Project Manager- Technical EPC

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Location
Tokyo,
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2016
Closes
21 Nov 2016
Ref
REQ-000264
Sector
Renewables
Category
Solar
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world's energy mix.
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Primary Job Functions:
Experience :

A minimum of 10 years experience in the Civil industry with:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in ncivil earth works
  • Minimum of 2 years in earth works design
  • Minimum of 5 years in project execution

Education :

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering required
  • Masters degree in Engineering preferred

Required Skills and Certifications :

  • License civil engineer (一級土木施工管理技士) preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Civil design engineering background and experience
  • Able to perform initial site assessments and estimates to assess site viability
  • Strong track record of overseeing electrical portion of engineering, and construction projects
Ability to conduct negotiations with vendors, suppliers, Governmental entities, utilities, and oversee the performance of turnkey EPC providers
  • Originate, negotiate with, and oversee the performance of turnkey EPC providers
  • Possess integrity and commitment to compliance
  • Strong civil engineering project management skills
  • Commitment to project success
  • Native Japanese speaker. Business level English preferred.
  • MS Office/Project literacy
  • Strong communicator, both verbally and written, in both Japanese and English

Essential Functions & Responsibilities
  • Estimate approximate civil costs to support evaluation and development of solar project sites
  • Review civil design of civil design firms during project development and engineering phases
  • Manage and control civil contractors during project construction phase
  • Integrate latest technology equipment into a reliable operating power generation facility.
  • Create technical Scope of Work documents to procure civil engineering services from turnkey EPC contractors, subcontractors, and engineering consultants
  • Evaluate RFP responses and negotiate contracts with turnkey EPC contractors, subcontractors, and engineering consultants


Physical Requirements

Will sit and/or stand periodically during the day.
Will be required to lift up to 50 lbs.
Will reach over shoulder heights or below the waist.
Required to walk, climb stairs and on equipment.
Must have a valid passport
If non-US national must be able to travel to US without restrictions
Must travel to project sites in Japan
Required to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, talk and hear.
Required to use hands to handle, lift, carry or feel objects.
Specific vision abilities are required.
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Language Requirements
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Experience
Project Management-
Education
Bachelor of Engineering (Required)-
Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and any other test that may be required for the role.