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Project Manager (EXEMPT)

at Alaska Department of Administration

Pay: $82880 to $99660/year
$82880 - $99660
Posted: 10/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2517802
Keywords: manager

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Alaska Energy Authority
is recruiting for a full-time Project Manager located in Anchorage.

The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) is recruiting for a full-time PROJECT MANAGER, located in Anchorage. This position is responsible for the management and development of the Alaska Energy Authority's renewable energy fund (REF) and Emerging Energy Technology Fund (EETF) programs under the general guidance of the Program Manager.  Provides technical assistance in the development of grant applications for potential REF and EETF funding sources. Manages the planning, design and construction of energy projects in rural Alaska.

Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

Project Management
  • Direct design professionals and business consultants in the development of conceptual design reports, design documents, business plans and cost estimates appropriate to the scope of the project;
  • Perform project construction management functions including overseeing the preparation of construction budgets, schedules, work plans, quality control, oversight and on-site inspections during construction;
  • Administer technical services contracts including issuing invitation for bids, reviewing and evaluation bids, selecting contractors, preparing documents, negotiating and awarding contracts, monitoring and supervising contractors, preparing change orders, overseeing contract accounting, and evaluating contractor's work; and
  • Analyze data, research new technology, and propose solutions to technical problems. Develop comprehensive reports and technical analysis to propose solutions and effective actions to solve technical problems.

Program Management
  • Manages the development of REF and EETF projects under general guidance of the Program Manager;
  • Identifies potentially beneficial community-scale projects and works with established utility, industry and government contacts to develop them;
  • Initiates, designs and conducts or arranges planning level studies of energy supply options for project concepts that appear promising;
  • Assesses economic benefits/costs, technical and environmental feasibility of various energy supply options and developments either directly, using other AEA staff expertise, or through contracting; and
  • Working with the planning group, identifies potential sources of funding and financing to implement projects determined to be technically and economically favorable. Such as arranging and participating in meetings with industry sponsors, attorneys and financial analysts. Also develops relationships with federal, state, and local government officials to fund projects.

Proposals and Grants
  • Evaluates proposals to AEA for funding under the REF, EETF, energy cost reduction and other programs;
  • Provides technical oversight on grants issued under these programs;
  • Prepares annual grant applications and required program reports, researches and writes public information and technical reports on various alternative energy technologies as applicable;
  • Writes grant applications, oversees program contracts, prepares required project activity reports/budgets and participates in meetings and conferences; and
  • Evaluates potential energy projects proposed by the general public, legislature, government agencies and private companies.

Other Duties
  • In coordination with other Authority staff, represents the agency grantee to the U.S. Department of Energy and other funders. Areas of responsibility include advocating energy policies on behalf of the agency and promoting the development of federally-supported energy projects in Alaska; and
  • Conducts research on alternative energy technology applications, including comparing the economics of coal, diesel, and alternative energy projects.
Other work as directed.

Our successful candidate will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills and abilities. Please document your level of skill and/or experience with each item on this list in your separately attached professional cover letter.  Applicants are not required to have experience in every area.  If you do not have experience with a particular trait, simply say so:
  • Knowledge of Alaska energy systems, economics, resources, and laws/policies guiding energy development in Alaska. Knowledge of AEA regulations, industry practices in alternative energy, and contract administration practices;
  • Experience with rural Alaska infrastructure construction; applying International, Federal and State Building Codes; and construction management techniques, including scheduling, budgeting and cost analysis;
  • Experience with economic analysis, writing, public speaking, computer modeling, quantitative analysis, use of MS Office programs, project management and negotiation;
  • Must make technically and financially sound decisions on project activities.Interact well with a diverse group of contacts. Learn Homer and other project analysis software;
  • Ability to review a high level of engineering reconnaissance, feasibility reports and final design documents for completeness and accuracy of conclusions/recommendations;
  • Strong understanding of environmental issues and impacts that can result from development of energy facilities. Must be able to propose changes in technology as required to mitigate impacts;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of contractors and consultants, review, evaluate and make recommendations for plans, specifications, schedules and cost estimates from design engineers and construction managers;
  • Ability to set goals, monitor progress, inspect work in progress and finished construction projects; and
  • Ability to travel to remote communities in Alaska as needed.
If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, we encourage you to apply.
The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Our mission:  Promote a healthy economy, strong communities and protect consumers in Alaska.

More information about our department may be found on our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and advanced training in engineering or a related field.
Work Experience
Five years of experience in project management and construction.  Additional applicable experience can be substituted for educational requirements on a year for year basis.

A copy of the current position description and job application form can be found at AEA's website: . 

Additional Required Information

This is a State of Alaska totally exempt position range 23, 24 or 25 wage and benefits.

Please submit a completed AEA job application. Your application will be closely reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met.  

EEO Statement:
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information

If you have specific questions regarding the position, please contact the hiring manager directly:

Fax number: 907-771-3946
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