schedule aspects for assigned projects, from pre-approval through project close-out to ensure on-time delivery. 
  • Identifies opportunities for and initiates customer change orders, as  feasible per contract documents.
  • Responsible for overseeing document management and administration for assigned projects
  • Responsible for management and compliance with internal supplied material demand forecasting and fulfillment.
  • Directs work of one or more assigned Construction Managers on a per project basis
  • Responsible for Procurement Plan development and execution including scope development, bid solicitation, receipt, and analysis including selection and subcontract negotiation.
  • Responsible for effective oversight of multiple subcontractors, self-performance resources, and temporary leased installation and/or oversight labor
  • Manages subcontracts and subcontractor change management
  • Serves as the primary corporate representative to the customer, permitting agencies, and other project consultants and personnel
  • May evaluate the performance of more junior projects personnel to provide accurate feedback and reporting on the level of performance within the department
  • Manages interconnection approvals, through IA Team and maintains accurate timelines with the utilities.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements - The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job.  Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position.

  • A minimum of 4 years of design/build (or equivalent) project management experience is required
  • Strong technical, supervisory, and project management skills based on construction industry experience
  • Strong familiarity with construction and electrical codes
  • Proven ability to successfully procure, monitor, and assess subcontracted construction functions such as electrical contractors and commercial roofers
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization, as well as outside customers and vendors
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus
  • Organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project is required

 

Preferred requirements

  • 4 -Year Engineering or Construction Management degree or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Additional experience with electrical systems and wiring is strongly preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: jobs@sunpower.com. Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

 

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

 

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it

must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated

Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime

Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law.

 

Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants

and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by

contacting the EEO Officer.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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