Project Manager I - Solar
Minneapolis, MN 
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Job Description
Overview
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Provide overall leadership direction to a project; including the management of project quality, timeliness, safety, as well as mentoring the project team. Develop and enhance customer relationships by providing excellent service.

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL TEAM MEMBERS

At Mortenson, we believe everyone is a leader. For that reason, every team member is expected to apply our leadership principles - Do the Right Thing, We Before Me and Inspire What's Possible - in their work. This means we act with dependability, initiative and a positive attitude to produce high quality work and deliver an exceptional customer experience. We are on time, productive and consistent in our attendance. We approach work as part of a team, listen to the opinions of others and cooperate to achieve project goals. We accept direction from supervisors and seek out constructive feedback. We follow rules and procedures to ensure quality work and safeguard the wellbeing of ourselves and others. We push to exceed the established goals, standards and accountabilities of our positions to increase quality, safety and innovation.

All team members are responsible for supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment, as well as positively contributing to our company culture. This begins by aligning with Mortenson's values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, in addition to abiding by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual.

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Big Picture:

Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager I with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive, and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. Aptitude to anticipate problems, critical issues, and opportunities as they arise; along with the capability to creatively problem solve and bring together viable solutions. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are vital, with attention to detail equally important. The Project Manager will provide overall leadership direction to a project, including the management of project quality, timeliness, safety, as well as mentoring the project team. Develop and enhance customer relationships by providing excellent service.

Location: United States Solar Projects

What will you be doing as the Project Manager?

Organization, flexibility, outstanding customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:

Manage the overall financial health of projects

  • Leading vendor procurement and bid/award phase for all major subs and suppliers. Including RFP creation, vendor solicitation, technical scoping, risk analysis, budget alignment, and contract negotiations.
  • Develop and maintain project financial projections and equipment projections
  • Determine and allocate project estimate into financial system
  • Determine cost codes, approve invoices, and make necessary budget management decisions
  • Provide financials and billings to Accounting for timely payment
  • Create monthly owner billings

Manage subcontracts and suppliers for the project

  • Oversee budget for and make selections of trade partners and suppliers
  • Handle billings and contract management, including contract buyouts

Manage Assistant Project Manager(s) and Project Engineer(s)

  • Provide job assignments and manage career development
  • Approve timecards for on-site team members
  • Provide ongoing feedback of work performance

Function as the main point of contact with the owner and on-site representative

  • Assist with the review of the owner agreement
  • Resolve site concerns for the owner or representative
  • Provide frequent interactions and service to build positive relationships and future work opportunities

Manage change orders

  • Determine when to submit to the owner or on-site representatives
    • Obtain the customer/architect's approval

Other responsibilities, including:

  • Maintain schedule and budget until project completion
  • Provide high level management of quality, risk, safety, and compliance for the project and team members

How will you succeed?

  • Minimum six years of related previous experience
  • Proven ability to assist with all responsibilities for complex solar projects
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Preference for candidates with experience in one or more of the following: renewable energy project development, or power industrial industries.
  • Experience supervising self-perform construction projects
  • Microsoft Office, project, and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies
  • Current driver's license

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Construction, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent experience

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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