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Construction Project Manager

Location:
Stroud
Salary Details:
£48,000-£50,000 DOE
Advertising End Date:
21 Oct 2019
About The Role
The Generation Department manages the design and construction of our portfolio of solar parks, AD plants and any other construction related activities which we want to undertake. The construction project manager is a key role within this team, you will ensure the civil engineering and electrical design for each location is progressed, assess potential sites, identify and check site access requirements and other construction related issues, plan and co-ordinate the civil engineering and electrical contractors, drafting of contracts for stakeholders involved in the design and construction phase, manage the project build program from initial start on site to commissioning, ensuring the Project Plan is kept on time and proper communication is maintained.

The role is based at our head office in Stroud with some travel to sites nationally required.

About You
You will be an experienced renewable energy project manager on the client side ideally, with the ability and drive to work within a dynamic environment and able to adapt easily to whatever challenges we encounter.

 

What you will do

  • You will be accountable and responsible for the delivery of the project on time and on budget, management of the project contracts and contractors whilst identifying and notifying the development team of any potential construction issues early within the development phase.
  • Regular reporting and updating to Head of Generation - highlighting risks, issues and impacts, incorporating suggested solutions.
  • Conformity to all current regulations and standards required both during and following construction.
  • Preparation of specification documentation to inform the works of external consultants and contractors including civil/structural engineers, geotechnical engineers and civil engineering contractors.
  • Feasibility studies to highlight the engineering challenge associated with the construction of a variety of renewable energy projects including, wind, solar and battery storage
  • Chairing of meetings with project stakeholders
  • Assist the planning team with technical input. Assist in producing tenders and quote comparisons, monitoring and reporting of budgets.
  • Some travel to sites required with an onsite presence approx 2-3 days per month during the construction phase of the projects.
  • Ensure the Construction Team operates within ISO 14002

What you will bring

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Candidates should hold a higher education qualification in a relevant engineering discipline related to construction, civil or electrical engineering.
  • Preparation of contract documentation.
  • Proven project management and delivery skills
  • Ability to work independently with remote management and take responsibility for project delivery.
  • ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines without compromising safety or quality.
  • Strong communication skills particularly verbal communication.
  • Computing skills including MS office, MS project.
  • Construction experience and fully conversant of CDM regulations 2015 and relevant Health & Safety practices.
  • Full UK driving license needed.

Desirable skill and knowledge include wind farm construction, electrical and gas grid connections.

About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we’re free to use the money we make for our mission and our mission alone.

We do all of this with the help of our customers – and the awesome team of people here at Ecotricity. Our people believe in our mission – they’re amazing at what they do, and they make a difference every day they come into work.