Renewable Energy Jobs

Back to Job Listing
Home page

Project Manager - Utility Solar

Chapel Hill NC

Job ID: 2018-1193


Strata Solar is a leading developer, builder, owner, and operator of commercial and utility-scale solar farms; ranked amongst the top five solar producers in the US. We understand that our employees are the lifeblood of the company. We strive to align company goals with those of our employees. We're constantly innovating to make a difference for our customers, our employees, and our planet. Our mission is to make a difference by developing cost-efficient alternatives to traditional energy sources, without long-term dependence on government subsidies. We’re leading the south in sustainable energy careers. We hope you’ll join us.



The Project Manager is responsible for the development, planning, and execution of medium sized PV Solar projects based on standardized or unique configurations ranging in size between 5 MWac and 50 MWac. Projects can consist of either a single project or up to three multiple projects executed concurrently. The Project Manager works with the business management team, staff support functions, and field level construction managers and team members in the execution of projects in support of the Company’s strategic project plan. The Project Manager will manage contract requirements, client relations, and project deliverable requirements. In addition, the project manager shall establish and monitor performance metrics, project schedules, risk profiles, and cost performance of the project in accordance with company systems and practices.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Project scope, schedule, and cost estimate development and review

Project planning, management, and coordination of engineering, procurement, and construction teams

Project quality

Project safety

Project environmental compliance

Scope and change management

Cost monitoring and management

Project team creation, management, and development

Internal and external stakeholder management

Project communications

Client and community relations

Evaluate current project management standards and practices and provide recommendations for improvement


Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage key project team members, in concert with their respective functional managers, with regard to project related activities and issues, for example, Project Engineer, Project Buyer, Construction Manager, Project Cost Controller, Project Scheduler, Project Coordinator, and Project Administrator.


Skills and Competencies:

Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

Able to work both independently and as a team

Strong communication skills both written and oral

Decision making ability

Strong analytical and problem-solving ability

Strong customer service skills with focus on listening to the customer

Ability to conduct negotiations with vendors, supplies, governmental entities and utilities

Working knowledge of the standardized project management processes and tools.

Working knowledge of engineering design, procurement, and construction practices and procedures

Working knowledge of project management cost systems (i.e. Earned Value methodology)

Working knowledge of project scheduling concepts, techniques, and software such as MS-Project; experience with Primavera P6 a plus

Working knowledge of office productivity software such as MS-Office suite, including advanced use of MS-Excel

Multi-project execution experience

Solar Industry experience a plus


Background and Experience:

10-15 years of experience in project management and/or construction management of large scale projects or programs

BS in Engineering, Construction Management, or related discipline, advance study in Project Management and/or MBA desired

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, Program Management Professional (PgMP) Certificate, or equivalent.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office environment and in the field. Must be able to sit, stand, bend, twist, and lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to travel up to 75 percent.



Please reference where you saw this posting.

No third party solicitations will be accepted for this or any other Strata Solar position.

Posted March 8, 2018

Back to Job Listing