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Updated: April 30, 2019
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.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required
Strong computer skills
Required Education and Experience
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.
Job Opportunity with Future Energy Enterprises, LLC
Position: Senior Policy Analyst or Policy Analyst - Chicago, IL
The Policy Analyst will handle an array of responsibilities to assist in the facilitation of statewide low-income energy efficiency advisory committees (Income Qualified Energy Efficiency Advisory Committees – one in Northern Illinois, covering the northern third of the state, and one serving central and southern Illinois) in Illinois including meeting planning; communications and outreach to participants; tracking follow-up and action items; and providing background research and analytic support, when needed. Some travel is required for the purpose of attending large group meetings and individual meetings with committee participants and community-based organizations. The position will require reaching out, in person and by phone, to community-based organizations and other leaders who serve economically-challenged communities, Environmental Justice communities and diverse communities. This role will include a focus on outreach in central and southern Illinois, including traveling to meet individually with organizations interested in participating in the Income Qualified South Advisory Committee. The Policy Analyst may also support other energy consulting work for Future Energy Enterprises. Position will be either a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst depending on years of experience and level of education.
Qualifications: A minimum of two (2) years professional experience desired. Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred candidates will also have a Graduate Degree in related field (Ex: Public Administration, Public Policy, Urban Planning, Social Sciences, or related experience). Seeking candidates with demonstrated interest and/or experience serving low-income, economically challenged and/or diverse communities. Interest and/or experience working on clean energy or environmental issues preferred. Access to car required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Core Required Job Competencies:
This position is full-time and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable, by June 1 preferred.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Theo Okiro and Celia Johnson, Future Energy Enterprises (Theo.Okiro@FutEE.biz; Celia.Johnson@FutEE.biz). Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1st.
Job Opportunity with the Illinois Solar Energy Association
Position: Policy & Advocacy Manager - Chicagoland Area
Established in 1975, the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) advocates for supportive clean energy policies in Illinois. As a member based organization, ISEA is supported by over 400 individuals and 200 businesses representing all market segments and numerous support services. ISEA has long served as the voice for solar in the state through its dual mission of education and advocacy.
The ISEA Policy Manager position is a permanent full-time role.
The Policy Manager will be responsible for assisting in the development and leading the execution of a statewide strategic policy and government relations plan for the Illinois Solar Energy Association. This position will be accountable for ensuring that policies, legislation, and regulation are conducive to a positive business environment for the solar industry.
The successful candidate must possess critical, well developed skills in policy development. These skills include drafting legislation and regulations, as well as policy analysis, such as understanding cost and/or value of policies to the industry. Polished public presentation skills are also essential.
The Policy Manager will function as a lobbyist as needed and liaison with diverse parties including members and staff of all levels of government, ensuring that all identified policies and interests are advocated.
Salary is commensurate with experience
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com with the subject line “ISEA Policy & Advocacy Manager Application” as the subject line of the email.
No calls; direct applicants only, no search or placement firms. Applications will be accepted through February 14, 2019.
Job Opportunity with Ailey Solar Electric
Position: Experienced Solar Installer - Chicagoland Area
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.
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
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
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
Excellent customer service skills
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
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Three Internship Opportunities with StraightUp Solar
Positions: Solar Support Specialist Intern, Permitting Specialist Intern, Onsite Solar Technician Intern
Solar Support Specialist Intern
The goal of this position is to educate customers and help them find the right "solar solution" for their home. This requires a unique combination of technical and communication skills, passion, and excitement for customer's choosing to put solar PV on their home. Respond to solar inquiries, educate potential clients about solar, gather energy usage and other site information, and manage customer data.
20-40 hours per week for 160 hours.
Permitting Specialist Intern
The goal of this position is to assist in the duties of utlity interconnection applications and permits. You'll thrive in this position if you're a good communicator and have proven systems for keeping track of deliverables and staying organized.
20-40 hours per week for 160 hours.
Onsite Solar Technician Intern
This hands-on internship helps complete PV projects through system layout, roof attachment, racking and module assembly, combiner box installation, home run wiring, and voltage testing. Applicants will benefit by having previous experience in construction and knowledge of safety best practices.
20-40 hours per week for 160 hours.
To learn more and apply to any of the above positions, click 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.