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Director, Project Management Office (PMO)

Remote
11 days ago
Full time role

Company

Euclid Power

New York, NY, USA

WHO WE ARE Euclid Power is a renewable energy company that helps renewables developers and investors develop, diligence, execute, and asset-manage ...

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Job Description

About Us 

Euclid Power is the operating system for the renewable energy industry. We offer a diligence, development, and data management platform alongside world-class execution services to help project developers and investors deploy renewable energy faster than ever before. We believe that the process of deploying renewable energy projects should be powered by software that can help more projects start, fewer fail, and accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.  

Euclid is trusted by some of the largest solar investors, solar developers, utilities, and technology integrators to provide software, guidance, and project diligence support. Euclid has over a dozen clients and >3GW of renewable energy across 150 projects under execution on our platform. Euclid is led by a world-class team of renewable energy veterans that previously created the diligence, investing, and execution process for some of the industry’s leading developers and investors including Goldman Sachs Renewable Power, Blackstone (Onyx), GE Solar, Generate Capital, and True Green Capital.  

We are seeking a Director, Project Management Office (PMO) to lead the creation and standup of a world-class project management office utilizing project management best practices, for a high-growth startup. Reporting directly into the COO, the Director, PMO will work alongside executive stakeholders to lead across our many high-profile engagements and services group, to drive the development, implementation, and refinement of processes and procedures to ensure successful engagement outcomes and operational excellence of our rapidly expanding services offerings.  

Our company is committed to hiring talented team-members who are hardworking, passionate, and committed to our mission. Hires at this stage will immediately contribute to the DNA of our product, processes, and, most importantly, our culture. At Euclid, learning, growing, and testing the best ideas are central to our approach to solving one of the world’s most important challenges: climate change. 

Our Story 

Euclid Power’s services group was born out of the founders unwavering commitment to process and ‘doing the right thing.’ We have witnessed firsthand how portfolios in the renewable power industry suffer from cost overruns, massive schedule delays, uninformed stakeholders, overlooked project risks, and many, many dead deals. We were continuously frustrated with the lack of competent technical expertise, data and process management and under-prioritization of deal continuity and organization. Whether it was development and execution on a single 300MW site, or a portfolio of 150kW rooftop projects, deal execution always fumbled through the same unstructured and ambiguous process, masked in uncertainty as to where to start or where to head next. Euclid was founded to bring much-needed operational reprieve to the industry and finally get this process right. As the industry grows, our ardent mission is to aid our clients, armed with unmatched technical acumen and industry-specific platform & toolset, in developing, de-risking, building, and financing their projects on time and on budget and, frankly, to ensure more renewable energy deals get done.  

Who You Are 

  • Life-long learner who is passionate about helping build and support a young but growing team  
  • Scrappy, open-minded, entrepreneurial thinker who can flourish in a resource-limited environment 
  • Detailed-oriented, organized individual, who fervently believes there is no compromising when it comes to the details 
  • Humble, with the willingness to roll up your sleeves to support a rapidly growing company by maintaining a “no job is too small” mindset 
  • Team-player who will collaborate with the founding team to understand the nuances of building a team at the intersection of renewable energy and software 
  • A gritty, hard worker who is willing to do what it takes and run through walls to deliver above the expected outcome  
  • Approachable, open, and able to foster positive relationships at all levels of the organization. You have a collaborative, responsive work style 

What You’ll Do 

  • Lead the creation and framework buildout of the Project Management Office (PMO) in conjunction with the COO 
  • Run center of excellence for services team, ensuring proper capacity planning, resource allocation and assignment, and staff utilization across active & future engagements. 
  • Define, develop, and implement best practices and standardize roles, methodology, and tools for each engagement team 
  • Ownership of defining process around the creation, development, refinement, and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP) across company & services group. Including SOP work assignment, feedback intake process, and incorporation 
  • Push forward the roll out of process for engagement billing/invoicing, contract negotiation, vendor onboarding, contract compliance tracking, and ancillary support services for leverage by the services team
  • Improve quality and utilization of resources for delivery, and promote globalization of skillset, business knowledge and systems development overall 
  • Aid in refinement of team onboarding workflows, training modules & regimen development, team resource library and aggregation of the team knowledge bank 
  • Ensure company project management methodologies, stakeholder engagement, executive status reporting, and overall solution delivery adheres to best practices and firm guidelines 
  • Ensure team and engagement compliance with SOPs, company standards and specifications, and overall adherence to company values 
  • Coordination between other internal business units (Customer Success & Support) to ensure objective and process continuity  
  • Work in conjunction with COO/Founders to lead annual and mid-year resource and budget planning and ongoing financial reporting/reforecasting activities across engagements 
  • Lead a team of employees, providing strategic and tactical direction, coaching, and developing talents, evaluating performance, and recommendations for career path forward 
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Travel is expected to be about 10% 

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a hands-on leadership role within project management, preferably within the technology and/or renewable energy sector, with experience originating and standing up an internal or external project management office (PMO). Experience reporting to C-level executives preferred 
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience specifically working with or within a PMO or project management leadership function. 
  • Extensive experience leading large company-wide project management programs and solution delivery teams inclusive of scope, scheduling, budgeting, and project planning 
  • Expert communicator and negotiator with exceptional written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to scale companies in a fast-paced, high-growth environment 
  • Strong knowledge of project management principles and best practices including estimation, project planning, resource planning, issue management, risk management, change management, communication planning 
  • Experience transforming teams through technology, organization, culture, process, and business change management. 
  • Hands-on leader, visionary, and problem solver with a passion for excellence. 
  • Ability to work hands on with team members to inspire and motivate all levels of staff towards strategic delivery goals. 
  • Engagement champion who understands how employee engagement directly influences business results 
  • Prior renewable energy experience or understanding of a PV (photovoltaic) or battery energy storage system (BESS) lifecycle a plus 
  • PMP and/or Scrum Master – preferred, but not required 

What We Provide 

  • Benefits package (401K, Health Insurance, Remote Work, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays) 
  • Opportunity for early equity awards and share in the growth of the firm you are helping build  
  • Professional credential obtainment sponsorship (PMP, PE, CFA, Software) 
  • Multidisciplinary exposure and training (Tax, Legal, Finance, Diligence, Engineering etc.)  
  • Opportunity to learn and grow in a truly supportive, collaborative, dynamic, and diverse environment  
  • Exposure to high-profile, industry leading clients, products, and technology 

We welcome candidates of all races, creeds, genders, and sexualities to apply. Euclid is committed to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace that welcomes and thrives on the unique experiences, perspectives and contributions of all team members. Euclid is bringing the best people and most diverse talent forward to drive growth, innovate, and think bigger!  

 

Questions? Email darshak.patel@euclidpower.com  

Euclid Power

New York, NY, USA

WHO WE ARE Euclid Power is a renewable energy company that helps renewables developers and investors develop, diligence, execute, and asset-manage ...

View Company Profile