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Updated: September 7, 2021 (newest at the top, oldest at the bottom)


Job Opportunity with the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)

Position: Regulatory Consultant - Remote, flexible

Posted by ISEA: September 7, 2021

Overview: 

The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is seeking qualified applicants for a regulatory consultant to manage ISEA’s regulatory efforts with an immediate start date.

You will serve as the organizational lead for ISEA’s regulatory activity. You will work closely with the Executive Director on all regulatory matters, ensuring regulatory outcomes serve ISEA’s diverse membership. The regulatory consultant will gather ISEA member feedback on regulatory proceedings and coordinate comment submissions with other industry partner organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate ISEA Member Regulatory meetings and respond to member inquiries

  • Represent ISEA at in-person and virtual regulatory and stakeholder events

  • Manage and co-produce written comments in regulatory efforts

  • Coordinate with external stakeholders including allied industry organizations and NGO's


Qualifications and Requirements


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to achieve policy and market goals in state regulatory processes

  • Ability to effectively manage coalitions of stakeholders

  • Ability to work closely with partner organizations and manage competing priorities

  • Ability to efficiently manage ISEA Member input; working alongside the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Members and broader coalitions of local stakeholders

  • 3-5 years work experience in public policy and advocacy 

  • Experience running successful state regulatory campaigns and strong political instincts

  • Comfort with electricity market dynamics, with focus on solar energy policy

  • Self-starter and ability to work alongside ISEA Staff

  • Ability to work remotely and while traveling


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Lesley McCain at lesley.mccain@illinoissolar.org - with the subject line “Regulatory Consultant – YOUR NAME”.

The Illinois Solar Energy Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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


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