Solar Commissioning Manager - Distributed Generation (Remote)

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Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Resources is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, and a world leader in battery storage. We provide energy-related products and services that grow our economy, protect the environment, support our communities and help customers meet their energy needs. We are leading the decarbonization of the U.S. economy with our goal to reach Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in creating a cleaner environment for future generations? Join our world-class, innovative team today.

 

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy Resources Inc. is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join the Commissioning Team. This person will add value by the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for execution of assigned Renewable Power Plant Projects as it relates to commissioning, start up, and operational turnover.
  • Responsible for ensuring commissioning activities for assigned projects are performed with high quality and adhering to all NextEra Energy and FPL safety policies.
  • Responsible to review commissioning data preformed in-house and by external contractors to confirm test data is correct, safe and within industry acceptable values. 
  • Responsible for coordination and management of, EPC contractor personnel, OEM start up personnel, third party start up contractors, and operations personnel on site, as it relates to site commissioning and startup.
  • Responsible for project reliability at operational turnover with plants exhibiting as little lost time as necessary in initial operation.
  • Responsible for compliance with all project contractual documents to include Power Purchase Agreement and Large Generator Interconnect Agreement deliverables.
  • Ensure proper interface is made with Transmission Operators and Independent Service Operators to ensure project energization dates are achieved.
  • Works collaboratively with resources in various disciplines to determine project priorities and work plans
  • Meets corporate objectives with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
  • Ensures projects are efficiently, effectively and safely implemented in accordance with department procedures and policies
  • Manages walk down of planned work, validates acceptance of completed work to design requirements, approves contractor payment requests
  • Verifies constructability, ensures proper resource allocations, assesses field status and resolves issues as needed
  • Supervises activities and/or coordinates activities or groups, such as safety programs, engineering, construction, budget, and analysis and contract administration
  • Oversees commissioning activities to meet corporate objectives, with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Self-starter with a high drive for quality, execution, and safety
  • Training in NFPA70E, Meggar Testing, and Thermography preferred.
  • 5 plus years’ experience in on-site project support for renewable power generation project construction start up and commissioning
  • 3 years’ experience minimum working for an EPC in renewable power generation project construction start up and commissioning
  • Thorough understanding of Commissioning documents and processes, ability to review, digest and understand commissioning data within industry standards 
  • Proven track record and ability to interact with engineering personnel on highly technical issues, and then also interact with construction personnel on constructability, schedule, and cost issues as well
  • Proven track record and ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects at once
  • Role will be based remote with expected travel at a minimum of 25%, with periods of time during heavy workloads of up to 75%

 

Job Overview
This position is responsible for the overall management of the team and assigned projects, to ensure compliance within required budgetary, scheduling, and safety goals. Employees in this role coordinate and manage construction work performed by contractors and/or vendors at the project site. Employees in this role manage the engineering, procurement and construction oversight-activities necessary to develop, license/permit, erect, start-up, and commence commercial operations.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with resources in various disciplines to determine project priorities and work plans
  • Meets corporate objectives with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
  • Manages department resources to provide effective early-stage project development support
  • Ensures projects are efficiently, effectively and safely implemented in accordance with department procedures and policies
  • Manages walk down of planned work, validates acceptance of completed work to design requirements, approves contractor payment requests
  • Verifies constructability, ensures proper resource allocations, assesses field status and resolves issues as needed
  • Leads project meetings and reviews budget, risk tracker, and contingency allocations
  • Interfaces with project's designated management committees, or acts as Executive Director of project activities
  • Supervises activities and/or coordinates activities or groups, such as safety programs, engineering, construction, budget, and analysis and contract administration
  • Oversees commissioning activities to meet corporate objectives, with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience:7+ years
     

Job Overview

This position is responsible for the overall management of the team and assigned projects, to ensure compliance within required budgetary, scheduling, and safety goals. Employees in this role coordinate and manage construction work performed by contractors and/or vendors at the project site. Employees in this role manage the engineering, procurement and construction oversight-activities necessary to develop, license/permit, erect, start-up, and commence commercial operations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities


•   Works collaboratively with resources in various disciplines to determine project priorities and work plans
•   Meets corporate objectives with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
•   Manages department resources to provide effective early-stage project development support
•   Ensures projects are efficiently, effectively and safely implemented in accordance with department procedures and policies
•   Manages walk down of planned work, validates acceptance of completed work to design requirements, approves contractor payment requests
•   Verifies constructability, ensures proper resource allocations, assesses field status and resolves issues as needed
•   Leads project meetings and reviews budget, risk tracker, and contingency allocations
•   Interfaces with project's designated management committees, or acts as Executive Director of project activities
•   Supervises activities and/or coordinates activities or groups, such as safety programs, engineering, construction, budget, and analysis and contract administration
•   Oversees commissioning activities to meet corporate objectives, with limited project management, scheduling and estimating resources
•   Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


•  Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
•  Experience: 6+ years

Preferred Qualifications


•  None

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Maintenance/Construction
Organization:  NextEra Energy Project Management, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

 

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

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