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If you have a position to fill, send a posting (including a brief description, contact information, qualifications, and application deadline) to: contactisea@illinoissolar.org

Updated: August 4, 2021 (newest at the top, oldest at the bottom)


Job Opportunity with Trajectory Energy Partners

Position: Project Development Manager - Remote, Illinois-based

Posted by ISEA: August 4, 2021

Overview: 

Trajectory Energy Partners, a solar energy development company, is filling a Project Development Manager position based in Illinois. This position will focus on (i) identifying and evaluating potential solar project sites, and (ii) working with landowners to finalize solar leases for their land, and (iii) the zoning process for solar projects.

Trajectory works with communities across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic to develop community solar and utility scale solar projects. More information on the company can be found at: www.trajectoryenergy.com

Responsibilities:

  • Lead initial outreach to landowners of potential solar sites through targeted mailings and community engagement.
  • Negotiate and finalize solar leases with landowners.
  • Work with landowners and local officials on zoning efforts for solar projects.
  • Mapping and GIS analysis to identify potential solar project sites.
  • Due diligence of potential project sites from a resource, environmental, permitting, land, constructability, cost, community receptivity, and interconnection perspective.
  • Support the management of third-party diligence consultants on solar sites.
  • Support project financing, including related due diligence.
  • Regular travel to work with landowners and local officials on solar projects.


Experience and Background:


  • Experience working with landowners on solar leases or other similar sales experience.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with ability to distill complex technical, legal, and financial subjects into commercial practicality.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS and Google Earth preferred.
  • Knowledge of energy or renewable energy development.
  • Strong computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Airtable, Salesforce, or other database and/or CRM software.
  • Confirmed ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to handle time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a rapidly changing environment.

Position to work remotely based anywhere in Illinois. Travel across Illinois and other Midwest states to work with landowners, local officials, and meet with other Trajectory team members on a regular basis.


To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to jcarson@trajectoryenergy.com


Job Opportunities with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA)

Posted by ISEA: July 30, 2021

To learn more about the positions and how to apply, please click the links below:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator

Senior Project Manager


llinois Power Agency Releases Request for Qualifications for the Program Administrator for the Adjustable Block Program

Posted by ISEA: July 22, 2021

Overview: The Illinois Power Agency has released a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for the Program Administrator for the Adjustable Block Program. Pending legislation would substantially revise and expand the Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard, including the Adjustable Block Program. This RFQ is being issued in anticipation of the enactment of that legislation and the expected significant expansion of the Adjustable Block Program, both in terms of the scope of the program’s responsibilities and the volume of project applications to be processed. The Agency seeks a Program Administrator with resources and experience sufficient to manage the next phase of the Program.

Respondents to the RFQ determined qualified by the Agency will be invited to respond to a subsequent Request for Proposals. The deadline for RFQ responses is September 3, 2021.

Please see the RFQ for more information on key dates, requirements, and instructions on how to submit a response.


Job Opportunity with the American Wire Group (AWG)

Position: Inside Sales Associate - Evanston, IL

Posted by ISEA: July 15, 2021

Overview: American Wire Group (“AWG”) is a leading supplier of insulated and bare wire and cable products, and services for infrastructure applications, specializing in renewable energy (wind and solar) and electric utility transmission, distribution, and substation products. AWG designs, manufactures, and markets our exclusively branded products along with the industry’s best service and availability of inventory to deliver innovate solutions to the marketplace. In return, we offer a competitive salary, bonus, and an opportunity to make an impact.

Job Summary: This Inside Sales Associate supports the sales team with preparing customer quotations and bid documents, processing customer requests, answering and directing customer questions and technical support, and responding to customer inquiries in a fast-paced environment. This role will also include assisting Project Managers with maintenance and updates to project schedules.

To learn more about the position, including duties and qualifications, please click here.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to chicago@buyawg.com


Internship Opportunity with the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)

Position: Illinois Solar Tour Assistant - Remote, Illinois-based

Posted by ISEA: May 3, 2021

OverviewThe Illinois Solar Education Association is seeking a summer intern to assist in the planning and execution of the annual Illinois Solar Tour. The Solar Tour is a statewide event in which solar home and small business owners open their doors to the public and tell the story of how and why they decided to go solar. To learn more, visit the Solar Tour page on the ISEA website: https://www.illinoissolar.org/Illinois-Solar-Tour

The Tour this year will be a hybrid between in-person open houses and virtual ones (through photos, video, and Zoom).

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting solar home and business owners to be featured on the Tour

  • Contacting previous years' Tour sites to request they sign up again this year

  • Helping to prepare press and promotional materials

  • Helping to distribute materials to those sites conducting in-person open houses

This position will require 10-15 hours a week. This is a volunteer position, but a great resume builder!

To respond to this position please send your resume and cover letter to Lesley.mccain@illinoissolar.org using the subject line – Solar Tour Internship


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