Programme Manager, Major Construction Projects – POSITION FILLED

Programme Manager, Major Construction Projects – POSITION FILLED


Aer Soléir is seeking a Programme Manager, Major Construction Projects to join our dynamic and growing team.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for leading the build out of Aer Soléir’s onshore wind, solar PV and battery storage projects in Europe, including several projects slated to begin construction in the near-term.

Aer Soléir operates an outsourced pre-Construction and Construction Model. The Programme Manager will provide leadership to, and oversee the performance and delivery by, the company’s appointed Owner’s/Client Engineer and Project/Site Management providers.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and control of the construction process from the start to the end. The overarching objective will be deliver projects that are is line with the planned budget and schedule, while managing risk, quality, and safety.

This role reports to the Head of Asset Management

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead all aspects of projects execution in the preconstruction phase and through construction until hand over at commercial operation date
  • Oversee and monitor the company’s interest with respect to;
    • Contract reviews (non-legal)
    • Construction progress against the critical path
    • Equipment and material compliance with specifications
    • Engineering design and planning
    • Schedule Analysis and Optimization
    • Equipment Commissioning and Verification Test
    • Operational and Maintenance Review
    • Cost/Benefit Analysis
    • Variation orders and claims
    • Hand over/takeover
    • Commissioning/Start -Up
    • Maintaining of appropriate insurance covers throughout the phases of construction
    • General reporting to company on all aspects of the construction of the projects
  • Protect project profitability throughout execution phase, proactively identifying and resolving risks to value and schedule
  • Oversees provision of technical deliverables to support project development and commercialization, including preliminary site design/optimization, resource assessment/production estimates, construction cost estimates, and early engineering to support permitting and interconnection
  • Ensure that the working relationships are positive and are managed well with equipment OEMs, EPCs, and other key suppliers
  • Ensure that the working relationships are positive and are managed well with the company’s development partner(s)
  • Internal stakeholder collaboration across a broad range of disciplines including development, finance, engineering, energy resource assessment, origination, interconnection, legal, and construction, to produce optimized project layouts and capex estimates
  • Creation and continuous development of Earned Value Analysis project budget and schedule management and predictive monitoring tools
  • Implementation of OSI-PI or equivalent on construction sites to provide real time condition monitoring and operational data to the remote asset management team
  • Creation of indicative project schedules, and final construction schedule and cash flow profile
  • Management of contracting process with BOP/EPC contractors and major equipment suppliers
  • Management of geotechnical investigation work on development projects
  • Coordinate and manage installation logistics for company meteorological equipment
  • Lead all aspects of closing out the punch list post commercial operation date, from late-stage development through engineering, procurement, construction, and handover to operations
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Education / Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (or equivalent) preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in renewable energy
  • Experience of depth in the construction of utility scale wind, solar and storage projects
  • Experience procurement, engineering, construction and operation utility scale wind, solar and storage projects will be an added advantage
  • Effective communicator with full fluency in English. Fluency in other European languages will be an advantage
  • High energy levels, flexibility and self-motivation and a real entrepreneurial spirit will be critical factors for success
  • The appointee will need to gain instant credibility and must be able to lead, on the ground
  • Strong inter-disciplinary communication skills, and ability to lead a small team, particularly in remote-working situations
  • Broad network of relationships with key contractors and vendors
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project (and additional experience with PrimaVera is preferred)
  • Willingness to travel within (Europe mainly), sometimes on short notice, and to visit prospective and active job sites
  • Demonstrated renewable energy project execution, engineering and construction experience
  • Proven leadership abilities to get the best out of a small, talented team
  • Strong business and commercial acumen
Job Category: Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dublin

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