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Solar Project Manager

Company: Urban Grid Solar
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Urban Grid is a utility scale renewable energy project developer, with over a decade of expertise in taking solar and energy storage projects through the full development process, from site acquisition through interconnection, permitting, offtake execution and project exit. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia-with teams located strategically throughout the United States, Urban Grid has provided utilities and corporate clients with reliable clean energy. We are actively developing a growing portfolio of approximately 13,000 megawatts of solar PV and 7,000 megawatts of co-located and stand-alone energy storage, throughout 12 states in support of America's transition to clean, sustainable power. To learn more, please visit

Urban Grid is a Brookfield Renewable company. Brookfield Renewable operates one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure-play renewable power platforms.

Job Summary

Urban Grid is looking for a Project Manager to support solar development projects in various states in the US. This person supports all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects and serves as the main point of contact for those projects. Takes projects end to end from original concept through late stage, pre-construction and handover to construction.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Plans, manages, and monitors projects from concept through implementation/handover of solar developments projects. Acts as primary project contact to establish key stakeholder requirements and project objectives
  • Through formal project management processes and methodologies, ensure assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet high quality standards and Leadership expectations. Be responsible for managing projects' scope, schedules, and costs as well as supporting internal reporting requirements using the appropriate tools
  • Meets with internal team member and where required external customers and vendors of an assigned project to provide status updates and reports and gather project-related feedback
  • Coordinate project team calls and hold project update meetings based on project needs
  • Collaborate closely with leadership in Development, Engineering, and Finance to ensure smooth transitions between project phases and maintain defined lines of accountability
  • Responsible for handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Prepares preliminary and end result costing analysis for project teams, project leadership or department leadership
  • Develops options and recommendations to drive critical decisions
  • Tracks costs and performance, service levels and other metrics required to ensure project goals and objectives are met
  • Serves as a resource to development managers and project leaders to support, educate and assist them with implementing project management processes and making improvements/ changes.
  • Maintain project files in an organized fashion
  • Identify and track critical project milestones from early to late-stage development
  • Prepare decision point reports prior to receiving interconnection studies for project risk evaluation
  • Support internal project reporting requirements
  • Coordinate task orders with outside resources and procurement
  • Performs other duties as requested
    • BS or MS Degree in Engineering, Business, Construction Management, or similar related field of study
    • Project Management Professional Certificate (PMP), or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum preferred
    • Prior experience in Project Management preferred
      • Minimum of 8+ years of project management experience
        • Experience working within a solar development or EPC company preferred
          • Excellent oral and written communication skills
            • Self-motivated and able to work both individually and/or in a collaborative team environment with minimal guidance
              • Able to manage multiple deadlines and priorities while creating and maintaining a collaborative working relationship with internal and external team members
                • Strong capacity to simultaneously manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and be able to quickly adapt to changes and shift priorities to meet project needs
                  • Experience with renewable Infrastructure projects
                    • Experience leading renewable and/or infrastructure project teams
                      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Package including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project preferred
                        • Familiar with leading project management scheduling tools: MS Project, Primavera,, or related
                          Work Location

                          Remote working is acceptable for this role. Position may require periodic trips for team meetings or site visits to support engineering, development, and construction activities.


                          Occasional travel


                          Urban Grid offers an exciting benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account, company-paid life insurance and short-term disability, voluntary life, and long-term disability, paid parental leave, and a retirement plan with matching. Full-time position with a competitive compensation package, including bonus.

Keywords: Urban Grid Solar, Richmond , Solar Project Manager, Executive , Richmond, Virginia

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