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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

SolarCity White Plains, MD

White Plains, MD
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


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 Junior Site Surveyor assists in obtaining the necessary technical data needed to facilitate the installation of solar photovoltaic systems.


Assist the Site Surveyor with obtaining information necessary to complete technical design documents for a photovoltaic system

Conduct a physical site survey using a variety of equipment and tools including but not limited to; measuring devices, hand tools, various ladder types and sizes, and Personal Protective Equipment.

Prepare site surveying documents as needed to coordinate with the SolarCity engineering department to produce permit-ready documents

Provide and maintain a current driver's license and a clean driving record to safely operate a company vehicle

Develop relationships with design professionals and install crews to support the business activities

Additional duties required as needed


A minimum of three (3) years experience in a discipline related to construction or building sciences; estimating or site auditing experience is preferred; photovoltaic installation experience is preferred

High School or Trade School degree in a discipline related to construction or building sciences, engineering or architecture is preferred

Must be able to lift 70lbs

Ability to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold)

Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs and work on rooftops of multi-level buildings

Experience with Energy Efficiency is strongly preferred

Ability to understand, read, and comprehends contract documents, plans and specifications; ability to stay organized and maintains project records

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required in order to prepare site audit documents and conduct site audit meetings with customers

The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to develop basic formulas typically used and commuted in the construction industry; ability to use formulas to develop spreadsheets as needed and used by SolarCity

Proficiency with computers and various applications including MS Office, SolarCity proprietary software, and smart phone applications

The ability to read plans, specifications, diagrams, equipment submittals, and material data sheets

Knowledge of site surveying, construction sequencing, construction methods and materials; knowledge of residential electrical systems

Excellent customer service skills required

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

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

Must have a valid state driver s license

Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required

Thrive in a team environment


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.