Construction Project Development Manager – New England

Electrify America - New England, ME

Full-time

State Coverage: MA, CT, ME, VT, NH

Metro Coverage: Boston

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The successful candidate will join the growing team of Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America leading the implementation of the $2B Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan. Electrify America is tasked with creating and facilitating a highly visible, reliable, interoperable and driver-oriented Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure network to support the increased adoption of Electric Vehicles in California and the rest of the United States. It will create the “Gas Stations of the Future” by investing in a range of current and future charging technologies that will provide ubiquitous access to EV drivers along highways, in metro areas, at multi-unit dwells, at workplaces and in ridesharing programs. Electrify America will also invest in initiatives to increase the awareness and education of driving electric and will support a number of strategic ‘Green Cities’ programs in California. Through its programs, Electrify America’s investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of driving electric.

The candidate will oversee the local implementation of a number of interconnected electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure projects in both metro areas and along national highway routes. The candidate will be a qualified and experienced project manager that will lead and oversee a number of vendors and contractors in their assigned region to secure property, prepare, construct and commission EV charging sites at a range of commercial, retail, municipal and mixed-use property. Responsibilities will include local vendor and contractor management, coordination with relevant project stakeholders including property owners, authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), utilities and other resources to ensure successful project completion and adherence to milestones.

This candidate will utilize a project management software platform to accurately forecast and project schedules, monitor equipment inventory and delivery, manage daily project tasks, collect and evaluate documentation and close-out reports, and control project costs. They will work closely with Electrify America’s management team to coordinate local relationships with all project vendors, land owners, utilities, AHJs and other stakeholders. The candidate will act as a local resource for a number of Electrify America initiatives and will represent the company at local events, workshops and forums.

Role Responsibilities

  • Leads all planning, coordination and project management of Electrify America EV infrastructure deployment efforts in assigned geographic area including metro-area and national highway network-based programs (~20%).
  • Provides local-level oversight and management of vendors, services providers and contractors across assigned area, ensuring adherence to program milestones, budgets, construction guidelines and quality/safety standards (~15%)
  • Travels frequently to project locations to support site identification and acquisition activities, coordinate design and installation plans with property ownership and management, oversee vendor progress, meet and update local stakeholder groups including utilities and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), and document evidence of project progress and quality control (10%)
  • Assesses and tracks program performance via managing and updating tools, software and processes to ensure effective project management at all stages of program design, implementation and evaluation (~5%)
  • Develops and prepares monthly work schedules for each project and associated partners, vendors and stakeholders. Provides regular and transparent updates to Metro and Highway Network program managers with status reports and progress of individual projects to anticipate potential bottlenecks or delays. (~5%)
  • Aligns closely with Partnership Development and Real Estate teams to assist in coordination of city and state-level stakeholders such as workplaces, property owners, mobility programs, utilities, planning departments, and local policy-makers (~5%)
  • Maintains accurate forecasts of all equipment delivery needs including individual project specifications to assist with equipment inventory and supply controls (~5%)
  • Assumes responsibility for all project close-out documentation from vendors and suppliers, review and track all QAQC requirements prior to vendor payment approval. Works closely with EA controllers to ensure alignment with auditing and accounting policies. Benchmarks project costs across vendors and regions to identify cost efficiency opportunities (~5%)
  • Represents Electrify America at local events, conferences and other stakeholder forums under guidance of Partnership Development team.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience
  • Project Management Professional certifications
  • Proven experience as a project manager
  • Demonstrated record of precision & integrity in past work assignments
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction management
  • Experience in effectively managing vendors and subcontractors
  • Experience managing many simultaneous construction projects and related contracts
  • Excellent understanding of project management techniques and methods
  • High attention to detail
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Accomplished Project Management skills
  • Communication skills – interpersonal, oral and written
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking – using logic and reason, creative and strategic
  • Integration – joining people, processes or systems
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Problem solving
  • Resource management
  • Autonomy and initiative
  • Computer savvy – skilled in the use of software
  • Prefer candidates currently living in or near metro coverage area

Desired Qualifications

  • Certification of competency in Primavera, Microsoft Project, or similar software
  • Working knowledge of project management software

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  • Up to 50% travel required

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Job Type: Full-time