Project Executive I - Solar
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description

Responsible for providing overall management for large projects, leading the project team and ensuring key and successful customer relations, as well as assist operating group with winning work.


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.


The Big Picture:

Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Project Executive for the Solar Group to provide overall management for large utility solar projects, leading the project team and ensuring key and successful customer relations, as well as assist the operating group with winning work. Strong communication skills are necessary as you will be interacting with staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment. Your ability to remain flexible, inventive, dedicated, and efficient with a high level of integrity and confidentiality is vital to your success in this role.

What will you be doing?

Organization, flexibility, excellent customer focus and strong communication are critical in Establish and maintain successful customer and/or community relationships

  • Conduct key customer service visits throughout the project, from pre-construction client surveys to close-out, ensuring that you are sticking to project commitments and resolving any issues in a timely manner

  • Preview proposals before submission and participate in Request for Proposal process

  • Act as primary customer contact for all assigned projects

  • Maintain customer relationships to be aware of current and future projects

  • Support business development initiatives in establishing and building on client relationships

Provide oversight and accountability for large project(s)

  • Handle contract administration including, but not limited to terms, change requests, invoices, and progress payments, etc.

  • Establish and implement project objective and procedures

  • Maintain project budgets, costs, and pricing, ensuring delivery of a profitable project.

Provide leadership to project team

  • Review work of Senior Project Manager(s) and Project Manager(s) assigned to projects

  • Mentor and lead team members, establishing and fostering team environment

  • Develop team members for future career consideration and training opportunities

Other duties as assigned

  • Provide high level management of quality, risk, safety, and compliance for the project and team members

  • Use the appropriate level of forethought and planning in decision-making to assure project success

How will you succeed?
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in construction management supervising large projects ($50M+)

  • Utility solar project experience necessary in a management position

  • Self-perform management experience

  • Ability to fulfill development to closeout responsibilities for multiple, complex projects

  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and run multiple project tasks

  • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices

  • Microsoft Office, project, and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level.

  • Positive professional attitude, and strong customer service skills

  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies

  • Current driver's license


  • Bachelor's degree in Construction, Civil, or Architectural Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent field

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



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