The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating all of the crew members and materials involved in a solar installation, managing time and budgets, and translating between engineers, system designers, and installers in the field. You will be ultimately responsible quality of work and for keeping a project on time and budget.
Reports To: Director of Operations
Job Roles (See Accountability Chart):
- LMA (Lead, Manage, and hold Accountable direct reports)
- Project Communication (Customer-facing)
- Job Tracking
- Correct & Timely Project Completion
- Quality Assurance
- Permitting, Utilities
- Shovel Ready Jobs
- Requisitioning Materials
- Safety & Compliance
- Vendor Management
- Maximize efficiency in the implementation of detailed project plans.
- Coordinate with designers, engineers & Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) to ensure that all required paperwork and construction documents are available before the start of each project.
- Manage installation schedules, keeping customers updated consistently.
- Once work has commenced, report on progress to customers, owners, project developers, and financial partners.
- Work with Accounting to ensure that billing occurs at appropriate milestones.
- Keep track of goals and tasks, using Customer Relationship Management software (Daylite) and other tools.
- Manage teams, resources, costs, and contingencies.
- Lead, manage, and hold accountable Crew Leads, providing coaching and development for them to do the same for their crew members.
- Ensure that all materials have been accurately procured, received, and staged following documented warehouse procedures.
- Manage projects to ensure that they remain within budgeted labor hours.
- Collaborate with other Project Managers and the Director of Operations when faced with unforeseen difficulties.
- Identify opportunities to reduce costs and minimize risk.
- Develop systems to manage safety and quality assurance on-site. Enforce all applicable safety procedures, seeing that Crew Leads do the same.
- Coordinate installers, technicians, vendors, and subcontractors. Monitor their work to ensure compliance with specifications, schedules, and budget.
- Provide technical assistance and training to crew members (or contractors) as needed. Identify opportunities for additional training.
- Check commissioning reports at the end of each project. Facilitate hand-off back to sales/service.
- Actively participate in ongoing professional development, including written materials, webinars, company meetings, etc.
- Post-Secondary Credential or Journeyman-Level Training
- 5+ years of work experience in a related field
- Budgeting and Planning
- Personnel and resource management
- Coordination, time management, and multi-tasking
- Familiarity with construction tools and technology
- Bachelor’s Degree or Master-Level, Certification
- Understanding of solar energy systems and roofing
- Software proficiency in Microsoft Office, Apple products, and iOS
- Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs unassisted
- Working on high roof areas. Both sloped and flat
- Capable of safely climbing ladders