CSG Construction Manager

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Novel Energy Solutions installs Community Solar Gardens for businesses ranging from family farms to entities with large rooftops or unused land. A CSG is a centralized solar project, connected to the energy grid that provides energy to multiple subscribers. We build these CSGs projects using our in-house team of trained and certified crew members. NES is looking for a dedicated, ambitious, and experienced Construction Manager to plan, direct, and coordinate activities pertaining to the construction and maintenance of solar projects in accordance with company policies and governmental regulations.

What you’ll do:

  • Organize, plan, direct, coordinate and report all onsite construction activities.

  • Lead the construction effort from estimating, management and scheduling 

  • Manage all sub-contractors for timely completion, quality; ensures project is built according to plans, specifications, schedule and budget. 

  • Direct and supervise field personnel with daily schedules including people, equipment, materials, subcontractors, suppliers, etc. 

  • Manage all construction for a Community Solar Garden site, including at crews consisting of:

    • Journeyperson

    • Equipment Operators

    • Electrical Apprentices

  • Negotiate pricing with suppliers and subcontractors to fall within industry market pricing and provides competitive customer bid.

  • Update daily schedules via Gantt charts and/or Smart Sheets

  • Read, interpret and understand all project documentation such as insurance, permitting and project scheduling  

  • Document delays/changes; sets up staging areas as needed

  • Maintain and monitor quality and safety standards

  • Reports to the management team all projects progress, new issues, resolutions, and budget and schedule compliance on a consistent basis

  • Act as a trouble shooter on current projects 

  • Assure compliance with Company safety policies and OSHA and/or MSHA safety standards

  • Seek cost savings through vendor negotiations, market analysis, and eliminating waste.

  • Provide daily reports to the Construction Director

  • Maintain a culture of continuous improvement and problem solving


Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • Associates degree or comparable experience in construction technology

  • Two years minimum of supervisory experience in related field 

  • Experience working on +1MW Solar Projects

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience dealing with subcontractors, and/or self-perform work

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record


Bonus Points!

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or a related field

  • OSHA 30 certification 

  • Experience with Viewpoint by Vista software

  • PMP Certification

  • Proficiency with Gantt charts and Smart Sheets

Novel Energy Solutions is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.



2303 Wycliff Street • Suite 300

St. Paul, MN 55114 



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