Project Manager- EV Charging Deployment

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77019

Req ID: 439571

 

Address: 2929 Allen PKWY, STE 4100 HoustonTX, 77019 

 

BASIC PURPOSE:  As part of a dynamic team the ideal candidate will be responsible for the planning, management and execution of the design and build process required to deliver a best-in-class Electric Vehicle (EV) fast charging experience. The candidate will be engaged in all utility discussions to secure new utility services and strive to streamline project execution and collaboration with the field execution team. Success will be based on collaborating with internal and external design teams, managing project schedules and budgets, ordering equipment, reviewing/complying with contract documents, coordinating with permitting agencies, and interfacing with the customer and contractors throughout the EV projects’ life cycle.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Design Build Services (DBS) Team, internal, and external stakeholders to execute EV projects within scope, budget, and defined timeframes.
  • Review all EV project specific contracts to understand processes/procedures to exceed defined expectations.
  • Collaborate with internal and external design and engineering teams to generate EV charging construction drawings and reviews to ensure they meet all customer/project specifications.
  • Serve as the main point of contact with utility companies to submit applications for service and manage the utility upgrade process.
  • Research, review, and complete AHJ applications and submit drawings to local permitting agencies prior to construction.
  • Review electrical equipment submittals with engineering team and procure all major electrical and charging equipment from external vendors.
  • Create and review all Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for construction and review competitive bids for competency, value, and execution to recommend General Contractor selection.
  • Update, coordinate internal and external factors to manage the projects’ schedule on a timely basis.
  • Schedule and host all meetings with customers to keep open lines of communication with the project team and serve as the focal point of contact. Responsible for clear and concise documentation of all meeting minutes to exceed customers’ expectations
  • Bi-Weekly review of project budgets, including all Accounts Receivable (AR) and Accounts Payable (AP) on all projects. Ensure customers are billed regularly via Schedule of Values (SOV) and track vendor invoices payments. Aptitude in diving into in-depth financial problem solving and managing cost creep.
  • Manage the submittal and Request for Information (RFI) process with support of the engineering and construction team.
  • Negotiate with utilities, contractors, and the customer to reach acceptable technical and economic solutions.
  • Oversee construction phase with periodic site visits, regular communication to the customer, and coordination with the design and engineering team to identify, solve and execute issues/problems to avoid project schedule and cost creep.
  • Provide financial project review and support with final project closeout documentation.
  • Full knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Project. Must be able to compose professional emails, letters, and contracts.
  • Work to create efficiencies between internal departments for continued process improvement.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required Education:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent and 4-year bachelor’s degree required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Construction Management, or relevant field with experience in Project Management

Required Experience:

  • 5+years of experience in EV charging project management, utility coordination, site design, and construction
  • 5+ years in managing multi-faceted EV projects including technical, execution and financial aspects.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with local project AHJ, environmental and safety regulations.
  • Proficiency or familiarity with AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Demonstrated background in leading charging network deployment.
  • Detailed understanding of the current public fast charging landscape.

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Required Skills:

  • Efficient, Detail-oriented, extremely organized, able to multi-task and prioritize activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills to build constructive relationships with customers, business units, service organizations and other stakeholders to meet shared goals and objectives.
  • Excellent negotiation, time-management, and active listening skills.
  • Ability to function in, and successfully manage in a demanding environment.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative, able to lead a team of people to accomplish set tasks and goals.
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for best solutions.

Required Physical Demands:

  • Travel required, approximately 50%.
  • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

 

 

Job Function(s): Corporate

 

Love’s has been fueling customers’ journeys since 1964. Innovation and perseverance continue to lead the way for the family-owned and -operated business headquartered in Oklahoma City with more than 40,000 team members in North America and Europe. The company’s core business is travel stops and convenience stores with more than 630 locations in 42 states. Love’s continues its commitment to offer products and services that provide value for professional drivers, fleets, four-wheel customers, RVers, alternative fuel and wholesale fuel customers. Giving back to communities Love’s serves and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace are hallmarks of the company’s award-winning culture.

The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets.
  • Speedco and Love’s Truck Care, the largest oil change and preventive maintenance and total truck care network.
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader.
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert.
  • TVC Pro-driver, a commercial driver’s license (CDL) protection subscription service.

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


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