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Manager, Project Controls

Date: Dec 7, 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:


SunPower is seeking a Manager of Project Controls. This role reports to Sr. Manager of Project Controls and will supervise Project Controls staff. This is a role that combines strategic and tactical approaches to problem solving, aligning the day-to-day execution with cross functional teams towards a common goal while implementing best practices on project management with focus on planning, cost management, scheduling, forecasting, risks analysis, change management, project financials and overall project performance reporting.


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

  • Oversee key deliverables from Project Controls Analysts & Engineers (GBFS & U.S.) as defined. Implement the project controls key disciplines and compliance focused on maintain accuracy on costs, schedule, risks, change management (sub and customer) and rev rec forecasting.
  • Conduct required related trainings and guidance on project forecasting standard policies and accounting accruals.
  • Perform audit and analysis findings on the results of project reviews conducted by Project Controls Engineers with PMO team based on collected data to create business intelligence that highlights impacts to POC, revenue, margin, costs, schedule, MW installation, customer billings, cash flow, risks and overall project status.  
  • Maintain and adhere to a regular reporting cadence: weekly dashboard to PMO, biweekly outlook reporting update to FP&A and quarterly reporting on overall project performance.
  • Lead liaison on conducting project financial metrics reporting, quantitative and qualitative analysis and methodologies to drive project planning, execution and to provide PMO team with critical variable project movements for business decision making including but not limited to cash flow, spend and revenue curve, variance analysis, earned value reporting, outlook vs. plan tracking and coordinating with PMO on establishing a periodic (quarterly & annually) project financials forecasting commitments.
  • This role should be equally adept on project management life cycle and critical requirements in supporting PMO with appropriate controls and reporting in delivering a successful project on time and within budget.
  • Establish a constant communication with PMO leaders on outstanding project items and timely escalation, as needed.
  • Drive cross functional coordination with EPC, estimating, finance, supply chain, commissioning, project accounting and auditors to meet project’s compliance, lesson learned initiatives and improvement of cost estimating accuracy and schedule efficiencies.  
  • Enforce standard WBS, policies and procedures, timely project status reporting and key protocols to providing data for reporting.
  • Provides guidance and consultation for project management team on best practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in project management, FP&A, business, finance, or construction management related field.
  • 7 years of experience with project management or project controls on planning and coordination, costs, schedule, risks analysis, reporting metrics, revenue recognition methodology and accounting best practices.
  • Highly analytical and organized.
  • Experience with Commercial is preferred.
  • Ability to work with large data sets and multi-site portfolios.
  • Excellent communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
  • Advanced skills in MS Office/Excel; proficiency in Oracle, Salesforce and a project scheduling software.
  • Knowledge of project accounting requirements (Rev Rec, ASC 606, SOX, General compliance).
  • Commitment to projects’ success is a must.

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.

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