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Project Manager Energy Services

Tempe AZ

Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world’s energy mix.


Primary Job Functions:

We’re changing the world. Let us start with yours.

First Solar’s Energy Services unit seeks candidates who believe in our mission of providing cost-advantaged solar services through innovation, customer engagement, industry leadership and operational excellence. Members of the Energy Services team have a direct hand in offsetting carbon emissions from traditional energy sources by ensuring that our customers’ power plants are available and performing at optimal levels. Every year, power plants managed by First Solar produced over 11 terawatt hours of clean, renewable energy. This is equivalent to powering 1.2 million homes and removing 1.7 million cars from the road.

The Energy Services team looks for individuals who enjoy contributing to an innovative, forward-thinking team, are effective problem solvers, data and results driven and continuously look for ways to improve processes to help us lead the world’s sustainable energy future.



Prior experience in the solar industry desirable.

Previous project management field experience to include in one or more of the following disciplines preferred: design and planning, estimating, permitting, project controls, contracts, codes and regulations, procurement, construction, testing, commissioning, turnover, or document controls.

The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership skills, be a team player, have strong interpersonal skills, and a demonstrated record of driving results

5-7 years of project management experience or commensurate experience is required

5-7 years of leadership and management experience is preferred



Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Construction/Business required or commensurate experience.

Project Management Profession (PMP) or similar certification preferred.


Required Skills/Competencies:

Strong technical, analytical, and problem solving

Proven organizational and supervisory skills

Possess integrity and commitment to compliance.

MS Office/Project literacy and strong, verbal and written communication skills are critical.

Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills including presentation planning and delivery

Strong organizational skills with project planning, program management experience

Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate others to accomplish objectives and gain desired results

Demonstrated ability to build collaborative strategic alliances with a good balance of strategic thinking and operational execution


Essential Responsibilities:

Ensuring all project accountabilities are completed on time and in compliance with all technical, commercial, safety and regulatory requirements and will meet or exceed performance targets.

Developing project schedules.

Assist with multi-discipline project team communication to ensure deliverables are submitted to the project contract requirements.

Benchmark against Industry Best Practices and drive improvements

Ensure that lessons learned are collected, distributed and incorporated into procedure/training documentation to prevent recurrence of issues/events throughout the fleet and ensure that information is communicated across departments and external business units as needed

Leads other solution focused assignments as required



Bachelors (Required)


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Posted October 2, 2018

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