The Program Manager represents the owner on the Project Team and is responsible for delivering EDF Renewables projects safely, on time, to budget and to required specifications and quality standards. He/she takes an integrated view of the project and forges strong links between all internal and external project stakeholders to ensure a consistent and coordinated approach at every stage of the project. The Program Manager is also responsible for maintaining a cooperative, motivated and successful team and ensures that the project is effectively resourced and resources are allocated and utilized in an efficient manner.
Reports to: Manager, Program Management
Location: San Diego, CA
Work time is primarily spent in the office environment (75%), utilizing computers as well as other office equipment. At least monthly travel to project site(s) is required (25%).
Establishes project organization, including operational and contractual links between stakeholders, project team structure and communication, high-level roles and responsibilities as well as critical recurring project meetings.
Generates and maintains a comprehensive project schedule and ensures stakeholders and activities are coordinated and integrated. Approves all schedule changes.
Identifies and manages critical path and develops, implements corrective and preventive actions.
Develops and manages project budget and cash flow schedule including financial securities detailing requirements for letters of credit, parent guarantees, bonds and other financial security instruments and coordinates establishment of such securities with the treasury department. Approves all changes to established budget.
Secures required investment approvals from EDF RE, EDF EN and EDF SA through close collaboration with Management and key project stakeholders. Gate approvals include but are not limited to Project Dossier, execution and issuance of Limited Notice to Proceed/Notice to Proceed for major equipment and services contracts.
Establishes, maintains, monitors and reports on key project financial indicators. Validates financial proforma model inputs and works with Valuations & Analytics and Project Finance groups to periodically update the model.
Monitors and reports on project compliance with approved investment parameters such as UIRR, NPV and Total Project Cost. Develops and implements corrective and preventive actions to ensure project meets or exceeds approved financial metrics. Additionally, Program Manager identifies revenue and cost opportunities to maximize project shareholder value.
Assumes primary liaison role withal departments within the company such as the finance group, including Treasury, FCP&A, Accounting, Tax and Project Finance. Ensures the project receives required support from the finance team and in turn collaborates with the aforementioned groups to satisfy corporate finance reporting and compliance requirements. Key responsibilities include project capitalization, cash and accrual forecasting, SAP PR approvals, cost account segregation, job cost report reviews & updates, and IPODE reports.
Actively participates in Tax Equity financing and Divestiture & Sale of Structured Assets strategy development and implementation.
Consistently identifies, evaluates, and monitors project risks and develops and implements risk mitigation strategies. This includes working with EDF RE Risk Management and Contract Management groups to identify contractual and other project risks and securing adequate insurance and liability protection in accordance with EDF RE risk management policy.
Institutes proper communication channels and forums to ensure free and timely flow of relevant information amongst all internal and external project stakeholders, including recurring and ad-hoc reports to management.
Ensures project compliance with all contracts, agreements and permits by reviewing and approving clear contract and permit management responsibilities matrix established by Contracts management and Development.
Approves scopes of work and technical specifications and ensures establishment of adequate QA/QC oversight to verify that the project meets or exceeds instituted specifications and EDF RE quality standards.
Ensures record keeping and documentation management are implemented in an effective and efficient manner pursuant to EDF RE policy Project Financing, and DSSA requirements.
Oversees RFP process and schedule for major goods and services procurement contracts and leads negotiation of commercial contract terms..
Manages handover of the facility including all project related documents to the project owner or its representative (Asset Manager).
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Projects Owners or the Director of Program Management.
Works hand in hand with all Managers within his/her team (Dev Manager; Contracts Manager; Asset Manager; Engineering Manager; Construction Manager) to secure that all decisions are optimal for all parties. May need to arbitrate in some cases.
Collaborates with the construction manager to develop the most efficient construction plan (schedule, contractor, site team, … ) to achieve safe, quality, on schedule and on budget construction works.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Science required. Master’s Degree or other advanced degree (JD) desired.
Minimum of 5+ years in program and/or contract management and/or equivalent experience years in Development and Construction projects with an emphasis on high profile projects ($250+ million value).
Expert knowledge of cost control philosophy and methodologies, estimating, change management, and document controls procedures required.
Advanced knowledge of MS Project application, Visio, MS Access, Word, Excel, sharepoint and PowerPoint.
Outstanding interpersonal oral and written communication skills required.
Outstanding presentation skills
Experience with Scope and Work Program Development and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).
Extensive experience with Budgets/Scheduling, risk evaluation and statistical modeling a plus
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple primes and subcontractor relationships simultaneously
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple people from all types of fields of expertise
High energy, self-motivated, client focused individual
Previous experience in energy development, specifically Renewable Energy projects strongly preferred.
PMP Certification strongly preferred.
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- Company EDF Renewables