Senior Contracts Manager – HV/BESS

Senior Contracts Manager – HV/BESS

Company: Silicon Ranch Corporation


Location: Nashville, TN

Job Description:

Silicon Ranch is a fully integrated provider of customized renewable energy, carbon, and battery storage solutions for a diverse set of partners across North America.

  • We are known for putting community partnerships first, and are the only renewable energy company in the U.S. that owns and operates all of its solar ranches and has a 100% track record for successful delivery.

  • We have the largest utility scale agrivoltaics portfolio in the country under Regenerative Energy®, our nationally recognized holistic approach to project design, construction, and land management. Our model incorporates regenerative ranching and other regenerative land management practices to restore livelihoods and soil health, biodiversity, and water quality.

  • Through our subsidiary, Clearloop, we are able to help businesses of all sizes reclaim their carbon footprint with a direct investment in building new solar projects while also helping bring renewable energy and economic development to distressed communities.

By joining Silicon Ranch, you will be joining a team of experienced and dedicated individuals who have proven time and again that it is indeed possible to not only “make solar do more”, but to make the promise of carbon-free, renewable energy that benefits people right where it comes from a tangible, measurable, and replicable reality.

Silicon Ranch is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that is reflective of the communities in which we work and serve. We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Position: Sr. Contracts Manager – HV/BESS

Location: Nashville, TN or Remote

Overview: The Sr. Contracts Manager is responsible for leading all phases of sourcing, including, partnering with stakeholders, market analysis, vendor selection, RFI/RFP, and awarding contracts. Sr. Contracts Manager must also identify and deliver cost savings while maximizing spend. Additionally, the Sr. Contracts Manager will be instrumental in developing and implementing a formalized sourcing process and associated procedures.

We are looking for an ambitious candidate with initiative and resilience who can be responsible in working towards a goal while contributing creatively to the team.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage the contracting and sourcing process
  • Maximize spend under impact through developing stakeholder partnerships
  • Responsible for vendor negotiations
  • Develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with vendors
  • Manage communications to business partners, vendors, and other stakeholders, as necessary
  • Continuously improve productivity and efficiency of processes within the team
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Manage and mentor staff encouraging professional growth & development
  • Establish sourcing policies and ensure compliance within the department
  • Create value-added spend analysis to support decision-making
  • Perform market analysis and identify vendors to inform sourcing strategy
  • Achieve cost savings goals through competitive bids or strategic negotiations

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may have up to two (2) direct reports in Sourcing Specialist Roles.

This position reports to our Sourcing Director


  • Minimum 5-10 years of related experience (minimum one year HV Substation experience and minimum one year BESS experience)
  • Working knowledge of EPC contracts and working technical knowledge of HV Substations and BESS installations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Willing to work with processes and systems that are evolving and subject to change
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a continuous improvement approach
  • Must be self-motivated and resourceful

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Business, Economics, Finance, Logistics, or in a related field


  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Decision making ability
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Strong customer service skills with focus on listening to the customer
  • Ability to conduct negotiations with vendors
  • Working knowledge of engineering design, procurement, and construction practices and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office productivity software such as MS-Office suite, including advanced use of MS-Excel
  • Multi-contract execution experience
  • Solar Industry experience a plus

Technical: Exposure or experience to the US renewable energy and Energy Storage market beneficial.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: Silicon Ranch Corporation is one of the nation’s leading developer, owner, operators of solar energy projects. Silicon Ranch works with utilities, military and defense facilities, small to large industrial facilities, and commercial businesses to develop tailored solar solutions to meet the unique needs of the client while generating positive economic and environmental outcomes. Silicon Ranch is a privately held, fast growing enterprise with significant growth potential.

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