Deployment Manager

GivePower Remote, United States


Description

Deployment Manager


WHO WE ARE

The GivePower Foundation (“GivePower”) is a growing team of passionate problem-solvers creating innovative ways in which to use and develop clean energy systems around the world, for developing regions that need it most. GivePower’s primary programs include solar electrification for medical, educational and economic needs in developing regions; deploying scalable solar-powered desalination solutions for clean water access in remote communities, promoting global female empowerment, and sponsoring “voluntourism” treks for donors and partners that want to experience the impact firsthand. Born from the Silicon Valley clean tech industry, we are visionaries with a drive to help solve the world’s biggest water and energy crises. Come join the charge!

YOUR ROLE

This is your opportunity to join an innovative organization on the ground level and become an integral part of our mission to save lives through clean energy. We are looking for a passionate, energetic selfstarter who will work closely with the GivePower leadership team to help organize, manage and execute on key projects. As the Deployment Manager, you will be instrumental in helping GivePower accomplish ambitious goals by leading efforts in GivePower’s project development and execution, EPC contractor management, and required administrative support. Working closely with the VP of Deployment, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects focused around the globe – from high impact offgrid systems to GivePower’s unique solar powered desalination systems to executing mini-grids. A key emphasis will be providing leadership for all assigned projects regarding scope, schedule, and budget - you will be contributing greatly to the level of Givepower’s impact firsthand and be an instrumental team member creating sustainable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

If you thrive in a start-up culture, you will get to use your passion and creativity to help build an organization that is aiming to change people’s lives around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Assess key aspects of project feasibility studies and align them with internal processes
  • Lead local RFP bid processes, bid analysis, and recommendations of contractor selection
  • Oversee project mechanics and documentation (invoices, contracts, change orders)
  • Manage contractor relations for optimum collaboration
  • Manage project: Scope, Schedule, and Budget
  • Ensure contractor deliverables including: reporting duties, quality standards, and payment milestones
  • Work closely with various in-country staff and the VP of Deployment to ensure all components of the bid package are complete and accurate, including: geotechnical studies, environmental impact studies, hydrogeological reports, and structural engineering designs
  • Coordinate with engineering or volunteer resources to finalize and optimize project designs; including structural engineers, drafters, surveyors, and any other experts that may be required
  • Coordinate with engineering on necessary field work needs regarding technical support and maintenance issues. 
Logistics
  • Support Production Manager with equipment procurement needs for each project
  • Coordinate with vendors to ensure project needs are met and timelines are controlled to best of abilities
Desired Attributes
  • 3+ years in the renewable energy industry 
  • 5+ years’ experience of project management
  • Aptitude in network architecture and configuration
  • Understanding of water treatment systems, maintenance, and design Strong focus on providing timely solutions and deliverables
  • Innovative, creative, “outside-the-box” thinking
  • Thrives in dynamic environment, natural problem solver
  • Maintains a positive can-do attitude, with growth mindset
  • Strong project management, and second-to-none organization skills
  • Experience working with multiple teams, preferably with remote teams Willingness to roll up your sleeves and make things happen
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willing and able to travel nationally and internationally, as needed

Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, a 401(k)-retirement plan, and flexible paid time off.

GivePower is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage people of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply.