The RequirementsTo meet the basic qualifications for the role of Senior Project Manager you must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or other relevant discipline, and legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the role, you will also have:
- 5+ years of experience managing multi-site, complex construction projects concurrently where you gained some or all of the following:
- The ability to read blueprints and a background in construction administration or project management experience
- Experience with Process Systems, Compressors and/or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/ Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling systems, site evaluation and assessments, municipal planning and development processes and entitlement and/or building permits
- Experience with construction and / or equipment specification, procurement, layout and / or design experience
- Familiarity with construction contracts including Guaranteed Minimum Price (GMP), Cost- Plus, Lump Sum, Unit Price, and Public Works contracts
- Experience with site evaluations, assessments, municipal planning and development
- Experience in capital project management for projects up to $10 million a plus
- Strong mechanical and/or electrical aptitude
- The ability to establish project schedules and budgets, consistently meet budget, schedule and quality goals and objectives, and solve problems independently
- The ability to apply reasoning to complex problems, solid analytical skills, and the ability to review plans, codes and other complex documents
- The ability to manage contractors and subcontractors to ensure work functions are carried out in accordance with subcontract terms and conditions
- Familiarity with project management and scheduling software
- Proven administrative skills, including the ability to track multiple aspects of complex projects, and exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills
- Solid interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively with multiple project stakeholders, and the ability to influence and motivate others
- The ability to analyze industry periodicals to create reports, write correspondence and develop procedure manuals
- Competence in working with mathematical concepts such as probability, statistical inference and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry with the capability to apply these concepts to practical situations
- Competence in Microsoft Office applications and project management software, AutoCAD experience is a plus
- A valid driver's license and insurable driving record
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or a Professional Engineering (PE) License would be a plus
The RoleGeneral responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Construction, you will be a key player in planning, coordinating and directing all activities in the construction, design and building of both CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) fueling stations, as well other occasional infrastructure projects. While you will be responsible for your projects, you will also serve as a member of a strong team including other Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, a Planning Manager, and a Superintendent.
You will support a variety of clients with project budgets ranging from 200K to 5-6MM, with anywhere from 5 to 10 projects running concurrently (of varying scale and at varying phases). Through our experience and expertise, we have built solid processes and tools so you can step in, hit the ground running, and have an immediate impact. However, there is still room for your contributions to improve processes or increase efficiency.
You will be part of the PM team, but will collaborate with engineering teams, external consultants, and contractors for each site build. Indirectly you will also lead teams of superintendents, electricians, and a variety of skilled labor individuals. Since each project is unique, you will be working with different local teams and need to be able to adapt accordingly.
You will be responsible for managing all stages of a project from proposal and kickoff to final construction. Specifically, this will include the following:
- Reviewing project proposals, contracts, specifications, project budgets, project information forms and other documentation to ensure all information is available and consistent to successfully execute the project.
- Scheduling and holding project kick-off meetings with project teams.
- Coordinating and driving all aspects of projects including obtaining entitlements, permits, business licenses, engineering design and drawing preparation, equipment specification and ordering, station design, utility applications, construction and turnover to operations.
- Determining any other federal, state and local requirements necessary for construction and coordinating project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies.
- Preparing and providing project status reports and ensuring project documentation is complete and accurate.
- Scheduling, conducting, and documenting periodic status meetings with the project team.
- Partnering with Business Development Managers to channel communication with clients on change orders and project status.
- Managing construction contracts, including preparation of construction bids, bid evaluations, contract preparations, change orders, pay applications, and close out.
- Coordinating with local utilities including submittal applications, payment of fees and installation of the equipment to ensure timely completion within the project schedule.
- Managing and updating project schedules, project documentations, project costs, project processes, project scope, project status reports and other project information within the project management software.
- Ensuring accurate and timely submittal of invoices to customers for station projects being financed by Clean Energy.
- Inspecting the work in progress, drawings, and specifications to ensure workmanship conforms to contract specifications and adheres to construction schedules.
- Coordinating with engineering to ensure timely resolution of field discrepancies or clarifications.
- Interfacing with respective public and regulatory officials, including building inspectors, to ensure proper inspections.
- Managing and directing an associate project manager to assist in the execution of duties and responsibilities on extremely complex projects.
- Overseeing inspectors and suppliers to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods.
- Demonstrating a strong commitment to safety.
- Managing construction activities within federal, state, and local environmental rules and regulations to ensure safety and compliance with OSHA and other applicable regulations.
- Managing the delivery of necessary documentation and notifications to support start up and commissioning, and closing out all punch list items to ensure successful turnover to operations.
- Traveling to various station sites, and completing site evaluations, assessments, municipal planning and development.
More Good ReasonsImpact and opportunity
You will find there are plenty of opportunities for growth and expansion as the company continues on its strong growth path. Prove yourself a star in this highly visible role and your efforts won't go unnoticed. We take pride in helping our team members take their careers to the next level, learn new skills and develop professionally.
Autonomy and support
Your supervisor will be there to support you when it comes to questions and plans, but he'll also give you the elbow room to work independently and autonomously as you work from your home office. You bring the skill and experience, and we'll give you the runway to succeed.
Green Standard for Sustainability
You probably already knew that natural gas burns much more cleanly than gasoline and diesel, producing significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. But did you also know that natural gas is increasingly renewable, using biomethane reclaimed from landfill via waste-to-energy solutions? Clean Energy is helping companies and public organizations meet aggressive environmental goals.
Proven Strong Leadership
You will join a team of accomplished, seasoned professionals at Clean Energy, led by Andrew Littlefair. Mr. Littlefair served as President of Pickens Fuel Corp (PFC), predecessor company of Clean Energy, which he co-founded in 1997 with Boone Pickens and was Staff Assistant to then President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Presidential Advance from 1983 to 1987.
Clean Energy has the right solutions at the right time, as more and more organizations are exploring alternative fuel vehicles and solutions. For instance, in October 2016 we opened a new state-of-the-art CNG station, in partnership with FedEx, in Oklahoma City. The station that will allow over 100 FedEx Freight Class 8 trucks (big-rigs) to use the convenience of fast-fueling as well as money-saving time-fueling.
In addition to a competitive wage and bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and other insurances, a 401(k) plan with discretionary company match, paid time off and more.
Keys to SuccessTo excel in this role, you need both the necessary expertise to run large scope projects and also a natural inclination towards fast moving and highly complex environments. You see obstacles as opportunities to stretch your problem solving muscles to meet your deliverables, you're willing to meet complexities head-on, and you don't back down from a challenge.
As a pro in the industry you can take existing processes and translate them to meet differing situations that require consistent outcomes. You view ambiguity as just another opportunity to have an impact on the future. And you enjoy meeting your goals as an independent contributor without a lot of hand-holding.
Though you have a strong history of success and experience to rely upon, you must also be open to learning. Ours is a newer industry and chances are it's one you haven't worked in before. To be successful here, you will need to dedicate yourself to learning the company and the industry in short order.
About UsTaking the Lead in Clean-air Transportation
Clean Energy has a broad customer base in the solid waste, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 35,000 vehicles at approximately 500+ strategic locations across the United States and Canada.
Clean Energy owns and operates two LNG production plants, one in Willis, TX and one in Boron, CA, with combined capacity of 260,000 LNG gallons per day and designed to expand to 340,000 LNG gallons per day as demand increases. It also owns and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas, TX that produces renewable methane gas or biomethane for delivery in the nation's gas pipeline network.
The Clean Energy vision extends beyond servicing the high fuel-use requirements of fleet operators. We are committed to helping businesses access the measurable advantages of clean-fuel solutions. Simultaneously, we are committed to protecting our environment as the leader in clean-air transportation. Clean Energy has proven that business and environmental goals can indeed find common ground, with mutually profitable results. Our vision and efforts have received recognition and awards from business and environmental organizations alike.
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