Principal of Construction
Julia Collignon is the Principal of Construction. She leads the strategy and execution of projects from late-stage development thru NTP and COD if required.
Prior to joining Intersect, Julia worked at Tesla for nearly 4 years. She ran a geographically diverse team responsible for the installation of commercial and utility energy systems. This included estimating, siting, permitting, subcontractor procurement, contract negotiations and management, project management, construction management, and installation for solar only, solar +storage, and storage only projects. Customers ranged from public sector, Fortune 1000s, to utilities. During her time there she built over 200MW of solar and contracted over 1GWh of storage. She personally managed one of the break through utility-scale storage projects in 2016, a 20MW/80MWh battery for Southern California Edison, which was fully designed and constructed in under 4 months.
Prior to Tesla, Julia spent 8 years with SunPower working in project management and engineering where she supported over 2.5GW of solar projects. Some of her notable projects included Solar Star 1 and 2, a 579MW project sold to BHE Renewables for $2.5B in 2012. She was responsible for all technical aspects of development including permitting, engineering, interconnection, procurement and construction. Julia spent the early years of her career as a structural engineer designing buildings from town homes to stadiums and concert halls.
She is a licensed Professional Engineer, holds an M.S. in engineering management from UC Berkeley, and a BS in civil engineering from Union College.