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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: October 31, 2022 (newest at the top, oldest at the bottom)


Job Opportunities with Nexamp

Positions: Energy Storage Project Developer - Chicago, Solar Project Developer - Chicago

Posted by ISEA: October 25, 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!

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!


Job Opportunities with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

Positions: CEJA Regional Administrator - Northern, CEJA Regional Administrator - Central, CEJA Regional Administrator - Southern

Posted by ISEA: October 25, 2022

Overview: 

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is looking to hire three Regional Administrators (northern, central, southern) to oversee the operation of the workforce programs authorized by the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA).  The Department would appreciate your assistance in forwarding this notice to your network as appropriate.

The CEJA Regional Administrators will work with state and regional partners to formulate, plan and administer the major components of CEJA workforce programs including:

    • Clean Jobs Workforce Network Program
    • Energy Transition Navigators Program
    • Energy Transition Barrier Reduction
    • Returning Residents Clean Jobs Training Program
    • Illinois Climate Works Preapprenticeship Program

The ideal candidate will be able to work with the DCEO workforce and management teams to identify and operationalize best practices in serving populations experiencing barriers to employment using public and private funding at the federal state and local levels. We welcome interested applicants who can be a part of a leadership team that strives to build a strong workforce to apply at


Job Opportunities with the Illinois Power Agency (IPA)

Positions: Illinois Power Agency Fellowship Program, IPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Data Analyst 1, IPA Information Technology Generalist

Posted by ISEA: October 20, 2022

Illinois Power Agency Fellowship Overview: 

The Illinois Power Agency (“IPA”) Fellowship Program is a one-year paid opportunity that provides fellows with an unparalleled opportunity to contribute their skills and talents in the clean energy sector. The enactment of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in 2021 presents a great opportunity to build upon the work the Agency is doing to expand Illinois’ clean energy economy and transition the state to a clean energy future.

At the IPA, we believe in developing a talent pipeline of the next generation of leaders – individuals who are innovative, mission-driven, and passionate about working to build an equitable clean energy future for all. Through this one-year Fellowship Program, the IPA seeks to connect with recent graduates or early-career professionals working in clean energy and/or environmental planning.

Through the program, fellows will get specialized training and valuable experience to launch a career in the clean energy sector. Additionally, fellows will have the opportunity to support leaders and subject-matter experts in implementing the Illinois Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, produce energy-related white papers and presentations, prepare reports and stakeholder correspondence, and develop innovative solutions to advance IPA’s work in providing a clean, reliable, cost-effective, and equitable future for residents and businesses across Illinois.

Click here to read more and apply: Illinois Power Agency Fellowship Program

IPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Data Analyst 1 Overview: 

The Illinois Power Agency is seeking a Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Data Analyst responsible for the coordination and analysis of metrics related to the equity accountability provisions of the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act. The DEI Data Analyst will monitor and study data on renewable energy project workforces collected by the Agency to inform the implementation of program practices, develop insights, and advance methodologies to apply to the Agency’s renewable energy programs.

This position will have a specialized focus on advancing access to the clean energy economy for communities and residents who have been excluded from economic opportunities within the clean energy sector. The ideal candidate will combine a passion for data analysis with a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Click here to read more and apply: IPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Data Analyst 1

IPA Information Technology Generalist Overview: 

The Illinois Power Agency is seeking an Information Technology Generalist (“IT Generalist”). Under direction of the Agency Information Technology Manager (“IT Manager”), the IT Generalist will be responsible for day-to-day information technology, telecom, VoIP, and Internet/email matters pertaining to the Agency, including but not limited all items listed in the position’s Core Responsibilities.

The Illinois Power Agency is an independent State Agency created in 2007 to develop annual electricity procurement plans and renewable resources procurement plans and to conduct procurement events to ensure adequate, reliable, affordable, efficient, and environmentally sustainable electric service for the default supply customers of Illinois electric utilities. The Agency also conducts procurements and administers programs that promote the development of renewable energy resources. For more information about the Illinois Power Agency, please refer to: https://ipa.illinois.gov/

Click here to read more and apply: IPA Information Technology Generalist


Job Opportunities with Energy Solutions

Positions: Solar Programs - Associate, Solar Programs – Project Manager, Solar Programs – Project Manager II

Posted by ISEA: August 25, 2022

Overview: 

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 27 years we’ve harnessed that power to offer proven, performance-based solutions for our utility, government, and institutional customers.

Our turnkey products accelerate energy efficiency; enable distributed energy resources; promote market development for beneficial products; and provide technical and policy support to set smart energy standards at the local, state, and national levels. Because of our focus on the market, our innovative products scale quickly and often deliver the majority of our clients’ energy savings.

How do we do it? We look at the market end-to-end to target the best new technologies, work with key partners in the supply chain for seamless adoption, and then help governments and our market partners set rules that require people to use these beneficial technologies.

Why do we do it? Simply put, our market-based products deliver environmental and resource solutions that are better for business and better for society.

We are currently seeking Solar Program Project Managers to join our Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) team. As a member of the DERs team, you will design, develop, and run programs that incentivize the adoption of various DERs including distributed solar, energy storage, demand response, microgrids, and electric vehicle grid integration. These leading-edge energy technologies are critical in driving our nation’s progress toward a decarbonized grid, and you will play a material role, both as an individual contributor and leader, in helping our team make this future a reality.

This unique market opportunity, paired with Energy Solutions mission driven approach, creates a perfect environment for individuals who want to have an active voice in shaping a clean energy future.

Select Positions:

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Click here for additional open positions at Energy Solutions


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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