Project Manager

  • Generate Capital
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Mar 31, 2021

Job Description

Project Manager


Reporting to:  Director of Project Delivery

Location:  San Francisco Bay Area is preferred but not required. Travel expected to San Francisco one week per month, pending travel safety and COVID impacts. Travel may also be required up to an additional 20% of the time, comprising visits to sites, partners, vendors, and customers. 

Position Mission:  Generate is hiring a Project Manager to manage all aspects of the late-stage development, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and turnover to Asset Management of a variety of renewable energy assets. The position will initially focus on commercial, small-utility, and community solar PV, but over time is expected to evolve to include other non-solar asset classes. Reporting to the Director of Project Delivery, it is the responsibility of the EPC Project Manager to ensure that all obligations for all parties on a given project from acquisition through to operations are met and that the projects stay on scope, schedule, and budget.




Generate Capital has emerged as a leader in the high-growth sustainable infrastructure market, having built a highly differentiated investment and operating platform with a track record of strong risk-adjusted returns and significant, long-term institutional investor support.  Our investment platform represents the only one-stop shop for pioneers of the Resource Revolution.  Our infrastructure business wins by delivering the most affordable, reliable and sustainable resources to customers.

The last several decades have ushered in a dramatic rise in demand for natural resources like energy, water, food, and materials. The “Resource Revolution” is about doing more with less of our natural resources, a fundamentally economic proposition proving that sustainability pays.  We believe that we can solve the world’s most pressing resource issues, not by reinventing the world, but by rebuilding it.  While some focus on finding new and revolutionary tools, we rebuild resource systems with the high-impact, economic, and proven solutions we have today.  As a result, customers, communities, innovators, developers, capital partners and the planet all win.

Up until now, new energy asset finance (a $300B annual market) has been dominated by larger-scale projects that tend to attract traditional capital sources. Generate Capital, on the other hand, is focused on being a capital partner to pioneering project developers and solution providers that are typically overlooked by traditional financiers for a variety of reasons: asset size, underwriting complexity, project duration and perceived risk. As a long-term investor with truly permanent capital, Generate Capital is the only credible long-term partner for these pioneers, and the best infrastructure provider for these resource customers.

With a $10B pipeline of projects, completed transactions totaling over $2.5B and a utility-like, pay as you go model (which we call Infrastructure-as-a-ServiceTM), Generate Capital has quickly established itself as a leader in the enormous markets of distributed energy, mobility, water and waste management.


What you can expect from us:

  • The ability to truly “do well by doing good”; indeed, we really are changing the world
  • An opportunity to help build a cutting edge, values-driven organization that is leading the Resource Revolution and redefining the economics of distributed, sustainable infrastructure
  • The integration of our values – integrity, collaboration, excellence, intellectual honesty, and accountability – at all levels and with our many stakeholders
  • An opportunity for entrepreneurship and leadership in building out and managing the company’s operational infrastructure and the teams to support it
  • A commitment to your professional development, ongoing learning opportunities, and overall growth as a person
  • The ability to work with a team with decades of collective experience financing and managing billions of dollars of sustainable infrastructure, leading successful startups, and growing great people
  • Competitive pay and benefits





You are a detailed-oriented, proactive, highly organized self-starter with a background in construction project management of renewable energy assets looking to further a career in project management in the sustainable infrastructure field from the owner’s perspective.


What you will be doing at Generate Capital as the Project Manager

  • Support pre-closing due diligence activities on solar sites.
  • Participate in EPC selection and contract negotiation.
  • Act as the Owner's Representative on a variety of projects by managing EPC firms and engaging with developers, consultants, engineers, and other project stakeholders
  • Understand site-specific design details and support/manage engineering review and energy model development
  • Manage all aspects of the EPC agreement, including official notices, change orders, RFIs, pay applications, construction status updates, safety, milestone achievement, certificates, commissioning, etc.
  • Tightly manage project-level budgets and milestone payments, which includes internal reporting and forecasting
  • Ensure project quality control by coordinating on-site inspections, coordinating with 3rd party providers if necessary.
  • Attend project progress meetings
  • Act as the internal subject matter expert on all aspects of projects.
  • Identify, track, manage, and report on project risks
  • Update internal data systems and ensure all project-level documentation is accurate
  • Coordinate after-action reviews/lessons learned/continuous improvement
  • Assist with the development of internal operating policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Communicate project progress, risks, and issues both internally and externally
  • Manage relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with company safety program
  • Ensure appropriate closeout of projects and handover to Generate Asset Management Team

Candidate qualifications & core characteristics:

  • 5+ years’ experience in construction project management, with significant exposure to commercial and utility solar PV projects preferred.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow-through
  • Strong written and oral communicator capable of “code switching” to meet the needs of a given situation
  • Some knowledge of GAAP project accounting and basic finance concepts is preferred
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite. Prior exposure to Salesforce or other CRM helpful.
  • A 4-year degree or equivalent work experience and certifications
  • Relevant training and certifications such as prior/current trade licensure, OSHA10/30, NABCEP, PMP are preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple objectives simultaneously and prioritize appropriately
  • Strong familiarity with construction and electrical codes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Expertise in EPC contract negotiations
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawing sets
  • Unimpeachable integrity and glowing references
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including empathy, intuition, and listening as well as strong writing, editing, and basic design skills.
  • High level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations or new challenges
  • Intellectual agility, curiosity, and creativity; problem-solving is your default mode
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: flexibility, comfort with risk, recognition that “perfect can be the enemy of the good”


Generate Capital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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