GREEN JOBS and OPPORTUNITIES


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Updated: March 28, 2017


  • Job Opportunity with Continental Electrical Construction Company

    Position: Solar Project Manager, Energy Department, Oak Brook, IL


    We provide electrical construction services including electrical distribution, lighting, structured cabling systems, and renewable energy solutions including solar, battery storage, wind, and micro-generation. Continental is among the rare companies with the capability to provide both electrical and solar design and installation. We are known for our quality craftsmanship, safety (EMR .58), and commitment to servicing customers for life. Our office environment is healthy, fun, and dedicated to enforcing accountability, candid communication, continuous development, and pursuing goals as a team. The Energy Department is a strong and active team, spreading the message of sustainable energy to benefit the environment and customers' bottom line.
  • The Project Manager is accountable for all aspects of account management leading to the successful completion of solar photovoltaic (PV) and other renewable and energy efficiency projects. The person in this position may be the point of contact throughout the project, and is responsible for maintaining positive internal relationships and satisfied customers. The Project Manager reports to the Director of Energy. A strong applicant will be passionate about the environment, smart, motivated, articulate, creative, organized, and can learn the procedures and inner-workings of our company quickly.

  • Desired Qualifications:


  • Intermediate knowledge and/or skill in: materials and resources, energy systems, field installation, safety awareness, long-term perspective, legalities
  • Strong knowledge of the solar industry and its various technologies
  • Familiarity with managing projects in the electrical construction industry, including a strong estimating background
  • Background or understanding in electrical construction and installation means and methods, including a good understanding of the National Electrical Code
  • Self-motivated, independent professional with excellent communication skills, strong technical aptitude, and the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands
  • Tenacious problem solver that can accurately assess, solve, implement, and communicate outcomes of complex challenges
  • Basic understanding of finance/business concepts (NPV, ROI, IRR, etc)
  • NABCEP certification or the willingness to obtain timely certification
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 2+ years running projects independently
  • 2+ years sustainable solutions experience
  • Willingness to travel to construction sites throughout Illinois
  • We expect our employees to be dedicated to customer service, stand behind commitments, communicate clearly, improve processes, and support common goals

  • Position Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Manage all aspects of projects from contract award through final completion
  • Work well with Continental engineers, purchasing agents, and field supervision to efficiently and productively design, procure, and install projects
  • Work well with owners, GCs, vendors, and inspectors
  • Generate proposals, quotes, and general project correspondence
  • Be responsible for generating and following up on billings to the customer
  • Appropriately maintain pipeline reporting and project activity to your direct supervisor
  • Computer estimating
  • Stay abreast of ongoing industry developments

To apply, please send your resume to LMarder@cecco.com

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  • Job Opportunity with Renew Missouri

    Position: Executive Director, Columbia, MO


    Renew Missouri is a 501(c)3 non-profit efficiency and clean energy advocacy organization; our mission is to develop and advocate for cost-effective clean energy policies for the health and prosperity of all Missourians. Founded in 2006, Renew Missouri has created many of Missouri’s flagship energy policies,including the Net Metering and Easy Connection Act, the Renewable Energy Standard (passed by ballot initiative in 2008), the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) law, and a state tax deduction for energy efficiency investments. The impact of these policies has led to hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in renewables and efficiency.
  • The Executive Director will assume day-to-day management of Renew Missouri and ensure the financial sustainability of the organization through successful private fundraising and grant outreach. The Executive Director will motivate and develop the organization’s employees, interns and consultants to produce steady victories towards the implementation of Renew Missouri’s mission. The Executive Director is the primary public relations contact of Renew Missouri and will determine Renew Missouri’s policy priorities in coordination with the wind, solar and efficiency industries. The Executive Director will engage with the Board of Directors to ensure that the organization is effective and sustainable.The overarching goal of the Executive Director is to steadily deepen the impacts and networks of the organization while increasing financial strength.

  • Desired Qualifications:


  • At least 5 years of experience in management of a 501c3 nonprofit strongly preferred; some 501c4 nonprofit management a plus
  • Strong passion for and background in renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Track record of major donor and major foundation fundraising
  • Familiarity with Missouri energy policy; relationships with state energy and environmental stakeholders preferred
  • Experience with employee recruitment, retention, and management
  • Experience in state-level advocacy, with municipal and/or federal advocacy experience a plus
  • Successful campaign management experience
  • An affinity for meaningful energy advocacy work including the building and leading of diverse coalitions
  • Robust analytical, problem solving, communication, leadership, and collaboration skills
  • Positive attitude, professional workmanship, detail-oriented self-starter with results-driven work ethic
  • Willingness to travel throughout the state of Missouri and other locations

  • Position Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Fundraising - grant acquisition, donor programs, and other collaborative opportunities and events
  • Staff Management - Keep the team (5 full-time and 3 part-time staff) motivated, productive, and goal-oriented; assist in employee hiring, orientation, and ongoing training
  • Strategic Planning - Implement long-term planning for the organization in consultation with the Board of Directors
  • Building Coalitions - Build support within energy stakeholder organizations, such as clean technology businesses, consumer groups, and environmental protection organizations
  • Fiscal Management - Ensure ongoing expenses and income are processed timely and accurately, and that Renew Missour remains financially strong
  • Policy Development and Promotion - Represent policy priorities and positions to decision-makers; plan and execute campaigns in regulatory and legislative venues; advance our policy priorities by leveraging our supporters, media assets, and other key influencers, preserve existing clean energy policy through offensive and defensive measures as necessary; identify policy opportunities within the state
  • Media - Utilize traditional and social media coverge as an advocacy tool to support our policy objectives; be the primary liaison to the press and chief media strategist

To learn more and apply, click here.

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Job Opportunity with U.S. PIRG

Position: Consumer Fellow, Chicago, IL or Washington DC

We’re hiring one Fellow to work on one very big issue: stopping Wall Street and its allies in the Trump administration and Congress from weakening or dismantling the biggest consumer cop on the beat, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. After the 2008 economic collapse, we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In just five years, it has been a huge success, returning nearly $12 billion dollars to 29 million consumers wronged by companies that have broken the law. But Wall Street and its allies are trying to weaken the protections put in place by the agency, or worse, get rid of it entirely.

In joining our team, you will help us convince U.S. Senators to stand up for consumers and the public interest. You’ll learn to work effectively with the media and will learn the skills of organizing so that we can counterbalance the influence those on Wall Street what want to unravel the consumer protections that we’ve put in place. This is a two-year program.

    • Desired Qualifications:


    • Leadership experience
    • Top-notch written and verbal skills
    • Eagerness to learn
    • Experience organizing, including building campus groups

    • Position Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


    • Recruit new groups to join a coalition
    • Speak at town halls to win new endorsements
    • Organize news events and rallies
    • Meet with editorial boards
    • Urge our public officials to do the right thing

    To learn more and apply, click here.

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  • Job Opportunity with Borrego Solar

    Position: Project Developer, Remote, Illinois Area


    Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading national engineering, financing, design, construction, operation, and maintenance firm concentrating on the development of solar energy systems for the commercial, utility, and public sectors, seeks a Project Developer to join our team in the Illinois Area. 

    The primary purpose of this position is to drive bookings and revenue growth in assigned geographical or industry vertical territories through establishing and maintaining key relationships with potential customers, project developers, financiers, and policy-makers. The candidate will be expected to be the primary regional expert in the company, and must either have or quickly develop fundamental market knowledge and the ability to create a successful plan to win new business. A strong applicant will be smart, articulate, motivated, creative, and organized, with the ability to learn the technical and financial details of our business quickly.


    Desired Qualifications:


  • Strong knowledge of the solar industry preferred
  • Successful track record in a complex sales environment
  • Self-motivated, independent professional with excellent communication skills, strong technical aptitude, and the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and interface effectively with cross-functional employee groups
  • Ability to spend time in-person with customers and travel frequently in assigned territory (20-50% travel)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands
  • Tenacious problem solver that can accurately assess, solve, implement, and communicate outcomes of complex challenges
  • Familiarity with formal project management methodologies and ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings a plus
  • Understanding of finance/business concepts (NPV, ROI, IRR, etc)
  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred

  • Position Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Close PPA and turnkey EPC contracts for solar projects in excess of 250kW
  • Meet or exceed annual sales targets (>$12MM)
  • Develop projects from inception to executed contract
  • Generate leads/opportunities primarily through independent activities including profiling, cold calls, business networking, etc.
  • Quickly indentify key players and potential clients in the Target Market, filter and priorities "real" opportunities from others
  • Gather market intelligence and expand relationships with appropriate government, regulatory, and utility officials to understand project approval process, electric rates, and regulations and incentives structures
  • Analyze impact of changing regulatory environment and adjust strategy as necessary
  • Work independently and with senior management team to develop and execute on strategic plans to win identified opportunities
  • Work with Borrego PV Engineers and Finance teams to identify the most appropriate technical, material, and financial solutions to optimize system competitiveness and be able to clearlly present combined technical and financial solution to clients
  • Generate proposals, quotes, and formal RFP responses
  • Work with legal and executive teams to negotiate contract ters and close transactions
  • Consult with clients, construction, and finance professionals in developing necessary financial models and assist with tax, financing, and regulatory related research and negotiations
  • Appropriately maintain pipeline reporting and deal activity (Salesforce experience preferred)

To learn more and apply, click here.


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  • Job Opportunity with Solar Service

    Position: Electricians, Carpenters and Roofers


    If you have electrical, carpentry or roofing skills and are looking for a new opportunity in a construction-

    related industry that is growing rapidly, this may be the position you’ve been looking for. Solar Service

    Inc., Illinois’ leading solar provider for over 30 years, is seeking installers for residential and commercial

    solar energy systems.  Installers in this position have the opportunity to work on all aspects of PV

    installations.  Previous solar installation experience is not required, but mechanical aptitude, attention

    to detail, a good attitude, and willingness to learn and work with others are a must. 


    Responsibilities include:

    • Communication with the job foreman and project manager
    • Pulling inventory for the job
    • Layout and installation of PV racking systems and modules
    • Electrical conduit installation and wiring
    • Follow Solar Service and OSHA safety guidelines
    • Clean up of jobsite
    • Documentation of the installation
    • Other duties as required
    • Qualifications:
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to lift 50+ lbs.
    • Ability to work in extreme conditions (Roofs, cold, snow, sun, crawl spaces, attics, etc.)
    • Willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, and work on rooftops and on feet for long periods of time

    A background in electrical, carpentry, roofing or solar a plus

    Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

    Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to info@solarserviceinc.com.


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Other Opportunities 

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 Midwest Renewable Energy Association

 

 Renewableenergyworld.com


 Solar Energy industries Association Job Board

 

 Solar Electric Power Association Job Board

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

Location: Chicago

Brief Summary

The Incentive Coordinator tracks incentive programs and energy policies at a national and state level. This individual is responsible for submitting and securing incentives. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright individual with superior organizational skills and an interest in energy policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • ·       Ensures completion of incentive application process by informing and collecting required application information from internal departments
  • ·       Provides company and project information to external incentive administrators
  • ·       Informs internal teams of approaching application deadlines
  • ·       Registers projects with various state authorities and manages the compliance filing process
  • ·       Works with the Project Management team to track project progress and meet incentive contract deadlines
  • ·       Manages SoCore’s installer registration processes
  • ·       Works with Policy team to improve and document processes
  • ·       Assists Policy Analysts with incentive research on new opportunities
  • ·       Assists Business Development team with special projects related to community solar and virtual net metering opportunities
  •  

 Core Competencies

  • ·       Shows attention to detail
  • ·       Proves concrete organization
  • ·       Is consistent and reliable
  • ·       Manages time efficiently
  • ·       Is a team player
  • ·       Displays willingness to help others
  • ·       Effective communicator
  •  

Requirements

  • ·       Bachelor’s in Policy, Political Science, Environmental Science or related field
  • ·       1 years’ work or internship experience in a similar position
  • ·       Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • ·       Experience operating with high energy and flexibility in a fast-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
  • ·       CRM experience is a plus
  • ·       Energy and utility experience is a plus

Apply

Please submit your online application by following this link: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oLkv0fwk&s=ISEA_Green_Jobs_&_Opportunities

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