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Project Manager - Customer Renewable Solutions

Project Manager - Customer Renewable Solutions

Posting Title Project Manager - Customer Renewable Solutions Job Requisition Number AE502071 Position Number 108155 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Customer Energy Solutions Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or major coursework in project management, plus six (6) years of progressively responsible work experience in managing projects.

Notes to Applicants

This position on the Solar team will be responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs to meet local solar goals and utility business needs related to distributed solar generation. The position will:

-Provide technical advice to city management. Research and communicate findings related to other utility programs, solar industry trends, technical aspects of solar deployment, local, state and national renewable energy policy.
-Develop and evaluate plans, criteria, etc. for a variety of projects, programs, and plans. Develop short/long range plans for future to ongoing projects and identify resources necessary to complete projects.
-Manage consultant services and contracts as necessary.
-Develop, maintain, and improve program policies & processes.
-Serve as liaison with internal and external stakeholders, including contractors, consultants, and utility departments.
-Resolve conflicts and difficult situations, including customer billing inquiries, solar permitting and interconnection issues.

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.

Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

This position is classified as EXEMPT.

Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.

Pay Range

$35.20 – $45.76


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Job Close Date 01/28/2020 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 811 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX 78704 Preferred Qualifications

1. Training and experience in the design, development and implementation of renewable energy projects and programs
particularly for solar PV and grid integration technologies and approaches, incl DSM, energy storage & smart inverters.
2. Experience with local and national solar policy, programs, solar financing models, and solar rate setting.
3. Experience working with diverse stakeholder groups in the private & public sectors, incl the electric utility sector, on renewable energy or environmental projects or programs.
4. Excellent quantitative and communication skills, incl research, writing, and public speaking.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Manages the design, development, and implementation of projects to include, but not limited to, gathering and defining the project requirements; obtains staffing requirements; and forms projected teams.
  2. Manages the selection process and administers consultant services, including negotiating contract terms and fees by negotiating the contract, approving the consultant’s product, approving payment to consultant, initiating poor performance remedies, etc.
  3. Develops short- and long-range plans for future to ongoing projects, including estimating timelines for start-up and completion of projects.
  4. Manages, monitors, and reviews contracts and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, including administering change orders and estimates.
  5. Coordinates and prepares reports and correspondence in response to requests for information from City Manager’s Office, Mayor, and City Council Offices; prepares City Council agenda material such as ordinance memorandums and presentations.
  6. Prepares and delivers presentations to the City Manager, management team, and department directors.
  7. Suggests and implements management solutions to address new or ongoing challenges faced by the City organization.
  8. Manages the performance of professional staff in work involving organizational structure review and operations research and related work reviewing departments, divisions, and programs.
  9. Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating, through subordinate level staff, the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.
  10. Provides technical advice and assistance to City management, field personnel, contractors, etc.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership and/or supervision to assigned employees or project management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and codes associate project assignment.
  • Knowledge of project accounting and methodologies and the principles, methods, and practices of project management.
  • Knowledge of design principles, practices, procedures, and estimating techniques.
  • Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
  • Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.
  • Skill in adapting, interpreting, and applying guidelines and standards.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Skill in using available applicable software packages.
  • Skill in evaluating contract agreements.
  • Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.
  • Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.
  • Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling.
  • Ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to perform all facets of projects with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to plan, execute, and control a project (establishing realistic estimates and reporting metrics).
  • Ability to assess and analyze project risks and exposures, identify options and alternatives, make decisions, and implement corrective actions.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and difficult situations.
  • Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.
Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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