Blattner Energy, Inc.

Project Manager

Avon, MN

Blattner Energy is a diversified EPC contractor providing construction solutions for the power delivery industry and leading expertise in renewable energy construction. With more than a century of experience building large-scale projects across the United States, Blattner provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for utility-scale wind, solar, transmission and substation construction projects. Our proven project management skills and self-per¬formance of all major work activities allows Blattner to deliver the highest levels of safety, quality, schedule, and productivity. 

Blattner Energy based in Avon, Minn., and is a privately-held company employing more than 1,500 people. Our people are talented, dedicated, and committed to delivering superior client service. When you join the Blattner Energy team, you have the ability to become one of the greatest assets to our success.

PROJECT MANAGER | AVON, MN

The Project Manager provides leadership and manages the operational and financial aspects of construction projects, and is the primary liaison with the client’s project management team. The Project Manager also identifies potential leads and assists estimators with development of pricing proposals. An enforcer of Best Practices and Quality Programs, process utilization, safety and risk management; and is a cultural manager by ensuring that the company’s fundamental values and beliefs are followed and maintained.

The Project Manager will work to develop a good understanding of the power and energy generation market. They will strive to obtain a knowledge that promotes and allows them to engage in electrical, civil and structural discussions.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Safety: Responsible for the monitoring of and providing ultimate authority in ensuring Best Practices are utilized on the project through: the management of employee orientation, emphasis on special risks (cranes, site conditions, LOTO, arc-flash etc.), JHA’s, participating in weekly senior management meetings, performing monthly audits of the project, ensuring CATS observation goals are met, accident injury management processes are trained and fully understood, and the project is in compliance with federal and state safety regulations and the corporate safety program. Completes risk assessment matrix and monitors important leading indicators.
  • Contract: The Project Manager will, read, edit, create, understand and correlate the contract documents with the scope proposal to ensure the project is built within the scope of the contract (design, specifications, budget and schedule). Communicates with the owner promptly on contract changes, scope and schedule. The Project Manager will, create, read, edit and understand subcontracts, service agreements, purchase agreements and correlate quotes to the main scope and contract. Responsible for the development of the Cost Management Report (CMR). Facilitates the “hand off” meeting with the estimating team to appropriately plan resources (labor, equipment, vendors, subcontractors).
  • Operations: Ensures through others that the project is productive and efficient, Best Practices are communicated, and the project is technically and quality compliant striving towards superior project execution. Ensures the site team reviews and understands the contract and owner requirements. The Project Manager will follow up with departments to ensure corporate and project processes are being performed timely and with minimal errors. Engages with the procurement group to support the process of the work acquisition to achieve the most competitive proposal. The Project Manager will endorse, motivate, and execute closeouts, lessons learned, non-conformance, and hold others accountable.
  • Personnel: Communicates and collaborates with other Project Managers, General Superintendents, Managers of Construction and Directors in scheduling of resources (labor and equipment). Shares knowledge of lessons learned, company values, and employees’ skills and abilities. Enforces the utilization of the Blattner Basics, Best Practices, project Quality Plan, Support
  • Processes, company policies and is a public supporter of company decisions. Provides coaching feedback to Site Manager and Field Engineers on a scheduled basis. Ensures effective coaching and feedback is provided to all site employees for developmental purposes. Prepares star employees for potential advancement and addresses consistent underperformers. Facilitates initial team building efforts at project commencement and ensures continuous teambuilding, training and mentoring efforts are on-going throughout the duration of the project. Monitors the Time-Off Tracker to ensure the Site Manager is rotating supervisors away from the job to help find work/life balance. Ensures the project is in compliance with company policies and state and federal employment regulations.
  • Client: Schedules and facilitates regular client meetings during the course of the project. Develops a personal working relationship with their owner counterpart. Determines client expectations and sets direction of client value drivers with site team. Measures the success of meeting the client’s expectations and value drivers during the course of the project and at project closeout. Ensures through the site management team that construction activities support client requirements, project schedule, safety, quality and budget. Ensures the site management team utilizes professional demeanor while interfacing with vendors, subcontractors, landowners and other community members. Works with client to find cost savings areas or to prevent change orders.
  • Financial: Holds primary financial responsibility for the project budget and work codes. Is responsible for establishing work codes, budget, cash flow and productions within the specified time. Communicates the work codes with the site team and trains them on proper usage of the codes. During construction the Project Manager will regularly review the project costs against the budget and through the cost-to-complete process, accurately forecasts project costs, revenues, profits, change orders and billings to the conclusion of the project. Monitors the receivables of the project to ensure a positive cash flow. Ensures the site management team is accurately monitoring costs against budget, tracking and reporting quantities. Regularly reviews and reports cost deviations to Estimating as they occur and a summary report at project closeout. Completes final cost analysis. Identifies and communicates (financial) problem areas.
  • Quality: The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring the proper implementation and application of the project Quality Plan with assistance from site management (non-conformance report, quality checklist, audit, etc.). Develops a project culture and mindset that is focused on quality and continuous improvement. Provides oversight to ensure that the project team is performing in accordance with the project Quality Plan and the Blattner Quality Program processes.
  • Delegates to the Site Manager any tasks necessary to assure conformance with the project Quality Plan, Best Practices and the Blattner Quality Program.
  • Assist in promoting Blattner by participating in recruitment activities such as interviewing candidates and participating at career fairs.
  • Collaborate and cooperates with all corporate departments.
  • Participate in corporate subcommittees.
  • Keeps current with technical developments to other project managers and personnel.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

  • Effective leadership and communication (oral, written, presentation) skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in cost accounting.
  • Exposure to construction regulations and rules.
  • Adaptive, problem solving orientation.
  • Conceptual skills and ability to develop work plans and project schedules.
  • General computer skills required (MS Office).
  • Extensive travel required with being on-site approximately 2 weeks/month.
  • Acts with humility, preparedness and confidence.
  • Keeps all appropriate matters confidential and ensures site management team does as well.
  • May be required to become a qualified individual in pursuit of company contract licenses, or a journeyman or master electrician license.
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