Preconstruction Manager

3 days ago
Full time role


SoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son started SB Energy to deploy renewable energy at the scale required to combat climate change. ...

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Job Description

Do you want to work with high caliber professionals in a dynamic and growing company? Are you entrepreneurial, hard-working, and collegial? Are you committed to advancing the clean energy revolution? Join us at SB Energy, a world-leading company backed by SoftBank and Ares pairing cutting-edge innovation with best-in-class execution. Our Mission is to provide flexible renewable energy at scale, accelerating the global energy transition and benefiting our planet, customers, communities, and people.

SB Energy develops, constructs, and owns & operates some of the largest and most technically advanced renewable projects across the United States, with Headquarters in Redwood City, CA. The company was formed in 2015 as a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. SB Energy launched its United States platform in 2019 and has quickly become one of the largest solar and storage developer/IPPs in the U.S.  With almost 1.7 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy projects in operation and a multi-GW pipeline, SB Energy is building the renewable energy future – today. SB Energy also utilizes its strong culture of innovation to identify and incorporate new technology into our projects, including our AI-based digital platform, to deliver renewable energy that is local, reliable, and matched to load.

Come join us in accelerating the energy transition to cleaner, more sustainable sources of power! 

Basic Function

As a part of the Procurement team, the Preconstruction Manager will be responsible for project due diligence, capex estimates, RFP support and EPC Contract negotiations for multi-million dollar utility-scale solar contracts with EPC contractors and O&M operators. The Preconstruction Manger Manager will have the ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams. The Preconstruction Manager will also have excellent organizational skills, be able to manage multiple projects at once, have excellent follow through skills and will have the ability to meet strict deadlines.




  • Review and interpret design documents, including geotechnical data, ALTA and topographic surveys, PVsyst reports, single line drawings and equipment specifications.
  • Perform feasibility studies, site evaluations and due diligence for prospective sites/projects in the development phase. Additionally, identify constraints, risks and mitigation measures, constructability issues and any other potential impacts to cost and schedule.
  • Conduct site visits to further evaluate site specific conditions and constraints.


Estimating – Capex/Opex related:

  • Develop indicative capex and opex estimates based on historical cost data to support preliminary financial modeling.
  • Evaluate various equipment, equipment configurations and site characteristics in order to optimize project economics.
  • Prepare preliminary cash flows to support the finance team.
  • Perform accurate and timely quantity takeoffs for all aspects of utility scale solar and BESS projects.


RFP related:

  • Facilitate and manage EPC and O&M RFPs, which include development of RFP documentation, management of external data room(s), RFI management/coordination, lead bid review calls with internal and external parties and provide recommendations for EPC and O&M selection.
  • Develop comprehensive bid matrix to evaluate and compare cost, schedule, scope and technical approach amongst bidders.
  • Manage EPC and O&M prequalification process and documentation.



  • Review EPC change orders to substantiate cost and contractual validity for projects in the construction phase.
  • Support the Senior Contracts Manager with exhibit/contract reviews, updates and redlines throughout negotiations.
  • Conduct business dealings with the highest level of integrity and regard for legal and environmental issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and decision making even in ambiguous situations.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree a plus
  • 5+ years of experience in development and/or construction of utility scale solar PV projects. BESS experience is a plus.
  • Estimating, engineering, scheduling or other relevant experience a plus.
  • Skilled negotiator and able to lead EPC & O&M scope negotiations.
  • Experience working in an engineered systems / project-based business model.
  • Experience in solar operations and maintenance preferred, but not required.
  • Experience in battery storage technologies is preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good understanding of production modeling, design and equipment specifications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project.


Travel Requirements

The position requires up to 20% domestic travel.

Base Pay- $100,000.00 - $140,000.00

SoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son started SB Energy to deploy renewable energy at the scale required to combat climate change. ...

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