UL, LLC Senior Project Manager - Solar Team in Albany, New York
At UL, we know why we come to work.
Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
Our comprehensive portfolio of renewable energy solutions help stakeholders plan, design, finance, build, invest, operate, maintain, and manage wind both on land and offshore, and solar throughout the project lifecycle and across the value chain. Working at UL means you will be part of a team delivering proven science, expert engineering, and innovative solutions that address the unique challenges of these industries.
What you’ll learn & achieve:
As a member of the Due Diligence team, the Sr. Project Manager is responsible for managing and executing independent engineering (IE) and technical advisory (TA) services to support the financing, sale, or acquisition of solar plants and portfolios. The position is high profile, and requires a mature and experienced candidate with effective communication, project management, and technical skills.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, with a can-do spirit and willingness to work hard in a team environment to achieve shared success. We would expect your primary duties will include:
Manage high profile Independent Engineering and Technical Advisory projects for project financing, tax equity, sales and acquisitions of solar projects and portfolios, including overseeing technology reviews, civil and electrical design reviews, review of commercial and technical contracts, project schedule, project financial model, CAPEX and OPEX costs, environmental and permitting review, site visits and construction monitoring.
Compile and complete IE and TA reports and summarize key results and conclusions. Ensure a quality of work that meets and exceeds client expectations. Integrate all review sections from UL’s multi-disciplinary team and ensure that UL’s technical and commercial analysis is consistent throughout sections.
Prepare proposals detailing scope of work, team, budget and schedule for completion.
Work with internal resources, associate project managers, and project managers. Ensure project deliverables stay on time, on target, and on budget.
Mentor and train junior staff and assume responsibility for the internal growth of the team.
Manage and schedule internal resources. Ensure project deliverables stay on time, on target, and on budget.
Work with lenders and developers as the main client interface for UL. Attend client meetings with lenders and developers as needed. Engage clients and internal staff to develop creative solutions to meet client needs; provide exceptional customer service with a focus of growing client relationships.
Prepare communication plan and related project status reports. Facilitate and lead regular status meetings with internal project team, sponsors, and stakeholders.
Work with multi-disciplinary team to identify project risks, barriers, and issues and propose possible solutions and mitigation strategies.
Ensure the use of best practices and apply lessons learned from previous projects.
Review of project contracts and financial models.
Perform site visits during construction and operation and perform monthly construction monitoring site visits to review progress against technical specifications, budget and milestone schedule. Compile and review site visit reports and monthly construction monitoring reports.
Represent UL at conferences and business development meetings.
Guide the business strategy and development for the due diligence team.
Other duties as assigned.
What makes you a great fit:
At least 5 years of experience as a project manager in solar energy due diligence, project development, construction, equipment supply, operation or mergers and acquisitions.
At least 5 years of experience in renewable energy.
At least bachelors-level education and core competence in a relevant field, e.g., mechanical, civil or electrical engineering, construction management, operations and maintenance, commercial, legal, finance.
Strong written and communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environmental and successfully manage multiple complicated projects.
What you’ll experience working at UL:
Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
Total Rewards: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing.
Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.
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