The Commissioning Manager is responsible for managing the commissioning phase of photovoltaic plants with the objective to ensure the plants are handed over successfully. This role will be responsible for directing, planning and managing of the commissioning process, including pre-operation testing and commissioning to ensure safe and timely commercial operation. This position partners with other key functions to closeout projects including the Construction Team, the Quality team, and the Finance teams.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Lead commissioning of utility-scale solar projects to ensure compliance with the program and promote and comply with all Company and safety policies and procedures
  • Prepare project documentation, including pre-commissioning and commissioning procedures
  • Prepare the project commissioning and start-up plan, including detailed activities and start-up logic
  • Coordinate and manage internal and subcontractor resources associated with pre-commissioning and commissioning
  • Ensure the commissioning plan is in compliance with the appropriate external regulatory bodies and off-takers requirements
  • Prepare detailed schedules of the commissioning for each project to include pre-commissioning (cold commissioning) through final commissioning and testing
  • Determine the size and the responsibilities of the commissioning team for each site
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Manage folders containing necessary commissioning documents for each site
  • Manage 3rd party testing when necessary
  • Review and verify completed testing documentation
  • Keep records in a systematic, well-organized fashion
  • Monitor and maintain all required paperwork for entire job
  • Make key decisions in a well-thought-out manner
  • Ensure schedules are maintained accurately to measure time, production to meet timelines and requirements
  • Ensure project is completed by deadline date
  • Study, communicate, and improve on productivity analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field; equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Commissioning Management for Utility scale solar projects preferred
  • Five years’ experience/knowledge in a supervisory role
  • Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected by the day-to-day delivery of this role
  • Ability to organize, instruct and supervise all commissioning crews in all facets of construction
  • Ability to carry out the commissioning and start-up of the plant components according to the commissioning, start-up, operation and maintenance manuals
  • Ability to forecast, monitor, estimate time and costs of commissioning activities
  • Considerable knowledge of all commissioning tools, machinery methods and procedures and safety requirements
  • Ability to supervise the testing, commissioning and start-up of high, medium, low voltage and dc equipment / electrical and electronic systems in compliance with the referenced standards, project schedule and maintain the safety and quality standards
  • Ability to supervise the teamwork and coordinate the project team (including with project manager and commissioning personnel involved in the project assembly
  • Understanding of commissioning methods, scheduling and problem solving
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, motivate workers and communicate with both workers and superiors is essential
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office
  • Skilled project management practices and problem-solving
  • Ability to train and managed crews effectively
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within timelines
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Knowledge of the logic electrical equipment protection (protection logic of electrical machinery) and related instrumentation and relay settings
  • Knowledge of commissioning activities reporting ability to troubleshoot and correct any fault or deficiency
  • Experienced in coordination of third-party testing services for MV systems, and equipment vendor commissioning processes
  • Must have a solid understanding of major electrical equipment such as switchgear, VAR systems, reclosers, and MV transformers
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot electrical systems within utility PV projects
  • Knowledgeable of single axis tracking systems, PV inverters, DC collection systems
  • Excellent communication (written and spoken) skills with the ability to engage and interface with other internal stakeholders and client representatives
  • Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to work independently while maintaining accountability to site management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

At Pine Gate Renewables, we are committed to developing solar farms throughout the country. Our approach utilizes experience-backed management and real-time industry knowledge to site and develop projects in a way that delivers the maximum benefit to communities, utilities and investors. We work hard, and we like to have fun along the way.

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