Project Manager – Distributed Energy

Our client is currently seeking a Project Manager to ensure the delivery of their products to enterprise customers. The successful candidate will interact with a wide range of stakeholders potentially including electric utility staff, solar installers, utility regulators, vendor partners, and government agency staff to gather project requirements, define scope and budget, maintain participant engagement, report and track progress, and ensure deliverables are met.

Ideal Candidate Qualities:

  • Communicative and Facilitative – is happiest when information is structured and conveyed effectively to everyone’s benefit
  • Entrepreneurial – thrives on working in a continually evolving environment where everyone’s contribution is valued and essential
  • Personable – enjoys being around people and sharing knowledge
  • Thorough – someone who drives issues to resolution and promotes clarity
  • Dedicated – to customers, to partners, to co-workers, and to safety
  • Flexible – adaptable to different audiences and situations
  • The ideal candidate is an inventive problem solver that can identify and implementing process improvements that speed delivery of product to their growing customer base. This would be a good position for anyone with an interest in the renewable energy industry who is looking to join an innovative company that puts no limits on personal achievement and success.

Our client represents part of the next generation in US-based product development. Their goal is to quickly generate new technologies targeted at isolating and surmounting specific barriers in the distributed generation and smart grid industry. Their plug-and-play interface rapidly connects residential solar photovoltaic systems to the grid and manages them using embedded telemetry and communications. They have a robust development schedule in addition to ramping up manufacturing and delivery of the existing products. They are a small company, with excellent facilities, and a growing book of work to support.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interface with a wide range of external stakeholders such as solar installers, electric utilities, electrical inspectors, regulators, vendor partners, and homeowners
  • Draft, maintain, and execute project implementation plans
  • Coordinate delivery and invoicing with staff from product, engineering, and customer support teams
  • Draft project delivery reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Train new customers on company’s cloud software, and correspond with them to ensure successful delivery
  • Perform customer onboarding and provide Tier 1 or Tier 2 customer service support
  • Gather feedback on product and services in conjunction with the sales and product teams
  • Maintain professional standards of conduct as an outbound representative of the company

Successful candidate accomplish the following in their first six months:

  • Take managerial ownership of 2-3 key company projects, both internal and external
  • Review and update “delivery playbook”, templates for project onboarding and delivery management documentation

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success over 3-5 years experience managing enterprise project delivery in either IT/OT or field operations
  • Experience with project and workflow management systems (ex: JIRA), MS Office Suite, and web-based user dashboards (for customer support and troubleshooting)
  • Utmost dedication to implementation of company field and in-house practices Excellent communication and documentation skills, especially for conveying concepts to listeners with a wide range of technical expertise

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMI certified
  • Electric power utility and/or distributed renewable energy experience

Travel: Currently, minimal/none. “Post-COVID”, up to 25%, but typically 2-4 days/month

Benefits: All employees receive access to health insurance plan (company covers 75% for employees, spouses and children), leave policy, 401K with match, and a stock option grants

Job Category: Operations
Job Location: Mid-Atlantic Remote

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