Pre-Construction Manager (Solar)

Job Description

We believe in the transformative power of solar energy for businesses. It’s not just about adopting an eco-friendly energy source; it’s about leveraging solar power to significantly reduce operating costs and enhance your company’s sustainability profile. Our team is here to navigate the benefits solar energy offers, ensuring your venture maximizes its investment in renewable energy.

*This position is hybrid on-site in North Andover, MA


  • Develop the initial project scope, preliminary schedule, and portions or all of construction budget for renewable energy projects.
  • Draft and negotiate Scopes of Work for subcontract agreements, purchase orders, and professional service agreements in support of preconstruction and construction projects.
  • Coordinate with the project engineering and development team, host customer, subcontractors, design engineers, state & local permitting authorities, local utilities, and construction management team bridging project development and construction execution activities.
  • Conduct site audits to collect required as-built infrastructure data, physical and shade surveys, conceptual design input; validation of preliminary design & physical layout with an emphasis on constructability issues; coordination of environmental surveys, title reports, & soils testing; development of subcontractor scopes of work.
  • Strategically, source, solicit, qualify new subcontractors for implementation of projects and construction services in various markets across the U.S. as determined by project location.
  • Assist in the development of technical RFP/RFQ proposals including technical writing, customer meetings, and oral presentations.
  • Provide daily administrative and technical management of renewable construction projects delivering energy savings for public, institutional, industrial, government, and commercial customers.
  • Knowledge of full project accounting, project schedule and tracking, reporting, quality management and internal communication is important.
  • Support full project budget, project schedule, and develop/articulate scope of work to subcontracting community. Demonstrate knowledge/compliance with the Company’s financial policies and procedures to include revenue recognition policies and project set up rules. Serve as a liaison between the development team and construction team.
  • Regularly monitor and track assigned project performance and cost estimates to improve pre-construction process and results on future projects.
  • During development before handoff, manage vendors, subcontractors, and construction managers (site superintendents) to ensure quality control and project delivery on time and within budget, while meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
  • Ensure compliance with company, industry, trade, and jurisdictional safety standards, practices, codes.
  • Develop detailed cost estimates at all phases of design and preconstruction, including conceptual estimating requirements.
  • Develop comprehensive time phased detailed General Conditions cost estimates based upon the project requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in construction management, engineering, architecture or a related discipline
  • 10+ years of recent experience in commercial construction industry
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial solar construction

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and foster positive business relationships.
  • Full project life cycle experience (development, preconstruction, construction)
  • In depth knowledge of the construction process including scheduling, contract administration, equipment, manpower, etc.
  • A substantial background in process management and a proven record of leading a team from design to construction with an emphasis on building client relationships is preferred.
  • Experience managing people and subcontractors
  • Expert at project scheduling using MS project or similar
  • In depth knowledge of the construction process including scheduling, contract administration, equipment, manpower, etc.
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