Role: EPC Director
Location: Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Spearmint Energy aims to be the preeminent green merchant trading company developing, owning, operating, and trading around Energy Storage, Solar, and Wind to reduce grid volatility, increase system resiliency, and help to reduce Carbon emissions in a responsible and efficient way.
We are seeking an experienced and ambitious EPC Director to lead project management, controls, and reporting for project-specific engineering, procurement and construction activities at Spearmint Energy. The EPC Director will report to the SVP of Project Execution. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to do tangible work putting “steel in the ground” at a fast-growing and ESG-motivated company.
Lead all project management, planning, controls, and reporting activities for Spearmint Energy.
Improve and manage internal project management systems.
Management and oversight of engineering, contractor, and construction management partners.
Lead all safety initiatives for development and construction phases of all projects.
Project Planning and Engineering
Assess site-specific construction risk during development phase.
Prepare comprehensive project execution plans in collaboration with development team.
Lead or represent Spearmint at project kickoff or transition meetings.
Manage owner’s engineer and overall design engineering and RFI process.
Act as primary interface between EPC partners and internal development and technology teams.
Evaluate and select key project engineering, procurement, and construction partners.
Lead or support major contract negotiations, including Exhibit drafting or review and approval.
Ensure schedule and quality are maintained on key project deliverables and equipment.
Prepare, update, and report on project budgets, schedules, and risk trackers.
Analyze and report on contractor-provided budgets and schedules.
Prepare forecasts and identify risks and opportunities.
Daily management of on-site owner’s representatives and owner’s project managers.
Act as primary interface between all project teams and Spearmint Energy.
Ensure projects are constructed safely, on-time, and within budget.
Support evolution of Spearmint Energy environmental, health, and safety programs.
Maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key engineering and construction partners.
Have a valid US state issued ID and passport.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Or equivalent work experience.
Five years of experience in project or construction management within the power industry.
Strong track record of fully closing out tasks and tangibly moving projects forward.
Ambition to grow and succeed with a fast-growing company in a nascent industry.
Willingness and confidence to create tools, processes and systems from scratch that will become company standards.
Physical requirements and environment:
The work environment and physical demand characteristics align with the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions if such professional is selected. While the company’s offices follow traditional business hours, given the nature of Spearmint Energy’s business and the sector in which we operate, employees, including this position, may occasionally be required to conduct work outside of these hours as is typical in a client-first business. Such work may include communicating with contacts in other time zones, traveling, addressing particularly urgent matters related to projects under construction or in operations, and other circumstances.