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Project Manager – Construction (Grid Services)

Job Description

Statkraft is Europe's largest generator of renewable energy from hydro, wind and solar power. We have 5,700 employees in 21 countries. We have been making clean energy possible for over 125 years, with unrivalled expertise in supplying the world with what it needs most. We envision a world that runs entirely on renewable energy.

Because in the fight against climate change, we do not see renewable energy as part of the solution – we believe it must be the solution.

The business area European Wind and Solar (E) is responsible for development and ownership of wind, grid services and solar assets in Europe. The business area is also responsible for the project execution of large projects in Statkraft, the group procurement function and development of new business opportunities.

We are currently looking to recruit a Project Manager (with a mix of office & site based), to strengthen the business area’s Project Delivery Unit (PDU) based in our Cork office. The PDU team is responsible for the project execution of large-scale infrastructure renewable projects of onshore wind, solar and grid services across Ireland and the UK. You will report to the Programme Delivery Director for Grid services Ireland & UK. You would be working on Grid services projects primarily (Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) & Synchronous Condenser (Sync Comps) projects.

Job Description

As a Project Manager, Construction; your main responsibilities will be:

* Ensure PDU’s requirements are met for our renewable construction projects at various stages of development and construction to include organising, leading and ensuring effective management and administration of the Project as per the Statkraft Capital Project Model (CPM).
* Coordination of project team including external consultants, contractors and service providers.
* Reporting on projects status to the Project Steering Committee and to senior management.
* The implementation of anti-corruption prevention (e.g. assess and address risks, training, transparent reporting of incidents, monitoring of contractors) while ensuring that reporting of the project is according to The Statkraft Way.
* Ensure internal communication, co-operation and co-ordination between the different staff members of the Project and with other parties with interfaces to the Project (Region, Country and Corporate).
* Ensure efficient and regular project meetings and recording of minutes and agreed actions. This includes (but is not limited to) general internal project reporting, tracking of project spend & progress, tracking of project payments & variations and various project management documentation compilation and maintenance.
* Support the tendering processes for new projects.
* Manage the inputs from technical design team to finalize the design of the projects.
* Using Statkraft internal tools for payments, project tracking, safety, contract management, risk management etc.
* General contribution to the construction of wind, solar, battery storage & other renewable energy projects competence in Statkraft, including development and maintenance of high environmental and HSSE standards.
* University degree in engineering or natural sciences with documented extensive experience preferable.


* Third Level Engineering College degree
* Work experience in a similar field of managing renewable energy development projects with a proven track record of delivering renewable/large scale infrastructure projects through construction.
* Previous experience with BESS or sync comps projects preferable but not necessary and a strong Electrical and Civil background would be an advantage.
* Clear affinity with renewables and ideally relevant working experience in the renewable energy industry in particular the construction processes and environmental assessments renewable energy projects.
* Demonstrated experience of having full responsibility for management of project budgets and schedules from early-stage development to construction.
* Strong technical understanding of renewable energy technology with experience of contracts and technical appendices for main technology supply contracts.
* Strong communication, relationship building and good management skills including organisational ability and a target oriented; demonstrated ability to prioritize.
* Excellent application of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project (or equivalent), AutoCAD (preferably), Share-point and other applications.
* Ability to concisely frame issues by providing context, analysis, recommendations and risk/benefit, both in written and verbal format to project teams.
* Independent self-starter with a clear ability to manage a large workload, often providing support to processes managed by colleagues, while prioritizing tasks and effectively juggling competing deadlines.
* Excellent communication skills in English.

Additional Information

A career with Statkraft is a career filled with purpose – meaning that every employee is not just making a living, they are making a real difference to the planet, our communities, and the future. With us, you’ll shape a career that is truly forward-facing with many amazing opportunities and offerings to match. This includes:

* Annual leave linked to tenure up to a maximum of 25 days
* Professional and personal development in a company experiencing strong growth
* A positive working environment characterized by expertise, responsibility, and innovation
* A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
* Unlimited learning opportunities at various levels of the organisation including LinkedIn Learning and inspiring leaderships programs
* Competitive terms of employment and benefit schemes
* Flexible and Hybrid working arrangements. You will be required to be in the office three days per week.

Statkraft's vision is to renew the way the world is powered. To navigate the complex journey ahead, we need every voice at the table. We therefore work actively to be a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome all applicants regardless of background, gender, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, nationality or disability.