Director of Operations-- EV Construction & Infrastructure

Location: COSTA MESA, California
Date Posted: 04-17-2018
Director of Field Operations – MaxGen EV&I

The Director of Field Operations will play a key role on our growing team and will be responsible for managing the Operations organization that provides construction services for EV charging stations and battery energy storage projects across the US. Typical commercial construction services include: safety preparations, demolition, excavation, new surface installation, grubbing and clearing of landscape, installation of electrical conduit (underground and surface mount), form and finish concrete footings and flatwork, installation of switchgear and electrical balance of system and installation of electric vehicle charging and battery energy storage systems.

Job Responsibilities

The following responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of the Construction services division and ensure work is completed timely and meets the company’s safety and quality standards and meets contractual service requirements.
  • Team Leadership:  Maintain accurate staffing plans, hire timely to meet the needs of the business, ensure all team members are properly trained, have clear goals and objectives and managed to deliver results that meet Company standards and requirements.
  • Drive positive safety culture: Ensure proper safety policies are in place, trained on, and always adhered to. Conduct periodic site safety assessments and identify all safety hazards on job-site
  • Utilize a cloud-based service construction management platform to monitor activities.
  • Communicate with internal and external customers as required.
  • Generate and present concise and coherent reports and presentations to senior level management and executives.
  • Coordinate with other business functions as needed to fulfill contractual requirement and to communicate with the customers.
  • Identify, onboard, and manage subcontractors as needed.
  • Coordinate and strategize entry in to new markets.
  • Pre-job cost estimates and managing projects within preapproved budgets
  • Complete and conduct required personnel performance reviews within designated time frame.
  • Manage and implement continued efficiencies to increase production and margin.
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or advanced degree preferred
  • PMP or similar desired but not required
  • Five or more (5+) years of electrical equipment installation experience; especially in wireless, renewable or electric vehicle infrastructure and large-scale programs
  • Five or more (5+) years in progressively broader manager roles, leading multiple groups, departments, and team
  • Five or more (5+) years of budget accountability
  • Executive presence, strong Interpersonal and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Experience in electric vehicle charging infrastructure installation
  • Experience working with utilities for service, transformer and circuit upgrades

Skills and Experience
Ideal Candidate will have:
  • Strong organization and positive leadership skills.  Ability to manage a distributed team of project and construction managers across the US.
  • Construction Business Management experience including: P&L,, budget management, construction estimating/contracts
  • Strong work ethic, be a self-starter and work without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience interviewing and hiring a talented and skilled team to perform field construction work in the renewables space. 
  • Strong electrical, electronic and mechanical knowledge of electric vehicle charging systems, battery energy storage systems, photovoltaic and related applications.  Knowledge of National Electrical Code and of Building Code
  • General understanding of contractor’s license law.
  • Excellent technical and non-technical verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience using a construction and project management software system to generate, track, and complete site work requirements.
  • Strong understanding of OSHA safety requirements including LOTO, Arc Flash, JHA/JSA, etc.
  • Strong computer, MS Excel, and MS Office skills.

Working Environment
  • Travel required.
  • Long work hours as needed to support required work and meet deadlines
  • Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hat and safety glasses as necessary
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Office and field environment.
  • Possess good vision (natural or corrected)
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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