Subcontractor Project Manager

Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Date Posted: 10-23-2017

About MaxGen

MaxGen Energy Services ( is dedicated to developing, maintaining, and operating infrastructure that supports alternative energy technologies.
At the core of the company, MaxGen is an alternative energy services company, providing commercial and utility scale design, operations and maintenance, and asset management services, and the company is recognized as the largest independent providers for solar O&M services in the United States. The team has a nation-wide footprint to provide in-the-field O&M services, and currently manages some of the largest operating solar plants in the US. The company has a distinguished reputation for safety and performance when it comes to O&M services.
MaxGen also has considerable experience with the development, design, installation, and maintenance of electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) and battery energy storage systems (BESS). As an OEM service provider to many manufacturers, MaxGen has amassed industry-leading experience with EVSE and BESS installations.
By incorporating the nationwide footprint and our O&M protocols, MaxGen not only brings experience and confidence to our customers’ projects, but also our services remain an asset for the entire lifetime of the projects. 

The Subcontractor Manager will have the responsibility of managing the operations of the internal and external subcontractor nationwide network to support our national energy services for electric vehicle charging stations, distributed generation, and other service support that subcontractors may be required for. This responsibility includes and is not limited to locating, qualifying, and negotiating pricing for subcontractors in all NA regions, managing, dispatching, tracking, and regularly scoring the subcontractor in the network to ensure we have strong resources to meet the needs of our contractual obligations.

The following responsibilities are not limited to:
  • Perform subcontracting recruitment nationwide to support our nationwide energy services portfolio.
  • Work with team to develop and document processes for regional category sourcing processes (prequalification and vetting standards) with specific negotiation strategies to achieve cost, quality, performance, and risk mitigation objectives.
  • Partner with Management on subcontract needs to establish and drive cost savings.
  • Develop and foster strategic relationships with key Subcontractors.
  • Proactively manage the Subcontractor base, bringing in key internal personnel when necessary to position Subcontractors to meet and exceed objectives.
  • Facilitate and manage Subcontractor meetings as necessary to help foster open communication.
  • Generate and grow Subcontractor scorecard system to track and report on performance and value.
  • Must effectively communicate with senior management both internally and externally with Clients and Subcontractors.
  • Demonstrate project management skills in leading cross functional teams, able to identify and spear head improvement opportunities.
  • Conduct business dealings with the highest level of integrity and regard for safety, legal, company image, and environmental issues.
  • Develop and administer project plan schedules and performance requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 2 Year degree preferred and or 4+ years of experience in a related technical or business field of managing subcontractors
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging and or Renewable Energy background a plus
  • 2-4 years’ experience in all aspects of subcontractor management (vetting, formation, administration, negotiation, etc…)
  • Ability to work closely with subcontractors (suppliers as assigned) to resolve issues as they arise
  • Ability to influence diverse group of people to achieve mutually beneficial solutions
  • Understands and demonstrates strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to close subcontractor recruitment needs on time with minimal supervision 
  • 20% of travel required (Up to 50% first 3 to 5 months)
MaxGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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