Construction Project Manager – Solar and BESS – EDF Renewables, Great Britain

Apply to the position of Construction Project Manager – Solar and BESS – EDF Renewables.

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At EDF Renewables our purpose is to accelerate a net-zero future where clean energy powers our lives. Our people are passionate about developing the low-carbon energy systems of the future and acting against climate change.

Location: Sunderland/Edinburgh/London/
Salary: Competitive Salary plus Benefits
Closing date: 5th of April 2023

Are you looking for a career where you can really make a difference? Come and join us as a Construction Project Manager – Solar and BESS as part of our Central Technical Organisation within EDF Renewables.

As the Construction Project Manager, you will be part of the CTO (Central Technical Organisation) and will oversee and manage to agreed timescales and budgets the project delivery of specified Pre-Construction and Construction projects from EDF Renewables portfolio with particular focus on PV Solar and BESS projects. 

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The role involves supporting the business development team during the development, feasibility and consenting stage of PV solar projects.

The role will also involve managing the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) process,  the interface with Engineering team and supporting the Business Development team to secure Financial Investment Decision (FID).

Following successful investment approval of a project, the role will become a lead role in the delivery of construction projects within budget, to the agreed programme timescales, meeting quality targets and in line with EDF Renewables Zero Harm ambitions. 

This lead role will involve management of feasibility studies and surveys to ensure all risks are understood and mitigation agreed, preparation of all work scopes, tendering, negotiation and subsequent project management and successful delivery of all related construction contracts through to successful handover of the facility to the Asset Operations Team.

Pay, benefits and culture…

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays with ability to buy additional holiday and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, electric vehicle scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.  

We’ll support you to work flexibly from home (providing a suite of IT equipment), whilst coming together on site to offer face to face support and collaboration as and when necessary.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  

We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  

We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed. 

What you’ll be doing…

•    Implement EDF Renewables Health and Safety policy and carry out regular checks and balances to ensure that it has been correctly applied in all the aspects of the construction project activities.

•    Enable Development and Business Development departments to successfully achieve Financial Investment Decision on pipeline projects and acquisitions
•    Provide input on feasibility and risks on projects in EDF Renewables development pipeline
•    Provide support where required during the preparation of the Planning Application to ensure the project is buildable should consent be granted

•    Manage the client information aspects of the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) process.
•    Manage the development of construction cost estimates, resource schedules and construction programmes

•    Work closely with internal engineering team members to accurately assess project capacities, electrical connection options and yield throughout the various stages of project
•    Provide strategic input to the business on how projects are designed and constructed including equipment selection, risk management, project programme and value

•    Develop the procurement and delivery strategy for the projects with the procurement team and keep up to date with market intelligence relating to PV and BESS

Who you are…

•    Appropriate Degree or equivalent industry standard qualification – ideally in Engineering
•    Significant/demonstrable experience of construction management skills, working on Construction projects, particularly PV solar/BESS in multi-disciplinary teams

•    Thorough understanding and experience of delivering good health and safety practice
•    Working knowledge of PV solar and BESS – Technology, grid connections, construction techniques etc.

•    Experience of leading a project team effectively to deliver the project goals and
•    Experience of managing Grid Connection works (desirable)
•    Comfortable communicating at high level with internal stakeholders to ensure that the CTO team has influence and is respected when project decisions are made

Why EDF Renewables?

At EDF Renewables our purpose is to accelerate a net-zero future where clean energy powers our lives. Our people are passionate about developing the low-carbon energy systems of the future and acting against climate change.

We are an inclusive and diverse business; we recognise that our differences make us stronger and increase our ability to innovate and succeed quickly.

We challenge ourselves to continuously improve in order to achieve our purpose, while rewarding work and recognizing the contribution each of our employees makes to achieving our goals.

With our operating portfolio of 36 wind farms and two battery sites (together totaling almost 1GW) we are providing some of the much-needed new, affordable, low-carbon electricity to the UK and Ireland across four technologies (offshore and onshore wind, solar and battery storage), and plan to build five times this over the coming years.

The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values – our DNA:
Together: Working together
Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.   
Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing
Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals
Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments

EDF Renewables has offices in Edinburgh, Rainton Bridge (near Durham), London and Dublin.

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