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Solar Project Lead - Springfield, MA


MA, Springfield

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We’re Direct Energy (DE) Solar—the leading residential solar specialist in the country; a believer of change, technology, and goodwill; an enthusiast for renewable energy and a greener planet. 

DE Solar was built to enhance sustainability, reduce the carbon footprint, and lower the reliance on fossil fuels. Within six years we’ve grown to 350 employees and completed more than 3,000 installations across 12 states. A career at DE Solar offers immense opportunities for you to make a tremendous impact. 
The Project Lead communicates to the customers the installation process and ensures that the customers have a positive experience while transitioning to solar energy. It is the Project Lead’s responsibility to guide the project through the various state and local regulations, facilitate communication between the customer and DE, and ensure that the project proceeds smoothly. Local travel is required. All work performed is tracked through DE’s project management software
  • Passionate. You have a high level of energy, motivation, drive, enthusiasm, initiative, commitment and professionalism. You don't get overwhelmed easily. You are extremely keen to learn more about everything from others. 
  • Driven. You are looking to join a team that is passionate, engaging, and energetic about solar energy, Mother Nature, and working outside. You understand what it takes to get the job done; you are a ninja when it comes to grinding away at issues and finding a resolution. 
  • Flexible. You're willing to help out wherever needed and wear numerous hats in doing so. You are versatile enough to be an exceptional team player as well as an effective individual contributor. 
  • Fun. You're a charismatic, gregarious individual who can talk to anyone; you're flexible, courageous, and enthusiastic about making the world a cleaner place for everyone. 
  • Communicate regularly with customers about the progress of their solar installation. 
  • Acquire necessary permits. 
  • Guide projects through any homeowners association, historic preservation, or zoning issues. 
  • Facilitate communication between the customer and the installation team. 
  • Coordinate inspections and interconnections with the customer, local jurisdiction, and the relevant utility. Ensure projects are completed within scheduled timeframes. 
  • Attend inspections and resolve any problems to ensure that systems pass inspections. 
  • Track progress through Astrum’s project management software. 
  • Have the rare opportunity to help save the planet. 
  • BS/MS in Engineering or related technical discipline with 2+ years of experience in residential construction/remodeling, residential project management OR a Journeyman License (any trade) with 4+ years residential experience. 
  • Superb customer service skills - a high level of professionalism and a positive demeanor is a MUST. Strong computer skills and detailed knowledge of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Impeccable time-management skills are a must in order to handle multiple projects simultaneously including prioritizing, organizing and planning effectively to meet all deadlines. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships and work well within the team. 
  • Self-directed and capable of working effectively in a highly dynamic fast-paced environment. 
  • Physical mobility of upper and lower body. 
  • Ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time. 
  • Valid state driver’s license. 
  • Pristine driving record (for example - no DUI within the last 5 years). 
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check, national driving record check, and drug screen. 
  • Previous experience installing photovoltaic systems preferred. 
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification preferred.

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability