Director of of Construction

St. Paul MN

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The Director of Construction is responsible for working with the VP of Construction to oversee the construction of solar projects. The Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Construction Department by working with the VP to execute long-range goals, strategies, and plans.

What You'll Do

    1. Direct all aspects of construction operations for the project planning and field construction.
    2. Challenge the team to continuously improve and find opportunities to add value.
    3. Responsible for the performance of the construction department and construction efforts, in accordance with project execution plans, specifications, and contract documents, providing and controlling the labor, material, equipment, and crews to accomplish the work.
    4. Ensure all aspects of construction operations are executed as company policy dictates with regard to quality, safety, OSHA and utility specifications.
    5. Recommend strategies to improve quality or reduce cost.
      • Ensure that all factors used in the production of construction estimates are current and appropriate for the executed plan.
    6. Work closely with, and support proposal efforts including analyze constructability of project, recommend construction scope of services, and cost estimate. This will include documenting all key assumptions and data necessary to support the proposal construction estimate.
    7. Direct workload, manpower, and material planning to ensure the construction objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
    8. Control and minimize labor overtime.
    9. Oversee the production, maintenance, and updates of project forecasts, budgets, and schedules on a weekly basis.
    10. Manage the Construction Department budget and controls expenses effectively.
    11. Hire, train, develop, and appraise staff effectively.
      • Take corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
      • Consult with the People Team & supervisor as appropriate.
    12. Work with the VP to manage and oversee O&M team, setting standards for response rates and quality the team needs to achieve.
    13. Oversee the production of multiple job sites.
    14. Ensure the safety of each employee, vendor, sub-contractor, and temporary labor employees.
    1. Coordinate schedules with the construction, engineering, project development and finance departments.
    2. Give clear direction to direct reports, follow-up and verify quality and completion to ensure compliance with directive and company process.

Our Ideal Candidate Has

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of commercial construction management experience in a relevant industry (e.g., renewables, telecom).
  • 3-5 years of experience managing a construction team with multiple functions, including project management, engineering, installation, and operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
  • Demonstrated success at managing and delivering construction projects on schedule and under budget.
  • Experience negotiating with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Experience managing self-perform projects.
  • Demonstrated Safe Working Practices and Knowledge of OSHA safety standards.
  • Demonstrated success at managing and delivering construction projects on schedule and under budget.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Proficiency with Gantt charts.
  • Proficiency with reading blueprints, plans, specs, contracts, subcontracts, and purchase orders.
  • Must be detail-oriented and efficient in problem solving.
  • Proficiency with construction management software (e.g., Procore, Vista by Viewpoint).

Bonus Points

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate in appositive manner with team members to foster an environment of superior coordination.
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills with a proactive work ethic.
  • Experience working with city/county permitting offices and inspectors.
  • Previous solar electrical installation experience.
  • OSHA 30 certification.
  • NABCEP PV Certification.
  • PMP certification.
  • Must take and create accountability within the teams, closing each project efficiently whilst maintaining accuracy and strict attention to detail.

Novel Energy Solutions is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.