[sust-mar] Solar Energy Project Manager, full-time, based in Halifax

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Position: Commercial Manager – Solar Division
Organization: Natural Forces Construction
Location: Based in Halifax, travel throughout Nova Scotia & New Brunswick 

Job Description: Intermediate-level position
Employment: Full time, twelve-month initial contract
Dates: September 30th, 2019

We are currently seeking an addition to our growing solar energy team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for renewable energy and will support our growing solar energy business by working directly with our existing and future clients to ensure that their commercial-scale solar energy projects are developed in a responsible, sustainable and professional manner.

Primary Objective

To manage the development & delivery of Natural Forces’ commercial-scale solar energy projects across Atlantic Canada. The position will involve any of the following:

General Tasks

Project development
• Meeting with clients & stakeholders regarding the goals & requirements of their solar energy system (ie: environmental, economic, educational, innovation, etc.)
• Clearly communicate these goals & requirements with the design team
• Review proposed system designs with the client to ensure that their requirements are met
• Discuss costs & benefits of potential system design options with clients & stakeholders in a clear & concise manner
• Working alongside third party contractors to gather detailed structural, civil, geotechnical & electrical information for client facilities

Project financing
• Keep up-to-date with current landscape of grants, loans, rebates & other incentives
• Review project financing options with clients
• Support clients with their grant, loan, rebate &/or incentive applications & execution of project financing agreements

Contract management
• Negotiate contracts with clients based on pro-forma contracts
• Work with third party legal consultants to ensure final project contracts are suitable for the client & Natural Forces
• Manage the execution of contracts

Business development
• Keep up-to-date with Municipal, Provincial & Federal programs that effect the feasibility & demand for commercial solar energy systems
• Meeting with potential clients to discuss their renewable energy goals
• Preparation & delivery of presentations directly to clients & at conferences, tradeshows, etc.
• Preparation of proposals in response to RFP/RFQs

Requirements/asset for the position
• Requirements
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience in management, public relations, marketing, sales, business development, or other related field
• Previous experience working with contracts, grants, financing, etc.
• Strong verbal & written communication skills
• Ability to understand new technologies & explain them in a simple, concise manner
• Autonomous work with minimal supervision
• Regular travel within Atlantic Canada
• Assets
• University degree or diploma in science, engineering, technology, or other relevant field
• Previous experience working with First Nations Communities

• $50,000-55,000 annual salary, based on candidate’s previous experience & qualifications

Please send your applications to opportunities at naturalforces.ca by September 15th, 2019


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