Log in

ISEA Solar Job Fair - April 14, 2022

Welcome to the ISEA Virtual Solar Job fair!

UPDATE 4/14/22:

Registration for the Job Fair is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

With the passage of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) in the Fall of 2021, Illinois is getting ready for a big boom in solar installations across the state - that means that solar companies are hiring!

Job seekers will have the opportunity to sign up for a 15-minute introductory interview with participating companies during ISEA's Virtual Solar Job Fair being held on Thursday, April 14th from 8 AM - 1 PM CT.

Please see the 13 participating companies with open positions below. Each entry includes a description of the company, open positions, a video introduction, and a link to schedule a 15-minute introductory interview during ISEA's Virtual Solar Job Fair. Once you schedule your interview(s), you will receive a Zoom link for the Job Fair.

Please only arrive for your scheduled interview time(s). 

Click on "Schedule an Interview!" for each individual company you would like to speak with in order to reserve your time. Please make sure not to double-book yourself!

sunvest solar

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Sales, Engineering, Electrical, Interns

Company Video Intro

SunVest Solar is a vertically integrated solar company that develops, builds, owns and operates commercial/industrial and community solar projects. Based outside Milwaukee, we’re heavily engaged across the Midwest, and are one of the largest developers of distributed generation in the region and Illinois particularly.

We currently have open sales, engineering, and electrical positions, and are also looking for interns. The positions are mostly in Illinois, either remote/in the field, or based out of our office in Geneva IL. Some may require travel, see postings for more information. Except interns, these are all full-time position with competitive base salary commensurate with experience, bonus opportunities, 401(k) and health benefits

We are especially looking for diverse candidates, including people of color, individuals living in disadvantaged or environmental justice communities, and graduates of state job training programs under the Future Energy Jobs Act.

More information is available at: https://www.sunvest.com/about-us/careers/


Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Roofing Installers, Roofing Foreman

Company Video Intro

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with two branches in Chicago, IL, Sunrun is the leading home solar panel and battery storage company in the United States.  We have been on the market since 2007 providing clean energy for homes all around the country.

Currently, we are looking for Roofer Installers and Roofing Foreman positions in Chicago.

The Roofing Installer will be responsible for assisting with roof projects and repairs. It Is a working field position that works with a team of 3 to 6 members. The Roofing Installer will be cross-trained as a PV Solar Installer as well.

The Roofing Foreman will be responsible for leading re-roof projects and repairs and will be working closely with the Program Manager for Roofing Standards, Branch Construction Supervisor, and installation teams.

For more details, please visit our website: www.sunrun.com/Careers

We look forward to your future at Sunrun!

sun badger Solar

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Installer, Journeyman Electrician, Sales Consultants

Company Video Intro

Sun Badger Solar is a solar developer servicing residential and commercial solar in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida. Our focus is on high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and the best customer experience, including education, design, and service. Sun Badger Solar is not just another solar panel installation company. We’re a premier, growing company that offers the best solar panels on the market at a competitive and cost-effective price.

We are looking to add sales consultants, installers, as well as journeyman electricians to our top notch crew.

Here at Sun Badger, we boast a fun atmosphere and plenty of room for growth, We are excited to add you to our ever expanding team here in Illinois!

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans and parents to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Sun Badger is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and welcomes everyone to our team.

If you are interested in joining our team, please head to Sunbadger.com/careers

sun n us solar

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Sales Consultants

Company Video Intro

Our company is Sun N Us Solar and we are 1 of 2 SunPower consulting master dealers across the United States. As one of SunPower's top consulting firms, we focus on both residential and commercial rooftop and ground mount solar. We even have partnerships with some community solar farms for customers that can’t go rooftop or ground mount. Our corporate office is located in Des Plaines IL and we are hiring across the Chicagoland area for sales consultants.

In just a short 4 years, Sun N Us Solar has managed to become one of the best solar consulting companies in Illinois and across the nation. If you have a passion to make a difference and gain financial freedom, come work with us. We will give you all the tools and resources needed to be successful!

If you’re eager to learn more, visit our website at www.sunnussolar.com, and/or please email the hiring manager at rebecca.torres@sunnussolar.com.

straightup solar

Hiring in: Central Illinois, Southwest Illinois, Southern Illinois

Position(s): System Design, Electrical Apprenticeship, Electrical Leadership, Installation, Service, Technical Onsite Evaluation, and Field Project Coordination

Company Video Intro

StraightUp Solar is a full-service solar development and installation company installing commercial and residential solar across Illinois and Missouri since 2006. At StraightUp, we always “Start With Why” – and this is our Why: to care for others by creating a path for clean energy and a sustainable economy that honors our values and everyone’s healthy, shared future. We are a Certified B Corporation, in the company of socially-conscious businesses worldwide. We believe in an equitable workplace and business practices that promote a sustainable environment. 

Our team is intentionally diverse, with experiential backgrounds ranging from military organizational leadership to environmental policy, construction, electrical engineering, and finance. We are hiring team members for our Illinois and Missouri work with emphasis on roles in system design, electrical apprenticeship, electrical leadership, installation, service, technical onsite evaluation, and field project coordination.   

If you are interested in joining our growing team, check out our website or email us your resume to jobs@straightupsolar.com. We look forward to meeting you at the career fair! 

standard solar

Hiring in: Northern Illinois, Remote work state-wide

Position(s): Project Engineers, Project Managers, Financial Structuring Analyst, and much more

Company Video Intro

Since Standard Solar’s founding in 2004, the U.S. solar industry has grown from 58 MW to reach 88.9 GW of total installed solar capacity. At Standard Solar, our integrated approach removes barriers to commercial and community solar development.

At Standard Solar located in Rockville, MD, our people define what’s possible. With exciting careers throughout the company, your contributions will shape what we’ll achieve together. Our team members enjoy generous compensation and benefits, an inclusive work environment and opportunities for advancement. Be a part of our company’s growth by joining our dynamic team.

We are hiring in these following departments: Business Development, Engineering, Construction, Finance, and Vigilant O&M. These departments can include Project Engineers, Project Managers, Financial Structuring Analyst, and much more since we are a continuous growing company.

We are Standard Solar, and we succeed together.

If you are interested in a position at Standard Solar, please visit our web site and apply. We are eager to learn more about you.

rethink electric

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Electrical Apprentice, Journeyman Electrician

Company Video Intro

Rethink is a dynamic, diverse, and growing organization with visionary leadership, dedicated and skilled field employees, and an agile mind-set. Started in 2014 as a residential solar installation company, we have parlayed that beginning into our position as a recognized leader in both residential and commercial solar installations. We have an in-house electrical apprenticeship program open to all of our field employees. This year will be a life-changing experience for all of us here, as we are poised to grow rapidly to meet the green energy demands of today, and the future. Our Rethink Electrical Apprenticeship Program (R.E.A.P.) is DOL and NCCER certified and is a 5 year program filled with education and work, starting with year Zero: This is where our employees learn the basics of solar power and electricity, work through OSHA 10 and 30 hour certification, and get extra education in technology, construction management, construction financials, and other facets of the company from our management team to aid in their understanding of how a simple, everyday decision impacts the organization as a whole. Years 1-4 are a traditional electrical apprenticeship, culminating in 8,000 hours of electrical work and a journeyman classification. We couldn’t be prouder of this program, and are excited to see the continued growth and development of each apprentice.

Pivot energy

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Variety of roles related to policy development, project and portfolio valuation/analysis, community solar subscriber engagement, project management, and sales administration

Company Video Intro

Pivot Energy is fiercely dedicated to accelerating the rapid transition taking place in the energy industry to a more decentralized and cleaner approach to power generation. We are committed to positively contributing to the local communities and people we serve with more than clean energy. Pivot is a national solar provider based in Denver, Colorado with a regional office in Chicago. Pivot develops, finances, builds, and manages community and commercial solar and energy storage projects that help decarbonize our nation’s electricity, increase equitable access to clean energy for local communities, and provide real cost-savings to American businesses and families. Pivot is a Certified B-Corporation that proudly follows a corporate strategy aimed at providing a positive impact on society as measured by Environmental stewardship, Social leadership, and responsible Governance (ESG) factors.

Pivot is hiring for a variety of roles related to policy development, project and portfolio valuation/analysis, community solar subscriber engagement, project management, and sales administration. Please contact hiring@pivotenergy.net to inquire about any existing or upcoming opportunities.

Phoenix Exteriors

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Solar Sales Consultants; Solar Project Coordinator

Company Video Intro

WE ARE PHOENIX EXTERIORS! We are looking for motivated and professional Solar Sales Consultants and a Solar Project Coordinator to work in our Schaumburg office location. Our ideal Coordinator is passionate about solar, climate change, quality installations, and customer support. Our ideal Sales candidates have documented success in the roofing or solar industries with a knack for professional customer and employee communications. Solar is shining bright in Illinois! Both State and Federal incentives are allowing IL solar to grow exponentially. Let’s reduce energy bills, carbon footprints, and build some solar together! Make money while helping homeowners and making the world a cleaner place - what's not to love!?

Phoenix Exteriors is #AlwaysRising! – We are an experienced roofer and solar developer for residential and small commercial systems. We specialize in new roof + solar combo deals, or each one individually. We are also a certified installer for Tesla’s solar products and SunStyle glass roofs. We specialize in transitioning storm-damaged homes into solar homes! This is a great opportunity for professional-minded individuals to transition into a renewable energy career. Our storm restoration work is covered by homeowners insurance - and we are here to serve our community. Join us while we grow!

Contact Michael@phoenixexteriors.com to follow up or get more info.

ilumen solar

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Solar Sales Consultant

Company Video Intro

Are you eager to make a positive change in the local community and surrounding region? We are currently seeking an energetic and hard-working account executive for our small, yet fast-growing solar business. The solar industry is a fast moving and evolving environment, so it’s an exciting opportunity to gain a wide range of skills in a young company. Our ideal candidate is someone who isn’t afraid to work hard and always do the right thing even when nobody is watching. It is highly recommended the candidate is passionate about renewable energy and has a genuine understanding of the global climate crisis. Like any sales position, the more you put in, the more you will get out of it. With the recent passage of the Illinois Energy Bill and Federal Climate policies there are endless possibilities, and you can be part of it!

ilumen Solar is a residential and commercial solar developer in the NW Chicago suburbs. We specialize in high quality residential systems and a wide variety of commercial offerings. Our main goal is to educate and promote solar energy initiatives throughout the northern regions of Illinois and to our local community. While doing this, we want to ensure the projects are done to the highest degree of craftsmanship, communication, transparency, and thoroughness to ensure high quality and strong customer retention.

grne Solar

Hiring in: Northern Illinois, Central Illinois

Position(s): Solar Installer, Sales Consultant, Commercial Foreman

Company Video Intro

Since 2012, we have established deep roots throughout the Midwest and have developed our teams to operate in two very different areas - commercial and residential. Our full-service solar installation team includes consultants, engineers, project managers, electricians, and solar installers. Collectively, we have over two decades of renewable energy and green construction experience.

If you are looking for a purposeful career in a dynamic workplace, with plenty of room to grow - you're in the right place. GRNE Solar is very passionate about our customers and provides them a premium 5 star experience. Check out our numerous 5 star Google reviews.

With our rapid growth, our team is ready to welcome new and experienced members to our team. Open positions include Solar Installers, Sales Consultants, and Commercial Foreman.

To learn more about the roles and job responsibilities please reach out to Hr@GRNESolar.com.


Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Senior Estimator, Civil Engineering Manager, Manager of Project Delivery, Project Management II, Origination: Senior Advisor - Fortune 500 Accounts, Origination: Senior Advisor - Utilities, Senior Developer, Development Associate, Policy & Development Intern

Company Video Intro

ENGIE North America is committed to reshaping the energy future through the global implementation of a lower carbon energy economy in order to preserve the world’s natural resources. We are looking for talented and driven people who are committed to making the vision a reality.

ENGIE’s Distributed Solar & Storage designs, engineers, develops, contracts, finances, owns and operates large commercial solar and community solar projects throughout the country. Our Chicago-based team is expanding to support our growing pipeline of projects in Illinois and across the country.

For more information, please visit http://www.engie-na.com and https://jobs.engie.com/ or reach out to Madeleine.Klein@ENGIE.com

Ailey Solar Electric

Hiring in: Northern Illinois

Position(s): Installers, Office Workers

Company Video Intro

We are a local Chicago based solar installation company. We have been installing solar since 2012 which is a pretty good record for a solar company. My partner, Dorian Breuer, and I started this company because the planet needs solar energy, because it is a good deal for customers, and because we can provide good, rewarding jobs for our employees. We are in this for the long haul so we emphasize quality work and customer service.

We have been doing mostly residential installation work with some commercial and industrial installations also.

We are hiring installers and we may need some office workers also.

The installer position involves heavy physical labor, outside in all weather conditions, climbing ladders, working on roofs with proper safety equipment. We are a smaller company with many opportunities for advancement. We have competitive benefits. See our website for more details.

For job opportunities, email resume to Jack Ailey, jack@aileysolarelectric.com, or call 312-802-9004.



Illinois Solar Energy Association c/o Shamrock Electric
 | 1281 E. Brummel Ave Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
 | contactisea@illinoissolar.org

Copyright © 2009 - 2018 Illinois Solar Energy Association

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software