April 26, 2021
Project Manager - Lander, WY
By Creative Energies
Position Title: Project Manager
Base Location: Lander
Classification: Full Time
Pay Range: $21-23/hour
Overview of Creative Energies:
Creative Energies is a community of adventurous solar craftspeople who care deeply about the work we do and our impact on the environment. We are engaged in our communities, live outdoor lifestyles, and strive for a healthy life-work balance. Creative Energies is devoted to the mountain regions in which we work, live, and play. We take pride in the work we do and are driven to continually learn and improve. Our people are our most important asset. We hire and choose our co-workers carefully. We continually strive to do our best work, serve our customers well, and have some fun while doing it.
Summary of Position:
The Project Manager has responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, scheduling, oversight and closure of Creative Energies’ solar projects
Responsible for overseeing projects from the contract signing to project completion. Fills a central role in organizing and planning the local office projects including customer communication, scheduling, planning commercial and non-standard projects, and solving project challenges. This position will also help the Construction Team Lead provide direction, schedule, and workflow to Installers and Electricians and will work together with CTL to forecast team member needs in order to hire appropriate field team members.
Project management and customer communications (70% of Time):
-Interface with sales team members for contract completion and signing; review and sign residential solar contracts and change orders and act as project liaison between sales and project team
-Oversee, support, and ensure the quality of customer communications
-Prepare, submit and obtain permits/plan review and customer generation agreements
-Maintain and adjust a dynamic schedule of all upcoming projects and communicate to lead installers and lead electricians
-Coordinate with owners, subcontractors, and architects regarding project installation details
-Work collaboratively on company-wide project flow (including sales, design, procurement, and field teams)
Operations Management (25% of Time):
-Provide oversight, leadership, management, and accountability on projects from contract signing to final completion
-Work with Construction Team Lead to ensure proper details are handed off to Field team for every project
-Assist project team with trouble-shooting project challenges (including equipment availability, design challenges, etc.)
-Confirm quality and timeliness of overall project
Professional Development (5% of time):
-Participate in one or two training events per year focused on renewable energy technologies and installation practices. Examples include Solar Power International conference and training offered by equipment manufacturers and distributors.
-At least three years of prior applicable experience preferable
-Experience with customer relations management systems is useful
-Experience managing and supervising others and facilitating employees’ schedules with an operations calendar
-Experience providing feedback
-Must have a valid driver’s license
-Must be able to lift 30 - 50 pounds
-Comfortable working in an active, open work area, and potentially climbing ladders
-Clear and positive communications, both verbal and written
-Computer skills Proficient in G-suite and other computer programs
-Time management and prioritization skills
-Bachelor’s degree or comparable
Travel and Work schedule:
Individuals will work a similar schedule to our field team members. The Project Manager is responsible for providing direction to the field team in regard to the installation schedule. The Construction Team Lead will work alongside the PM and provide direction on construction-related items. Due to the collaborative nature of this position, it is important that the PM is in the office upon crew arrival in the morning and again when the crew comes back to the office at the end of the day in order to adjust the schedule and update customers of changes. Occasional travel including out-of-state and overnight will be needed for training, staff meetings and to support Creative Energies team operations.
The Project Manager reports directly to the Project Team Lead. Works in coordination with the local office Construction Team Lead. Coordinates with the Procurement Lead, Design Team, Service Team and Operations Team Lead, and others as needed. Indirectly assists in the supervision of field staff.
Creative Energies is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.