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Vice President, EPC Operations

Chicago, IL
26 days ago
Full time role

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Job Description

Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is making a difference in our environment excite you? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow?  Let’s make a difference together. Join our team! 

SUMMARY

You will manage the organization’s Environmental Health and Safety, Pre-Deployment, and Estimation teams.  You will diagnose Engineering, Estimation, Pre-Deployment, Procurement, and Construction processes, identify improvement opportunities, prescribe improvement strategies, and guide the improvement effort to make Nexamp Clean Energy Deployment (CED) the best-in-class EPC in the Distributed Generation (DG) and Utility Scale (US) space.  Best-in-class is defined by three lines of effort: delivering results, innovation, and agility.  The ability to enhance the continuous improvement culture and create value through productivity enhancement and cost reduction measures will drive profitability and define success.  This position requires a candidate with a proven leadership ability and ability to motivate a cross-functional team through indirect leadership and willing to get directly involved in improvements.  The VP, CED Operations will employ continuous improvement methodologies to engage teams to improve internal productivity, project value engineering, increased power plant performance, cost, and schedule reductions.  Key items to be addressed will be looking at project lifecycle processes and seeking to eliminate rework, reducing, and automating manual work and business unit handoffs, identifying and implementing best practices, and increasing quality and reducing costs through standardization and automation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and facilitate Clean Energy Deployment (CED)/ Center of Excellence to maximize profitability in the group
  • Develop and facilitate a lean operational culture that pushes a highly productive workforce that is seamlessly integrated internally and with associated business units minimizing bottlenecks
  • Responsible for continuous process improvement process and methodology coordination and execution in CED operations in collaboration with Engineering, Supply Chain, and Construction leaders
  • Shift the group focus to project lifecycle tracking and execution excellence utilizing skillsets including training, developing, coaching, and leading in collaboration with peers
  • Work with Engineering and the Utility Scale team to assign costs and operationalize value engineering opportunities that will benefit the organization
  • Lead the automation efforts with Development, Information Technology, and Data to facilitate process and cost reduction implementation
  • Responsible for management of the Environmental Health and Safety Group composed of one (1) Director, EH&S and two (2) other EH&S professionals
  • Responsible for the management of the Pre-Deployment team composed of one (1) Director and five (5) Construction Coordinators
  • Responsible for the management of the Estimation Team composed of one (1) Manager and four (4) Estimators

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-oriented, and a team player.

Key qualifications as follows:

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in continuous process improvement
  • 5+ years cross-functional project leadership
  • 3+ years solar and/or storage field operations at DG and/or utility scale level
  • Experienced or certified in Quality or Process Excellence methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience with cross-functional project leadership including: Engineering, Procurement and Construction and with Finance, Business Development, Project Acquistions, and Asset Management
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning and implementation; ability to proactively anticipate and prevent problems that could result in internal and external stakeholder dissatisfaction
  • Strong management and project management skills required
  • Experience leading people and teams; 5+ years of experience 
  • Technical (Engineering, Operations Management, Mathematics, Science) Master’s Degree from an accredited university preferred 

If you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications, but see yourself contributing, please submit an application.  We encourage people from minority or marginalized groups to apply.

At Nexamp, our mission is building the future of energy, so it is clean, simple, and accessible for all. We believe a diverse team brings different perspectives and experiences, thus benefiting our work. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. By encouraging a culture where ideas and decisions come from all people, we believe it will help us grow, innovate, and be a part of environmental and social change.

PERKS & COMPENSATION

Not only will you get to work with a group of innovative, dedicated, and motivated peers, you will also have access to all the benefits that Nexamp offers! This includes: our competitive compensation package; a 401(k) employer-match; health, dental, & vision insurance starting day one; Flexible Paid Time Off and Holiday PTO; Commuter Benefits, Cell Phone Reimbursement; as well as a hybrid work environment, headquartered in Boston, MA with a fun, collaborative, downtown office! We provide healthy snacks, coffee, yoga sessions, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more!

NEXAMP VALUES AND MISSION

Building the future of energy so it is clean, simple and accessible.

Nexamp is building the energy infrastructure of tomorrow and reinventing the way people interact with the electricity that powers their lives. By deploying a distributed network of locally sourced clean energy, we seek to reduce the negative effects of climate change. Our team’s diverse experience drives innovation from the ground up and with a singular passion: to deliver an accessible and sustainable energy future for all.

Nexamp is leading the transformation to the new energy economy with proven solutions for the deployment and operation of solar ...

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