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Updated: August 22, 2019


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 Pivot Energy

          Position: Director, Business Development - Chicago, IL

          OverviewPivot Energy is seeking a motivated and self-directed individual to join our Business Development team, focused on the growing solar market in the Midwest and Central regions of the United States. This full-time position, ideally based in Chicago, will lead and direct the rapid growth and expansion anticipated in these markets over the coming years. 

          This role will be primarily responsible for pursuing, negotiating and closing prospective business-to-business solar opportunities with companies in the region. As these are multimillion-dollar deals that require months of work to solidify, the position requires determination, diligence and persistence.  These sales are highly complicated, and each deal is unique... so creativity and smarts are essential!

          As the business development leader in this region, the Director will be asked to support the hiring, onboarding and managing of additional Midwest and Central regional team members (including sales and lead generation team members). This role will also grow to be the regarded as the regional expert on key policy and regulatory matters with respect to their potential to impact solar opportunities. 

          Responsibilities

          • Network– Attend events with networking opportunities; get involved in industry and community groups; establishing personal networks;
          • Outreach– While Pivot has a lead generation team focused on making initial contact with prospects, this remains a sales leadership role with outreach responsibilities;
          • Learn- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; participating in professional societies;
          • Solar Assessments– Qualify potential customers and remotely assess the capacity for solar;
          • Create Proposals– Utilize our proposal generator to produce professional proposals;
          • Track Sales Activities– It is a requirement to record all contacts and sales activities in our CRM system;
          • Make Presentations– Identify and meet with the appropriate decision makers and present the costs and benefits in a professional manner;
          • Close Deals– Negotiate complex terms; take the opportunity to completion within multiple departments of the customer organization. 


          Qualifications

          The Director’s primary qualifications include demonstrated abilities to meet sales goals, present professionally, learn quickly, and work both alone and as part of a team. Some experience in solar or energy is strongly preferred, which we will consider along with natural sales ability, passion for clean energy and the ability to learn independently. An important skill is the ability to listen to the needs of a client, communicate the excitement associated with the solutions our company offers, and close deals.  Key qualifications include:

          • Excellent organizational and communication skills;
          • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office software suite; willingness to learn other software applications including Zoho and Asana;
          • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an aptitude for building trust and rapport;
          • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple, critical deadlines;
          • Management experience overseeing a small sales team is preferred but not required;
          • Passion to learn new things through self-study and structured settings;
          • Demonstrated ability to self-direct and work autonomously.
          • More than three years of experience in the renewable energy industry with at least five years of business-to-business sales
          This is an opportunity to become a part of an exciting and fun-loving team, working in one of the best industries, and with ample opportunity for growth.

            Compensation and Benefits:

            Awarded one of the “Best Places to Work” in Denver in 2019 by the Denver Business Journal, Pivot Energy is a triple-bottom-line company that focuses on our people as our most valuable resource. We offer a competitive salary based on relevant experience.  This position also qualifies for Pivot’s Commission Plan, tied directly to revenue production. 

            To Apply: Visit Pivot Energy's job posts page

            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: Sales Consultant, Solar - Palatine, IL

            OverviewGRNE Solar is looking for a Solar Sales Consultant. Since 2012, GRNE Solar has been designing and installing commercial and residential solar systems across the Midwest. With our rapid growth, our team is expanding to meet the needs of our growing pipeline and client base. The Sales Consultant will enjoy working with a team of solar experts in a fun and results driven office. Leads are provided as well as the flexibility to generate your own and earn referral business from your client base. 

            Responsibilities
                • Educate homeowners on the benefits of converting their home to solar energy
                • Provide customers with the information they need to make a purchasing decision including but not limited to: system design, State and Federal incentive opportunities, basic to advanced questions technical questions
                • Generate system designs, customer contracts, and email correspondence
                • Own the role of a liaison between the Operations Team and Customer. 
                • Periodically assist the Marketing Director with Community Events, Educational Seminars, and Customer Interviews
                • Other duties as assigned
            Qualifications
                • 1-3 years of sales experience (preferred not required)
                • Experience in solar or renewable energy a plus
                • Proven demonstration of clear customer communication
                • Strong communication and listening skills
                • Willingness to travel to site visits for customer meetings
                • The drive to learn and adapt to change in this everchanging industry
            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 GRNE Solar

            Position: Project Manager, Solar - Elk Grove Village, IL

            OverviewSince 2012, GRNE Solar has been designing and installing commercial and residential solar systems across the Midwest. GRNE Solar is seeking a Project Manager for our Elk Grove Village office. The Project Manager will efficiently coordinate solar installations from permitting to completion. The ideal candidate is someone with a construction background (electrical, solar installation, or HVAC) that has the ability to swiftly and efficiently manage multiple projects at once. The candidate must also show a strong sense of team as our company values rely on working together. 

            Responsibilities
                • Review the digital design of a solar system and oversee the project to completion.
                • Work with Operations Team to secure a project schedule. 
                • Work with the engineering team to ensure production of accurate system designs. 
                • Manage status checks and secure the necessary permits required for the projects in your pipeline. 
                • Effectively communicate with the Warehouse and Installation teams on daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
                • Communicate with company leadership on the status of projects. 
                • Enforce the values of the company on each job site and ensure accuracy and professionalism is maintained. 
                • Manage relationships with customers as necessary. 
                • Maintain project documentation from permitting to completion. 
            Preferred Qualifications
                • 4-5 years of project management or construction management experience (solar strongly preferred)
                • 1 year of permitting experience (preferred not required)
                • Proven experience in managing a team of at least three to complete a task efficiently
                • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills. 
            To Apply: Send resume to HR@GRNESOLAR.COM

            Job Opportunity with GRNE Solar

            Position: Customer Service Representative, Solar - Palatine, IL

            OverviewSince 2012, GRNE Solar has been designing and installing commercial and residential solar systems across the Midwest. GRNE Solar is seeking a Customer Service Representative for our Palatine, Illinois office. This position is for a people-oriented individual who is focused on adding value to our customers. The Customer Service Representative will work with the Marketing Director and be responsible for customer communications, answering incoming calls, troubleshooting, and administrative tasks as assigned. 

            Responsibilities

                • Communicate with prospects and current customers by answering phone calls, email correspondence, and appointment confirmation. 
                • Handle customer inquiries by phone and email. 
                • Investigate customer inquiries such as scheduling, billing, troubleshooting, and status. 
                • Assist in filing for Illinois Renewable Energy Credit. 
                • Keep documentation of customer communications. 
                • Maintains professional demeanor when speaking with external clients and internal members of the organization. 
                • Assist Marketing Director with securing customer interviews, photos, and reviews from customers. 
                • Additional duties as assigned. 

            Preferred Qualifications

                • 1-3 years of experience in customer service
                • 1-3 years of administrative support
                • A high degree of interpersonal relationship skills
                • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
                • Excellent written and verbal communication
                • Knowledge of administration and clerical processes
            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 Pivot Energy

            Position: Project Manager - Chicago, IL

            Overview: Project/construction management position with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company, in the clean energy sector, serving community solar and commercial solar clients. Position is responsible for the planning and coordination of all aspects of the construction process, including bidding, qualification of subcontractors and working with owners, engineers, and vendors.

            Position Summary: Strong problem-solving abilities are a must in order to deal with inevitable shifts in project scope, schedule, etc. The position requires an understanding of the construction business, safety compliance, and the ability to work under deadlines, in a fast-paced environment. This is a mid to senior level position, depending on experience, with a high degree of responsibility. Expectations are focused on managing budget(s) and schedule(s) while maintaining a high level of communication internally and with the various external stakeholders. This is an opportunity to become a part of an exciting and expanding company, working in one of the best industries, and with ample opportunity for career growth. Pivot Energy is a triple bottom line company, measuring success not just by profits, but also by how we care for our employees and the environment.

            Essential Functions

            • Responsible for P&L of assigned projects
            • Implement and reinforce safety on the job-site
            • Oversee quality assurance/quality control on the project
            • Review drawings and specifications and have a thorough understanding of the scope of work
            • Solicit and obtain bids, identify qualified subcontractors and negotiate price and scope
            • Develop and deliver job progress reports
            • Prepare and monitor project schedules and act to assure projects stay on schedule
            • Initiate close-out procedures and prepare close-out documents
            • Approve invoices and manage progress billings
            • Monitor construction progress on a regular basis
            • Address any issues that arise during construction
            • Conduct project meetings
            • Maintain continuous contact with customer to keep them informed of project status
            • Coordinate with all permitting authorities
            • Coordinate with project designers and engineers to assure timely completion of design documents
            • Assist business development in developing project estimates and schedules during sales process


            Knowledge/Skills/Ability

            • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
            • Knowledge in construction means and methods, experience in solar projects a plus.
            • Strong organization, leadership, negotiation and delegation skills are required
            • Working knowledge of scheduling concepts such as CPM, Gantt charts, etc
            • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required

            • Strong computer skills


            Required Education and Experience

            • Bachelor’s Degree

            • Minimum four (4) years related experience required

            • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus

            • NABCEP certification is a plus

            • OSHA 30 is a plus


            Details: This is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Hours are somewhat flexible, and some late evenings may be required. Travel domestically to job sites ranging from 10-25% of work hours, primarily by car. All employees are required to follow safety standards and wear all personal protective equipment in designated areas.

            Compensation & Benefits: Pivot Energy is a triple-bottom-line company that focuses on our people as our most valuable resource. Pivot Energy has an outstanding benefits package that gets better every year. The qualified candidate can expect enrollment in Pivot’s health insurance, four weeks of paid vacation, 401(k) match, and other outstanding benefits. Salary to be determined in accordance with level of experience.

            To Apply: Apply by clicking here


            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.

              Click here to learn more about the positions and apply.

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