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O&M Project Manager for Solar Farm Portfolios - Santiago, Chile

Leap29 have a fantastic opportunity which is available to be based in Santiago, as O&M Project Manager to be in charge of a portfolio of solar projects in Chile. The position will commence early April time.

Responsibilities:
• To organize/arrange resources to perform Maintenance activities (subcontractors, specialized companies, suppliers)
• To support Regional O&M Director for recruitment of local O&M personnel and startup of local O&M departments
• To support Regional O&M Director to budget and to keep track of it
• To liaise with the engineering team and give input in order to create white lists of suppliers
• To liaise with the engineering and construction team in technical aspects that come up during the operational phase
• To watch out the H&S regulations applied in every project
• To liaise with H&S team at any fault raised as a H&S hazard at the projects
• To cooperate with H&S team in order to fix issues raised during the H&S audits carried out annually
• To have knowledge of the contracts (EPC and O&M)
• To manage single or a portfolio of solar projects, ensuring that all O&M activities are undertaken in accordance with the agreed contractual scope
• To chase O&M subcontractors or O&M teams to address any failures/downtimes the soonest possible in order to ensure guaranteed project KPI's (PR and Availability)
• To manage (open/close/update) fault tickets, keeping contractual obligations
• To liaise with the project Clients (especially the Client AM), organizing regular update calls
• To respond to any issues for the sites raised by the project Clients (operational or non-operational)
• To assist Operations Manager for implementation of O&M reports (monthly, yearly)
•Το liaise with Regional Account teams for invoices acceptance/ confirmation, contracts amendments/preparation, services, materials delivery confirmation.
• To liaise with grid operators in case of failures/scheduled outages for the projects
• To check at least two times daily the projects' operation via the monitoring system
• To work on the FAC punch lists of the project and pursue the FAC certificate.
• To negotiate with the clients the FAC defects trying to minimize company's exposure, to discuss and seek advice from Legal department for this purpose
• To chase up the release of WC/PAC/FAC retentions from the clients
• To schedule WC/PAC/FAC SL outstanding works for projects that had reached WC/PAC/FAC
• To seek quotations from at least 2-3 subcontractors for the works to be performed on site, especially related to FAC/PAC Punch lists
• To expand the database of our contractors by making new collaborations after searching for new contractors
• To check that the projects are built in accordance to the Planning Permissions
• To ensure that the guidelines set up by the BMP of the projects are followed
• Perform the Spare Parts Management
• Update Server files and keep electronic backup of all the activities

Requirements:
• A high level of English language capability is essential
• Degree Electrical Engineering
• Minimum 4 years proven track record in Management of O&M contractors or/and O&M engineers of operational solar projects
• Experience with budget preparation and management
• Highly organised with attention to detail to meet deadlines

If you are interested in this position, and have a high level of English language capability, please send your cv through to Rob Byrom.


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