Construction Project Manager

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 06-13-2018
MaxGen Energy Services ( is the nation’s largest independent service provider for the clean energy industry. 
 MaxGen has two major lines of business.  The first is the planning, design and construction of electric vehicle (EV) charging and battery energy storage infrastructure.  MaxGen is a specialist in the market and serves many of the major companies leading the electrification of passenger and fleet vehicles.  The second line of business is comprehensive operations and maintenance services for solar, battery energy storage, and EV infrastructure owners and operators around the United States. 
The company has a central operations center and a team of nation-wide highly-trained technicians to provide in-the-field O&M services for commercial, industrial, and utility customers and has a distinguished reputation for safety and performance.
The Field Engineer/Construction Manager will be working in the field of renewable energy; specifically, the design and construction of electric vehicle charging stations.
Based on self-performed field observations, the Field Engineer/Construction Manager will be responsible for conceptualizing and developing detailed design and construction solutions for the implementation of electric vehicle infrastructure projects.  The work will be performed in close collaboration with the engineering and construction departments. Subsequent responsibilities will include the supervision of highly skilled construction teams to implement approved designs.
Applicant should be able to deliver high quality, consistent, clear and competent work in electrical and general contracting activities in accordance with company/project requirements, standards, and procedures. Typical work includes, but is not limited to, performing field observations, documenting findings, accurate and expedient field reporting of findings, managing crews performing the installation of electrical equipment and general construction; trenching, cutting, patching, running conduit, drywall, asphalt, concrete, landscaping.
  • Attend pre-design job site meetings with clients
  • Document existing conditions and file field observation reports for engineering within 24-hours
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering department to develop practical design solutions
  • Supervise and direct all aspects of construction of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations
  • Prepare detailed schedules and ensuring the workmanship of all work by inspecting and approving trade partner’s work
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe work environment
  • Ensure that the work is done in compliance with all federal, state, county, city and local codes, ordinances and project requirements.
  • Maintain records of all changes such as change orders and/or purchase orders
  • Perform such duties daily at multiple job sites
  • Manage all subcontractor personnel and ensure quality of work
  • Perform inspections and file corresponding paperwork
  • Approve all trade partner’s invoices regarding work completion and quality
  • Coordinate with Purchasing Department
  • Coordinate with various managers/departments regarding plans and specifications
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Strong electrical and general construction experience
  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC), Building Codes and ADA
  • Ability to understand and interpret Electrical Construction Documents
  • Seven (7) years minimum experience as a construction manager or field engineer
  • Well-rounded knowledge of construction and general contracting
  • Understanding and sensitivity to cost and construction issues
  • Hands-on construction manager willing to physically get involved in construction duties 
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office
  • Good writing skills and detail oriented
  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • Accepting of constructive feedback
  • 80% of travel required
  • Job requires working in all elements, depending on job location, time of year, heat, cold, rain & snow.
  • Job requires employee to have required tools with them at all times.
  • Perform work at various heights up to 50’, working from ladders, bucket trucks, scaffolding, catwalks, aerial lifts or other safe working platforms.
  • Work in restricted areas like trenches or switchgear rooms and infrequently like manholes, utility tunnels, crawl spaces, attic spaces, etc...
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE), including hard hat and safety glasses at all times. Each job site may be different, and must be accessed individually.
  • Repetitive use of legs, arms, hands and fingers
  • Able to work 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, overtime and night shifts as required
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, climb, kneel, balance, push, pull, and reach overhead
  • Lift 51 pounds
  • Constantly moving on your feet, all day long
  • Climb ladders of all types
  • Complete overhead work for full day’s assignments
  • Possess good vision (natural or corrected)
  • Responsible for securing tools and materials from vendors and storage areas to complete their assigned tasks
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills requires of personnel.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities
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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