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Solar Operations Manager

California, Irvine
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$ 100000 - $ 110000 per year
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Our client is seeking a Solar Operations Manager to join their team of professionals. This position is based in Irvine, CA.
Summary of position:
The Solar Operations Manager will provide support to the EPC team and lead the O&M of com- pany projects. The Manager will be responsible for newly constructed PV Power Plants, ensuring peak performance of solar power plants coupled with full compliance of all contractual obligations. The Solar Operations Manager will play a leadership role within the organization and work closely with all stakeholders to provide best in class fleet operations.

Job Duties:
Analyze best practices in industry for system operations;
Review project plans, specifications & installation instructions to ensure that the project is built according to the approved design and specifications;
Provide support to EPC team during construction;
Manage, prioritize and resolve on timely bases all PV Fleet activities and issues that may impact the overall solar power plant performance;
Solar project micro-siting and optimization;
Calculation of solar project losses and energy uncertainty;
Ensure full compliance of warranty and services obligations, including contract and warranty administration, and site operations and maintenance;
Ensures that all contractual obligations for power plants including laws, ordinances and contracts (i.e. PPA , LGIA land leases) are met;
Manage all external O&M contractors and field service organization. Provide management oversight and direction to ensure successfully perform system repairs, inspec- tions, site visits, service calls and system commissioning;
Participate in the development of advanced solutions to maintain state-of-the-art method
Drives continuous improvements and best practices in O&M, including creating and driving the O&M cost reduction roadmap;
Interface regularly with project owner, energy off-taker, project financier and others to deliver enhanced customer satisfaction, communication and reporting;
Work closely with outside resources to resolve long term systemic plant performance issues to resolve root cause.
Prioritization day to day O&M departmental tasks, delegate and accomplish goals through others with strong leadership and management experience; and
Requirements / Must haves:
Safety trained for field work, OSHA 30 certificate
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field preferred
Demonstrated expertise in power plant operations and maintenance management
Experience managing power plants and systems with a minimum of 5 to 10 years of direct management experience and 5 years of solar related experience.
Experience in the selection and management of subcontractor and contract enforcement
Experience with SCADA, software and Ethernet networks utilized for solar power plants
Willingness to travel, up to 50% of the time
Ability to work outside for extended hours in elevated temperatures
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Self-driven to exceed internal and external customer expectations with proven leadership and management skills
Excellent written/verbal communication skills, and project management and organizational skills

To apply for this opportunity, please contact Ann Pringle at 949-349-4922 or
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