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Updated: April 26th, 2018


Job Opportunity with Harvest Energy Solutions
Position: Territory Manager Assistant (TMA) of Illinois, Missouri - Divernon, IL

The TMA position will assist the Territory Manager (TM) in the origination of new business by identifying customer prospects, developing proposals and executing transactions that meet the Company sales goals for the Territory. The TMA position requires direct customer interaction in order to manage the customers through the sales process and beyond ensuring superior customer service and referral opportunities. The position will primarily (but not exclusively) focus on farmers and rural customers in Illinois and Missouri. A large portion of the TMA’s time will be spent on the road selling and/or setting up appointments for the TM to sell to farmers and rural businesses. Other time will be spent assisting the TM on other tasks such as post-sale paperwork and data entry.

Primary (but not limited to) responsibilities will be assisting the TM with the following:

  • All sales activities within the states of Illinois and Missouri
  • Preparation and making sales presentations directly to end users as well as focus groups and organizations
  • Conducting site surveys and assessments
  • Focusing on certain areas of interest including door to door canvassing
  • Evaluating competitiveness of products and services
  • Developing and implementing plans for products and services that determine and meet customer requirements
  • Analyzing and planning of project costs and timelines
  • Determining sales price
  • Negotiate and close sales orders
  • Aggressively build a portfolio of customers within the territory
  • Market monitoring and competitive analysis
  • Interaction with the TM on a daily basis
  • Secondary (after TM) contact for all customer needs in the territory
  • Participate in the Company's strategic marketing and business development activities for new Products, Clients and/or Services.
  • Develop creative ideas and coalitions to increase acceptance of products and help customers achieve their needs for renewable energy products.
  • Present at various trade shows and related events, representing the territory.
  • Assist as needed with dealer sales
  • Required travel. Estimated 50% between appointments, trade shows, etc. Hotels and other travel expenses are reimbursed by Harvest.
  • Vehicle supplied by Harvest for business use only. Cost of fuel and other vehicle expenses are reimbursed by Harvest. Vehicle to stay at the office during non- business hours unless otherwise directed by the TM
  • TMA’s commissions will be on new proposals (not necessarily new leads) as of hire date. If TMA is terminated or resigns, commissions will be paid to TMA on sales that have a deposit received and proposal signed before termination or resignation date. TMA will also help with Dealer generated sales as part of their duties.
This is a full-time position with a minimum of 40-50+ hours a week. Compensation for the Training Period will be at a competitive hourly rate to last no more than 90 days. Annual salary: $30,000, paid weekly, in addition to a 20% commission. Benefits include paid vacation, health insurance, 401k, PTO, flex spending, and paid holidays.

In order to apply, please contact Joel Tatum at Jtatum@harvestenergysolutions.com.



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.

Job Opportunity with Rethink Electric
Position: Project Manager - Wood Dale, IL

S/he will be responsible for the overall success of the projects he or she handles and will be required to b the day-to-day contact person for the client. The ideal candidate will be a strong manager and leader who can develop and implement effective organization and business development tools.

Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have at least 5-6 years of Project Management related experience running solar installations on all types of roofs including ground mounts.
  • Experience in the residential and/or commercial solar field
  • Ability to read and interpret building plans, building codes, technical bulletins, NEC and Chicago codes, and other related documents
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organization and multitasking skills
  • Strong math skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptional time management skills including a sense of urgency
  • Self directed, independent, and solution oriented
  • Value teamwork and continuous improvement
  • Able to manage multiple jobs simultaneously.
  • Able to read drawings and electrical single line diagrams.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Outstanding work ethic

Primary functions of the job:

  • Manage assigned installation crew members
  • Shepherd all stages of project from bidding (for select commercial projects) to design, material procurement, build, and post-construction stages
  • Communicate and coordinate day to day details with clients and project stakeholders
  • Participate in design meetings and meetings with client(s)
  • Review budget and make budgetary decisions related to project
  • Prepare project schedules and share with team. Attend weekly scheduling meetings and work with other project manager(s) and project manager director to prioritize work
  • Manage BOM (Bill Of Materials) development for projects
  • Trigger next steps in the project to assure each milestone is achieved
  • Coordinate day to day installation activities with other team members
  • Oversee QC process
  • Oversee as-built and other project specific documents
  • Oversee final project walkthrough and client training
  • Identification and compliance of contract requirements and development of change orders
  • Delegate and solve issues during all project stages
  • Help develop and document new processes to drive efficiency, quality, and staff morale
Compensation will be determined by years of experience and knowledge. Benefits include 401K, health coverage, PTO, paid vacation. Please submit resume to info@rethinkelectric.com



Job Opportunity with Continental Energy Solutions
Position: Solar Project Manager - Chicagoland, IL

With foresight, Continental Electrical Construction Company successfully completed our first solar project in 2009. The Green Team, officially Energy Solutions, was created by our "Energy Czar" in 2011 and has become one of the few contractors who installs both solar and battery storage. To top that off, we host Green Shirt Thursday, reminding the whole Continental Family of our dedication to energy conservation. Visit cecco.com to see some drone-captured video of our work.

Project Managers on the Energy Solutions team work closely with each other, customers, and the best Union electricians in Chicagoland. The team educates and guides customers to make the best decisions for their solar projects and long-term savings. As a Project Manager, you will write and present proposals, estimate jobs, develop and manage project budgets, and ultimately run jobs smoothly with consideration of customer and colleagues.

We would love to consider you for this position if you are:

  • Passionate about making a difference in the environment
  • Experienced as a Project Manager with solar installations

If you join us, you will have:

  • Pride in being a part of the premier electrical construction company in Chicago
  • A team that recognizes you as a complete person, not just a worker
  • Trust that you will get your work done and not be micro-managed
  • Shuffleboard tournaments once a year
  • Business casual dress code
  • Health club membership
  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Continued Professional Development, through networking events, webinars, and training
  • Health and Dental Coverage
  • 401k Savings Plan and Profit Sharing Eligibility after one year
We are dedicated to customer service, stand behind commitments, communicate clearly, improve processes, and support common goals. If you share these values, please send a letter expressing your interest and qualifications, along with your resume, to careers@cecco.com

Job Opportunities with IGS
Positions: Residential Solar Engineer (Deerfield, IL), Installation Technician (Deerfield/Oak Brook, IL), Solar Electrician (Oak Brook, IL)

Residential Solar Engineer:

As a Residential Solar Engineer you are a member of one of IGS’s fast-paced emerging businesses. The PV Residential Design Engineer will work directly alongside of the Project Manager, designing PV systems for residential solar systems. This role will enforce strict adherence to industry best practices, National Electrical Code standards, quality control, and superior engineering protocols throughout the lifecycle of solar assets. This is an amazing opportunity for a design engineer to join a team and really help bring their expertise and desire to have an immediate impact to the company.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Installation Technician:

As an Installation Technician you are a member of one of IGS’s fast-paced emerging businesses, responsible for being proficient in the installation of residential PV projects. You must be comfortable working at heights including on rooftops, climbing ladders and stairs; and performing repetitious duties, including lifting, bending and standing for long periods of time.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Solar Electrician:

As a Solar Electrician you are a member of one of IGS’s fast-paced emerging businesses, responsible for running key parts of the day to day business operations. The certified electrician will be responsible for leading the solar installation team. It will be a uniquely challenging and rewarding position that requires a competitive work ethic, strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, risk tolerance and an unwavering drive to succeed.

Click here to learn more and apply.


Job Opportunity with Everblue Training Institute
Position: Solar PV Training and Installation Instructor (contract) - Chicago, IL

Experienced with Solar Design and Installation? Everblue has an opening for a Solar PV Training and Installation Instructor in the Chicago area. This is a contract position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience as an installer and/or trainer and experience with five or more solar installations. More experience is preferred.
  • Completion of at least 40 hours of NABCEP-approved Advanced PV Installation training.
  • NABCEP PV Installation Professional or PV Installer Specialist certification is desired.
  • Instructors must be comfortable teaching and explaining solar installation practices and principles.
  • Instructors must be able to manage a classroom environment.
  • Must have a laptop and projector prior to teaching your first class.
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Excel.

Knowledge of NABCEP solar training standards, national and local solar incentives, familiarity with financing programs including Power Purchasing Agreements and solar sales is preferred.

Everblue is a high-energy, fast-growing company with an excellent work environment.

Please click here to learn more and apply.

Job Opportunity with Everblue Training Institute
Position: Solar PV Training and Installation Instructor (contract) - Chicago, IL

Experienced with Solar Design and Installation? Everblue has an opening for a Solar PV Training and Installation Instructor in the Chicago area. This is a contract position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience as an installer and/or trainer and experience with five or more solar installations. More experience is preferred.
  • Completion of at least 40 hours of NABCEP-approved Advanced PV Installation training.
  • NABCEP PV Installation Professional or PV Installer Specialist certification is desired.
  • Instructors must be comfortable teaching and explaining solar installation practices and principles.
  • Instructors must be able to manage a classroom environment.
  • Must have a laptop and projector prior to teaching your first class.
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Excel.

Knowledge of NABCEP solar training standards, national and local solar incentives, familiarity with financing programs including Power Purchasing Agreements and solar sales is preferred.

Job Opportunity with Natural Resources Defense Council
Position: Program Assistant - Chicago, IL

NRDC is seeking a Program Assistant to work with the Midwest Region Director of the Climate & Clean Energy Program, based in our Chicago office. This position will be an integral part of the Program’s advocacy success in the Midwest. The candidate will provide administrative support to an energetic team of clean energy advocates and attorneys and will require strong organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple, complex tasks, and willingness to work with a diverse and fast-paced team with limited supervision. The ideal candidate will also have experience managing budgets, as well as experience or a willingness to provide assistance in legal filings and preparation of other written materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute various administrative support tasks, including scheduling and travel booking, expense reports, setting up meetings, note-taking, and supporting staff with applications such as Blue Jeans and Dropbox
  • Tracking grants and discretionary spending in Excel
  • Operate as team liaison with consultants to finalize legal documents and process invoices for compensation in accordance with consulting agreements
  • Assisting with drafting and distribution of memos, blogs, and other communications. Edit and proofread letters, documents, memoranda, publications, correspondence, etc
  • Assisting in legal filings, including gaining familiarity with procedural requirements in administrative court matters, and preparing and filing documentation at direction of supervisor
  • Actively participate in office activities and efforts surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Find efficiencies wherever possible to ensure strong support to staff and compliance with institutional processes


Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years previous administrative experience (preference given for experience tracking budgets and/or demonstration of accounting experience)
  • Detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong facility with spreadsheets and databases, and experience with accounting and finance
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, organize and coordinate multiple tasks, set priorities, follow organizational procedures, and perform quickly and accurately under deadlines
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality a must
  • Must possess a high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Please click here to learn more and apply.

Job Opportunity with Salem Land
Position: Land Acquisition Professionals

Salem Land is currently seeking experienced Land/Site Acquisition Professionals for upcoming renewables projects in several regions of the US, including the Midwest.

To be considered, you must have experience acquiring fee and leased land on solar energy projects.

Experience with site selection and feasibility studies, negotiations with landowners and local governments, and presenting at community meetings preferred.

Responsibilities:
  • Site Selection and feasibility studies
  • Travel as needed to project area to research municipal/county requirements and gather property ownership information
  • Landowner engagement: Coordinate meetings with landowners and local agencies (remote and in-person) to discuss purpose of the project, provide information and answer questions on solar projects, and prepare/present agreements to negotiate and obtain fee land, leases, and other various contracts and permits
  • Public Process: Attend community meetings for larger scale projects to answer questions and discuss purpose of the project


Please email your resume in confidence to inbox@salemland.com. Visit us at www.salemland.com. All positions will be subject to a background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening based upon Salem's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.

Job Opportunity with Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association

Position: MOSEIA Executive Director


MOSEIA is an official state chapter of the national Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The organization is committed to rapid solar industry growth  through outreach, advocacy, and continuing education. Join an exciting, growing industry that you can feel good about. Investing in solar helps customers save money, become more energy independent, contribute to cleaner air, all while creating green jobs and boosting the local economy. In addition, solar is one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy. There are currently more than 174,000 solar workers in the U.S., a 20% increase over employment totals in 2013. Missouri boasts approximately 100 solar companies employing more than 2,000 people. 


The Executive Director (ED) of MOSEIA is the face of the Missouri solar industry and has the principal role of ensuring the sustainability of the organization by fundraising from members and sponsors, interacting with the board of directors and member companies, facilitating educational opportunities for member companies, and helping coordinate policy issues at the statehouse and utility regulatory commission.


Responsibilities:
 



  • Handle the financials of the organization, including budgeting, invoicing, tax management, and fundraising
  • Track legislation at the Missouri General Assembly, prepare reports, testify before legislative committees and possibly lobbying
  • Track solar and renewable dockets at the Missouri Public Service Commission
  •  Prepare updates for the board and general membership
  • Plan and execute a yearly industry conference - facilitate sponsorships, obtain speakers
  •  Coordinate volunteers
  • Manage communications for the organization, including media relations, website management, and stakeholder emails/newsletters/blogs


Desired Qualifications:

  • Desired Qualifications:
 


  • Four-year degree
  • Access to reliable transportation to state government and other facilities in Jefferson City and occasionally throughout the state
  • Proficient with Microsoft and Google Applications, in addition to Dropbox, UberConference, and similar technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present before an audience
  • Ability to establish and manage priorities without direct supervision
  • Understanding of the solar industry and basic understanding of solar technology
  • Understanding of the legislative and regulatory process in Missouri
  • Five years of applicable work experience strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with renewables, the legislature or public service commission, and fundraising strongly preferred

Please email cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to erin@straightupsolar.com

Job Opportunity with The Citizens Utility Board
Position: Full-Time Social Media and Digital Communications Coordinator, Chicago, IL

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a membership-based organization and one of Illinois’ premier consumer watchdog groups, has an opening for a full-time, entry-level Social Media and Digital Communications Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the world by developing social media and e-newsletter campaigns for a good cause: Fighting electric/gas rate hikes, preventing rip-offs and advocating for a clean energy future.

Benefits include: competitive salary commensurate with experience; health, dental, and vision insurance; 401K with company match; vacation, PTO, and sick time; extra week of vacation for all staff members from December 24 - January 1; hands-on experience at a respected, hard-working nonprofit.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage technical aspects of CUB's e-newsletter campaigns using Luminate Online
  • Use solid graphic design and writing skills to create powerful, informative content (posts, videos, photos, etc) for CUB's e-newsletters, website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages
  • Help develop, implement, and maintain digital media strategies that align with CUB's brand, supports CUB's goals, and includes membership renewal campaigns and special promotions to encourage participation and eventual membership
  • Identify new ideas and opportunities by monitoring best practices and measuring the effectiveness of digital media campaigns using all reporting/analytical tools available
  • Seek ways to grow social media and e-newsletter audiences
  • Provide general assistance to CUB's Communications Department as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in Journalism, English, or a communications-related field preferred
  • Commitment and passion for public interest work
  • Experience in marketing automation software and cloud-based contact management tools, preferably Luminate Online and Luminate CRM (Salesforce)
  • Basic knowledge of content management systems, preferably Wordpress
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong analytical skills (experience with Google Analytics a plus) to detect what makes content and online campaigns successful, and then build upon it
  • Strategic and creative thinker with a solid grasp of digital outreach, and with the energy and enthusiasm required to identify emerging trends, brainstorm fresh ideas, and tap into new technologies
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills, and intense attention to detail

Please send cover letter, resume, and a sample of your best nonfiction writing sample (published works preferred) and graphic design work via email or mail to:
jchilsen@citizensutilityboard.org
Citizens Utility Board (CUB)
Attn: Jim Chilsen, Communications Director
309 W Washington St
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

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