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Project Manager Power Plant

Portland, Oregon, United States
January 23, 2018

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Rick Moats

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Tualatin, OR 97062

Driven and innovative professional with over twelve years of project and construction management experience in a leadership role. Strategic thinker, highly skilled in scheduling, planning, and contract negotiations to maximize profit margins without sacrificing customer satisfaction, safety or schedule. Works well with executive leadership and is a credible and trustworthy team leader

Key Accomplishments

Designed department stage gate procedures for two companies yielding increased efficiency and accuracy of proposals, designs and contracts

Led departments that grew by 70 - 240% year over year

Managed the effort to finance, own, operate and maintain 13 solar power plants

Constructed a 15MW utility solar power plant for PREPA in Puerto Rico with 4MWh of battery storage

Increased project margin by 14% over estimations on total projects at SolarWorld


Head of Facilities and HSE August 2017-Present

SOLARWORLD USA, Hillsboro Oregon

Developing the safety culture path

Maintain all environmental compliance including hazardous waste cradle to grave lifecycle

Developed and maintain department KPI goals

Manage employee performance with clear measureable and obtainable objectives

Developing cross training procedures for field technicians

Plan and manage the annual operating budget for the department

Plan budget and schedule facilities modifications

Develop long range plans, conceptual designs, and capital outlay for future facility systems

lead the Emergency Response Team as Incident Commander

Sr. Project Manager April 2015-August 2017

SOLARWORLD USA, Hillsboro Oregon

Supervisor: Bryan Lynch / 845-***-****

Control budgets and construction efforts on 22 utility and industrial scale solar projects with contracts between $2MM and $30MM

Establish detailed estimates to assure that projects will succeed within budget

Direct engineers, estimators, and project managers through the project life cycle

Advise on the department strategic planning to the executive staff

Developed the procedural stage gate manual for the group

Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reports showing current and projected cash flows for the projects team

Operations Director, Renewable Energy Division September 2013-April 2015 ADOLFSON & PETERSON CONSTRUCTION, Denver, Colorado

Supervisor: Kent Weicht / 303-***-****

Oversee all aspects of the estimating, preconstruction, operations, project management and sales team to successfully win, design, build and closeout commercial solar electric and thermal arrays

Control departmental and project budgets

Prepare and manage project cash flows, projections and sales forecast

Maintain client relationships to ensure repeat business

Outreach to external stakeholders to create strategic relationships within the industry

Project Manager, Renewable Energy Division August 2011-September 2013


Supervisor: Kent Weicht / 303-***-****

Perform risk management review on schedules budgets and contract scopes

Facilitate meetings between owners, subcontractors and designers to ensure goals are met

Obtain bid estimates from vendors and complete estimate summary sheets

Ensure project completion within scope, budget and timeline

Conduct bid review meetings to review and consider potential cost savings

Train on-site superintendents and installation crews on DC installation and safety

Project Manager March 2007-Sept 2011

VIBRANT SOLAR, INC, Denver, Colorado

Supervisor: Scott Van Kirk / 303-***-****

Manage the installation of residential and small commercial photovoltaic arrays

Train crews to safely install solar arrays to best practices standards

Maintain documentation for successful closeout

Create line diagrams and site designs in AutoCAD and Sketch Up

Apply local codes, NEC codes, and utility requirements to ensure compatibility & AHJ approval


NREL Energy Executive Program

LEED Green Associate

NABCEP™ Certified PV Installer

HAZWOPER and Emergency Response

OSHA 30 Hour Training

Alligator wrestling from the Alamosa Alligator Park


MBA at Washington State University in Progress

Graduate Certificate, Fisheries Management, Oregon State University

Bachelors of Science, Illinois State University

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