Director of Construction

PUB284670

About this role

Applicants are invited for the role of Construction Director for a Renewable Energy EPC company. The role will be based out of New York, with frequent travel to nearby solar sites in New York, and to various sites across Canada, where established assets include wind energy projects.

At the beginning you will spend time and effort identifying business opportunities, as the expansion into Northeastern US is just beginning for this organization. You will be the subject matter expert (SME) for NY laws and regulations, applying your project experience to develop business, win projects and deliver builds from 2021 onwards.

Ideally you’ll have wind energy projects on your resume – but solar experience is definitely of interest. You must have an engineering background and at least 10+ years of supervisory experience in construction industry projects (heavy civil, industrial, utilities, power generation).

Contact Imran at i.walji@brunel.net for a discreet callback to learn more.

The Construction Director role is a starting point for Northeastern expansion of this established organization. The Construction Director will establish, recruit and lead the growth of this side of the business.

Day to day, your focus will be to coordinate the operational and financial aspects of construction projects in collaboration with the onsite manager. You will be the primary liaison with the client’s project management team. You will help identify potential leads and assists estimators with development of pricing proposals. You’ll also develop and enforce Best Practices and Quality Programs for process utilization, safety and risk management.

Main responsibilities

Project Services: Identifying client needs, collaborating on legal document preparation. Understanding costs and value, establishing budget and programming, preparing the Master Schedule. Verifying required permits and authorizations in compliance with all relevant regulations and laws. Managing bids and contracts: supervising and reviewing submissions for bids and tenders, negotiating and awarding contracts in consultation with client.

Project Coordination: Planning and recruiting the construction team in collaboration with VP, HR and Logistics Director. Executing work method planning, with close attention to costs and project accounting. Managing construction site meetings as required, ensuring safety is a priority at all times. Overseeing preparation of a detailed site wrap-up manual, delivered in a timely manner.

Project Completion: Completing all administrative financial follow ups: resolving costs, claims, authorizing accounts payable/receivable, authorizing sub-contractor and supplier payments. Maintaining relationships that deliver client satisfaction and that will lead to future business.

As a leader of people, you’ll inspire those around you and the people you hire, to embrace the company’s fundamental values and beliefs and maintain a strong culture. You’ll bring a collaborative style of management, working effectively across departments and other disciplines. You have strong problem-solving skills and are open to ideas from others.

You will represent the organization with potential clients and will take part in activities that will win business. This might be networking at events, organizing company events or attending trade exhibitions. You’ll develop your understanding of power and energy generation markets further in this role.

Requirements

Required:

  • Four-year construction or engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.
  • At least ten years of supervisory experience in a related construction industry (i.e. heavy civil, industrial, utilities, power generation).
  • Knowledge of New York State Legislation and Practices is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience in cost accounting, with exposure to construction regulations and rules.
  • You will likely have a Professional Engineer qualification.
  • Ideally you already have construction experience of onshore wind energy projects.

You will be a partner and support to the C-level leadership team over the next 5-10 years as the organization expands. Your values will align with those of the company founders, so that you to drive the business forward. Your value will be recognized with a compelling package and significant future growth opportunities.

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Your consultant, Imran Walji is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:
PUB284670

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Imran Walji
Brunel USA - Houston
i.walji@brunel.net

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