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Solar EPC Project Director - Santiago, Chile

Leap29 have a fantastic opportunity which is available on behalf of an EPC Contractor, who target Utility scale Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Storage construction projects on a global scale. The Project Director oversees all Project Managers and Construction activities. This position will report directly to the General Manager of LATAM who is located in Europe.

• Overseeing a team of Project Managers for numerous projects across Chile
• Overseeing Contractual Management and secures all contractual obligations are satisfied
• Reviews the Execution Study and ensures the execution of the Project according to the Agreed time schedule, the Execution Study and the Approved Budget
• Intervenes and provides solutions in case of time deviations
• Plans and oversee all installation activities
• Keeps records of the scheduled/non-scheduled activities
• Keep construction logs and report on daily activities
• Manages Execution Deviations in cooperation with the Engineering department.
• Ensures the execution of the Projects within the budget
• Ensure that the budget does not suffer unnecessary costs and updates/warns
• Ensures that all Project Team members (project managers, engineers, staff) are doing their job properly
• Allocate workload and supervise staff
• Identify resources to perform installation or supply activities
• Oversees RFQ for 3rd party Suppliers-Subcontractors per the Approved Design
• Keeps record of all 3rd party activities
• Check and approves (or not) invoices received from 3rd parties
• Monitor expenses and control the budget of the project
• Manage relationships with contractors and service providers
• Oversees health and safety policies are complied with local Rules and regulations
• Ensure permits are up to date
• Ensure compliance of the activities with local rules and regulations
• Updates staff contracts and selects personnel
• Evaluate personnel technical knowledge and intervene by proposing specific training to cover technical aspects
• Schedule training of the staff to secure that the technical level is high
• Create regular monthly/quarterly/yearly reports
• Oversees the Materials Management
• Updates Server files and keeps electronic backup of all the activities
• Develop a detailed project plan to track progress
• Use appropriate verification techniques to manage day to day activities
• Perform risk management to minimize project risks
• Cooperates with Legal Advisor for employment issues, and local contracts

• Education Requirements: Bachelors degree preferably in Engineering (Civil or Electrical)
• Language requirements: Spanish & English
• Technical Competencies): AutoCAD, MS Office, MS Project
• Preferred Work Experience: At least 5 years in Solar PV or Wind Energy for the Chilean market and 10+ years of overall EPC experience.
• Experience as Project Director
• Other (qualifications, certifications, professional memberships etc.): PV plant Construction, Interconnection and Permitting Procedures, Contractual management, Personnel management

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the relevant experience as a Project Manager for Solar Photovoltaic projects, please send your cv through to Rob Byrom.

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