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Updated: November 8, 2019 (newest at the top, oldest at the bottom)


Job Opportunity with SRECTrade

Position: Account Manager - Chicago, IL (Remote)

Posted by ISEA: November 8, 2019

Overview of the CompanySRECTrade is one of the largest Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) transaction and management firms in the industry with over 40,000 assets under management. The company facilitates the brokerage of spot and forward contract SREC transactions in the over-the-counter markets. SRECTrade’s online platform allows buyers and sellers to seamlessly execute transactions across multiple SREC markets supported by efficient and effective technology solutions. 

SRECTrade’s clients cover all market participants including competitive electricity suppliers, utilities, project developers, PPA providers, leasing companies, installation firms, and individual commercial and residential system owners. 

The software developed by SRECTrade is used by solar owners to track their SREC generation and issuance, manage and execute transactions, and enroll facilities with state regulators. 

Since 2008, SRECTrade has been one of the leading sources for information regarding SREC price trends and legislative updates, bringing a wealth of knowledge and transparency to some of the fastest growing state markets in the solar industry. 

Overview of the Position: With over 40,000 assets using our services to register, track, and sell the SRECs produced by their solar facilities, premium client support and efficient operations are crucial to our business. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing and growing our base of channel partner installation companies, particularly in the Illinois Adjustable Block Program (ABP). 

The ABP has generated 2+ GW of solar development interest in Illinois since its launch in January 2019. The program features capacity-based blocks set at pre-determined prices for 15-year SREC contracts. We are looking for someone with the skills to effectively manage our portfolio of channel partners, as well as the ability to help improve our service offering to these partners. 

Responsibilities

        • Help manage 60+ ABP channel partners
          • Provide account support to partners via phone and email
          • Monitor trends and identify partner issues to improve service and product offering
          • Develop relationships with partners by attending trade shows, events, and office visits
          • Oversee partner email communications and marketing as required
        • Establish new partner and commercial solar asset owner relationships and grow existing accounts
          • Manage sales lead generation, new partner, and commercial asset owner acquisition efforts
          • Improve operational and reporting aspects of the sales process
        • Work with brokerage team to grow transaction and management services business
          • Assist brokerage desk with on-boarding and set up of new commercial clients for SRECTrade management services
          • Work with newly on-boarded commercial clients to create new transaction opportunities to refer to brokerage team for execution

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of experience in business development or account management role 

  • Excellent communication skills, friendly demeanor and a welcome presence with clients

  • Ability to work with team members across multiple business units

  • Ability to understand and solve complex operational issues

  • Self-starter, strong sense of accountability, and determined to succeed both individually and within a team

  • Can do attitude. Happy to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Willing to wear multiple hats if needed

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Salesforce are huge pluses

  • Position will require in-state travel approximately 10-25% of time 


    Compensation and Benefits

          • Competitive salary, 401k, health, dental, and vision benefits 
          • Flexible vacation policy
          • Team lunch once per week
          • Company Outings (happy hours, baseball games, holiday parties, annual ski trip)
          • Stand-up/sit-down desks

    To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to careers@srectrade.com, with the Subject Line: Account Manager. See the official listing here.

    Job Opportunity with American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

    Position: Membership Assistant - Boulder, CO

    Posted by ISEA: November 4, 2019

    OverviewAre you team-oriented, have a positive attitude, and are located in or around Boulder, CO? Then join ASES as their new Membership Assistant! The position of Membership Assistant will be part-time, 10-15 hours per week.

    Responsibilities

          • General membership duties
          • Managing ASES donation process
          • Growing and marketing ASES memberships
          • Other duties with room to grow

    To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to membership@ases.org

    Job Opportunity with WCP Solar

    Position: Electrician - Naperville, IL

    Posted by ISEA: October 31, 2019

    Overview: Our Electricians are the on-site point of contact for all electrical matters throughout the duration of the install. At time, they will interact with client personnel and be required to represent the company in a professional manner. At minimum, they should possess an Illinois Electrical License and have at least 3 years’ experience in the electrical field. They should also be comfortable working on a roof and in various weather conditions. An electrician may have 1-2 apprentices working underneath them from time-to-time, so well-developed leadership skills are a necessity. 

    Responsibilities

    • Must take ownership of field managing installation, from on-site planning, to execution and cleanup
    • Coordinate daily field tasks to reach project completion within budget and on schedule
    • Perform, lead, and direct the execution of commercial and industrial electrical-related tasks
    • Perform on-the-job training to less experienced technicians and installers
    • Knowledge base of installing new/retrofit solar and related electrical tasks
    • Supervise and conduct the solar installation process as required by the project’s scope of work
    • Manage and document project progress per company procedures
    • Document safety incidents according to company policy 
    • Communicate as required with the project manager and operations support to provide project status updates
    • Open to learning and adopting new methods and/or techniques
    • Attend project meetings as necessary
    • Interact with client staff as necessary
    • Utilize a customer-centered approach in job tasks
    • Respond to emails and work-related phone calls
    • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients
    • Ability to work and travel throughout the Midwest, and potentially further
    • Overnight travel to be expected 25-50% of the time
    • Arrange travel lodging for install team as necessary 
    • Prepare and conduct regular performance reviews of employees under your authority and supervision
    • Implement and conduct disciplinary action for employees under your authority and supervision
    • Ability to not only lead, but to also collaborate in a team setting to meet project objectives
    • Self-motivated and know what it means to be accountable
    • Must conduct themselves in a professional manner, always do the right thing, and show that you care 


    Qualifications

    • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in electrical work within the commercial and/or industrial sector. Experience in new construction, build out, solar installations, electrical service upgrades, solar controls, and other renewable energy-related electrical work
    • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience leading a construction team
    • Preferred: minimum 1 year experience in a leadership role or related field management position
    • Must be a problem-solver, resourceful, and have the ability to adapt quickly to unexpected obstacles
    • Must know how to use a multi-meter, install varying sizes of conduit, and possess basic electrical troubleshooting skills
    • Excellent communication and written skills
    • Understand how to read solar layouts, electrical drawings, and basic wiring schematics
    • Familiar with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record
    • Ability to lift at least 50lbs
    • A can-do attitude, overall positive outlook, and a strong desire to grow professionally
    • Experience in operating lift equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts, and/or boom lifts
    • A set of well-maintained tools and a fall protection harness
    • Possession of an Illinois Electrical License in good standing is the minimum; however, an additional Chicago Electrical License is preferred. The Company is willing to finance the acquisition of the Chicago license, which will need to be pursued ASAP
    • Ability to acquire electrical licenses in other states and jurisdictions in which the Company conducts business 

      To Apply: Interested candidates can apply at indeed.com by searching for:  WCP Solar, Naperville, IL, Electrician or Resumes can be sent to dgriffin@wcpsolar.com.

      Job Opportunity with WCP Solar

      Position: Electrical Engineer - Naperville, IL

      Posted by ISEA: October 31, 2019

      OverviewThe Electrical Project Engineer is responsible for designing, developing & maintaining electrical control systems of projects. Assuring that all project designs and installations meet the relevant safety regulations as well as client’s requirements. Applying sound knowledge of engineering principles & practices in project assignments.

      Responsibilities

      • Accurately Design site-specific systems
      • Use computer assisted engineering software (AutoCAD) to develop design & permit drawing
      • Collaborate to develop accurate, efficient designs for instrumentation in accordance with safety regulations
      • Inspect installations and observe operations to ensure compliance with design, equipment specifications
      • Provide technical consulting expertise to address immediate needs or long-term strategies
      • Conduct site surveys of prospective locations for project feasibility assessments
      • Coordinate design requirements & scheduling
      • Support construction department with project development and testing


      Qualifications

      • BA/BS in Engineering or a related concentration
      • Proficiency with AutoCAD
      • Strong ability to articulate concepts & ideas both contextually & visually
      • Being able to recognize discrepancies
      • Familiarity with commercial building systems is a plus
      • Ability to make good business decisions, to think creatively when problem solving for new solutions, to work on numerous projects concurrently while effectively prioritizing workload
      • Being able to travel for inspections & meetings
      • NABCEP Certification Preferred
      • SOLAR Background Preferred
      • Ability to meet project deadlines & provide outstanding customer service to clients
      • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
      • Possession of a valid driver’s license

        To Apply: Interested candidates can apply at indeed.com by searching for:  WCP Solar, Naperville, IL, Electrical Engineer or Resumes can be sent to dgriffin@wcpsolar.com.

        Job Opportunity with Trajectory Energy Partners

        Position: Business Development Manager - Chicago Area, IL

        Posted by ISEA: October 24, 2019

        OverviewTrajectory Energy Partners, an Illinois based solar energy development company, is filling a Business Development Manager position. Trajectory Energy Partners works with communities across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic to develop community solar and small utility scale solar projects.

        This position will focus on (i) developing and implementing Trajectory’s community solar subscriber acquisition program for community solar including low-income community solar programs, (ii) project development for low and moderate income solar programs such as Illinois Solar for All, and (iii) community engagement and outreach. More information on the company can be found at: www.trajectoryenergy.com.

        Responsibilities

        • Subscriber Acquisition Program: Design and implement a subscriber acquisition program for community solar subscriptions for Trajectory. This program will cover residential and C&I subscriptions for community solar including projects targeted to low-income subscribers. Includes:
          • Working with partner companies to build targeted campaigns for subscriber acquisition integrated with 3rd party platforms and systems.
          • Working with community organizations and other partners in to develop and implement partnerships for subscriber acquisition.
          • Hiring, training, and managing part-time and temporary staff and contractors for subscriber acquisition.
          • Planning town halls and other public events regarding projects and subscriptions, and participation in related 3rd party events.
          • Public speaking and presenting at subscriber acquisition events.
          • Managing internal CRM and data systems for subscriber acquisition.
        • Low and Moderate Income and Other Solar Project Development
          • Originate new projects targeted for low and moderate income (LMI) solar programs such as the Illinois Solar for All program.
          • Manage all aspects of project development and program application for LMI projects.
          • Manage internal data and tracking systems for LMI projects.
          • Project development support as needed for other markets/projects.
        • Community Engagement and Outreach
          • Represent Trajectory Energy Partners at public events, interface with local government officials and community partners.
          • Develop public relations efforts to promote Trajectory’s work.
          • Develop and maintain key relationships for all Trajectory projects, with a focus on LMI solar projects.
          • Manage Trajectory social media assets.
          • Design and implement a subscriber acquisition program for community solar.


        Qualifications

        • Background in sales, with solar or energy sales experience preferred.

        • Experience managing and tracking high volume of information and documents including use of Microsoft Office and online data management tools such as Box.

        • Experience with Airtable, Salesforce, or other CRM software.

        • Background in sales staff hiring, training, and management.

        • Prior experience with project development, or in the renewable energy or electric utilities space a plus, but not necessary.


          To Apply: Interested applicants email resume, three (3) references, and cover letter to jcarson@trajectoryenergy.com.

          Job Opportunity with MKD Electric, Inc.

          Position: Solar Project Manager - Elgin, IL

          OverviewYou are an ambitious, experienced Project Manager with commercial and utility-scale solar experience looking for advancement and growth opportunities. We are an electrical contractor with a proven track record of substantial, year-over-year growth. We are looking for you!

          We rank in the 90th percentile in pay and benefits in the US. More importantly, though, we have an award-winning and unparalleled safety culture, and a fun, collaborative work environment.

          Because of our rapidly growing presence and a significant backlog of projects in utility and commercial-scale photovoltaic world, we have an immediate job opening for an experienced Solar Project Manager.

          Responsibilities

          • Drive MKD safety and quality culture
          • Mentor and develop the team
          • Develop/foster relationships with customer representatives
          • Oversee all aspects of the project(s) bidding stage: Estimate generation and estimate breakdown/analysis, drive/host internal bid review and proposal submissions  
          • Oversee project creation: Contract and schedule review, develop budgets and cash flow plan, implement project controls, systems and processes, drive project kick-off meetings, align   resources and set expectations/goals
          • Ensure detailed plans are in place for projects. Includes project sequencing work, & efficiency
          • Develop and track CPM schedules
          • Communicate and ensure allocation of manpower resources
          • Develop and communicate a material procurement plan to Purchasing Dept.
          • Coordinate all aspects of project mobilization and demobilization
          • Manage sub-contracts and sub-contractors
          • Ensure that work performed follows appropriate codes/guidelines.
          • Monitor/review 3-week look-a-heads, daily project reports, E&I database and provide direction as needed
          • Monitor projects efficiency & productivity, labor hours, comp rate, material budgets, and other job expenses.
          • Host weekly field project status meeting with the project team
          • Regularly update the client with project status
          • Conduct regular meetings with upper management to discuss financial performance.
          • Work closely with the Accounting Department to ensure accurate billing.
          • Attend weekly company sales/project meetings
          • Oversee Change Order Management process; Generate Change Orders, managing logs
          • Ensure project turnover documents, and report expectations are being met
          • Drive/host project closeout/lessons learned meeting


          Required Qualifications

          • Three years plus experience with managing commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic systems (tracker, fixed, carport and rooftop) preferred
          • Bachelor's Degree in one of the following fields: Construction Management, Project Management, Construction, Electrical Engineering, or other related fields preferred
          • Ability to execute and deliver results on multiple projects
          • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
          • Can easily understand and communicate technical information
          • Read/comprehend blue prints, schematics, technical drawings, work orders, instructions, formulas and processing charts.
          • Work independently and within teamwork-based culture

          Compensation and Benefits

          • Competitive wages
          • Great benefits
          • Career growth opportunities
          • Strong safety culture with training
          • 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4%
          • Many other great benefits!!

            To Apply: Interested applicants should apply here.


            Job Opportunity with MKD Electric, Inc.

            Position: Senior Solar Project Manager - Elgin, IL

            OverviewYou are an ambitious, experienced Senior Level Project Manager with commercial and utility-scale solar experience looking for advancement and growth opportunities. We are an electrical contractor with a proven track record of substantial, year-over-year growth. We are looking for you!

            We rank in the 90th percentile in pay and benefits in the US. More importantly, though, we have an award-winning and unparalleled safety culture, and a fun, collaborative work environment.

            Because of our rapidly growing presence and a significant backlog of projects in utility and the commercial-scale photovoltaic world, we have an immediate job opening for an experienced Senior Solar Project Manager.

            Responsibilities

            • Drive MKD Safety Culture
            • Hold project teams accountable for following safety policy
            • Attend Site Safety Meetings as needed.
            • Market MKD, grow customer base
            • Foster relationships with client reps. Visit regularly.
            • Ensures the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale projects are being managed.
            • Oversee multiple jobs simultaneously
            • Align resources, motivate and inspire the team.
            • Be a mentor and coach, provide guidance to the team
            • Ensure detailed plans are in place for projects. Includes project sequencing work, & efficiency
            • Set goals for the team, implement strategies for achieving these goals.
            • Apply / review lessons learned with the team throughout the project
            • Ensure systems and processes are being adhered to.
            • Perform high level reviews of projects efficiency & productivity, labor hours, comp rate, material budgets, and other job expenses.
            • Manage the financial performance of projects assigned to you/team reporting to you
            • Works with the PM’s to determines appropriate revenue recognition, ensures accurate invoicing, and monitors receivables for all projects
            • Oversee/Complete monthly financial projections
            • Ensure Change Order Management systems and processes are being met
            • Participate in weekly sales meeting/project meetings


            Required Qualifications

            • Three years plus experience with managing commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic systems (tracker, fixed, carport and rooftop) preferred
            • Bachelor's Degree in one of the following fields: Construction Management, Project Management, Construction, Electrical Engineering, or other related fields preferred


              Compensation and Benefits

              • Competitive wages
              • Medical vision and dental
              • Short- and long-term disability
              • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
              • 401(k) plan w/company match up to 4% 
              • Paid holidays and vacation
              • Bi-annual bonus program
              • Employee referral incentives
              • Tuition reimbursement
              • Tool allowances
              • Safety shoe reimbursement
              • Wellness program
              • Sign up bonus of up to $5,000

                To Apply: Interested applicants should apply here.


                Job Opportunity with Ailey Solar

                Position: Electrician/Crew Lead - Chicago, IL

                OverviewWe are looking to hire an experienced Electrician to join our expanding installer teams immediately. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, hardworking and reliable person.

                Responsibilities

                • Electrical wiring of solar array (AC and DC).

                • Install according to project design

                • Ensure all electrical work is compliant with current NEC and other relevant local codes

                • Conduit bending and wire pulling

                • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner

                • Follow Company and OSHA Safety Procedures

                • Installation work must meet the highest quality standards

                • Train, mentor and develop Electrical Apprentices/Solar Installers

                • Leading the installation crew


                Required Qualifications

                • Ability to work safely and efficiently on steep roofs and also on high roofs

                • Ability to work in all weather conditions (heat/cold, rain/snow)

                • Flexible team player, able to work independently

                • Respectful and professional manner

                • Punctual

                • Attention to detail

                • Must pass a full criminal background check, drug screen, and possess good driving record

                • Ability to lift minimum 60 lb

                • Previous 2+ years of Electrician experience

                • Must have a valid Illinois driver's license and reliable vehicle to get to and from job sites

                  Preferred Qualifications

                        • NABCEP qualified
                        • Excellent customer service skills
                        • 5+ years of Electrician experience
                        • Additional electrical licenses/certifications


                  Compensation and Benefits

                  • Salary: $26.75 - $32.00/hour depending on experience
                  • Union position protected by a collective bargaining agreement with local 1117 of UE

                  • Amongst the highest pay in industry

                  • Excellent rapid advancement opportunities rewarding hard work and training

                  • Company vehicle and gas card

                  • Subsidized Healthcare plan

                  • 401k plans offered

                  • 5 paid vacation days per year

                  • Subsidized educational courses, licensure & certification pathways

                    To Apply: Interested applicants should email their resume to info@aileysolar.com 

                    Job Opportunity with Solect Energy

                    Position: Business Development Representative- Chicago, IL

                    OverviewThe Business Development Representative requires a driven, self-starter with a desire to join a fast-growing Solar Development firm and help them achieve regional prominence. The position is located in the greater Chicago area in what is considered to be one of the fastest growing

                    Responsibilities

                    • Generate new C&I solar PV business opportunities with financial decision makers; be the relationship “owner”
                    • Ability to build trust with “C” level decision makers and gain “preferred” status among competitors in their decision to purchase solar
                    • Build upon your local network to create new opportunities and develop new channel partners to accelerate business growth
                    • Team with the sales operations team on marketing campaigns and new lead generation
                    • Engagement with the internal Solect team throughout the sale cycle for design, proposal and contract support to close new business
                    • Diligently maintain necessary reporting metrics in Salesforce.com
                    • Post-installation follow-up to ensure satisfaction of customers and referral sources


                    Preferred Qualifications

                    • Previous experience and demonstrated success in the Solar C&I segment
                    • Hungry self-starter... Energetic, positive, enthusiastic. This is a “hunter” role!
                    • Strong local network with the ability to access “C-level” key financial decision makers
                    • Financial Acumen: comprehensive understanding of deal based finance concepts –
                    • Payback, Depreciation, Internal Rate of Return (IRR) - and how they apply to financial decision makers
                    • Demonstrated success selling to “C” level customers and business owners
                    • Strong presentation skills
                    • Collaborative style with internal and external customers
                    • A technical background in electrical power is a plus
                    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently
                    • Highly ethical, professional and a commitment to team success
                    • Willingness and ability to work a variety of hours
                    • Computer savvy with experience working in Microsoft and Google applications
                    • Bachelor’s degree

                      Physical Requirements

                      • Employee must be able to walk customer’s property and/or roof which may include varying terrain
                      • Employee must be able to carry up to 20 pounds of equipment, including solar analysis device, laptop, printer and binder
                      • Must be able to travel by car up to 200 miles in a day

                        To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest addressing relevant experience and qualifications, along with a resume to hr@solect.com

                        Job Opportunity with GRNE Solar

                        Position: Solar Electrician/Installer - Elk Grove Village, IL

                        OverviewGRNE Solar is looking for a Solar Electrician/Installer for their Elk Grove Village office. Since 2012, GRNE Solar has been designing and installing commercial and residential solar systems across the Midwest. At GRNE Solar we take tremendous pride in our solar installations and are looking for a talented and flexible individual who takes pride in their work. With our rapid growth, we are looking for a dynamic person to serve as both an electrician and solar installer. 

                        Responsibilities
                            • Review plan design and install all components of the solar system
                            • Electrically run the wire for AC/DC system
                            • Mount racking and electrical equipment
                            • Maintain inventory for each installation
                            • The ability to work in a team environment as crews typically work in numbers of 2-5
                            • Experience bending conduit
                            • Maintain a clean worksite
                            • Follow company and OSHA safety procedures
                            • Operate in a professional manner on each job site
                            • Other duties as assigned
                        Qualifications
                            • 1-3 years of construction experience (strongly preferred)
                            • Formal education in electrical work, experience in the field not required but preferred. 
                            • Comfortable working on rooftops of any heights/pitch
                            • Ability to lift, pull, and push materials to complete assigned job task
                            • Strong attention to detail
                        To Apply: Send resume to HR@GRNESOLAR.COM

                        Job Opportunity with GRNE Solar

                        Position: Solar Installer - Elk Grove Village, IL

                        OverviewGRNE Solar is looking for a Solar Installer/Electrician for their Elk Grove Village office. Since 2012, GRNE Solar has been designing and installing commercial and residential solar systems across the Midwest. At GRNE Solar we take tremendous pride in our solar installations and look for talented and driven professionals who take the same kind of pride in their work. With our rapid growth, our team is ready to welcome to add to our installation team.

                        Responsibilities
                            • Review plan design and install all components of the solar system
                            • Electrically run the wire for AC/DC system
                            • Mount racking and electrical equipment
                            • Maintain inventory for each installation
                            • The ability to work in a team environment as crews typically work in numbers of 2-5
                            • Maintain a clean worksite
                            • Follow company and OSHA safety procedures
                            • Operate in a professional manner on each job site
                        Qualifications
                            • 1-3 years of solar installation experience (strongly preferred)
                            • 1-3 years of construction experience (strongly preferred)
                            • Comfortable working on rooftops of any heights/pitch
                            • Ability to lift, pull, and push materials to complete assigned job task
                            • Strong attention to detail
                            • A clean driving record
                            • Professional appearance
                        To Apply: Send resume to HR@GRNESOLAR.COM

                        Job Opportunity with Solar Micronics

                        Position: Solar Field Sales Specialist - Burr Ridge, IL

                        Overview: You are an experienced, exceptional and self-motivated sales professional who has the ability to sell (solar systems) to businesses, factories, land owners, and local governments. You strive to make a six figure income per year.

                        Position Summary

                            • Conduct on-site visits to prospective customers company/factory.
                            • Meet with companies, local governments, land owners on daily basis to deliver presentation and proposals for appropriate solar installation projects.
                            • Understand and offer advice on system design and financing solutions for prospective customers.
                            • Generate new business opportunities through customer referrals.
                            • Manage the entire sales cycle (Right from prospecting to closing the sale).

                        Preferred Qualifications

                            • College degree/ Associate degree is required.
                            • An aggressive and self-motivated sales person preferred.
                            • 5+ years of extensive field sales experience is required, preferably solar sales.
                            • Experience in closing sales for $1M or more.
                            • Solar Energy knowledge preferred.
                            • Real Estate(land acquisition) knowledge is a plus.
                            • Extremely ambitious and well organized

                        Compensation & Benefits: The salary is negotiable based on experience. This position offers an aggressive commission package.

                        To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to kirthiga@solarmicronics.co.

                        Job Opportunity with Ailey Solar Electric

                        Position: Experienced Solar Installer - Chicagoland Area

                        Overview: Ailey Solar is a leading solar installer in the Chicagoland Area (and beyond) and proud to be born and bred in the City of Chicago since 2007 and we are here to stay. Ailey Solar is a unionized residential solar installer in Illinois. We’re dedicated to exceeding our customer’s expectations in quality and value in our work and service.

                        We are looking to hire an experienced installer immediately. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, hardworking and reliable person.

                        There are opportunities for advancement as the organization continues to grow. This is a great way to continue your career in solar. Learn on the job and be a part of the solar renewable energy movement.

                        Responsibilities

                        • Install all components of a solar electrical system

                        • Install according to project design

                        • Represent the company in a positive and professional manner

                        • Follow Company and OSHA Safety Procedures

                        • Installation work must meet the highest quality standards


                        Required Qualifications

                        • Ability to work safely and efficiently on steep roofs and also on high roofs

                        • Ability to work in all weather conditions (heat/cold, rain/snow)

                        • Flexible team player, able to work independently

                        • Respectful and professional manner

                        • Punctual

                        • Attention to detail

                        • Must pass a full criminal background check, drug screen, and possess good driving record

                        • Ability to lift minimum 60 lb

                        • Previous  1+ year in solar installation

                        • Must have a valid Illinois drivers license and reliable vehicle to get to and from job sites

                        Preferred Qualifications

                        • NABCEP qualified

                        • Excellent customer service skills

                        • Electrical experience


                        Compensation and Benefits

                        • This is a Union position with contract protections (local 1117 UE)

                        • Among highest pay in industry: starting at $21.75/hr

                        • Excellent rapid advancement opportunities rewarding hard work and training

                        • Subsidized Healthcare plan

                        • 401k plans offered

                        • 5 paid vacation days per year

                        • Subsidized educational courses, licensure & certification pathways


                        To Apply: Email resume to info@aileysolar.com


                        Job Opportunity with Ailey Solar Electric

                        Position: Solar Energy Consultant - Chicagoland Area

                        Join Ailey Solar and be a part of a long established and growing Chicago based solar installation company. Ailey Solar is known for high quality installations and is looking for like minded people to be part of the solar sales team. Learn while on the job. Then share what you know and educate customers about their energy consumption and how they can offset it with a cleaner, sustainable source of energy. Work with highly motivated individuals that are committed to creating a brighter future, with the newest technology solar has to offer.

                        Responsibilities

                        • Directly work with customers to assess their energy needs

                        • Consult customers on the best solar options available

                        • Efficiently process customer requests in a timely manner

                        • Other unique projects as needed

                        • Complete Ailey Solar’s training sales and solar training program


                        Qualifications

                        • Outstanding communication and customer service skills 
                        • Ability to engage and build relationships with a diverse range of potential customers 
                        • Eager to learn and become an expert in solar energy and the future of clean energy
                        • Desire to promote the highest level of sales ethics and integrity


                          Compensation and Benefits

                          • This position offers competitive commission-based pay leading to salary and commission incentive compensation
                          • This is a unionized position and is protected by a collective bargaining agreement democratically agreed to via Local 1117 of the U.E. (United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America union).
                          • Subsidized company health insurance

                          To Apply: email resume to info@aileysolar.com and please enter your contact information here


                          Job Opportunities with Sunrun

                          Position: Sales, Installation - Chicagoland Area

                          Sunrun is seeking motivated and highly qualified individuals to join our team in a variety of positions, including Field Sales Consultant, Lead Installer, Electrical Foreman, and Retail Solar Advisor. 

                          Sunrun is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. Sunrun believes there is a better, less expensive, cleaner way for families to power their homes. With Sunrun’s residential rooftop solar, storage and energy services, homeowners are saving money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) they release into the atmosphere. After 10 years, Sunrun is still a steadfast believer in the power of the sun, and we aren’t alone. Continued, growing demand for our products and services proves that more and more Americans want better energy options. Our mission is simple – create a planet run by the sun.

                          The history of our company is a biography of great talent. We hire, build, and grow great teams, and Sunrun’s talent distinguishes us from all other companies. We look for passionate, solution oriented individuals who have the courage to help customers change the way they power their lives.


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