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Senior Project Manager, Renewable Electrical Engineering

Euclid Power

Euclid Power

Other Engineering, Operations
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

About Us

Euclid Power is a renewable energy software and services company that is building the operating system for the renewable energy industry; we make data management and workflow tools to help project developers and investors build more renewable energy projects. We believe it is time that the process of deploying renewable energy projects was powered by software, as much as social media or online ads.

Euclid is trusted by some of the largest solar investors, solar developers, utilities, and technology integrators to provide software, guidance, and project diligence support. Euclid is a company of 55 led by a world-class team of renewable energy, software, product, and project management veterans. Our solutions have driven the creation of over 3GW of renewable energy capacity across hundreds of projects.

Our company is committed to hiring talented team members and advisors who are hardworking, passionate, and committed to our mission. Hires at this stage will immediately contribute to the DNA of our product, processes, and, most importantly, culture. At Euclid, learning, growing, and testing the best ideas are central to our approach to solving one of the world’s most important challenges: climate change.

About The Role & Team

We are seeking a Senior Project Manager to advise our Program Management team, which is responsible for developing and constructing large-scale projects. This is a newly created position initially reporting to the President while working closely with senior management across the company. This individual will oversee multiple projects aligning with shared goals or client objectives and drive priorities in collaboration with the engagement team.

What You’ll Do – Immediate

  • Own and manage all engineering designs, material, equipment, and construction specification development for various Solar and Standalone Energy Storage projects, including equipment selection, full lifecycle engineering, construction engineering support, and direct coordination with all project stakeholders, ensuring synchronization of all design trades across the project.
  • Manage and improve existing design/equipment submittal, RFI, and design review process, ensuring world-class communication and visibility across all engineering workstreams.
  • Leverage direct experience and industry best practices to support the development of master execution plans including but not limited to: design schedules, portfolio schedules, budgets, internal/external time tracking, activity costs breakout.
  • Support the engagement team through the EPC Contract RFP Process, including equipment selection, scope development, bid-descoping, and project cost verification.
  • Conduct design reviews, identify risks, and implement mitigation strategies to maintain project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Collaborate directly with internal and external stakeholders, subject matter experts, and sub-consultants throughout the design review lifecycle to resolve complex engineering challenges related to electrical and control design.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the team in resolving complex design challenges, identify when outside resources are needed and seek expedient resolution.
  • Organize and draft engineering-related RFIs and handle high-level problem-solving in coordination with pre-construction and operational counterparts.
  • Oversee and direct responsibility over the entire design lifecycle, ranging from feasibility analysis to as-built drawing verification post-construction.
  • Develop complete client, subcontractor, and vendor engagement-specific scopes of work for proposal generation.
  • Manage the execution of key vendor outreach and support procurement efforts related to the project objectives.
  • Work directly with the Program Manager and the Euclid team on process and execution tool refinement and internal/external infrastructure build-out.
  • Support technical and financial analysis of solar PV and energy storage projects from C&I to utility scale across all major US markets.

What You’ll Do – Long-Term

  • Directly support the development of Euclid’s standard design and construction specifications.
  • Development of Euclid’s Engineering Document Control and Review Process.
  • Support a pipeline of Standalone BESS and PV projects across the United States.
  • Provide direct feedback that improves renewable facilities' performance, longevity, and operations across the United States, ensuring a more robust grid.
  • Collaborate on the development of the strategy for continuous innovation and services offering refinement
  • Directly influence the design and architecture of new products and tools to serve renewable energy project developers and investors through Euclid’s platform with guidance from the founding members
  • Provide integral support in the hiring and future build-out of the Euclid execution services team as it pertains to the engineering and design function

Required Skills and Experience

  • 8+ years of proven project, construction, or operations management experience; Bachelor’s Degree
  • Direct and relevant experience with the latest solar and battery storage equipment including solar modules, inverters/transformers, racking systems, and battery systems
  • Demonstrated expertise in utility-scale solar project designs, including fluency in single-line drawings, civil, structural, and electrical site plans, DC and AC wiring diagrams and equipment layouts
  • Adept at efficiently managing sub-consultants, vendors, third-party engineering and design firms, EPC contractors, civil engineers, geotechnical and structural engineers, and surveyors.
  • Fluent in reviewing electrical calculations and studies such as short circuits, load flow calculations, and voltage drop.
  • Experienced with all relevant design codes and standards, including NETA, NEC, ANSI, ASCE, ACI, etc.
  • Well-versed in the interconnection application lifecycle, with a focus on ERCOT, CAISO, and PJM interconnects. Skilled in cross-functional collaboration, working seamlessly with both the EPC design team and ISO(s).
  • Capable of comprehending, interpreting, and conveying the project's loss profile to third-party stakeholders, clients, and design partners.
  • Strong technical acumen and a firm grasp of standard equipment, permitting requirements & processes, design best practices, standard QA/QC protocols, contracting & negotiation, construction best practices, and industry standards (and how to exceed them)
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans, environmental studies, geotechnical reports, product warranties & spec. sheets, ALTA surveys, QA/QC plans, permitting & approvals.
  • Full knowledge of renewables project lifecycle, inside and outside of project engineering, and understanding of key project value drivers, project development, and financing
  • Comprehensive understanding of project and operations management principles, customer success methods, and best practices

Preference May Be Given To Candidates With The Following:

  • Electrical PE License
  • PMP Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following concentrations: engineering, project/operations/construction management, business management/economics
  • 8+ years of proven project, construction, or operations management experience within renewable energy, energy, or adjacent industries

What We Provide

  • Benefits package (401K, Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, 13 Paid Holidays, wellness stipend)
  • Opportunity for early equity awards and share in the growth of the firm you are helping build
  • Professional credential obtainment sponsorship (PMP, PE, CFA, Software)
  • Multidisciplinary exposure and training (Tax, Legal, Finance, Diligence, Engineering, Energy Storage, etc.)

We are committed to building an inclusive working environment and doing our part to create a more equitable world. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities to apply.

The starting base salary for this role is between $153,000 and $180,000. The base salary depends upon many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified. This role may also be eligible for equity and benefits.