Careers

Located in beautiful Carbondale, CO, Sunsense Solar has been providing solar electric system design and installation for homes, businesses, and communities since 1990. Sunsense Solar hallmarks include our commitment to superior craftsmanship, outstanding customer service, and the highest quality products. Experienced and NABCEP certified, the Sunsense Solar team is skilled and dedicated to providing environmentally responsible and cost effective solar solutions.

EOE. As an Equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

All applicants need to complete an application form and return it with their resume and cover letter:Sunsense Employment Application


RESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER

This position is based within the Operations department, working from our Carbondale office, and requires engagement with all Sunsense departments: Sales, Design, Procurement, Accounting & Service.

Qualifications:

  • Previous technical experience in the PV industry
    • Knowledge of PV products (modules, MLPE, inverters, racking, monitoring etc.)
    • Direct installation and job site experience helpful
    • Project management and/or crew leadership experience helpful
  • Currently possess or be on a documented path towards various certifications: NABCEP, CO electrical licensure, OSHA 10/30, First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Computer proficiencies: MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, CAD, web applications, basic networking
    • This role interacts with computers in many ways. Ability to use technology is a must.
  • “People person” with good phone skills. This role requires constant communication with multiple stakeholders.  You must be willing / able to provide updates to interested parties.
  • Detail and solutions oriented. This role is responsible for fielding fully outfitted crews to complete projects on time and on budget.  Applicant must be ready to own and improve the project flow.

Primary Tasks:

  • This role coordinates: post-contract design, permitting & rebate applications, technical project development, safety planning, crew and electrician scheduling, inspections, as-built drawings, monitoring and commissioning work and project close-out.
  • Be the main point of contact with homeowners, businesses, GCs, AHJs and subcontractors
    • Educate stakeholders, thoroughly communicate and resolve issues around all aspects of project workflow including (but not limited to): development, installation, product and other warranties, timelines, documentation, scheduling etc.
  • Drive efficiencies on Residential projects, including (but not limited to): ensuring timely exit from offices in the morning, ensuring job kits are complete with parts/hardware/materials, ensuring crews have tools/equipment needed to complete jobs in a high quality and timely manner.
  • Ensure safety and quality compliance per company policy and best practices. Perform spot checks, both announced and unannounced, on your job sites.
  • Assist in shipping/receiving with Warehouse Specialist and Operations Manager, some lifting.
  • Contribute to warehouse organization with Warehouse Specialist and Operations Manager
  • Communicate maintenance issues and purchase needs to Operations Manager
  • This role is ~80% office and ~20% field work

Compensation:

  • Salary range: $45-55k depending on experience
  • Initial review in 90 days
  • Annual performance evaluations

Benefits (pending successful 90 day review):

  • Continuing education assistance
  • Health & Wellness expense reimbursement
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Vacation, personal, sick time
  • Limited use of company tools, vehicles, etc.

To apply: Send completed application form,cover letter and resumé to matt@sunsensesolar.com.  No phone calls, please.


AC MASTER ELECTRICIAN

Sunsense Solar seeks the services of a Master Electrician to assist with all job tasks related to the AC side of commercial, residential, and battery based photovoltaic systems.  These tasks include installation, maintenance, estimating, design, and management of all AC electricians on Sunsense projects.  This position is based in the Carbondale office and works in concert with the Operations Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have a Colorado State Master Electrician’s License and is responsible for completing any continuing education requirements needed to renew license.
  • Desired additional certifications:
    • NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
    • OSHA 10, OSHA 30
  • Strong knowledge of current National Electric Code, Local Codes and OSHA requirements for AC related work.
  • Must be able to read and interpret instruction manuals, written guidelines, codes and regulations, construction specifications, single line diagrams, and electrical plans.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills; be able to effectively lead subordinates and work with others in a team environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs, work in various weather conditions and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to work in confined areas, on ladders and on roofs.

Primary Tasks – Installation & Maintenance:

  • Responsible for installing and wiring all AC equipment on residential, commercial, & battery based projects.
  • Responsible for working with the Service Department to troubleshoot and resolve all AC related service and maintenance work.
  • Responsible for managing any other journeyman or residential wiremen working on Sunsense projects and ensuring that all AC work is of good workmanship and compliant with current NEC and local codes.
  • Responsible for communicating with non-Sunsense jobsite electricians on Sunsense projects to ensure that AC equipment is installed correctly.

Primary Tasks – Design & Estimating:

  • Assist Commercial Sales associates and Commercial Designers to specify AC equipment and estimate equipment costs and labor associated with AC work on commercial projects.
  • Maintain and update residential AC estimating matrix.
  • Assist Residential Sales associates and Residential Designers to specify AC equipment and estimate equipment and labor costs on residential projects that fall outside of the parameters of the residential AC estimating matrix.
  • Assist Off-Grid and Battery Backup sales associates and designers to specify AC equipment and estimate equipment costs and labor associated with AC work on off-grid and battery backup projects.
  • Assist Service Department to estimate equipment & labor costs of all AC related service work.

 Primary Tasks – Safety:

  • Responsible for ensuring all AC work is completed to OSHA standards, that appropriate PPE is being used when required, and that lock out/tag out practices are followed.
  • Responsible for working with Operations Manager to develop and maintain best practice safety protocols for all AC work.

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • 90-day review with annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review)
    • Continuing Education assistance
    • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
    • Vacation, personal, sick time
    • Limited use of company resources

To apply: Send completed application form,cover letter and resumé to matt@sunsensesolar.com.  No phone calls, please.


SERVICE, O&M AND OFF-GRID MANAGER

 The Service/Off-Grid/O&M division at Sunsense handles a wide range of tasks. The Manager will oversee technicians in Service, Off-Grid and O&M environments, manage projects at many scales, write proposals and reports and run division operations.  This person will be chiefly focused on managerial and developmental tasks, but should be able to fulfill the role of a Lead Technician when called for.  This job would best fit someone with a broad and deep knowledge of PV installation and repair who is looking for a multi-faceted, high-paced role with a growth trajectory.

Qualifications:

  • Previous solar installation experience including battery storage applications and equipment programming. Formal education in this area also a plus.  This person should be comfortable in any PV environment.
  • Any/all of the following are preferred: NABCEP PVIP, OSHA 10/30, First Aid, IR certification. Can also be on a proven path towards any/all of these. General construction experience also a plus.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PDF software and various PV monitoring platforms as well as a general comfort level working with technology is required.
  • Must be physically able to perform all job tasks.
  • Be able to think on your feet, make adjustments & decisions in the office and field as required.
  • Possess a hard-working attitude, be highly reliable, have attention to detail and a curious nature.
  • Must maintain valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Primary Tasks: 80+% office, 20%- field

General/Managerial:

  • Coordinate billing, invoicing and vendor payments with Accounting.
  • Review and approve division timesheets.
  • Collect and deliver QA/QC, product and other feedback to crews and other departments.
  • Update and implement division policies in concert with Operations Manager.
  • Schedule, dispatch, lead and train technicians to complete projects within established policies and procedures.
  • Develop ideas on increasing division revenue and profitability while maintaining a high bar for safety and quality.

Service:

  • Respond to service-related inquiries regarding PV system functionality and performance.
  • Support technicians from the office. When field work is required, safely and efficiently perform such on-site tasks such as system and equipment inspection, documentation, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting.
  • Work with OEM support centers to resolve service case and warranty issues. Complete troubleshooting and/or replacement procedures and required documentation.  Track billing and warranty reimbursements.
  • Make warranty determinations (Workmanship) and/or advocate for Sunsense clients with OEMs.
  • Complete necessary service documentation in a detailed and timely manner.

Off-Grid:

  • Sales – Perform site visits, communicate with clients, do initial sales engineering, create estimates and drive contract execution.
  • Estimating – Create both pre- and post-contract job estimates.
  • Design – Coordinate with the Design department and prepare permit applications.
  • Project management – Secure permits, schedule crew(s), subcontractors and other resources and manage billing. Draft project safety plans and other documentation as needed.

O&M:

  • Create and edit report templates and use various metering/testing tools to perform on-site system evaluations. Collect and analyze data and generate reports.  Train technicians on safe / accurate use of testing equipment.
  • Fulfill on-site O&M tasks such as inverter maintenance and performance testing, combiner and string-level maintenance and testing, module and site inspection and system documentation.
  • Maintain high levels of quality with an emphasis on safety.
  • Seek out new O&M contracts and renewal of existing ones

 Compensation:

  • Starting salary $45k-55k, depending on experience
  • 90-day review with annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review)
    • Continuing Education assistance
    • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
    • Vacation, personal, sick time
    • Limited use of company tools, vehicles, etc.

To apply: Send completed application form,cover letter and resumé to matt@sunsensesolar.com.  No phone calls, please.


COMMERCIAL SITE SUPERVISOR

The Commercial Site Supervisor will work with the Project Manager and field crew(s) to achieve completion of projects with the highest levels of safety, quality, and efficiency while ensuring conformance with the project plans and specifications.  Note: Applicants with no solar PV experience will not be considered for this role.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of previous commercial solar installation experience on roof- and ground-mounted systems preferred
  • NABCEP, OSHA 10/30, Forklift certifications are strongly preferred
  • Must have full range of motion in upper and lower body; ability to work in various positions & environments, including, but not limited to: stooping, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time in the heat and cold
  • Ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Ability to think on your feet and make adjustments & decisions in the field
  • Professional appearance and customer service skills
  • Hard working attitude, extremely reliable, attention to detail and solutions-oriented
  • Must maintain valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Primary Tasks:

  • Be responsible for Sunsense job sites: safety, security, subcontractors, deliveries, etc.
  • Lead and train crew members to ensure that projects are built according to design, within company policies and procedures, all while maintaining the highest levels of safety, quality and system longevity
  • Discuss design changes with Project Manager, red-line drawings when alterations are approved
  • Communicate with all stakeholders professionally, considerately, and respectfully
  • Perform on-the-job task-specific trainings and daily safety briefings
  • Ensure completion of all required paperwork & documentation including, but not limited to: photos, labeling, safety documentation, testing charts and time sheets

Compensation:

  • $TBD/hour depending on experience
  • 90-day review with annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review)
    • Continuing Education assistance
    • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
    • Vacation, personal, sick time
    • Limited use of company tools, vehicles, etc.

To apply: Send completed application form,cover letter and resumé to matt@sunsensesolar.com.  No phone calls, please.


COMMERCIAL PROJECT MANAGER

This position entails full engagement with all Sunsense departments (Sales, Design, Procurement, Operations, Accounting and Service) and will be focused on delivering complete commercial projects ranging upward from ~50kW.  This position will be based in our Carbondale office.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in the PV industry including (but not necessarily limited to):
    • Knowledge of PV products (modules, racking, inverters, BOS, DAS)
    • Knowledge of various system topologies and their installation and safety implications
      • Solidly grounded, functionally grounded, bipolar, pole- ground- and roof-mounted, etc.
    • PV installation experience at the commercial scale a plus
    • PV project management experience
    • Currently possess or be on a proven path towards various certifications: NABCEP, CO electrical licensure, OSHA 10/30, First Aid/CPR
  • Computer proficiencies: MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, CAD, web applications
    • This role interacts with computers in many ways. Facility with technology a must.
  • “People person” with good phone skills and solutions-oriented communication style
    • Besides the technical development of projects, it is the PM’s role to thoroughly communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Be detail oriented and organized

Primary Tasks:

  • Manage projects from contracted sale to final completion per contract terms
    • Includes (but is not limited to) coordinating: post-contract design, estimating, permitting, rebate & utility applications, technical development, safety planning, procurement, mobilization, site services, installation, accounting and project close-out.
  • Schedule installation teams in concert with Operations Manager and Residential PM
  • Be the main point of contact with project stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Ensure safety and quality compliance
  • Coordinate shipping/receiving for your projects with Procurement and Warehouse Specialist; some lifting required
  • Contribute to warehouse organization, equipment inventory, mobilization efficiency
  • Communicate needs for maintenance and purchase of tools, trucks and safety equipment under your purview with Operations Manager.
  • This role is ~85% office and ~15% field work, travel may be required

Compensation:

  • Starting salary $45k-55k based on experience
  • 90-day review with annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review)
    • Continuing education assistance
    • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
    • Cell phone stipend
    • Vacation, personal, sick time
    • Limited use of company tools, vehicles, etc.

To apply: Send completed application form,cover letter and resumé to matt@sunsensesolar.com.  No phone calls, please.


LEAD PV INSTALLER

The overall goal of the Lead PV Installer is to achieve completion of projects with the highest levels of safety, quality and efficiency while ensuring conformance with the system plans and specifications.  Applicants with no solar experience will not be considered for this role.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of previous solar installation experience on roof- and ground-mounted PV systems.
  • NABCEP Certification and OSHA 10/30 are strongly preferred
  • Must have full range of motion in upper and lower body and the ability to work in various positions & environments. This includes, but is not limited to: stooping, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time in high and low temperatures
  • Rooftop work is a significant part of the job, so being able to work safely and efficiently off the ground is required
  • Ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Ability to think on your feet, make adjustments & decisions in the field as required
  • Professional appearance and customer service skills
  • Ability to plan, route and bend metallic and PVC conduit
  • Hard working attitude, reliability and attention to detail
  • Must maintain valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Primary Tasks:

  • Build projects according to design package and company policies, with an eye to safety, quality and longevity
  • Discuss design alterations with Project Manager and red-line drawing sets with approved changes
  • Communicate with stakeholders professionally, considerately, and respectfully
  • Correctly complete required paperwork & documentation including (but not limited to): photos, system labeling, safety documentation, testing charts & time sheets

Compensation:

  • $TBD/hr depending on experience
  • 90-day review, annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review)
    • Continuing education assistance
    • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
    • Cell phone stipend
    • Vacation / Sick / PTO time
    • Limited use of company tools / vehicles

To apply: Send completed application form, cover letter and resumé to matt@sunsensesolar.com.  No phone calls, please.


SOLAR PV INSTALLER

The overall goal of the PV Installer is to achieve completion of projects with the highest level of safety, quality and efficiency as an integral member of the installation team.

Qualifications:

  • Previous solar installation experience a plus.
  • Entry-Level NABCEP certification, general construction experience, OSHA 10/30 are preferred
  • Must have full range of motion in upper and lower body; ability to work in various positions & environments, including, but not limited to: stooping, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time in hot and cold temperatures
  • Rooftop work is a significant part of the job, so being comfortable with ladders, working on steep pitches, using fall protection & positioning gear and in general being able to work safely and efficiently off the ground / on rooftops is required
  • Ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis
  • Ability to think on your feet, make adjustments & decisions in the field as required
  • Professional appearance, hard-working attitude, reliability, attention to detail and a curious nature
  • Must maintain valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Primary Tasks:

  • Work with and train under Crew Leaders and the Installer team(s) to complete projects within established policies and procedures
  • Discuss any and all design alterations with Crew Leader prior to implementation
  • Maintain high levels of quality assurance and quality control with an emphasis on safety. Be responsible for your own and others’ safety
  • Load and unload trucks in a careful, professional manner. Care for and maintain gear, tools, equipment, vehicles and other company property
  • Assist in stocking trucks and preparing job “kits” in the warehouse as needed

Compensation:

  • $TBD/hour depending on experience
  • 90-day review with annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review)
    • Continuing Education assistance
    • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
    • Vacation, personal, sick time
    • Limited use of company tools, vehicles, etc.

To apply: Send completed application form, cover letter and resumé to matt@sunsensesolar.com.  No phone calls, please.


STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Sunsense Solar is looking for an experienced Staff Accountant to help assist and oversee our Accounting Department.  The Staff Accountant will be responsible for monitoring general accounting practices and developing internal accounting controls.  The successful candidate will report directly to the company president while working with all department leaders and play an instrumental role in the financial success and future of Sunsense Solar.

 Qualifications:      

  • Must have experience in Construction Accounting
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel and Word
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be a team player and work well with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional leadership abilities

Primary Tasks – Financial Management:

  • Analyze accounting & financial information for entry in accounting data base system
  • Generate monthly & quarterly accounting reports for the executive and management teams
  • Generate weekly financial reporting/spreadsheet for president; forecast cash flow, receivables and payables
  • Assess the requirement of funds & working capital
  • Monthly JE’s per accounting procedure and policy
  • Monitor fixed assets and purchases
  • Annual tax preparation, work with current CPA

Primary Tasks – Accounting Practices:

  • Manage day-to day accounting operations, data entry, reconcile operating and GL accounts, statements
  • Sales and Use tax processing and payments per jurisdiction
  • Maintain balances and reconciliation of credit and fuel card accounts
  • Process payroll, review and maintain time sheet data entry, holiday, vacation & sick time
  • Payroll taxes, monthly, quarterly and annual
  • Process annual W2’s and 1099’s
  • Assist with special projects, as requested
  • Schedule of Values and AIA Pay applications
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation:

  •  Starting salary range: $55k-65k, depending on experience
  • 90-day review with annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review)
    • Continuing Education assistance
    • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
    • Vacation, personal, sick time
    • Limited use of company resources

To Apply:

Send completed application form, cover letter and resume to accounts@sunsensesolar.com. No phone calls, please.