JOB OPPORTUNITIES

General Description

Performance and Monitoring Engineer will be responsible for the remote monitoring of a wide portfolio of renewable power plants, mainly solar, wind and Hydro. He/she will be part of the O&M team and will be in charge of monitoring and supervising (remotely and if necessary locally) the plants of his / her competence to timely react to any issue or alarm on the monitored plants and putting in place all the necessary actions to restore the normal condition of the plants. He/she will continuously optimize the performances by suggesting to the technicians in field all the activities necessary to reach the target. He/she will support the commissioning team on site from the early stages to bring the plant to its rated maximum performance and he will be responsible to issue all the reports related to the O&M activities on each plant in line with contractual obligations. Within the scope, he/she will review and improve operating procedures to achieve safety and trouble-free operation, check compliance with the performance model and maximize system performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitoring of the plants under his responsibility
  • Alarms and Faults troubleshooting, tracking and management
  • Report generation in a timely manner and in line with contractual obligations
  • System and plant performance, responsible to bring the plant to its rated (maximum) performance
  • Ensures compliance with performance model and maximize system performance.
  • Prepare and review periodic performance report for each plant
  • Support local technicians in the fault detection activities and repairing procedures

Requirements

    • The ideal candidate is graduated in Electrical or TLC Engineering (or equivalent culture)
    • Experience in site O&M activities of renewable power plant or experience in the power plant performance analysis will be considered a plus.
    • Strong data analysis capability
    • Familiar with monitoring system
    • Good judgment, organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team.
    • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company
    • Effective organization skills including the ability to prioritize and plan work
    • Fluent in English, knowledge of Spanish will be considered a plus
    • Available to travel (up to 50%)
    • Available to work in shift and during festive days

Job Location

Milan

General Description

The O&M service coordinator will be responsible to Operate and Maintain the entire plant/s and the Service Contract under his responsibility. H/she will be responsible to arrange the best O&M strategy to fulfill all the Contractual obligations and shall be responsible to Operate and Maintain the plants in line with the National, International standard, the applicable laws and in line with the contractual obligations. H/she shall be responsible within the approved budget to manage it. H/she shall be responsible to manage all the relation with the Customer, with the subcontractors and with the Authorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of the team and subcontractors in charge of the execution of the services
  • Contract management in line with the approved budget
  • Contract budget definition and management
  • Prepare and review periodic report for each plant and Contract
  • Service strategy definition and implementation
  • Subcontract negotiation and management

Requirements

  • The ideal candidate is graduated in Engineering or equivalent level, with at least 2/3 years of experience in the O&M management of wide solar and wind park.
  • Proven capability to manage direct employee or subcontractors
  • Proven capability to manage complex contract
  • Familiar with the safety rules and procedure to adopt in a power plant.
  • Fluent in English, the knowledge of the Spanish will be considered as a plus
  • Good judgment, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company
  • Effective organization skills including the ability to prioritize and plan work
  • Available to frequent travel (up to 60%)

Job Location

Milan

Senior Project Manager

Report to: Managing Director North America (hierarchically) and Director D&C (functionally)

This position represents a Building Energy contract and project management function for new projects including the purchasing and execution of turbine through Turbine Sales Agreements, Balance of Plant Agreements, turn-key contract agreements with Contractors and any other types of agreements as needed to build a Renewable Energy Power Plant. This involves selection and qualification of OEMs, Contractors, vendors and general service providers, negotiating terms and conditions for complex contracts of $5M – $100M each in value. Leading multi-departmental team through the negotiation process, including management of RFQs, tenders etc as well as all the offers and counter-offers received; reviewing and approval of contracts and exhibits; and timely, efficient closing.  This Position is also responsible for the fully execution of the contracts, leading the project management activities during construction and supporting ongoing account management function to capture increased value and meet changing project conditions, including through contract amendment and improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Project manage all aspects of negotiating supply, service, and supply & installation contracts, executing them including administrative and substantive responsibilities, from the origination of the project with a kick-off meeting with Business Development through handover of an executed and built Power Plant to the Asset Management and Service teams
  • Support the Legal team in preparation of contract documents, including exhibits and amendments
  • With input from internal stakeholders (eg. Business Development), develop Building Energy position on all terms and conditions, ensuring that stakeholders concerns are represented appropriately in the negotiation and the final contract; delegate decision making and accountability as appropriate in the organization
  • Manage negotiation process:  liaise with supplier representative, set the timeline, arrange and manage meetings, and coordinate internal agreement on negotiating tactics
  • On selected items, negotiate directly with supplier team to produce maximum value and acceptable risk for both parties
  • Coordinate and manage internal review, approval and closing processes, and ensure that final agreements embody acceptable balance of risk and value for Building Energy
  • Manage the technical Due Diligence with Independent Engineering firms representing the Owner and Project Sponsor of the Plant in close coordination with the Project Financing team
  • Manage all aspects of the execution of the main project contracts (ie. TSA, BOP, EPCs, etc) and make sure the project stays within the budget, on schedule and with the expected quality..
  • Implement and manage an effective project reporting to the Management and to the main stakeholders (Lender and Tax Equity investors) during the execution of the contracts
  • Represent the “voice of the owner” when interacting with suppliers, vendors, contractors and other internal departments during the negotiation and the execution of the contracts
  • Continuous improvement of commercial tools, including contracts, exhibits, internal reports and other tools and processes used by the business to manage risks and maximize project value
  • Manage 1 – 5 engagements (TSA, BOP, EPC, etc) with significant ability to reduce risk and create commercial value

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Engineering , technical, or commercial degree ideal.   Degrees in less relevant fields must be supplemented by appropriate professional experience.  MBA or similar degree preferred
  • ten years experience in contract management, project management and project negotiation, including the management of complex commercial or other types of renewable energy projects
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams in a matrix environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project under execution, meet cost, quality and schedule commitments
  • Ability to thrive in a performance culture and in a changing work environment
  • Superior written and verbal communication and leadership skills; strong relationship and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to negotiate to satisfactory conclusion in a high-pressure commercial environment

What we offer

As a member of the Building Energy team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time;

It is the policy of Building Energy to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law.

Additional Information

This position is located in Washington, DC