EPC Project Manager, Utility Scale Solar (California City, CA)

SOLV Energy, LLC
Remote friendly (San Diego CA Renewable Group United States of America)

SOLV Energy is an engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and solar services provider for utility solar, high voltage substation and energy storage markets across North America.

Job Description Summary:

The EPC Project Manager will be responsible for the management of all aspects of utility-scale solar projects, including project planning, budgeting, buyout, project controls/reporting, scheduling, risk management, etc. The Project Manager will also provide both leadership and technical expertise internally and externally for project success.

Job Description:

*This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • In partnership with superintendent team, plan, execute, and take responsibility for significant scopes of self-performed work, managing very large labor crews. Plan sequencing, crew-sizes, productivity goals, and monthly labor spend. Execute work and track actual results, adjusting and refining forecasts to reflect actual production

  • Work with Superintendent to develop safety plans and to implement safety procedures

  • Oversee preparation of project billings; seek to maximize cash flow in and reduce pay cycles through diligent & strategic billing preparation. Prioritize the collection of aged receivables and review their status regularly in Owner meetings and conversations.

  • Present and negotiate change orders with owner for timely resolution.

  • Negotiate cost-effective subcontract and material purchases

  • Set up and implement job procedures and techniques to assure timely buyout, shop drawing approval and material delivery

  • Keep project on schedule

  • Maintain timely and accurate reporting to management, particularly with regard to cost forecasting and estimated cost at completion.

  • Manage, train, and supervise project team according to Company policy; act as mentor to younger employees to encourage professional growth and career development.

  • Review contract conditions; ensure compliance with all contract terms

  • Supervise documentation of all significant project events, e.g., accidents, delays, Change Orders

  • Direct preconstruction services and activities

  • Negotiate, prepare and issue subcontract bid packages

  • Effectively manage project risk; evaluate probability and severity of risk events as they are identified / anticipated and prepare mitigation plans with project team and SRE operations management.

  • Maintain quality control (integrity and excellence of completed project), including development and implementation of Site-Specific Quality Management Plan (SSQMP)

  • Avoid or mitigate claims and conflict

  • Complete all job close-out procedures

  • Conduct warranty follow-up (typical 2-year warranty period)

  • Complete project with full or enhanced fee

  • Develop and maintain good relationship with Owner, Architect and Subcontractors; develop strategies and skills to build a strong partnership with the Owner, while still ensuring prompt owner notification of impacts and preservation of rights per the Prime Contract.

  • Extensive coordination with material suppliers to ensure timely deliveries and to develop solutions to logistical and supply-chain challenges.

  • Negotiate and coordinate with local Contract Labor Provider to ensure sufficient manpower resources at most competitive commercial terms.

  • Organize and lead regular meetings with Owner, and key project partners

Minimum Skills or Experience Requirements:

  • Engineering, Construction Management or Architectural Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Field construction management experience (5-8 years, including supervisory skills)

  • Leadership ability – able to pull together team members from diverse backgrounds in a remote environment and organize them into a cohesive, high-performing project team.

  • Strong computer skills with MS Office suite, as well as other industry-standard tools, such as Bluebeam Revu. CMiC experience a plus.

  • Fundamental knowledge of contract law and project accounting

  • Thorough understanding of all project management control systems (scheduling, cost control, procurement and estimating)

  • Strong understanding of:

    • Utility-scale PV plant construction means, methods, sequencing, and techniques

    • Understanding of utility & ISO interconnection sequence & durations

  • Able to travel extensively (minimum 50%) including lengthy jobsite-based assignments in remote / rural areas.

  • Able to build trust and rapport with all SRE departments for benefit of projects

  • Organizational and communication skills; must have strong people skills.

  • Detail-oriented, motivated self-starter

Objectives or Goals to Measure Performance:

  • Accuracy in proposal schedules driven by strong understanding of project variables, lessons learned from similar projects, and collaboration with internal experts and stakeholders

  • Timely resolution of disputed project claims or impacts through sound schedule hygiene

  • Broad level of scheduling competence throughout operations team; methodical approach to training and development that results in strong scheduling culture and awareness

SOLV Energy Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At SOLV Energy we celebrate the power of our differences. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces that improve our communities. SOLV Energy prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind against an employee or applicant based on race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, or ethnicity, mental or physical disability, veteran status, parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Employees (and their families) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees can enroll in our company’s 401(k) plan and are provided vacation, sick and holiday pay.

Compensation Range:

$102,960.00 - $128,700.00

Pay Rate Type:


If you’re interested in a meaningful career with a brighter future, join the SOLV Energy Team.