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Project Manager- Renewable Energy Construction

Project Manager- Renewable Energy Construction

Job opportunity from ESA Solar


About ESA Solar Energy

ESA is a prominent clean energy development and decarbonization platform. Over the past decade, ESA has successfully transacted over 6 GW of operating solar energy projects and pre-construction development assets. Our diverse portfolio spans a broad array of asset classes, including installations at corporate headquarters, commercial and industrial facilities, community solar portfolios, and multi-100 MW utility-scale solar projects. ESA's influence extends across 22 states, where projects have interconnected with 27 distinct utilities. ESA operates with the freedom and flexibility inherent in a privately owned and managed organization.

In 2023 alone, ESA has been awarded the prestigious award of Best Place to Work by Orlando Business Journal, and the #1 Solar Developer in Florida by Solar Power World Magazine.

We believe in a culture of teamwork and collaboration to collectively achieve our goals. Our employees are the foundation of our brand and success. Be a part of changing the future of energy, with a people forward company that believes in your success.

Position Summary

We are helping to accelerate the transition to clean energy by working directly with enterprise level companies, small businesses, and non-profit organizations to consult on corporate ESG initiatives and implement renewable energy projects. This position is responsible for managing the full life cycle of commercial solar projects from contract execution to final commissioning. As a Project Manager, you will oversee all pre-construction activities related to the project, coordinating and preparing internal construction management



General Scope

  • Manage behind the meter solar projects ranging from 100kW to 5,000 kW
  • Act as an account representative to serve customers with national portfolios
  • Maintain databases and utilize software platforms for information exchange
  • Achieve project specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Preconstruction Scope

  • Collaborate with project development and sales staff to provide pre-sale planning support
  • Prepare preliminary project budgets and coordinate with vendors for RFQs
  • Maintain budget tracking with accounting department to review budget vs actuals and identify budget risks
  • Prequalify suppliers, subcontractors, and vendor partners
  • Maintain database of suppliers, subcontractors, and vendor partners
  • Support due diligence for pre-sale AHJ requirements, permitting, utility compliance, and legal review
  • Review contract for requirements, milestones, and insurance documentation
  • Ensure insurance COIs are issued to project Owners

Construction Scope

  • Manage full lifecycle of commercial projects from contract execution to construction and commissioning
  • Work with internal departments to coordinate budgets, estimating, engineering, construction scheduling, and commissioning
  • Develop project specific schedules and Gantt charts to provide detailed progress and labor reports
  • Meet or exceed project schedules and deadlines
  • Manage AHJ communication, permitting, and inspection scheduling
  • Work with internal staff to place and execute project purchase orders for equipment and materials
  • Coordinate with internal teams and subcontractors through construction to ensure milestones are reached
  • Perform regular check-ins with project superintendents and construction managers
  • Provide progress reports and other status updates to client and management as required
  • Manage interconnection applications and submittal process
  • Facilitate project closeout requirements

Salary: $75,000-$85,000 Annually


  • Hybrid Work Environment
  • 3 Weeks Paid Time Off
  • 14 Paid Holidays + Holiday Corporate Closure
  • 5 Sick Days2 Personal Days
  • 2 Community Service Days
  • National Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Company Provided Life Insurance Plan
  • 401(k) with Company Matching Plan
  • Reimbursement of Training and Continuing Education
  • Pet Care Reimbursement for Company Travel
  • Employee Recognition and Rewards Program
  • Employee Discount Program

ESA Solar energy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, ESA Solar complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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