Technical Asset Manager, Solar PV Operations

  • Generate Capital
  • Brentwood, TN 37027, USA
  • Nov 10, 2021

Job Description

Technical Asset Manager, Solar PV Operations


Reporting to: Senior Technical Asset Manager, Solar

Location: San Francisco, Washington DC, New York City, or Remote.

Position Mission: Generate is hiring a Technical Asset Manager to preserve and enhance the value of our solar portfolio. Reporting to the Senior Technical Asset Manager, this person will oversee a designated portfolio and “own” all technical operations.   This includes but is not limited to managing daily monitoring and dispatch, maintenance budgets, spare parts, invoice approvals, project documentation, opportunities for performance improvement, and Special Projects like repowers or major repairs. You will simultaneously execute on the high volume of small tasks which a distributed assets demand and keep your analytical eye on the big picture of system performance, partner relationships, and long-term initiatives. 



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 an experienced Energy Project Manager, Performance Engineer with field management experience, or O&M Portfolio Manager with excellent solar operational knowledge.  You have experience working in a distributed generation ecosystem and understand how solar facilities operate and break.  Your solar experience is supplemented by strong commercial, financial, and administrative skill sets.  


What you will be doing at Generate Capital as the Technical Asset Manager, Solar PV Operations

  • Actively manage the O&M on, performance of, and reactive service to a subset of the overall portfolio
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of an assigned portfolio which includes, but is not limited to, work order review/approval, reactive dispatch, service report intake and validation, file management, invoice review/approval, and sub-contractor deliverables.
  • “Own” the assigned portfolio’s operations. This includes all mowing, washing, corrective maintenance, preventive maintenance, and sub-contractor relationships.
  • Manage O&M budget.
  • Manage O&M vendors and personally evaluate all proposals for corrective action through both a technical and financial lens
  • Report monthly on performance KPIs, O&M cases, major loss drivers, status of open cases, and opportunities for improved performance.
  • Utilize Generate Capital’s existing systems for performance monitoring, case management, and reporting on assigned cadences. Implement new tools as they are developed and rolled out.
  • Track key performance indicators and develop data-driven insights from portfolio’s performance. Perform cost-benefit analysis, recommend interventions, and implement optimization strategies to drive continuous improvement
  • Manage all equipment warranties.
  • Manage spare parts inventory.
  • Manage all Contractual Guarantees. This may include performance and/or availability guarantees with multiple parties. 
  • Initiate and manage warranty claims as needed.
  • Scope, price, and manage O&M special projects as they arise (DAS migrations, Repowers, etc.)
  • Solve problems in a high-volume atmosphere with an emphasis in developing and applying scalable solutions.
  • Negotiate and manage new contracts as necessary.
  • Assist with the identification and implementation of strategies for further optimization, such as spare parts management, contract restructuring, and use of emerging or upgraded technology



Candidate qualifications & core characteristics:

  • 3+ years of experience in a, operations and maintenance, performance analytics, or technical asset management role.
  • Previous DAS/SCADA experience in multiple platforms
  • 3+ years of experience managing vendors, service level agreements, and contracts
  • Familiarity with reading and interpreting PVSyst reports. Experience developing PVSyst models is preferred but not required.
  • Prior experience in managing asset-level budgets and a working knowledge of basic accounting and financial reporting terminology and concepts
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including empathy, intuition, and listening
  • Excellent organizational and self-management capability
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively on a cross functional team
  • Willingness to do the high-volume of small tasks required for developing scalable solutions
  • High-level of self-awareness and humility, with excitement about confronting uncomfortable situations and new challenges
  • Intellectual agility and curiosity, superb analytical skills; problem-solving is your default mode
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: flexibility, comfort with risk and the unknown, recognition that we’re never going to be perfect and that “perfect can be the enemy of the good”
  • Experience in a growth company is preferable
  • Desire to apply your experience to new, renewable asset classes
  • Desire and ability to perform independently.
  • Field experience is highly valued and not required.
  • Happy people only, please.



Location and Travel Requirements

  • Position will be based in one of our offices in San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York City, or remote
  • May required travel up to 25% comprising of regular site visits to Generate Capital owned facilities, due diligence of new opportunities, and if remote, travel to the San Francisco HQ office.
  • Interested candidates must be able to work as needed in the time zones in which their assets reside. This could be all USA time zones.



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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