Solar O&M Project Manager
The purpose of this role is to provide Project Management for the Solar O&M service within the Asset Management and Operations department in order to plan and execute a programme of upgrade, repair and remediation work on a portfolio of operational solar farms.
The Project Manager will require close coordination with the O&M Manager and Asset Manager for each solar plant. The project plan will need to be developed in coordination with the relevant technical, procurement and HSQE specialists. The relevant owner approvals need to be obtained and adhered to.
Manage a pipeline of Project work through all stages including identification, quotation, approval, scheduling, planning, execution, technical completion, de-snagging, invoicing and warranty claims.
Identify sources of new work from end of warranty inspections, maintenance inspection reports, serial defects and upgrade opportunities.
Forecast the team’s long-term resource demand and supply. Action any imbalances.
Line managing a team of site installation technicians, providing coaching, motivation and continuous improvement of quality standards.
Developing relationships with a selection of quality sub-contractors, managing their site works and providing timely feedback.
Draw up a consolidated ongoing Project Plan to identify the resources, materials, plant, procedures, costs and timeframes.
Execute the Project Plan in accordance with manufacturer’s and warranty requirements, contract terms, Client quality systems, HSQE standards (including CDM) and best industry practice.
React to major plant component failures and execute the contingency plans developed by the O&M Planner.
Accountability for the safety, profitability, quality and warranty claims in relation to the Project Plan.
Delivery of the approved Project Plan.
Coordinate with and provide relevant support to Wind and Battery Storage Project work.
Identify opportunities to offer services to the Client's Construction.
Identify resources within the client that can be deployed on the Project Plan (e.g. LAPs, SAPs).
Support the development/improvement of the Client's Quoting and Invoicing systems.
Work with the Procurement/Contracts team to get sub-contract frameworks in order to reduce ad-hoc contracts.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications
Knowledge of CDM
Client Lifting Procedures
Knowledge of the construction activities for solar farms
Knowledge of typical labour and materials costs in the solar industry
Knowledge of key HSE legislation and guidance pertaining to project activities
Attention to detail
A commitment to high quality
Positive, can-do attitude
Project Management skills
Contract management skills
Experience managing a programme of electrical and civil project work
Experience working on solar sites
Experience producing project plans and programmes
Experience managing solar sub-contractors
Experience delivering projects safely, on time and on budget
Relevant safety qualifications such as IOSH or SMSTS
Project management qualifications desirable