Solar Project Manager/Engineer

Job Description

The primary function of this position is to manage the design, permitting and construction of solar and battery storage projects ranging from 500kW to 50MW+ in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.  The successful applicant will be a highly motivated, resourceful, well-organized, and cooperative producer and manager that is able to meet project goals, schedules and budgets.  ARM’s renewable energy and distributed generation team is comprised of a diverse, talented, and hard-working group of individuals committed to growing both our business and this industry.

The position will require a working knowledge of solar PV system design (battery storage experience a plus) with a focus on identifying, communicating, and solving engineering and permitting risks that may impact a project’s overall feasibility, cost, or constructability.  In addition to early-stage project modelling and engineering coordination, the position will also require project management responsibilities including: local on-site support involving interfacing with regulators and other officials to support permit approvals; communicating with clients on technical issues or concerns; interconnection coordination and planning with local utility; construction administration, budget management, and QA/QC of projects in construction.

This is a mid to senior level position with the responsibility and opportunity to manage projects and programs and advance within the company.  The ideal candidate is a civil engineer with land development, stormwater design, E&S control design and permitting experience that has a working knowledge of solar PV systems.   

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the design, permitting and construction for solar PV projects ranging from $1,000,000 to $50,000,000.
  • Prepare designs and permit applications to acquire land use approvals from AHJs. 
  • Present projects at public meetings/hearings and answer technical questions and land use questions. 
  • Maintain complicated schedules, develop project timelines, coordinate with subcontractors, and manage people and materials to complete jobs on schedule and within budget guidelines.
  • Coordinate the development, design and permitting of multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Act as the direct point of contact in communication with clients and stakeholders.
  • Assess and mitigate project risks in advance of detailed engineering efforts.
  • Guide the design of commercial and utility scale solar PV systems.
  • Prepare detailed models and technical documents to present solar design/feasibility findings to project stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the economic, engineering, or pragmatic feasibility of solar PV installation projects based on site and/or building constraints (i.e., constructability assessment).
  • Be able to review and interpret electrical drawings, technical specifications and single line drawings.
  • Assist the ARM business development team in estimating and selling solar PV systems, including the preparation of detailed technical proposals.
  • Work with team to refine and improve internal processes.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills: articulate, assertive and confident.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to manage multiple, complex projects. 
  • Creative thinker with effective teamwork skills.
  • Ambitious and eager to grow.
  • Detail oriented and thorough.
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated mentality.
  • Licensed to drive.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with key stakeholders, including local, county and state officials, environmental regulators, in order to exchange information, explain the project, gain permit approvals, and to coordinate compliance efforts.
  • Must have strong technical competency and analytical ability. 
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal hand holding. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Familiarity with solar design & construction process.
  • Experience managing vendor and client payment terms to achieve positive cash flow.
  • Understanding of financial models and budget management.
  • Reasonably proficient in AutoCAD, MS Office Suite, PVSyst, HOMER, and MS Project or equivalent project scheduling software.
  • Familiarity with mid-Atlantic environmental regulations governing solar projects.
  • Battery Energy Storage System design experience a plus.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering from an accredited four year college or university.
  • 4+ years of experience designing and permitting projects involving land development.
  • 2+ years of hands on project management experience.

Equal Employment Opportunities:

ARM Group Inc. (www.armgroup.net) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, ARM complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  ARM expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Resumes may be mailed, faxed, or sent via email to hr.resumes@armgroup.net.  Please submit in – rft; doc; or pdf format.