Construction Manager - Solar

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Date: Nov 18, 2023

Location: Mart, TX, US LA, US VA, US NM, US TX, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 100327 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : Yes 

Job Summary

By joining our BV Construction group, you will have the ability to develop and enhance your skills in an on-site, hands-on environment. We are committed to providing our construction professionals with expert training, career development, and career advancement to allow for continuous professional development. Our management is committed to the latest advances in technology, above class support and sustainability to bring our clients the best service in safety, quality, and final product. Functions in our group include safety, project field management, construction management, quality control, start up and decommissioning and field engineering.


Responsible for coordination of the construction on the solar project. Coordinates compliance with the schedule, safety, cost, and quality decisions in conjunction with the Project Field Manager or Operations Manager.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Manages and coordinates all on-site solar construction activities for compliance with the CPM schedule and monitors and enforces compliance with contract requirements; Implements the Solar Project Construction Execution Plan  
  • Directs field staff in the daily, weekly planning process.
  • Supervises and mentors all superintendents; monitors their activities and provides leadership.
  • Monitors and reports on solar construction productivity and schedule performance (including trends) to the Project Field Manager, Operations Manager and Project Controls Manager  
  • Takes actions necessary to meet project budget and schedule requirements.
  • Directs and approves the development and implementation of construction schedule recovery plans as required.
  • Coordinates the Solar Construction Completion Walkdowns and the complete hand over of start-up packages to the Startup Manager and supervises the close out of all punch list items.
  • Assists Project Field Manager with client interface and relations.
  • Coordinates with Material Manager to review all procured materials for acceptance.
  • Reviews and approves equipment rentals (if supplied by company) and coordinates shared use of this equipment with subcontractors.
  • Conducts weekly coordination meeting with field staff and subcontractors.
  • Conducts weekly staff and subcontractor meetings.
  • Reports weekly schedule and commodity installation status to the Project Controls Manager.
  • Monitors all extra work authorization requests, back charges, and supplier and subcontractor progress/final payment requests for acceptance and is responsible for subordinates providing the timely tracking information to Project Controls to support the change management system.
  • Adheres to Safety, Quality, Ethical Standards, Lessons Learned, and Performance Management programs in accordance with Division Policies, Standards, Guides, and Contractual commitments.
  • Monitors and approve all CIR replies to the subcontractors.
  • Responsible for completion of the construction punchlist.
  • Has full knowledge of the safety program and acts as the Safety Representative on site in the absence of the regular Safety Supervisor.
  • Has general knowledge of all disciplines of construction and is able to stand in for each lead discipline.
  • Resolves safety and quality issues with the safety and quality managers.
  • Further disputes are then deferred to the Project Field Manager or Division Safety manager.
  • Understands the major commercial and deliverable terms of the construction subcontracts and manages within these terms.
  • Monitors and controls overtime by his subordinates and subcontractors.
  • Writes the construction portion of the client and construction monthly report.
  • Coordinates with the Field Engineers or home office engineers on engineering deliverables.
  • Responsible for the effective management of construction Manufacturer's Service Technicians and the timesheet tracking.
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements.
  • Supervises work of others. 
  • Responsible for discipline and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in construction, engineering or heavy industrial experience preferred, or relevant experience. 

  • Preferred Skills: 
    • Solar construction experience.
    • Self-perform experience.
    • Knowledge of construction technology.
    • Knowledge of EPC industry.
    • Constructability knowledge.
    • Knowledge of project budget process and tools.
    • Knowledge of department budget process and tools.
    • Knowledge of Project controls.
    • Risk assessment/management.
    • Administrative policies and procedures.
    • Construction Project Management Systems.
    • Conceptual planning ability.
    • Conflict management skills.
    • Leadership ability (team building, coaching, mentoring, change management, advising).
    • Multi-tasking ability (prioritize, organize, schedule work).
    • Presentation skills.
    • Problem solving skills (identify, analyze, research, evaluate, resolve).
    • Project management skills.
    • Communication and meeting skills.
    • Time reporting systems.
    • Expense reporting policies and procedures 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction, engineering, or related field preferred, or relevant field experience.
  • 5+ years construction supervisory experience required.
  • OSHA Training
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


OSHA Training

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Physical Demands:
• Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
• Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
• See and hear naturally or with correction.   
• Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties. 
• Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure. 
• Requires repetitive movement. 
• May require work above 5 feet in height.
• Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds. 
• Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions. 

Work Environment:
• Typical construction site environment:  
• Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions. 
• Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc. 
• Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions 
• Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. 
• Work around hazardous equipment.
• Typical office environment.
• This position is considered a safety sensitive position. 

Salary Plan

CNS: Construction Services

Job Grade


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