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Construction Project Manager

Field Energy

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join Field's elite project delivery team in spearheading innovative energy storage construction projects across the UK and Europe

Overview

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£65000 - £80000

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Organisation summary: Field is a rapidly expanding leader in the development and operation of energy projects, with a focus on battery storage. With a track record of success and a pipeline of over 3GW projects across the UK, Italy, and Spain, Field is at the forefront of the energy transition. As a part of our dynamic team, you'll play a pivotal role in large-scale projects that are shaping the future of sustainable energy.

  • Role Summary:
    • Manage the entire construction life cycle of battery storage projects.
    • Lead an internal team of experts through pre-construction, planning, procurement, and health & safety.
    • Drive project delivery to meet time, quality, and budget goals.
    • Collaborate with various teams to ensure a smooth transition to commercial operation.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven experience managing energy project construction.
    • Strong project management skills, with a love for Gantt charts and risk registers.
    • Excellent communication and organization abilities.
    • Knowledge of health, safety, and quality management.
    • Familiarity with FIDIC, NEC, or similar contracts.
    • Electrical engineering background and BESS project experience (advantageous).
  • Application Process Details:
    • Competitive salary of £65,000 - £80,000, with an employee share scheme.
    • Comprehensive benefits including enhanced parental leave, bonus potential, hybrid working, and a generous L&D budget.
    • Additional perks like 'work from anywhere' month, mental health support, and more!

Construction Project Manager

Department: Construction & Asset Operations

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: UK - Remote

Compensation: £65,000 - £80,000 / year

Description

Following a successful 18 months of project development, Field has over 3GW of projects at varying stages of development spread across the UK and further developments in Italy and Spain. 

Having successfully commissioned our first project in Oldham, and with more projects coming on line over the next year, Field is looking to grow its project delivery team.  Supported by an internal team of industry specialists and construction professionals you’ll have the opportunity to join one of the UK’s fastest growing developer, owner operators. 

In this role, you will be project managing the construction of our battery storage projects from the end of the development phase through to the start of commercial operations. Our projects are large, valuable and cutting edge.  This is a fantastic opportunity to be directly involved in the energy transition. 

You would report directly to our Head of Construction, (Michael) and be supported by specialists on topics such as health and safety, electrical engineering, grid code, battery systems, planning, procurement, legal and commercial management.




Key Responsibilities

Core to Field’s mission is constructing assets.  This role is right at the heart of that mission. Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the pre-construction phase of the project (following project development)

    • Primarily focused on managing an internal project team in the lead up to construction contract signatures
    • Supporting the discharge of planning conditions by working closely with the development team
    • Supporting the procurement team in the lead-up to contract signatures
    • Prepare pre-construction information and other key HSE docs
    • Develop and own the pre-construction risk register, schedule and budget
    • Review our tender documentation to ensure we have learnt lessons from the past
    • Ensure contractor’s proposals are fit for purpose and aligned with our ER’s
    • Drive the lender due diligence reporting and the final investment decisions papers to be issued to the Board.


  • Managing the construction phase to meet agreed time, quality and budget targets

    • Discharge our Client duties under the CDM regulations
    • Ensure our health & safety culture and policies are embedded in our projects
    • Manage our construction contracts, including the BESS supplier, BoP/EPC contractor, DNO/TO and any other packages of work required for the project
    • Undertake Client responsibilities within our projects, eg. managing variations to planning and coordination of free-issue equipment such as telecoms and fiscal metres
    • Reviewing and tracking contractual variations and extensions of time
    • Ensure key project management documents are regularly reviewed and updated


  • Ensure the project seamlessly enters commercial operation

    • Manage our engineering resource and contractors to develop and implement a commissioning and energisation plan
    • Coordinate with our commercial operations team on revenue readiness activities including appointment of a supplier and optimiser (including installation of hardware they require), grant of a generation licence, and prequalification for participation in ancillary services
    • Support pre-qualification for the Capacity Market
    • Ensure our appointed Asset Manager is prepared for operational activities. 


  • Key Project Management documents

    • Prepare weekly bulletins and detailed monthly reports for our board and lenders
    • Keep an up to date project master programme
    • Keep an up to date project risk register
    • Keep track of the project budget and forecast of future spend

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

A bit about you

  • You love Gantt charts, risk registers and attending site!
  • You enjoy project managing a range of disciplines, maybe outside your area of expertise
  • You’re an open, clear communicator (written and verbal) who enjoys working collaboratively - there are no ‘lone wolves’ at Field, we’re all in this together
  • You’re very organised - you’ll be spinning a few plates at once, so you’ll need to have tried and tested methods for keeping on top of a varied workload at your fingertips
  • You’re enthusiastic, curious and knowledgeable about the energy storage industry


Essential Skills 

  • You have managed the construction delivery of energy projects previously (minimum 2)
  • Very strong project management skill set
  • Ability to take pragmatic and proactive approach to health, safety and quality management
  • Good commercial mind 
  • Sound understanding of construction safety and CDM regulations
  • You are familiar with managing contractors deliverables (time, budget, scope) using a FIDIC, NEC or similar types of contract

Helpful Skills (not essential)

  • Electrical engineering background
  • Specific experience on BESS projects
  • Experience of project-finance requirements 

Benefits

Salary: £65,000 - £80,000

We’re offering a competitive compensation package, including participation in our employee share scheme which rewards all employees for the growth of the business.

Other benefits include


  • Enhanced parental leave, for all new parents:

    • 6 months fully paid primary carer leave
    • 3 months fully paid secondary carer leave
    • 10 days fully paid leave for fertility treatment


  • Up to 10% company wide bonus based on company performance 
  • Hybrid working (blend of home and office working to suit individual needs)
  • Nest pension (8% combined contributions) on qualifying earnings 
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • £2,000 annual learning & development budget to spend on whatever best supports your growth
  • 1 month a year ‘work from anywhere in the world’ policy
  • Spill: our mental health benefit allowing every Fielder access to equal and unrestricted therapy and resources 
  • Green leave: paid time off to do something good for the environment
  • Fun co-working office space in Shoreditch, London 
  • Dog friendly office (with some regular furry friends already in the team)
  • Free team lunch once a week
  • Regular team socials
  • Birthday carbon offset: a gift from Field to the world to celebrate your birthday
  • & many more on the way!
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