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Manager, Pre-Construction (Wind)



Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023
ConnectGen is seeking a Pre-Construction Manager to join our dynamic team and support the Company’s growing utility-scale wind, solar and energy storage projects across the U.S. The Pre-Construction Manager will be responsible for providing engineering and technical services to the Company’s wind energy projects, with an initial focus on the late-stage development through pre-construction phase. This role reports to the Director, Construction and is part of ConnectGen’s EPC group.


  • Assemble, issue and evaluate RFPs for construction services, and assemble bid comparisons and analyses in support of a recommendation for selection
  • Develop preliminary engineering and construction schedules
  • Communicate important design, estimating, development, pre-construction, and construction milestones to the project team
  • Lead the value engineering process for each project
  • Create project infrastructure layouts for estimating purposes, ensuring that constructability considerations are taken into account
  • Lead projects through the transition between development and construction to ensure a clean hand-off
  • Contract and work with vendors and with the engineering team to obtain pricing for technical services including geotechnical studies and transportation studies
  • Review drawings, specifications and other construction documents with the engineering team, and communicate issues, accuracy of information, and potential risks
  • Support development efforts, including permitting, and attend meetings with landowners and other project stakeholders
  • Develop a project risk matrix for each project identifying potential risks and associated costs
  • Ensure that all project development requirements and constraints are incorporated into the final design
  • Develop project cost estimates


  • Strong inter-disciplinary communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
  • Familiar with use of Google Earth and/or GIS software
  • High motivation and passion to help create and efficiently deliver renewable energy projects, with a focus on wind projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to work in a project-type environment with tight deadlines and concurrent deliverables
  • Ability to learn, understand and communicate technical issues effectively to lay audiences
  • Highly organized with a strong ability to multitask
  • Ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop an understanding of a project using the available resources
  • Ability to manage and problem-solve complex technical and commercial issues
  • Ability to travel within North America by land or air, sometimes on short notice, and to visit prospective and active job sites (approximately 25% travel required)
  • Proficient in the English language


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field, or an equivalent blend of relevant professional training and experience
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in construction, with demonstrable experience in and knowledge of key practices and principles underpinning the pre-construction of wind energy projects
  • Experience in engineering and/or construction of wind energy facilities a plus
ConnectGen is an independent renewable energy company founded in 2018 focused on developing high quality wind, solar and energy storage projects across North America. Based in Houston, Texas, our experienced team has developed, built and operated thousands of megawatts across North America. ConnectGen is backed by Quantum Energy Partners, a leading provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry, having managed together with its affiliates more than $18 billion in equity commitments since inception.
ConnectGen offers an attractive total rewards package including competitive pay, annual bonus, long term incentives, health and welfare benefits, generous time off, paid holidays, flexible work and more! We have a strong commitment to fostering a culture of support, entrepreneurship, innovation, problem-solving, professional development and growth in a collaborative, team-oriented environment focused on projects that will impact the future of power generation infrastructure.