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Head of Engineering & Construction 3SUN Gigafactory USA

Company: Enel Spa
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Who We AreEnel is a globally recognized leader in sustainable energy and is consistently named one of Fortune Magazine's "Companies that are Changing the World." It is also one of the largest and most trusted energy companies in the world, serving around 70 million customers in more than 30 countries across 5 continents. The Enel Group vision is about Open Power. Open Power means opening energy access to more people; opening the world of energy to new technologies; opening new ways for people to manage energy; opening new uses of energy; and opening more partnerships. These are ambitious goals and we are pursuing them with the passion of more than 65,000 people whose brilliant work is based on our values of Responsibility, Innovation, Trust and Proactivity. At Enel North America, our businesses are leading the energy transition, creating the sustainable energy solutions of the future to help individuals, businesses and communities change energy into lasting value.
The Opportunity:
Enel North America intends to build one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facilities in the US, expected to initially produce at least 3 GW and scale up to 6 GW of high-performance bifacial PV modules and cells annually. The proposed facility will be among the first in the United States to produce PV cells, the key building blocks that make up solar panels. The facility is expected to create up to 1,500 new clean energy jobs, while also supporting the creation of a domestic solar PV supply chain to accelerate the growth of US generated energy and add to the country's domestic solar cell and panel manufacturing capacity. this role will be a hybrid opportunity. Candidates will work part time at home, and part time in an Enel office. Currently, we will review applicants living in or willing to relocate to Oklahoma City, OK; Lenexa, Kansas; Houston, TX; and/or Andover, MA areas. -
The Head of Execution of the 3Sun Gigafactory US is responsible for directing and guiding project decisions throughout development, design, and construction, startup and ramp up of operations of the 3Sun Gigafactory in the US, in accordance with project strategic goals and standards: time, cost and expected output, in compliance with safety, environment, sustainability and quality.
The position will manage and develop a team of SMEs, that include Project Managers, Engineers, and Project Controllers, to ensure effective coordination and collaboration of various contractor and service providers to ensuring timely completion of the solar module manufacturing facilities, resolution of punch-list items and successful handover to the operations function. The role will direct and contribute to project strategic level decisions related to project progress, project delivery and collaboration methodology, resource allocation, tax equity funding, risk management, and cross-functional collaboration.
What You'll Do at Enel:
Responsibilities, include, but not limited to:

  • Represent the 3Sun Gigafactory facility project in the capacity of being the Requesting Unit towards Procurement, Legal and other functions by directing and contributing to project delivery methods. Ensuring the right collaboration and incentive mechanisms are in place for the expected execution of the permitting, design, construction, start up and ramp up of the solar module manufacturing facility.
  • Define in conjunction with Procurement, the Innovation Technical Office and necessary team members the strategy for main equipment purchasing including: cell and module manufacturing lines, manufacturing execution system and conveying automation.
  • Report to the Head of 3Sun Gigafactory USA, other Company Executives and Project Sponsors about project strategic goals and performance.
  • Direct and guide a team of SMEs, contractors, and relevant functions of the project sponsor's organization in project decisions throughout development, design, and construction of the 3Sun Gigafactory in the US, in accordance with project strategic goals and standards: time, cost and expected output, in compliance with safety, environment, sustainability and quality.
  • Direct resources assigned to the 3Sun Gigafactory project, conduct risk analysis and monitor project schedule and costs, as well as identify any necessary corrective actions with the support of the project planning, cost control and risk management resources.
  • Ensuring the erection and site work activities with full accountability over safety, environment, sustainability, quality, time, and cost targets managing suppliers and contractors, in collaboration with Procurement, Legal and necessary units of the project sponsor, managing logistics, contractors and contracts execution.
  • Ensure completion of facilities and infrastructure, in accordance with the needs of the Operations Function, guaranteeing the timely deployment of the operations of the facility, startup, commissioning and ramp up, including management systems, warehouse and inventory management, accounting and IT systems and other relevant services and functions.
  • This position will manage 10-15 direct reports and is responsible for performance management. The role will also manage Project Sponsor's project team and equivalent in form of external services such as Owners Engineer (-$15MM).

    Who You Are:

    • Master's degree in civil, electrical, process, chemical engineering or equivalent or equivalent demonstrated experience.
    • CCM (Certified Construction Manager) or PMP (Project Management Professional) or Prince2 (Projects in Controlled Environment) Practitioner
    • 15+ years of Engineering and Construction experience in large infrastructure projects, large capital investment projects, large vertical construction project or construction of advanced manufacturing facilities.
    • 8+ years of experience in project management of large capital intensive multi contract projects, including management of project teams.
    • 5+ years of experience in managing the implementation of advanced manufacturing facilities - experience in EV, solar modules, automotive or semiconductor facilities is preferred.
    • 5+ years of experience in managing direct reports, including development and performance management.
    • Proven experience of collaborative contracting methods such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) or Framework Alliance Contracts.
    • Project implementation related knowledge about valuation, financing, equity deals or tax equity related items.
    • Knowledge of the construction industry, general contractors, digital design-cost-schedule delivery methodology (BIM), construction means and methods and quality assurance and quality management.
    • Strong client-facing and internal and external communication skills.
    • Adaptability and flexibility to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity, and change.
    • Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work within a global framework and a matrix organization, multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
    • Full professional fluency in English is required - Italian will be considered a plus.
    • Up to 25% of domestic travel and 5% of international travel.
    • A valid driver's license operable in all 50 states and Canada and a clean driving record. A clean driving records means:

      • In the last 3 years, no driving-related suspension, revocation or cancellation, no disqualifying offenses, no more than 2 moving violations and no reckless driving incidents.
      • In the last 5 years, no major driving offenses including DUI/DWI, refusal to test, leaving the scene, driving a commercial vehicle without a CDL, or at-fault fatal accident.

        What Enel Offers You:

        • Enel North America offers its regular full-time employees affordable, quality healthcare for you and your family, life insurance and disability benefits to provide security, and retirement benefits to help you plan for your financial future. In addition, we offer an array of other benefits such as flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement and professional development allowance.
        • Benefits are effective as of day one!
        • Some additional perks to working with Enel North America include:

          • 401k with match fully vested as of day one. Enel-NA matches 100% of the first 4% that you contribute up to set IRS limits.
          • Generous PTO that supports work/life balance including: 4 weeks annually of vacation as well as personal days, volunteer days, your birthday off, paid holidays, and sick time. Proration may apply during first year of employment.
          • Home office set-up stipend
          • Paid leave programs
          • The opportunity to grow and develop your career with the support and mentorship of senior leaders.
          • The opportunity to work for one of the world's most recognizable and respected brands in the energy industry that believes by working together we can create a new energy era in which the world can become more sustainable.

          • An employee's eligibility for these benefits shall be subject to the governing documents for such plans and programs and/or company policy. - The benefits described above may be modified or eliminated with or without notice in accordance with the governing documents and applicable law. -

            EEO StatementEnel North America is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information. We will not discriminate, in any employment decision, against any individual or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veterans/national guard/military reserve status. This shall be done in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws in every location in which Enel North America has facilities. Enel North America maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law. Accessibility - If you require accessibility assistance applying for open positions please contact EnelApplication@enel.com.
            Notice to Recruiters & Staffing AgenciesEnel North America has an internal talent acquisition department and designated career site for individuals looking to join our team. Enel North America will not accept unsolicited resumes from any external recruiters, staffing firms, search agencies or any fee-based referrals. Any unsolicited resumes sent to directly to Enel North America, in any capacity will be considered property of Enel North America. This policy is applicable to all Enel North America locations and will be the responsibility of third parties and vendors to understand this policy. Enel North America will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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