Sr. Project Manager

EDF Renewables North America
Published
September 18, 2022
Location
Houston, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

The Sr. Project Manager is responsible for implementing wind, solar, solar + storage and/or emerging renewable technology projects from the Final Investment Decision (FID) through late development and implementation phases, to commercial operation date (COD) and financial closing. Sr. Project Managers deliver highly complex and strategic EDF Renewables projects safely, on time, to budget and to required specifications and quality standards. Additionally, the Sr. Project Manager takes an integrated view of the project and most entities of the organization and forges strong links between all internal and external project stakeholders to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach at every stage. Responsible for maintaining a cooperative, motivated and successful team and ensures that the project is effectively resourced, and resources are allocated and utilized in an efficient manner. The Senior Project Manager navigates efficiently within the organization with business acumen on key industry knowledges including development, permitting, land acquisition, strategic procurement, construction & engineering, insurance, tax equity financing, and project finance. The Senior Project Manager may be responsible for overseeing Project Managers or Associate Project Managers and is expected to provide leadership and mentorship to the team.

The Senior Project Manager demonstrates:

  • Adaptability to new contexts, risks and new technologies;

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and precisely with the executive management as a guardian of the project investment;

  • Ability to handle high stress level and very high complexity to deliver multi million $ projects, Safely, on time, budget and quality.

  • Rigorous project management, budget, schedule and risks understanding;

  • Proactively identifying risks and issues and developing a clear corrective action plan;

  • Skills to provide analytics and lead opportunities to capture value beyond the standard Dossier envelop.

  • Ability to mentor and lead a group of Project Managers

80% Project Management:

25% - Project Planning

  • Manage the preparation and the continuous update of a Project plan including schedule, budget and work breakdown structure (WBS), contingencies allocation, communication matrix, stakeholder and risk management plans, etc.

  • Establish project organization, including operational and contractual links between stakeholders, project team structure and communication, high-level roles and responsibilities as well as critical recurring project meetings.

  • Generate and maintain a comprehensive project schedule and ensures stakeholders and activities are coordinated and integrated. Approve all schedule changes.

  • Identify and manage critical path and manage changes to ensure achievement of Project goals and schedule

  • Develop and manage project budget and cash flow schedule including financial securities detailing requirements for letters of credit, parent guarantees, bonds and other financial security instruments and coordinates establishment of such securities with the treasury department. Approves all changes to established budget.

  • Secure required investment approvals from EDF RE, EDF EN and EDF SA through close collaboration with Management and key project stakeholders. Gate approvals include but are not limited to Project Dossier, execution and issuance of Limited Notice to Proceed/Notice to Proceed for major equipment and services contracts.

  • Oversee RFP process and schedule for major goods and services procurement contracts and leads negotiation of commercial contract terms.

  • Approve scopes of work and technical specifications and ensures establishment of adequate QA/QC oversight to verify that the project meets or exceeds instituted specifications and EDF RE quality standards.

25% - Project Monitoring/Controlling

  • Establish, maintain, monitor and report on key project financial indicators. Validate financial proforma model inputs and works with Valuations & Analytics and Project Finance groups to periodically update the model.

  • Develop project budgets and bear responsibility for the management of project budgets through the implementation process, including entering into contracts within specified amounts

  • Monitor and report on project compliance with approved investment parameters such as UIRR, NPV and Total Project Cost. Develops and implements corrective and preventive actions to ensure project meets or exceeds approved financial metrics. Identify revenue and cost opportunities to maximize project shareholder value.

  • Assume primary liaison role with all departments within the company such as the finance group, including Treasury, FCP&A, Accounting, Tax and Project Finance. Key responsibilities include project capitalization, cash and accrual forecasting, SAP PR approvals, cost account segregation, job cost report reviews & updates, and IPODE reports.

  • Actively participate in Tax Equity financing and Divestiture & Sale of Structured Assets strategy development and implementation.

  • Consistently identify, evaluate, and monitor project risks and develops and implements risk mitigation strategies. This includes working with EDF RE Risk Management and Contract Management groups to identify contractual and other project risks and securing adequate insurance and liability protection in accordance with EDF RE risk

  • management policy. Primary responsible person for coordinating and reporting risk analysis/management of assigned projects.

  • Report to EDF top management about the status, progress, and financials of assigned projects

  • Responsible for various reports to senior management, including internal financial approval documents (for board approval and project funding), quarterly status presentations, weekly critical items of interest, and updating the corporate project tracking software

  • Ensure project compliance with all contracts, agreements and permits by reviewing and approving clear contract and permit management responsibilities matrix established by Contracts management and Development.

25% - Project Execution

  • Coordinate and manage priorities of internal resources, such as the Engineering, Construction, Finance, and Resource Assessment teams

  • Manage project team effectively and coach team members. Resolve conflicts efficiently and builds strong team spirit.

  • Institute proper communication channels and forums to ensure free and timely flow of relevant information amongst all internal and external project stakeholders, including recurring and ad-hoc reports to management.

  • Ensure record keeping and documentation management are implemented in an effective and efficient manner pursuant to EDF RE policy Project Financing, and DSSA requirements.

  • Work hand in hand with all Managers within his/her team (Dev Manager; Contracts Manager; Asset Manager; Engineering Manager; Construction Manager) to secure that all decisions are optimal for all parties.

  • Collaborate with the construction manager to develop the most efficient construction plan (schedule, contractor, site team) to achieve safe, quality, on schedule and on budget construction works.

5% - Project Closing

  • Manage handover of the facility including all project related documents to the project owner, financing partners, or O&M (Asset Manager).

  • Manage the Project Closure with the relevant lessons learned documented

15% People Management:

  • Lead, mentor and provide oversight of group of Project Managers and Associate Project Managers

  • Lead the development and full use of department tools, standards and procedures.

  • Direct promote, and maximize the use of Knowledge Communities and other available resources.

  • Anticipate and implement team skills development and growth in line with future markets, risks, technologies and individual development plans.

  • Coordinate with key stakeholders including, development, resources assessment, interconnection, valuation and transmission, Origination and Power Marketing, construction, project finance, generation, engineering and others to determine project needs and required support from.

  • Demonstrate leadership of cross functional teams in a matrix organization.

5% - Other duties as assigned

Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering, Architecture, or relevant field of study

  • 8+ years of progressive project management experience of complex projects and/or equivalent training.

  • PMP certification preferred.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy industry, experience in negotiations, attention to contractual details, and ability to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis in the context of project management and execution

  • Excellent solution-seeking, teamwork, leadership and communication skills which extend across all organizational and management levels.

  • Power industry, renewable energy industry experience preferred. Specific experience in wind, solar, and/or storage implementation a plus

  • Expert knowledge of cost control philosophy and methodologies, estimating, change management, and document controls procedures required.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Project, Visio, Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint.

  • Outstanding interpersonal oral and written communication skills required.

  • Outstanding presentation skills

  • Experience with Scope and Work Program Development and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).

  • Extensive experience with Budgets/Scheduling, risk evaluation and statistical modeling a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple primes and subcontractor relationships simultaneously

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple people from all types of fields of expertise

  • High energy, self-motivated, client focused individual

  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Approximately 75% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. Approximately, 25% of time is spent outside of the office visiting project sites and vendors or clients offices in addition to attending various conferences and meetings.

Requisition ID: 2022-2997

External Company Name: EDF Renewables North America

External Company URL: www.edf-re.com/

Street: 601 Travis Street, Suite 1700

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