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.
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 résumé and cover letter. To apply, send completed application form, cover letter, and résumé to jobs@sunsensesolar.com. No phone calls, please.
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OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Operations Manager will work from our Carbondale office.  This position manages the operational divisions (Residential, Commercial, Service/O&M/Off Grid) and entails full engagement with all other Sunsense departments (Sales, Design, Procurement, Administration and Accounting) and requires a skill set capable of growth within the company.

 

Qualifications:

  • Have previous experience in the PV industry and EPC operations
  • Knowledge of PV product lines (grid tie, off grid, commercial).
  • Knowledge of PV system installation and operation as well as safety protocols.
  • PV Installation and project management experience helpful.
  • Certifications (some/all preferred): NABCEP, OSHA 10/30, First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Computer proficiency, specifically with MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, CAD, web applications.
  • Possess solid communication skills with a solutions-oriented approach.
  • Be organized and be able to prioritize and delegate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a working knowledge of business financials and accounting systems.

Primary Tasks:

  • Manage operational divisions: Residential, Commercial, Service/O&M/Off-Grid.
  • Enforce safety protocols, develop and maintain safety documentation, initiate, review and update policies.
  • Perform announced and unannounced job site visits for safety and quality checks.
  • Coordinate all repairs, calibrations and purchases of tools, trucks, safety gear, etc.
  • Maintain and update external posts for open positions, review and maintain incoming Operations resumes and lead interview teams for Operations hires. Perform operations performance reviews.  HR management. 
  • Develop and maintain an efficient structure for weekly review of departmental timesheets.
  • Support division leaders in their roles, train as needed, and serve as resolution point for client or subcontractor issues.
  • Drive efficiencies across operational divisions and among departments to find ways to streamline processes and workflows, establish/maintain lines of communication, save costs and generally provide guidance within the Operations Department and throughout the company.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Review in three months
  • Annual performance evaluation
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Monthly 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 résumé to jobs@sunsensesolar.com. No phone calls, please.

 

COMMERCIAL LEAD PV INSTALLER

The Commercial Lead PV Installer completes commercial‐scale PV projects to the highest levels of safety and quality as the head of their team, ensuring conformance with the system plans and specifications. On many projects the Commercial Lead PV Installer will play a dual role as the Site Supervisor, requiring not only crew leadership while performing primary installation work, but also site management responsibilities such as: site security, receiving material deliveries, interactions with stakeholders and interfacing with subcontractors. This position will be based in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado.

 

Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of previous solar installation experience required; applicants without
    experience will not be considered. Experience leading commercial PV projects
    preferred.
  • Experience installing pitched and flat‐roof as well as ground‐mounted PV systems is
    preferred.
  • NABCEP Certification and OSHA 10/30 is strongly preferred. Training provided.
  • Experience using OHSA‐compliant safety systems including (but not limited to) fall
    protection, positioning and roof access strongly preferred. Training provided.
  • Must have full range of motion in upper and lower body and the ability to work in
    various positions during all seasons. This includes, but is not limited to: stooping,
    standing, bending, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time in high
    and low temperatures.
  • The range of projects includes many roof‐mounted systems so being comfortable
    with ladders, at times working on steep pitches and in general being able to work
    safely and efficiently off the ground and on rooftops is required.
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50
    pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Think on your feet, make adjustments & decisions in the field as required.
  • Possess a calm, professional demeanor and customer service skills.
  • Experience with conduit bending, routing and associated Codes strongly preferred.
  • Have a hard working attitude, be reliable and pay attention to detail.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Primary Tasks:
  • Work with, train & lead crew members in the construction of projects according to
    the design package, applicable codes and company policies with an emphasis on
    safety and quality.
  • Be an inspiration to your team members, constructively encouraging them to
    consistently exceed safety and quality standards. Be accountable for yourself and the
    actions of your team.
  • Ensure that projects are built according to design with an eye to quality and longevity.
  • Regularly update supervisor on job status and conditions. Discuss deviations from
    design package with supervisor prior to implementation. Mark‐up drawing sets with
    any and all changes to reflect the project as built.
  • Complete paperwork & documentation as needed and as assigned. This may include:
    in‐process and final photos, system labeling, safety documentation, testing charts etc.
Compensation:
  • $TBD/ hour, depending on experience
  • 90‐day review, annual performance evaluations thereafter
  • Professional Development Program
  • Tool Budget Program
  • Benefits (pending successful 90‐day review):
  • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness)
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Vacation / Sick / PTO time, paid holidays
  • Limited use of company tools / vehicles

 

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

 

LEAD PV INSTALLER

The Lead PV Installer completes grid-tied PV projects to the highest levels of safety and quality as the head of their team, ensuring conformance with the system plans and specifications. This job is mainly focused on residential projects, but may at times include small-scale commercial systems. Applicants without previous PV experience will not be considered for this role.

 

Qualifications:
  • Previous solar installation experience on roof- and ground-mounted PV systems required.
  • Previous experience leading solar PV projects preferred.
  • NABCEP PV Certification and OSHA 10/30 are strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Must have full range of motion in upper and lower body and the ability to work in various positions during all seasons. This includes, but is not limited to: stooping, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time in high and low temperatures.
  • Installing at height is a significant part of the job, so being comfortable working safely and efficiently off the ground, on steeply pitched roofs and on ladders is required.
  • Prior experience installing and using OSHA compliant fall protection, positioning and roof access systems strongly preferred. Training provided.
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Think on your feet, make adjustments & decisions in the field as required.
  • Possess a calm, professional demeanor and customer service skills.
  • Experience with conduit bending, route planning and associated building and electrical codes strongly preferred.
  • Have a hard working attitude, be reliable and pay attention to detail.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Primary Tasks:
  • Lead the construction of projects according to the design package, applicable codes and company policies, with an emphasis on safety and quality.
  • Be an inspiration to your team members, encouraging them to consistently exceed safety and quality goals.
  • Regularly update Project Manager on job status and conditions. Discuss deviations from design package with Project Manager prior to implementation. Mark up drawing sets with approved changes.
  • Communicate with stakeholders professionally, considerately, and respectfully.
  • Be responsible for completion and delivery of required paperwork & documentation including, but not limited to: in-process and final photos, system labeling, safety documentation, testing charts, time sheets, purchase receipts etc.
Compensation:
  • Starting Wage Range: $17-20/hr depending on experience.
  • 90-day review, annual performance evaluations thereafter.
  • Tool Budget Program.
  • Professional Development Program.
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review).
  • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness).
  • Cell phone stipend.
  • Vacation / Sick / PTO time / Paid Holidays.
  • Limited use of company tools / vehicles.

 

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

 

PV INSTALLER (Hiring Year-Round and Seasonal)

Come be a part of the most dynamic sector of the construction industry and help build our energy future! The PV Installer completes projects to the highest levels of quality, maintaining high levels of safety, as an integral member of the installation team.

 

Qualifications:
  • Previous solar installation experience and/or technical education a plus, but not required. Curiosity and passion are most important.
  • Entry-Level or higher NABCEP certification, general construction experience, OSHA 10/30, First Aid certification are plusses, but not required. We can and will provide training.
  • You must have full range of motion in your upper and lower body, the ability to work in various positions & environments, including, but not limited to: stooping, standing, bending, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time, indoors and out, in all seasons.
  • Rooftop work is a significant part of this job. Going up and down ladders, at times working on steep pitches and in general being able to work comfortably, safely and efficiently at heights is part of the role. Fall protection, roof access and positioning training will be provided.
  • The ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis is required.
  • Think on your feet and make adjustments & decisions in the field as required.
  • Have a hard-working attitude, be reliable and pay attention to detail.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Primary Tasks:
  • Take direction from Crew Leaders and work with the Installation team members to complete projects within established safety and quality policies and procedures.
  • Learn and follow best practices. Read, understand and follow product instructions.
  • Discuss any and all needed design alterations and installation choices 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. Training provided.
  • Conduct yourself in a courteous and professional manner, both at the shop and on job sites.
  • Care for and maintain gear, tools, equipment, vehicles and other company property. Report deficiencies promptly.
  • Assist in stocking, cleaning and maintaining an orderly warehouse.
Compensation:
  • Starting Wage Range: $15-17/hr depending on experience.
  • Safety and job training provided.
  • Tool Budget Program.
  • 90-day review, annual performance evaluations thereafter.
  • Benefits (pending successful 90-day review).
  • Continuing Education program.
  • Monthly expense reimbursement (Health/Wellness).
  • Vacation / Sick / PTO time.
  • Limited use of company tools / vehicles.

 

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

 

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Sunsense Inc. is looking for a reliable Accounting Assistant. The Accounting Assistant will be responsible for monitoring general accounting practices and assist with internal accounting controls. The ideal candidate will be capable of learning our complex accounting system with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will report directly to the Accounting Manger and President and play an instrumental role in the financial success and future of Sunsense Inc.

 

Accounting Assistant Duties:
  • Manage day-to-day accounting operations, data entry, reconcile operating and GL accounts, statements
  • Request and process W9 forms from new Vendors
  • Receive and process Purchase Orders
  • Sales and Use tax processing per jurisdiction ( monthly)
  • Maintain balances and reconciliation of credit and fuel cards
  • Assists with special projects, as requested. Schedule of Values and AIA Pay applications
  • Enter New Client information into QuickBooks and Project Tracker, generate estimate and create customer folders.
  • Scan file and log accounting documents
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Must have at least 2+ yrs. 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
  • Team player and work well with others in a fast paced environment
  • Exceptional leadership abilities
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 résumé to jobs@sunsensesolar.com. No phone calls, please.