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AES Pre-Construction Project Manager - M&A in United States

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Pre-Construction Project Manager – M&A – Job Description

AES Clean Energy (AES CE) is seeking an experienced Pre-Construction Project Manager to manage the review of numerous PV and Battery Storage projects through the Merger and Acquisition Phase, including the Approval to Purchase process.

The ideal candidate will be capable of coordinating and collaborating with multiple AES CE Teams, be pro-active in project team meetings and take ownership for ensuring the project’s successful and swift forward path through the merger and acquisition phase.

This position will be based in Louisville, CO, reporting to the Director of Pre-Construction and will focus on utility-scale solar and battery storage projects. Remote working is possible, although limited travel may also be required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years professional experience in a Renewables Project Management role

  • EPC Contract review experience

  • Good understanding of project life-cycle from feasibility, permitting, entitlements, design and utility processes, project schedules and execution construction phase experience

  • Strong familiarity with photovoltaic solar, energy storage components and associated technical standards.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Teams, Excel, ProCore, and project tracking database system.

  • Proficiency with PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Superior communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including an ability to maintain calm and effective exchanges with all parties during stressful situations.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by clear and effective project plans and executive level reporting that ensure timely action and decision making in time-pressured scenarios.

Key Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Work with multiple Teams and Departments to help ensure each project’s successful development from Feasibility Stage thru 30% designs ‘Notice of Intent to Award’ status.

  • Attend project Kick-Off meetings, receive new projects on behalf of the Pre-Construction Team and record on project tracking tool

  • Perform Due Diligence on project information and associated studies to identify project needs, ‘red flag’ risks and critical timelines and clearly communicate to M&A Development Team Lead

  • Help manage M&A due diligence and ‘red flag’ memos for new opportunities and acquisitions under consideration

  • Collaborate with estimating team to compare internal CAPEX assumptions with market pricing received from EPCs

  • Assist in providing project construction cost estimates and ongoing updates to financial capex project input forms to support Business Development, Construction and Finance teams with financial modelling and cost/budget creation

  • Understand and evaluate labor, material and other direct and indirect costs associated with proposed contracts.

  • Liaise with Development Engineers to ensure they are receiving reports and studies (e.g. Geo-Tech, Wetlands Delineations etc.) needed to produce assigned design-set deliverables

  • Review and critique design information (e.g. Layouts) for buildability and possible operational issues

  • Request feedback from Procurement subject matter authorities regarding availability of AES CE sourced equipment, and coordinate with Approved Vendor List (AVL)

  • Understand equipment technologies and be familiar with the AES CE AVL

  • Attend weekly Procurement – Engineering sync call, and be aware of current equipment choices and recommendations

  • Provide regular feedback on status of projects to Construction PMs

  • With the Pre-Con EPC Strategy Team, identify, screen, pre-qualify and agree EPC RFP & RFQ bidder lists

  • Coordinate, prepare & deploy EPC RFP bid packages using the ProCore platform, facilitate RFI feedback from Engineering and Construction teams, analyze resulting bid responses and make formal selection recommendations to Construction team

  • Have a proven knowledge of EPC Contract Terms and Conditions

  • Identify and implement constant improvement initiatives in all the bidding processes associated with the development of AES CE’s renewable portfolio

  • Maintain REP/RFQ bid response database for comparison with internal CAPEX estimates and final project costs; work with estimating team to regularly review and identify efficiencies to promote more accurate CAPEX estimates

  • Collaborate with the project scheduling team to produce a Development & Pre-Construction schedule incorporating all key design, utility and permitting milestones, and anticipated EPC construction timeline to achieve required COD date.

  • Understand project schedule sequencing to identify milestone schedule risks and issues such as equipment delivery timing and logistics challenges and report to Leadership

  • Coordinate O&M feedback on initial 5-30% designs to ensure efficient operation of portfolio

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Safety comes first at AES. To protect the health and safety of our people, customers, communities and partners, and to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, AES requires all newly-hired people or current AES people applying for U.S.-based role(s), to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. Except where prohibited by law or not specifically covered in a collective bargaining agreement, new hires and transfers will be required to provide proof of vaccination during onboarding and periodically thereafter. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

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