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Project Manager- Renewable Energy

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
MJ Electric
Physical Address

Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
Job Description

Project Manager- Renewable Energy


Title:Project Manager- Renewable Energy


Department:Project Management

Location:Glen Ellyn, IL


Job Purpose

To provide oversight, coordination, management support and technical expertise for all aspects of wind farm electrical construction to include down turbine wiring, collector systems, interconnect substations, utility switchyards and transmission interconnects

Key Responsibilities

+ Work closely with Assistant Project Managers and customers to assure crews and contractors are coordinated to work efficiently and meet contracting requirements, budgets, forecasts and schedules. Ensure barriers to construction progress are removed in a timely manner.

+ Demonstrate safety leadership by supporting the implementation and management of the MJE Safety Management System. Promote proactive and preventive safety activities by observing, analyzing, encouraging safe work behaviors and correcting unsafe conditions. Integrate safety into project plans, establish safety goals, reinforce safety policies and procedures, support safety training, and monitor safety metrics. Support and coach supervisors and employees, provide feedback to encourage learning and create awareness, set priorities and focus on continuous improvement.

+ Participate in the bidding of wind farm electrical construction projects

+ Assist Assistant Project Managers with project scope development and project authorization through completion.

+ Ensure that MJE Senior Management is kept current on the progress of wind farm electrical construction projects, business opportunities and industry trends.

+ Systematically and regularly appraise and evaluate project progress against established goals, timelines and objectives. Provide assistance to Assistant Project Managers to correct deficiencies in these areas.

+ Consult with Utilities, Clients and Owners regarding design requirements, job specifications, bid requirements and offer technical expertise regarding construction solutions

+ Understand critical design requirements of on-going projects and continuously monitor construction quality to ensure compliance within established tolerances.

+ Promote and develop common systems and processes to provide for proper accounting, reporting of project costs, customer billing, scheduling, material procurement, record keeping, documentation and budgeting by Assistant Project Managers and Field Engineers.

+ Interface with key customers to ensure that construction activities in affected areas are communicated and understood.

+ Act to ensure key project input including environmental, regulatory and governmental relations, public relations and landowner concerns are appropriately addressed on construction projects throughout the region.

+ Delegate activities, responsibilities, and authorities, ensuring appropriate levels and assignments of accountability are defined and understood.

+ Assist in the hiring, orientation and career development of Assistant Project Managers and Field Engineers.

+ Assist with the development and tracking of key performance metrics.

+ Stay current on construction management trends and ensure Project Management personnel are informed of significant changes.

+ Monitor equipment type, purchases, usage, inspection, maintenance on project


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

+ A minimum of 3 years wind farm electrical construction project experience to include down turbine wiring, collector systems, interconnect substations, utility switchyards and transmission interconnects

+ Extensive project management skills with a track record of achievement of complex projects.

+ Knowledge, interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.

+ Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiations skills.

+ Strong PC skills and software proficiency.

+ Strong managerial/leadership skills.

+ Ability to provide oversight to numerous projects throughout a large geographic area

+ Customer service skills


+ Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.

+ Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferably with a Power Distribution Option.

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