Oversee regional installation / construction, testing, and commissioning operations from utility scale solar / photovoltaic project kickoff through customer acceptance. Responsible for planning, checking, quality assurance, monitoring, evaluation, and preparation of commissioning reports to management. Staff, train, and manage solar commissioning team personnel. Create guidelines and procedures to ensure all project activities are completed according to a standard process, project plan and budget. Carry out the commissioning and start-up according to the commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance manuals. Forecast, monitor, estimate time and costs of commissioning activities. Conduct routine audits as necessary. Interact with engineering to troubleshoot any technical issues. Ensure compliance with all Company and safety policies and procedures. Prepare detailed schedules of the commissioning for each project. Prepare commissioning documents for each site according to contract obligations. Manage 3rd party testing when necessary. Review and verify completed testing documentation. Ensure project is completed by deadline date.
Electrical and mechanical theory. Team supervision. Budgeting procedures. Commissioning operations, start-up and practices for Solar projects, including reading operations and maintenance manuals and procedures. Interpreting engineering drawings. Organizing, instructing and supervising Commissioning crews in all facets of construction. Supervising the testing, commissioning and start-up of high, medium, low voltage and dc equipment / electrical and electronic systems. Leadership and supervision. Writing correspondence and compiling reports. Speaking to groups and making recommendations. Troubleshooting and data analysis. Computer skills.
Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering or related field; equivalent combination of education and experience (5-7 years)
5-7 years' experience with power generation equipment and commissioning procedures. Construction and commissioning experience. 5 years' experience in a supervisory role
Position Reports To
PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist certification (NABCEP) desirable. Also there’s the" REP- Renewable Energy Professional" and "Certified Energy Manager" from the Association of Energy Engineers (aeecenter.org)
Career path moves from this role
Construction Manager, Director of Solar Commissioning