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Updated: December 22, 2020 (newest at the top, oldest at the bottom)

Job Opportunity with StraightUp Solar

Position: Commercial and Industrial Solar Project Developer - Bloomington-Normal office; however, candidates may live anywhere in Illinois

Posted by ISEA: December 22, 2020

Overview: StraightUp Solar is a turn-key solar PV design & installation company of 77 people and 4 crews operating in Illinois and Missouri since 2007. We are a Certified B-Corporation , and member of Amicus Solar Cooperative and Amicus O&M Cooperative . We believe in an equitable workplace and business practices that promote a sustainable environment with a commitment to balance between people, place, and profit.

StraightUp Solar is seeking a Commercial Project Developer (CPD) to originate, develop, and close commercial and industrial solar photovoltaic projects with a focus in northern and central Illinois.


  • Build, qualify and maintain trusted relationships with thought leaders, local community groups, schools, business leaders, municipalities, and non-profits
  • Perform all aspects of the sales process including lead generation and qualification, preliminary site evaluation, financing, pro-forma generation, contracting, and customer management
  • Work with Estimating, Engineering, and Finance teams to develop competitive well-crafted proposals
  • Contribute to solar advocacy efforts to educate the public, regulators and lawmakers about smart solar policy


  • 5+ years of commercial and industrial solar sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong knowledge of solar technology, market trends, and Illinois and federal incentive programs
  • Good balance of sales and technical skills with an understanding of when and how to use them to negotiate and close deals
  • Opportunity network capable of being leveraged
  • Entrepreneurial, highly organized, goal oriented, and data driven
  • Strong background in relationship building and business development
  • Deep knowledge of solar finance and creative approaches to closing deals
  • Efficient with Excel, Word, email, Helioscope, Energy Toolbase, and customer relationship management (CRM) software
  • Excellent teamwork skills – ability to foster a positive team environment
  • Efficient, clear and consistent communication
  • Agile, flexible and efficient
  • High performance, both in quality and pace
  • Proactive mindset - seek new opportunity and creative strategies
  • Clean driving record

Learn more here.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@Straightupsolar.com.

Job Opportunity with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center - Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: Visiting Senior Scientific Specialist, Environmental Analysis - Urbana/Champaign, IL

Posted by ISEA: November 24, 2020

Overview: The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. ISTC integrates applied research, technical assistance, and information services to advance efforts in the areas of pollution prevention; water and energy conservation; and materials recycling and beneficial reuse. 

ISTC is seeking to hire a Visiting Senior Scientific Specialist, Environmental Analysis to compile and analyze research data for studies of material waste streams that have been identified as emerging waste concerns. This will include evaluating innovative technologies, programs, policies, and market trends on topics related to renewable energy infrastructures.

Learn more and apply here.

To Apply: Applications must be received by January 8, 2021. A resume, cover letter, and three professional references are required to complete the application process. Apply online here.

Job Opportunity with Harper College

Position: Part-Time Vocational Skills Lecturer in Solar PV - Palatine, IL

Posted by ISEA: November 5, 2020

Overview: Harper College is seeking applicants who can provide training regarding Solar PV technologies, protocols, and best practices.

Learn more and apply here.

To Apply: A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process. Apply online here.

Job Opportunities with Continental Energy Solutions

Positions: Solar Technician, Professional Engineer - Oak Brook, IL

Posted by ISEA: November 5, 2020

Overview: Continental Energy Solutions currently has two positions available! Please click each listing below for more information.

Solar Technician

Professional Engineer

To Apply: Please send your resume and letter of interest to careers@CESenergy.com

Job Opportunities with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA)

Positions: Communications Manager, Senior Project Manager - Chicago, IL

Posted by ISEA: October 23, 2020

OverviewThe IPA currently has a number of positions available! Please click each listing below for more information.

Communications Manager

Senior Project Manager

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to ipa.contactus@illinois.gov.

Job Opportunities with Eagle Point Solar

Positions: Field Engineering Specialist, Solar Design Specialist, Senior Solar Design Specialist - Dubuque, Iowa

Posted by ISEA: September 29, 2020

OverviewEagle Point Solar currently has a number of positions available! Please click each listing below for more information.

Field Engineering Specialist

Solar Design Specialist

Senior Solar Design Specialist

To Apply: Please complete an application at https://eaglepointsolar.com/careers/ or e-mail resume to hr@eaglepointsolar.com




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