Associate Project Manager

FLSA Classification
 

Exempt

Reports to

VP of Operations

Location

Hybrid

About the Company

NineDot's name derives from the classic mathematical puzzle for sparking out-of-the-box solutions. As a leading community-scale, clean energy developer with a growing portfolio of projects across a range of technologies, NineDot Energy is creating innovative energy solutions that support a more resilient electric grid, deliver economic savings and reduce carbon emissions. We plan to develop, build and operate more than 400 MW of clean energy systems by 2026 that will strengthen the local power grid infrastructure and provide clean, reliable and resilient power to tens of thousands of New York households and businesses. This is all in support of New York State’s mission to achieve 100% clean energy by 2040.


With the backing of the Carlyle Group - one of the largest private investors in renewable energy - NineDot is rapidly expanding its core team to scale its energy storage pipeline and continue innovating new products (e.g. vehicle-to-grid, community energy, etc.) to advance the decarbonization of New York’s grid. This is an exciting opportunity to build a platform from the ground-up with a world-class team of developers and innovators. NineDot is committed to building a company that exemplifies diversity, equity and inclusion values in its team culture, as well as its business practices and community engagement.

Job Summary

This position works directly with NineDot Energy’s VP of Operations and all levels of management throughout the organization to assist the team on projects and ad hoc assignments. The APM will work with external vendors and consultants to ensure timely responsiveness to project deliverables and adherence to project schedules. They will work directly with the VP of Operations to further develop policies and operational processes that will help develop an agile and scalable organization through its growth. The position will have opportunities to have ownership and accountability over projects with potential for career growth.



Essential Functions

  • Assist the operations team on projects and assignments;

  • Proactively manage project-related issues;

  • May conduct and document project specific weekly meetings,prepare/update project status reports and maintain files for due diligence and financials;

  • Coordinate activities of vendors (EPC, Specialty Vendors, etc.) to ensure full compliance with all project policies and procedures;

  • Proactive, meets project requirements in a timely and cost effective manner;

  • Provide support to the VP of Operations;

  • Maintains vendor relationships and may assist in or manage conflict resolution;

  • Develops relationships with consultants/contractors/vendors and evaluates their performance;

  • Operates independently on activities relevant to the project;

  • Report and escalate to management as needed;

  • Maintain comprehensive project documentation;

  • Assist with developing executive level dashboards identifying critical path milestones, schedule risks, and other key data needed;

  • Facilitate and document lessons learned meeting with project stakeholders and suppliers as part of project closeout process;

  • Assist in Procurement with bid development, supporting negotiating and awarding of contracts and monitor contracts for compliance;

  • Manage and monitor EPC subcontractors;

  • Review and monitor contractors progress against schedule and ensure key project milestones are being achieved and reported;

  • Actively identify and manage critical path issues and risks to obviate and minimize project impacts at all stages of project maturity.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, or construction management;

  • 2+ years of Project Management/Development/Construction;

  • Passion/history for clean energy projects is a plus;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to evaluate priorities and multi-task accordingly while keeping others apprised of status with respect to deadlines;

  • Ability to identify problems and discrepancies, independently perform research and analysis of causes, and recommend corrective actions;

  • Must be detail and results-oriented with an ability to work in a cross-functional, fast paced, and constantly evolving environment;

  • Team player to work in concert with all teams;

  • Proficient in Google Suite;

  • Schedule software (MS Project) experience is a plus;

  • Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed;

  • Excellent personal organization and time management skills;

  • Ability to communicate effectively;

  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time, and prioritize workload.

Personal Qualities

  • You are passionate about the values and principles of NineDot Energy,

  • You are Analytical, you approach problems with an objective, numerical, and measurable lens. You are comfortable building and running models, refining those models with feedback.

  • You are Self-Directed: You are capable and autonomous, and you have an ownership mindset with your projects. You are not afraid of ambiguity.

  • You are an Exceptional Communicator: You are able to concisely communicate complex information, concepts, and recommendations to audiences in a way that drives action and decisions. You are comfortable communicating with a variety of stakeholders and are able to represent the business with external financial parties.

  • You are a Relational Team Player: You have experience working across multiple teams and levels and are natural at connecting and building rapport easily.

  • You have a Growth Mindset: You operate with a research mindset and are innately curious. You understand that struggling through a tough question provides unparalleled learning opportunities.

  • You have an Attention to Detail: You make sure you cross your Ts and dot your Is. You are a tight operator and appreciate an orientation towards process and organization.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

COVID Vaccination

Some of NineDot roles require that individuals be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons, as well as any other reason required by applicable law or order. Should you be selected for an interview, your recruiter will provide additional information.

 

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