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Updated: January 31, 2023 (newest at the top, oldest at the bottom)


Job Opportunities with Continental Energy Solutions


Position:

Senior Project Manager – Solar - Oak Brook, IL

Project Delivery Manager – Solar - Oak Brook, IL

Posted by ISEA: January 31, 2023

Company Overview: 

Continental Energy Solutions offers end-to-end solutions. We design, engineer, procure, install, commission, monitor, and maintain solar arrays, solar plus battery storage, and full microgrid solutions.

We offer an unbeatable team of engineers, project managers, and field supervisors, including NABCEP Certified Professionals, the gold standard in the solar industry. Together, our team works to provide our customers with clearly outlined costs, energy savings, and overall project ROI. We have built hundreds of solar PV projects, many solar plus battery storage solutions, and installed over 350 electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Our project portfolio includes rooftop systems for big-box retail and warehouse customers, , and community solar projects with multiple developers. With our experienced team and extensive project portfolio, we can build a solar and storage solution for every customer to meet any challenge.

Working for Continental Energy Solutions provides:


  • Collaboration, assistance, tools and resources for success
  • An engaging and respectful workplace with excellent benefits and compensation
  • Pride working for the largest PV and battery storage installer in Illinois

Senior Project Manager - Solar Overview: 

Manage commercial solar or solar plus storage projects from the inception/estimating phase, through design, engineering, construction, and handover to O&M, taking full ownership of the projects and coordinating all internal and external stakeholders to achieve the identified project requirements. The Senior Project Manager also manages other project managers and associate project managers who are doing the same.

Click here to read more, including responsibilities and qualifications.

To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to careers@CESnrg.com

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Project Delivery Manager - Solar Overview: 

Act as liaison between Field Supervisors, Prefabrication Team, Project Management and Engineering in the coordination of commercial solar project design, deliverables, and installation. Assist Project Management in solving technical installation issues during PV + ESS (Energy Storage Systems) + microgrid projects. Assist Engineering Team on constructability during the project design phase. Interface with Field Supervision on installation techniques and best practices. Work with warehouse Prefabrication Team on materials and assemblies that can be prefabricated.

Click here to read more, including responsibilities and qualifications.

To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to careers@CESnrg.com


Job Opportunity with Pivot Energy


Position:

Manager, Policy & Market Strategy - Denver, CO or Remote


Posted by ISEA: January 31, 2023

Overview: 

The Manager of Policy and Market Strategy (West) is at the forefront of distributed solar policy and will help guide the company’s development and advocacy strategies. Pivot operates nationwide, actively developing and owning commercial solar, community solar, small-utility and battery storage projects in more than a dozen states. We are also one of the leading low-income community solar providers. In an industry defined by regulation and legislation, it is an essential advantage to assess the impact of existing and new policies quickly and accurately, as well as to proactively shape policies where necessary.

The Manager will be instrumental in providing actionable policy intelligence to Pivot’s business units and executing on the company’s strategic policy efforts. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment that requires significant self-directed research, an analytical and creative mind, and exceptional written and verbal communication. This role, working in close collaboration with the Director of Policy and Market Strategy, will be highly integrated across the entire company and engage directly with nearly every team, including commercial solar, community solar, small-utility solar, energy storage, and client solutions. Successful delivery of this role will lead to growth for both the individual and Pivot.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a policy and market expert, maintaining a high level of understanding of policy drivers, business risks and opportunities across the western U.S. region. This expertise will be deployed in a multitude of venues – guiding business plans, informing project development strategies, evaluating project proposals, and validating market fundamentals for financial models.
  • Identify and investigate opportunities that may arise from policy changes and develop business ideas in concert with the Director of Policy and Market Strategy and project development team leads.
  • Lead Pivot’s engagement at a variety of trade associations and drive those organizations to deliver results that benefit the company’s interests and support the growth of the entire distributed solar and storage industry.
  • Assess where Pivot can provide a beneficial impact by directly pushing for new policy via legislation or regulation and help lead those efforts in coordination with the policy Director.
  • Advance low-income solar access through policies and collaboration to reduce barriers to access and increase benefits to communities.
  • Communicate policy information across the company through clear and regular updates.
  • Represent Pivot through participation and presentations at industry events and conferences.


Competencies:

Required:

  • At least 1-3 years of policy experience — ideally within the renewable energy industry — working with companies, trade associations, advocacy groups, regulators, or legislators.

  • A self-directed team player, who is dependable, highly organized, an excellent communicator, and committed to helping deploy more renewable energy.

  • A passionate learner, who enjoys digesting vast amounts of information into key findings and actionable insights.

  • A creative thinker, with an eye towards identifying policy solutions and business opportunities that may not be immediately apparent.

  • Excellent technical writing and presentation skills, as this role will need to understand and then synthesize complex issues into actionable business plans, written regulatory comments, and analysis.

Preferred:
  • Thorough understanding of electricity sector, with a strong preference for experience in distributed energy policies and utility business models.

  • Experience navigating stakeholder groups in a wide variety of circumstances, with the proven ability to collaborate with and advance solutions effectively with regulators, industry colleagues, and advocates.

  • Knowledge of, and a commitment to, advancing energy equity and low-income solar access through policy.


Click here to learn more and apply!


Job Opportunity with Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)


Position:

Director of Member Development - Illinois-based, partially remote


Posted by ISEA: January 25, 2023

Overview: 

The Illinois Solar Energy Association is seeking a Director of Member Development to manage organization fundraising and membership initiatives. The person in this position will play a key role in expanding and retaining ISEA members, fundraising and generally helping the organization achieve key growth goals as the market for solar energy expands in Illinois.

Key duties under this role include: 

  • Oversee development, planning and management of organization’s membership initiatives including prospect-identification, member solicitation, execution and on-boarding
  • Interact with potential members, communicate the benefits of ISEA and encourage prospects to execute membership applications
  • Follow applications through the ISEA process to ensure payments are made
  • Ensure new members are effectively on-boarded and added to the ISEA website and email database
  • Develop regular reports on membership metrics and present to the ISEA Executive Director and Board
  • Participate as needed on monthly engagements with membership, including update calls, webinars, and online meetings.
  • Identify, recommend and develop new services, content and cost of potential new programs.
  • Develop and implement revenue generating membership events and programs.
  • Update member records and/or be responsible for the integrity of the membership database/association management system.
  • Coordinate and execute specific tasks associated with member development activities, such as copywriting, editing, graphic design or other activities as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have these qualifications: 

      • 3-5 years of professional experience minimum
      • Dedication to solar energy advancement in Illinois, US and globally
      • Experience in the solar energy industry, an environmental non-profit or other relevant group
      • Experience in non-profit fundraising, trade association member development, renewable energy industry sales, or other relevant work
      • Strong network within Illinois and the clean energy community
      • Enthusiasm for the work and ability to work constructively to solve unexpected challenges
      • Adept organizational skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
      • Bachelor’s degree preferred
      • Ability to work independently, partially remote, with some travel as needed
      • Located in Illinois, preferably in the Chicagoland Area

Don't meet all the requirements? Please still apply and submit your resume and cover letter if you think you are the right person for the position. We are always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and objectives.

The job is structured as a sales position, with a base salary complimented by high commission structure. The right candidate will be incentivized to outperform, build a broad network and become a key component of the success of the solar industry in Illinois.

People of diverse backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply. ISEA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and seeks to build a diverse solar industry.

Please submit your resume and cover letter here!


Job Opportunities with Energy Solutions


Positions:

Solar Programs, Project Manager I - Consumer Protection - Chicago, IL

Solar Programs, Communications Sr. Manager - Nationwide/Remote

Solar Programs, Associate - Nationwide/Remote

Solar Programs, Associate - Customer Support - Remote

Solar Programs, Project Manager I - Customer Support - Chicago, IL

Solar Programs, Project Manager II - Consumer Protection - Chicago, IL

Solar Programs, Sr. Manager - Project Management Office - Nationwide/Remote

Posted by ISEA: January 25, 2023

Energy Solutions Overview: 

Interested in joining a growing company where you will work with talented colleagues, enhance a supportive and energetic culture, and be part of the climate solution? At Energy Solutions, we focus on the big impacts. And we believe that market-based programs can be a powerful force to deliver large-scale energy, carbon and water-use savings. For 28 years, we’ve harnessed that power to offer proven, performance-based solutions for our utility, government, and institutional customers.

Click here to read more and apply!


Job Opportunities with Rethink Electric


Positions:

Journeyman Electrician - Chicagoland area

Solar Designer and Estimator - Wood Dale, IL 

Posted by ISEA: January 24, 2023

Journeyman Electrician Overview: 

Rethink is hiring experienced, Journeyman-level electricians to undertake a variety of tasks relating to installing and maintaining electrical infrastructure. Your job will involve installing electrical gear, panels, conduit, racks, electrical cable, equipment in an array of different types of buildings, including commercial solar installations. We also provide services such as: Operations and Maintenance of rooftop and large ground mount solar arrays, installation of infrastructure such as storage batteries and EV chargers, and designing and estimating complete electrical systems-residential, commercial, and solar.

Rethink is a safety-first company, where your personal safety, and that of your team, is taken seriously. All journeyman electricians at Rethink are expected to have a mindset centered on the safety of the task at hand, and to instill that mindset in the apprentices with whom you work.

The ideal candidate must be experienced in different kinds of electrical devices and systems with solar equipment and distribution experience being a major plus. The goal will be to produce and maintain well functioning electrical distribution, equipment and connections to minimize the probability of accidents and maximize usability of electricity in all facilities. This position is mainly based in the six-county area, but may involve overnight travel for work, generally within Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Click here to read more, including responsibilities and qualifications.

To apply, please send a resume to HR@rethinkelectric.com with what job you are applying for in the subject line.

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Solar Designer and Estimator Overview: 

The Solar Designer and Estimator is an experienced PV designer responsible for the designing, engineering, and cost estimation of solar installations, ranging in size from 10kW to 10 MW and beyond. The designer/estimator is tasked with maximizing efficiencies in the design, budget, and constructability of these solar systems, from RFP or conceptualization through to engineering a ready-to-construct project. They are responsible for providing accurate materials budgets, and complete plan sets to our sales and business development professionals.

This position contributes to the success of Rethink Electric by providing ready-to-build systems to our sales and business development group and to the operations team for self-developed projects, as well as acting as a resource for project managers, superintendents, and foremen; specifically answering RFI’s for systems they design and estimate.

At Rethink, the Solar Design and Estimator does not have direct reports, but does mentor, train, and educate project managers, assistant project managers, and interns. Every member of the Rethink team is supported by our overall collaborative nature; from Electricians, Superintendents, and Foremen in the field, to divisions such as Safety, QAQC, Logistics, and Purchasing; all the way through to Senior Management.

The person who would best fit this role would have a solar design or electrical engineering background and would have 1-3 years of experience designing and engineering commercial solar projects as described above and would have 1-3 years of estimating experience on similar types of work.

Click here to read more, including responsibilities and qualifications.

To apply, please send a resume to HR@rethinkelectric.com with what job you are applying for in the subject line.


Job Opportunity with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA)


Position:

IPA Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer - Chicago

Posted by ISEA: January 4, 2023

Overview: 

The Illinois Power Agency has created an exciting chief executive-level position to help foster the growth of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the expanding clean energy economy of Illinois. The IPA’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer will oversee a team focused on implementing the Agency’s DEI-related opportunities and requirements for renewable energy programs and procurements.

The Chief DEI Officer will develop strategies for increasing access to Illinois’ clean energy economy for historically excluded communities, will develop relationships and partnerships with key external stakeholders to advance diversity in the clean energy space, and will lead implementation of internal commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Click here to read more and apply!


Job Opportunities with Nexamp


Positions:

Energy Storage Project Developer - Chicago

Solar Project Developer - Chicago

Solar C&I Project Developer - Chicago

Updated by ISEA: January 10, 2022

Overview: 

Do you want to be part of the solar revolution that is transforming the energy landscape? Do you have a passion for making our environment better for this generation and the ones that follow? Does working for a fast paced, growing company that is leading the way into new markets sound exciting to you? Come join us as we take on new challenges and help build a better tomorrow. Our mission is clear: to reshape the energy landscape, delivering value to our clients and partners while benefiting our communities and society at large. Let's make a difference together. Join our team.

Energy Storage Project Developer

The Energy Storage Project Developer will lead origination and development opportunities for energy storage in an identified market within the Mid-West. This role will lead efforts by interacting with offtake customers, landowners, permitting officials, etc. to secure projects and move them through to investment decision. This person will work closely with the larger Energy Storage team to tackle markets and identify customers who can benefit from storage systems.

The project developer can be based in Chicago; we are supporting hybrid work. This role reports directly to the Director, Energy Storage Development.

Click here to learn more and apply!

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Solar Project Developer, Midwest

Nexamp is seeking a Solar Project Developer to lead the development of solar projects across our active Mid-West states. The ideal candidate will have more than 3 years of solar industry project development experience. The individual hired to fulfill this role will lead the origination and development of ground, rooftop and other types of commercial and industrial-scale solar projects. The Project Developer will ideally be based in the Chicago-land area, with the ability to travel throughout the Mid-West. We are supporting hybrid work out of our Chicago office. This position will be reporting directly to our Director, Business Development.

Click here to learn more and apply!

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Solar C&I Project Developer

Nexamp is seeking a Solar Project Developer to lead the development of C&I solar projects in the Midwest. The ideal candidate will have more than 2 years of solar industry project development experience. The individual hired to fulfill this role will lead the origination and development of ground, rooftop and other types of commercial and industrial-scale solar projects.

The Project Developer will ideally be based in the Chicago-land area, with the ability to travel throughout the Mid-West. We are supporting hybrid work out of our Chicago office. This position will be reporting directly to our Director, Business Development.

Click here to learn more and apply!


Job Opportunity with Aloha Solar

Position: Solar Installer - Chicagoland Area

Posted by ISEA: July 6, 2022

Overview: 

Aloha Solar was founded in 2017 to provide high quality solar installations, primarily for residents in the western suburbs of Chicago. We are seeking installers to help us meet the growing demand for solar in Illinois and speed up the transition to a clean energy economy. These are part-time, independent contractor positions (1099-based). We offer very competitive hourly salaries. Significant career growth opportunities are possible. Please send resumes and cover letters (if desired) to solaraloha@gmail.com.


Responsibilities:

  • Install all components of the solar system according to plan design
    • Mount racking and panels
    • Run wiring and associated raceways
  • Maintain a clean worksite
  • Follow company and OSHA safety procedures
  • Operate professionally and as a team player

    Qualifications:

    • 1-3 years of solar installation experience or completion of solar training program
    • Comfortable working on rooftops of any heights/pitch
    • Ability to lift, pull, and push materials to complete assigned job task
    • Ability to meet hard and fast deadlines
    • Ability to travel to worksites in Chicagoland area
    • Strong teamwork skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Professional appearance


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