Fluence

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2022-01-21

Category: energy

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Project Delivery Project Manager (m/f/d)

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.
 
OUR CULTURE AND VALUES

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

Fluence has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Project Delivery Team covering the UK and Northern Ireland.

Role Purpose:
As a Project Manager, you will lead the execution of core only, core plus and turn-key EPC projects with the objective to deliver the projects on-time, on-budget, and without incidents/accidents. This position requires an autonomous and pragmatic individual who has experience working in a matrixed and virtual environment, working with multiple stakeholders, working on multiple projects/tasks at one time, and working as part of a global team. Familiarity with typical codes & standards for electrical equipment and experience with turn-key energy infrastructure project construction is required. Experience within Energy Storage markets is an advantage but is not mandatory, an agile mindset and comfort working in a fast-paced start-up technology environment is essential. 
The Position will be home working with frequent travel to site as necessary. Applicants should be willing to spend 50% of their time away from home.

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Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all projects are delivered safely, to code, on time, on budget, and to the customers satisfaction. This work will be done in conformance with an internal quality program certified to ISO 9001 with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • Lead turn-key EPC battery energy storage projects through delivery, from contract execution through to successful handover to operations, working in close collaboration with relevant functional groups including finance, engineering, procurement.
  • Lead teams in reviewing engineering designs, managing project schedules, budgets, people allocation, and safety/quality plans across projects at various stages of life.
  • Rapidly resolve technical issues to ensure projects deliver to quality, time, and cost.
  • Manage relationships with EPC, Equipment Delivery, and other partners through the Project Delivery phase.
  • Support negotiations regarding project contracts with potential contractors and suppliers and oversee contractors and sub-contractors to ensure quality and schedule are met and to ensure safety guidelines and requirements are followed on job sites.
  • Proactively work with customers, suppliers, partners, sales, and senior management as necessary to ensure project deliverables and contract requirements are met.
  • Evaluate construction methods to determine cost-effectiveness of plans and optimize value-engineering opportunities.
  • Participate in business improvement projects including documenting and communicating initial project plans and any changes to the team.
  • Work alongside the assigned project finance team member, responsible for budget review, project revenue, and cash flow forecasts, and when appropriate proposing mitigation to contain cost growth. 
  • The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • The candidate will have strong communications skills, be able to represent the company in person and through written material with executives from key customers, regulatory and other officials, and with the leadership of key supply chain or service partners.
  • The successful candidate will have combined 5 years’ experience in project management, construction management, or engineering within the power generation market.
  • Minimum 3 years P&L responsibility delivering equipment supply or turn-key projects and over one-year experience managing subcontractor contracts.
  • Experience in managing a matrix project organization comprised of 6+ functions.
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Confidence in ability to lead, influence and communicate with others
  • Tackle problems head on with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively to internal and external audiences, Business level English language skills are a necessity. 
  • The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Experience delivering a project to a Utility customer in Ireland is a plus
  • Knowledge of DS3 Services, Eirgrid Grid Code and Single Electricity Market (SEM) is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of time
  • Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in engineering, physics, or other technical discipline.
  • Professional Membership e.g., a valid Project Management certification (MAPM).
  • A proven knowledge of health and safety and CDM Regulations and the different roles within
  • A relevant CSCS card
  • IOSH (desirable)