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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

SolarCity Upper Marlboro, MD

Upper Marlboro, MD
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


SOLARCITY employees are driven by our mission to provide clean energy to families across the U.S. and inspired to truly save the planet one home or business at a time. Beyond a welcoming atmosphere, SolarCity employees also work together to create an extremely positive and inspiring culture that brings in top talent, keeps drive and motivation high, and makes everyone excited to come to work each day. Do you want to be part of the SolarCity team? Apply today and join the movement!



The Commercial Construction Manager is part of the project team and is fully responsible for the oversight and management of the project cycle for commercial projects within a given region. This includes: project planning, including defining schedule and budgets which meet contract requirements; support of the design process through plan-check and permitting; aiding the Project Manager in defining elements of work and soliciting bids for subcontracted work where necessary; providing direction and supervision of all field activities related to the physical construction; supporting Project Manager in managing the project budget, cash flow, and schedule through the project cycle; oversight of the data management for all project data flows including submittals, RFI s etc.; oversight for all quality and safety requirements on the project; materials and equipment planning and requisition; and planning/management for all general conditions requirements to successfully install the project on-time and within budget, while maintaining required levels for quality and safety.

The Commercial Construction Manager is also responsible for ensuring appropriate levels of workers are on site to ensure adequate progress of work, coordination of trades and overall project completion to meet contractual commitments. The Commercial Construction Manager reports to the Project Manager in the project team structure, as well as the Regional Director for the region. This position may require frequent travel throughout the region where the position will be based.


Manage the project cycle for commercial PV projects

Support the design process and permit submittal

Oversee all field teams and installation progress

Assist the Project Manager in defining elements of work and development of subcontracts

Support the bid process for subcontracted work

Assist Project Manager in the development and management project budgets

Assist Project Manager to develop and manage the project schedule using MS Project

Manage daily logs and timesheets for project

Organize and manage all project data and archive

Coordinate the work of subcontractors on site

Acquire subcontract labor, materials or equipment to ensure timely completion of the project

Conduct site audits for new projects

Additional duties required as needed


BS in architecture, engineering or construction preferred, or equivalent experience

A minimum of five years of experience in construction of commercial projects, three years of that in PV systems preferred

In-depth knowledge of construction products, practices, subcontracting and project work flow/sequencing

NABCEP and/or Certified Project Manager (CPM) certification preferred

Experience in similar capacity on a project team for commercial projects directing crews or tradesmen in general construction, assembly and/or electrical work

Detailed knowledge of construction budgets and schedules

Knowledge of major PV components (PV modules, inverters and racking systems, etc) preferred

Ability to lead craftsmen and construction crews

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

Excellent customer service skills requires

Must have a clean driving record. (example, no DUI in the last 5 years)

Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen

Must have a valid state driver s license


Competitive compensation with many positions incentivized

Paid training with the nation s leader in solar power

Full benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance

Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay

401(k) savings plan for eligible positions

Employee referral program

Some positions eligible for equity

Career path opportunities for top performers

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.