Project Manager, Solar

Requisition ID: 271488 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Richmond, TX 


Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.



Project Overview

Bechtel's latest solar project is to complete the engineering, procurement, and construction of the Cutlass Solar project in Fort Bend, Texas. The solar PV project will add 140 MWDC to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ Houston Zone, enough to power approximately 15,000 homes with zero-carbon electricity. 


Position Summary

Reporting to the Core Renewables Operations Manager and located at the jobsite, responsible for managing, coordinating, and administering the project from all stages of project development and execution, including design, construction, commissioning and performance testing. The Project Manager leads the project’s commercial and prime contract management, supervises the administration of budgets and schedules, manages performance, reports progress, and initiates action to assure program/project objectives and schedules are met and work is performed within budget and according to specifications. 


This position will start in Richmond, TX on a short-term assignment. In addition to meeting all the Essential Job Duties and Job Knowledge, the ideal candidate should be adaptable and able to relocate to project sites throughout the US. 



  • Reports to and receives technical and functional guidance from the North American Core Renewables Operations Manager
  • Provides direction to direct project reports to include the coordination and supervision of project team(s) including engineering, supply chain, construction, and others
  • Acts as the principal contact for the project scope of work with Customers and Bechtel management throughout the duration of the project
  • Maintains contact with management personnel from suppliers, subcontractors, and governmental agencies as appropriate
  • Oversee and manage delivery portfolio of solar projects to ensure schedule, project scope management, budget performance, quality requirements, and safety requirements are met
  • Assists BD in developing win plans, preliminary project execution plans, estimating plans, proposal plans, proposals, and contract formulation
  • Reviews draft prime contract and proposal documents
  • Develops prime contract strategy and plan and participates in prime contract negotiations, including the negotiations of client/customer deliverables and the schedule for such deliverables
  • Establishes an appropriate, integrated organizational structure, including off-project functional and specialist support
  • Defines and communicates roles, responsibilities, and authorities to project team members/partners and the Customer to ensure project completion in a safe manner, within budget, on schedule, and in conformance with the appropriate standards, specifications and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Ensures scope, design basis and objectives are defined, best practices/lessons learned reviewed, detailed work plans, schedules, budgets and procedures are established, including implementation of the standard solar project execution plan
  • Provide coaching, training, supervisory and development responsibilities for project team
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders such as owners, utilities, landowners, municipalities, developers, consultants, subcontractors, and other project partners
  • Manage budget and cost performance for project(s) and taking corrective actions to meet plan objectives
  • Support development and manage project schedules including look ahead schedules
  • Provide constructability reviews providing risk analysis, suggestions, and input to ensure successful delivery and execution
  • Provide leadership for the Safety, Accident Prevention, and Fire Prevention programs which includes safety orientation of new employees, prepare safety procedures and monitor Bechtel and subcontractor safety meetings, inspect the site for unsafe conditions, practice and take appropriate corrective action to correct all observed problems, and lead tool box safety meetings
  • Responsible for understanding and adherence of all project site requirements, permitting, and other regulator compliance
  • Report on progress and status of projects to management and external project stakeholders
  • Support project administration including planning, documentation and closeout activities


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent full-time work experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years EPC management experience
  • Minimum 3 years prior renewable power project
  • Must have the right to work and remain the in the Unites States


Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with development and construction of large scale renewable energy projects (+50MW)
  • Advanced understanding of contracts, plans, schedules, specifications, codes, design/build contracts, and construction means and methods
  • Basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Strong multi-tasking, as work is performed across a portfolio of projects simultaneously and has significant interaction with stakeholders, subcontractors, OEMs, and vendors as needed
  • Skilled in providing direction, personnel administration, and training of technical and nontechnical personnel
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, with demonstrated skill in presenting cost engineering information to management/clients
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems
  • Knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and commissioning work processes
  • Basic knowledge of project controls concepts, practices, and procedures, specifically project schedules, work breakdown structure, and budgets
  • Utility scale solar project experience >100MW
  • Utility scale solar experience >100MW
  • Prior lump sum EPC experience
  • Prior Direct Hire / Craft supervision experience
  • High geographical mobility


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Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

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