Project Manager
About Us:

Ideal Energy is a renewable energy firm based in Southeast Iowa. For the past thirteen years, we’ve been at the forefront of some of America’s most technologically advanced, award-winning energy projects. We develop solar, energy storage, and renewable H2 projects on all scales from residential to large scale industrial and utility power plants. At Ideal Energy, we combine our passions for sustainability to develop and scale revolutionary renewable energy systems. We value creativity, clear communication, kindness, collaboration, customer focus and a drive for results.

The Opportunity:

The Project Manager (PM) is fully responsible for the oversight and management of the project cycle for Ideal Energy’s solar and energy storage projects. The PM provides day-to-day supervision and coordination of the pre-design process, scheduling, budgeting, plan-checking, acquisition of final permits and all field activities related to the physical construction of the PV array, installation teams, and any coordinated sub-contractors. This position reports to and carries out the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and the Finance Manager.

What You'll Do:
  • Interface with other project team members, including Engineering, Construction, and Supply chain to facilitate project execution strategy and objectives including schedule updates, changes, and impacts
  • Manage install crews and electrical crews, to meet departmental goals via appropriate allocation of workload and effective resource management
  • Formulate performance improvement plans and makes termination decisions as necessary
  • Interviews, selects, and trains new employees
  • Mentor, evaluate employee work and productivity, and develop employees
  • Meet with team members one-on-one to provide continual coaching and evaluation of process and procedures
  • Monitor day to day work of staff for process adherence and compliance
  • Engage in continuing education, training and safety protocol for the team
  • Manage the project schedule throughout the project lifecycle and secure any unique materials and/or equipment required to complete the project
  • Design and develop project schedule with at minimum milestones, tasks, and sub-tasks to ensure satisfactory realization of project contract requirements
  • Manage relationship with the customer to schedule work and coordinate services
  • Define elements of work, develop scope, solicit and manage bid process for subcontracted work as required
  • Execute all obligations associated with the project contract
  • Define the schedule and budget to meet contract requirements
  • Provide direction and coordination of all field activities
  • Oversee installation crews and installation progress
  • Ensure project quality is at or above standards
  • Additional duties required as needed
About You:
  • Experience in construction or installing photovoltaic systems required
  • You arrive at shop early morning, ready to work
  • You must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Ability to climb ladders, stairs, work on rooftops and crawl spaces, and able to work on your feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to: stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work in extreme environments (example: heat, snow, rain, wind, etc.)
  • You have excellent communication skills and maintain calm and clear communication with both employees and customers, in-person, on the telephone, email, and text
  • You thrive in a team environment and can effectively and respectfully accomplish overall goals
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license
  • You have a clean driving record with no DUI in the past 5 years and are able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen
  • Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance required
How We Support You:
  • Place a high degree of trust in your ideas and execution
  • Bringing you up to speed in the domain of renewable energy
  • Provide a low-stress work environment
  • Making ourselves available for training and collaboration
  • Care about you as a whole person
  • Location & Schedule:
    • This position is 100% traveling, based on the location of projects within the region. Ideal Energy will provide accommodations for travel home as project schedules allow, usually in some variation of every other weekend home.

    Ideal Energy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. We seek to build a company that promotes diversity and inclusion which ultimately helps to expand the representation of our industry. We encourage people with identities underrepresented in renewables to apply.


    [email protected]

    Tel (800) 634 4454
    Local (641) 209 3288

    Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm CT

    Job Location
    602 N 6th Street, Fairfield, Iowa, 52556
    Base Salary
    $60,000-$85,000 Per year
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