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Engineering Project Manager - Southeast

Maryland
about 2 months ago
Full time role

Company

Volta Charging

San Francisco, California, United States

We set out to accelerate the arrival of EV charging. We built the most utilized EV charging network in the ...

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Job Description

At Volta we’re on a mission to accelerate the adoption of the electric vehicle. Volta's award-winning charging stations benefit brands, consumers, and real-estate locations by providing valuable advertising space to businesses and convenient charging to drivers. Strategically located in places consumers already visit, Volta's chargers are currently the most used electric vehicle charging stations in the United States.

 

The Opportunity at Volta Charging

This is a highly collaborative technical role that requires engineering expertise, the ability to project manage a high volume of relatively small projects, and excellent communications skills in order to ensure optimal execution amongst many internal and external partners.

 

In your first 90 days, you will

  • Ramp up on Volta’s pipeline from charging solutions sales through engineering and into construction and commissioning 
  • Develop proficiency with all productivity and Reporting tools. (i.e. SalesForce and SiteTracker
  • Build strong working relationships with region’s EPM’s, CPM’s, design firms, Site Sales partners, and Volta account management reps.
  • Start to own all new project requests in-region and significant ownership of active projects 
  • In-region

 

After twelve months, you will have accomplished

  • Managing the distribution of projects in-region to be from Project Kickoff through Permitting by Engineering Vendors, or self
  • Developing streamlined processes to track progress and move projects along the pipeline.
  • Capable of identifying and coordinating projects with the Local Utility Co. on projects that require new utility service
  • Deep understanding of L2 and DCFC design principles to ensure efficient first steps for each project
  • Project-managing 50+ L2 projects through permitting
  • Establishing and enhancing 3rd party relationships and training when necessary (engineers, installers, contractors, supply vendors and maintenance teams)
  • Managing the smooth progression of each construction project from the engineering and permitting phase to installation and commissioning of the stations
  • Driving the scope, schedule and budget for your projects with a growing awareness of cost implications and developing solutions which benefit the bottom line
  • Managing the financial plan by consistently evaluating the project budget; reviewing and approving construction bids and change orders throughout the construction process
  • Forecasting, scheduling deployment, and managing all components of highly complex installations
  • Providing support as needed to general contractors during all phases of construction
  • Evaluating new technology and helping decide how we continue to improve our charging stations and the overall customer experience
  • Exercising ownership of not just individual sites but the overall portfolio of projects within your region
  • Keeping all stakeholders aligned and aware on the progress of all station by submitting regular project reports

 

What you bring to Volta Charging

  • Detail-oriented, excessively organized
  • Excellent at managing a high volume of small projects
  • Technical aptitude for concepts related to electrical engineering, construction processes, and real estate
  • Willingness to engage in tactical, step-by-step process of project management
  • Ability to manage third-party design contractors professionally on a day-to-day basis
  • Ability to manage external clients professionally on a day-to-day basis
  • 5+ years experience (construction management or site development preferred) in managing multiple, simultaneous projects each with multiple contractors involved 
  • Previous experience in construction management projects and knowledge of regulations and permits required
  • Organization skills and the ability to plan ahead and multitask in order to meet deadlines and keep projects under budget
  • Comfort with significant driving time (this is required in this role)
  • An appreciation for traveling regularly (50%-75%); you’ll be spending time on each site throughout the deployment and installation process
  • A meticulous eye for project details and a diligence in finding solutions: you can easily point to a track record of success in this area
  • Excitement for a work environment that requires changing pace, redirecting your thinking, and embracing new procedures
  • Resourcefulness (you can embrace the scrappy) and entrepreneurial spirit; you achieve results with far fewer resources than a big company would have
  • Confident working remotely and operating independently
  • Valid driving license (this is required for the role)
  • Acceptable driving history for three years pre-employment, and continuing while employed (this is required for the role)

At Volta, we are building an inclusive culture where everyone can feel safe to share their thoughts and opinions without judgment; a team where representation and development matter, and differences are valued. We strive to challenge the status quo, go beyond the numbers, and put in the work needed for Volta to be a leader in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

 

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Volta Charging

San Francisco, California, United States

We set out to accelerate the arrival of EV charging. We built the most utilized EV charging network in the ...

View Company Profile