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Dominion Energy Assistant Project Manager - Solar Construction in RICHMOND, Virginia

Assistant Project Manager - Solar Construction

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: RICHMOND, VA, US, 23219

Company: Dominion Energy

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs. That’s right. Love. Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate. These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever. We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent? Do you think differently? Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!

Military service members and veterans with ranks from E5-E9, W1-CW5, or O3-O6, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below will be considered for this opportunity.

At this time, Dominion Energy cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position.

Job Summary

Dominion Energy is installing 1,000MWac of solar generating capacity per year. The Solar Project Construction group manages the execution of solar projects from 1MW to 150+MW through Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) contracts. The group is organized into several sequential teams; Development, Diligence, Pre-Construction, Execution, and Close-Out. Two Project Leaders are needed, and will be assigned to either an Execution team, which oversees daily contractor activities during construction of new solar projects, or to the Close-out Team, which oversees contractor punchlist completion, permit closure, and EPC contract termination. These Projects Leaders will work as Assistant Project Managers to a PM. Generally the close-out scope is being performed by the EPC contractor. However, there are times when discreet scopes are managed outside of the EPC contract.

Job Duties:

• Supporting the solar project management team by managing specific portions of the project, including technical, construction, quality, cost, and schedule.

• Coordination with internal stakeholders including Site Owner’s Representatives, Operations, Controls, Business Development, Tax, Real Estate, Environmental, Safety, and Supply Chain.

• Coordination with external stakeholders, including counterparts in the EPC’s organization, permitting agencies, and Owners Engineers.

• Working with a cross-functional team that includes engineers, permitting specialists, construction oversight personnel, environmental compliance coordinators, contracts and financial analysts, real estate analysts, safety specialists, and operations personnel.

• Participating in status update meetings with EPC contractors.

• Overseeing and monitoring construction progress, ensuring compliance with EPC contract and permitting requirements.

• Managing project RFI log.

• Overseeing plant commissioning processes and participating in punchlist/turnover walkdowns with Solar Operations.

• Overseeing punch list completion, facilitating communication with operations, and reviewing contractor deliverables.

• Preparing weekly reporting for internal project stakeholders.

• Reviewing EPC deliverables, including specifications, performance test reports, and as-built design drawings for completeness and contract compliance.

• Reviewing third party reports, usually environmental inspection reports, to monitor EPC performance, and providing recommendations to the EPC.

• Reviewing and providing input on contract Change Orders, Contractor Notices, Milestone Completion Certificates, and other commercial documents.

• Performing other duties as assigned.

• Will report to a Manager – Construction Projects and will be assigned to a team led by a Construction Project Manager. Two positions are available, and they may be assigned to either an active construction team or to the close-out team. For the active construction team, expect 75%+ travel via a temporary assignment on one or more solar project sites in Virginia. For the close-out team, expect 50% travel via mostly day trips and occasional overnight trips to solar project sites in Virginia.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Experience:

• 5+ years of experience managing projects, or managing multi-functional teams in a matrix environment

• Detailed technical knowledge of renewable power generation, large power plant systems/equipment/operations, power distribution/transmission systems, complex construction projects, and/or Virginia E&S/stormwater regulations

• Technical skills, including the ability to read and prepare technical specifications and drawings. Some station and engineering experience preferred

• Schedule and cost management experience

• Strong communication and integration skills

• Ability to build relationships and provide leadership in a team environment

• Ability to analyze information and make sound decisions

• Valid drivers license in order to operate a company vehicle

• Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Office products, SAP products, Adobe products, Bluebeam, scheduling software

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:

Bachelor

Preferred Disciplines: Business, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management

Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Cold Up to 25%

Office Work Environment 51-75%

Outdoors 26-50%

Travel 76- 100%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law. Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more. To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

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