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United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Hanwha Q CELLS USA Corp (“HQC US”) develops, invests, and delivers solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects through Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) services in North America.
The company brings a decade of global leadership in solar PV to deliver utility-scale power generation plants customized for local and regional energy markets. HQC US offers the full spectrum of PV solutions – from the core technology of cells and modules to large-scale project development and investment. With proven capabilities across the solar and battery storage value chain, HQC US minimizes uncertainty and risk and helps customers achieve a higher return on their investment in renewable energy.
SUMMARY
The Director of Operations will be responsible for managing the development of operational processes, policies, and tools and managing key functional managers to support the operational execution aspects of our solar projects, from design and engineering review, through construction and commissioning, and project warranty claims. Field Operations Managers, General Superintendents, Tooling, Fleet and Equipment Management, Electrical Commissioning and Testing, Project Warranty, and Craft Training will all be functions directly managed by the Director of Operations. They will also lead and mentor teams of construction execution personnel including construction managers, superintendents, general foreman/foreman, and other key construction support roles, ensuring that our projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with the highest quality standards. They will also work closely with the senior management, construction commercial management, procurement, IT, and legal teams to align the operational strategy with the company’s vision and goals. The Director of Operations will also be a responsible member of the hiring committee for the personnel to support business functions and on-site construction management and execution.
To be successful in this role, you should have extensive experience in the solar industry, with a proven track record of managing large-scale and complex projects. You should have extensive mechanical and electrical trade and safety knowledge. You should also have strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as a passion for renewable energy and innovation. This position reports to the Senior Director of Construction, or another management personnel that the Head of Department of the Company may designate. This position is expected to travel up to 50%.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and mentor the construction management and execution teams in the successful build-out of solar PV and battery storage solutions in the Americas, which includes the USA, Canada, and Latin America with a key focus on safety and driving incident rates lower continuously.
  • Adapt and replicate best industry practices to create a highly competitive EPC organization.
  • Develop and implement operational processes, policies, and tools to support the execution of projects.
  • Be accountable for developing and successfully executing cost-reduction programs through the optimization of people, processes, technologies, and execution strategies.
  • Cooperation with the Engineering team to improve design efficiency and constructability in terms of cost reduction through value engineering efficient execution practices; and to resolve technical issues on site.
  • Work closely with both internal Project Control and Commercial Management teams and our USS and Development teams to successfully bid and win large-scale ground-mount PV power plants.
  • Provide construction expertise and insight to accurately gauge project potential and highlight key risk areas.
  • Manage day-to-day operations through an effective action-oriented approach and provide senior-level mentorship and leadership· to employees within the EPC organization.
  • Manage key functional managers, including Field Operations Managers, General Superintendents, Tooling, Fleet and Equipment Management, Electrical Commissioning and Testing, Project Warranty, and Craft Training.
  • Participating in the hiring committee for personnel to support business functions and on-site construction management and execution.
  • Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned by Senior Management.
  • Regular attendance, in accordance with company's attendance policy and supervisory assignment, is an essential job duty requirement for this position.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 10 years of experience in an operational management role in renewable construction, or another related field.
  • Extensive track record of successfully building large-scale solar power plants preferably in the Americas, and a demonstrated track record of delivering results from design and engineering to construction and commissioning.
  • Knowledge of the solar market, technologies, regulations, and standards
  • Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, project management software, and other relevant tools
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of all phases of the solar PV power plant construction execution, including means and methods of installation of the leading manufacturers in the industry.
  • Have insight to highlight key risk factors and advise EPC cost estimates.
  • Solid experience with current solar EPC tools and processes and remain current on best practices and trends in the industry.
  • Demonstrated track record of initiating programs that lead to significant cost reduction and/or performance improvement.
  • Understanding of solar module manufacturing and O&M experience is a plus
  • Capability to interact with leadership cross-culturally, both within and outside the organization
  • Have both a long-term strategic perspective and near-term action orientation, and a strong desire to continuously improve and push limits.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player with a high degree of professionalism in which one conducts self at all times.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
The above-listed salary range is required by the California Pay Transparency Act and may differ depending on the location of those candidates hired nationwide. The salary range shared in the job description is for the listed position and only pertains to the candidate if they work in Irvine, CA. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to internal pay equity, skill set, education, licenses and certifications, geographic location, essential job duties and requirements, and the necessary experience relative to the job’s minimum qualifications. An additional discretionary bonus structure or incentives may be offered as part of the overall compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, dental, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
· Stationary Position: frequently remains stationary up to 90% of the time and sitting up to 8 hours in a day
· Move/Traverse: infrequently bend, stand, stoop and/or walk
· Carry Weight: infrequently carry weight and/or lift objects (light to heavy) weighing up to 10 pounds
· Hearing and Speech: frequently communicates with the ability to hear and talk on a regular basis with employees, coworkers, and all personnel matters; must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
· Sight: frequent use of sight to detect images on computer, office documents, and office objects near and far
· Climb: occasionally ascends/descends on stairway to get to office upper and lower floors
· Travel: review above travel requirement for this position
WORK ENVIRONMENT
· Regular professional, office business setting
· Noise level ranges from low to moderate (if in office setting)
· Noise level ranges from moderate to high (if on construction worksite)
Hanwha Q Cells is proud to be an at-will Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status and any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Hanwha Q Cells will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at hr-usa@qcells.com.
Nothing in this statement shall imply implicitly or explicitly a guarantee of employment outside our at-will employment opportunity.
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