Senior Pre Construction Project Manager, Chile


As Senior Pre Construction Project Manager, you will be responsible primarily for managing a portfolio of three projects from the last mile of the Development Phase up to Financial Close is achieved, when the projects are handed over to the Construction Project Manager.


  • Closing out any development issues to the point where the project can pass financial close test.
  • Preparing the engineering package with the engineering team.
  • Preparing the procurement package with the procurement team to tender for the construction contracts.
  • Preparing the project budget and schedule.
  • Keep the relationship with landowners, communities and stakeholders until Financial Close.
  • Managing project through financial close process
  • Engaging and managing technical and engineering consultants.
  • Define and coordinate the preliminary engineering during preconstruction phase.
  • Liaise and cooperate with other functional and regional teams.
  • Liaise and cooperate with external parties – banks, independent engineers, contractors, government bodies etc.
  • Ability to work with the electrical grid utility to develop transmission grid connection plans supervise grid studies and secure grid connection agreements.
  • Significant autonomy in work, but a strong reporting and approval process using Mainstream’s Construction procedures and process (this is based on PMI® PMBOK®).
  • Interaction with the relevant in-house teams – Solar & Wind analysis, GIS, engineering, construction.
  • Participate in company knowledge sharing groups which focus on sharing of expertise globally.
  • Assist the Country Construction Manager in the development of the regional strategy.


  • Degree in Engineering (electrical or civil) with a minimum of 10 years experience.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  • Managing project development and construction experience in power generation industry. Experience in renewables is an advantage.
  • Strong project management skill set required including contract management, contract administration, scheduling, planning, financial control and management.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Candidates should be comfortable presenting to management at all levels.
  • Candidates should be capable of managing internal and external resources.
  • Ability to use Microsoft software as well as specialist software packages such as AutoCAD, MS Project and SharePoint.
  • Fluency in English & Spanish.
  • Certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) an advantage.

To apply for this role please submit your up to date CV and cover letter using our online application form.


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