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Smart Grid Project Manager

Who we are

Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn’t what keeps us up at night; it’s what get’s us out of bed. At Opus One Solutions, we pursue solutions that will change how countries access and distribute electrical energy. From microgrids that keep things running in the event of an outage to how Tesla's latest batteries can help accelerate the integration of renewable energy. From how electric utilities can optimize their operations and reduce their carbon footprint to how every homeowner will feed energy into a power grid fueling the electrical sharing economy.

At Opus One Solutions, we believe some of the best talent in the tech industry share our passion for delivering technology that matters and that will make a difference, in our lifetime and beyond. We want to work with people who love the complexities of software; who believe in its power to transform the world to a better place.

Good people know that great ideas are everywhere and what matters most is practical execution. Turning vision into reality is the hard part. But, when it’s creating technical solutions that support access to renewable energy, it’s an engineering feat worth contributing to.

 

The opportunity

Opus One Solutions is looking for a highly motivated Smart Grid Project  Manager to join our team to execute and deliver on our mission, from project conceptualization, requirements, contracting, product specifications, electrical and network architecture development, electrical engineering, IT network integration, financial reporting, testing and commissioning, evaluation and maintenance.

Who are you?

You are a driven, results-oriented, self-starter that understands utility challenges and opportunities on an everyday engineering, IT and operational level, and able to partner with customers to deliver innovative grid modernization projects.

What will our new Project  Manager work on?

  • Project leadership. Work on the front line of delivery collaborating closely with internal teams at Opus One on a project or project portfolio with a multi-million dollar average project size. Provide a hands-on approach to deliver on these multi-stakeholder, state-of-the-art and high visibility contracts. Apply an intensive and diversified knowledge of project management principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields, makes decisions independently on project management problems and methods; and represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions. Leads a project team to complete project.
  • Stakeholder Management. Effectively manage a complex mix of utilities, technology providers, academics, and government in a professional manner.
  • Successfully interface between customer facing projects, business development, finance, legal and R&D while managing project cost, scope and schedule.
  • Customer-centric project delivery. Represent the face of the company. Perform in a professional and courteous manner dealing with customer opportunities and challenges at all levels while understanding “utility speak”.
  • Communicate complex project concepts and deliverables into actions in a way that people can understand.
  • Implement process driven project delivery that focuses on the details as well as the bigger picture of highly visible, innovative and disruptive projects.

Here’s what you bring:

The education. Bachelors or Masters in Electrical Engineering

The Experience. Minimum 5+ years’ hands-on experience in utility-scale solar, storage, micro-grid, protection, control, and IT systems integration – ADMS, DERMS, SCADA, historians, GIS, etc as well as good understanding of energy policy and utility regulatory environment. Electric utility or utility consulting experience a must

Customer/Client Orientation. You strive to provide customers/clients with personalized and efficient service by anticipating their needs and quickly following up on customer/client contacts and queries.

Commercial Acumen. You have a deep understanding of situations in terms of costs, profits, added-value and return on investment.

Planning & Objective Setting. You produce project and project implementation plans that are systematic; in which objectives are defined and steps for achieving them are clearly specified.

Strategic Approach. You are able to develop a strategic plan to realize the project vision; revise strategy in light of changing circumstances; take a long-term view of project success;

Initiative. You are proactive in seizing opportunities and eager to act upon them immediately. You are serious in taking responsibility for your own actions and love to address problems before asked.

Nice to have:

Professional engineering license (e.g. P.Eng)

Project management professional (PMP) certification

Why join Opus One Solutions

Opus One is growing! After spending the last four years under the radar focused on research and pilot projects we’re ready to shine as one of Canada’s top 10 game-changers named by CIX Cleantech! We are deploying exciting microgrid projects in North America and have partnerships with leading energy players such as Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions.

Collectively, we are fanatical about the work we do. Our leadership has assembled carefully selected teams with some of the best strategic visionaries - and executors - in technology and the clean energy space. From the newest team member to the company founders, we are all driven by one common goal: to accelerate the integration of clean and sustainable energy in North America and the world.

As a team and a company, we are committed to working with like-minded people, with opinions and thoughts of their own that will contribute to our innovation and evolution. We equally want to work with people who like to get outside and spend time together on team outings, special events, to grab lunch or take part in off-site brainstorming retreats. There’s a lot of humility at Opus One Solutions. No one person is going to know it all – it’s too complicated. We must work and innovate together to get the job done.

If Opus One Solutions aligns to what you care about, we’d love to start a conversation and learn more about you.

Opus One Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

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