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At PVEL, we create data that drives the global clean energy transition. Our team pioneered product testing that unlocks investments in solar power.

Join the PVEL Team

We create data that drives the global clean energy transition. Our team pioneered product testing that unlocks investments in solar power.

We're passionate about our work because of its impact – and we have fun doing it.

As the leading reliability and performance testing lab for solar project developers and investors, we develop independent reports on solar PV and energy storage equipment. Over the past decade, we’ve built a global network that connects manufacturers to 400+ downstream partners who use our reports to guide 30+ gigawatts of purchasing decisions each year.

But that’s just the beginning. PVEL has grown rapidly because our work accelerates adoption of solar power worldwide.

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We're passionate about our work because of its impact – and we have fun doing it.

As the leading reliability and performance testing lab for solar project developers and investors, we develop independent reports on solar PV and energy storage equipment. Over the past decade, we’ve built a global network that connects manufacturers to 300+ downstream partners who use our reports to guide 30+ gigawatts of purchasing decisions each year.

But that’s just the beginning. PVEL has grown rapidly because our work accelerates adoption of solar power worldwide.

Explore our open positions below

Technical Project Manager

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) is seeking a full-time Technical Project Manager to oversee execution of solar, energy storage, field testing and engineering projects from inception to completion. This position is integral to the successful tracking and completion of PVEL’s revenue generating projects. This role requires a candidate who is a prized multi-tasker and communicator, and who has experience balancing fluctuating workloads and priorities. This person must also be willing and excited to contribute to a dynamic team of project managers, operations site leads and technicians, business development and sales professionals and engineers to execute on projects which can vary widely in complexity and duration across PV modules, inverters, energy storage systems and customer field site projects.

This position is based temporarily remotely until safe and practical to return to group work settings. Longer term, the person will rotate around PVEL’s Berkeley, Davis and South San Francisco, CA solar test facilities, as well as field test sites and customer sites in and out of the State of CA as required.

Responsibilities 

  • Create and manage project execution plan (PEP) for multiple solar, inverter, battery system testing and customer field site projects, which includes resource planning, scheduling, monitoring, overseeing the execution of the project, budget and revenue tracking, as well as customer communication.
  • Spearhead internal and external kick-off meetings, co-ordinate with internal execution team as well as subcontractors to develop project timelines based on the duration of each scope and calculated contingencies.
  • Work with operations, business development and engineering teams to estimate timelines and align those timelines with customer expectations.
  • Manage test flow cataloging.
  • Track project status and provide regular updates to internal stakeholders and externally to customers.
  • Engage with clients on technical questions related to their projects with support from PVEL’s Engineering and Operations groups as necessary.
  • Review engineering reports and changes relative to testing, performance & reliability metrics ensuring reports are appropriate, needed, qualified and well-vetted prior to their release to external customers.
  • Other duties assigned, as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or related experience required: Engineering, Science, Mathematics, etc.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with project or program management-related responsibilities required.
  • An energy industry background, or related field, with a solid knowledge of energy storage technologies and practices is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of energy assessments and system performance project management and time management skills, including an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines and to establish and maintain good relations with customers.
  • Ability to interact with diverse technical and non-technical groups, spanning all organizational levels.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project etc.).
  • Willing and able to travel periodically to the Berkeley, Davis and South San Francisco, CA solar test facilities, as well as out of state test sites and customer sites in and out of the state of CA.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Travel to client offices, other company office locations, project site locations, and conferences around the globe.
  • Occasional work outdoors in harsh conditions including but not limited to hot or cold environments.
  • Traveling by car up to six hours.
  •  Ability to work extended hours as needed to meet deadlines and business needs.
  • Valid driver license required and acceptable driving record meeting company requirements; ability to rent a vehicle in the U.S.
  • Willingness and ability to lift 50lbs off-and-on for hours at a time, climb ladders, and work on roof tops in varying temperatures.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

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