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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

SolarCity Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City, UT
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 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!



Grid Interconnection is the process by which the utility reviews the project and approves it to be energized. The Utility Team is responsible for managing the application for interconnection on the customer s behalf, ensuring that SolarCity is in compliance with program rules. Coordinators interact daily with a broad audience, including public utility companies and internal teams, such as Sales, Operations, Engineers, and Accounting. Ensuring that utility interconnection approval is received requires a significant amount of administrative work including the retrieval and coordination of information, completing detailed and technical applications and submissions, relationship management, management of deadlines and milestones, and attention to detail.

The ideal candidate must be able to listen and observe, quickly identify the crux of a problem, research the issue, and clearly summarize what is needed. He or she must also be flexible and positive. This candidate must be extremely detail oriented and organized. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate is open to change and quick to adapt as necessary. Employees who are successful in this role are proactive, use common sense, and take pride of ownership over the quality and accuracy of their work.


Application Management

* Prepare, review, and submit a high volume of applications and claims ensuring compliance with all relevant utility guidelines and agreements.

Problem Solving

* Identify common issues and develop suitable solutions and processes. Address incoming inquiries in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.

Project Management

* Update notes in internal database for all related tasks and manage project status changes

* Follow up on inquiries about project status in a timely, efficient, and professional manner

* Email and phone communication with SolarCity colleagues and utilities to ensure project move smoothly

* Summarizing and clarifying information for other departments as requested


* Conduct web research and phone inquiries to analyze and document utility processes for various states and utilities

* Pro-actively contact utilities on the status of projects and get clarification on utility requirements


Minimum 6 months work experience required

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred

Extremely detailed and organized

Great problem solving skills and good judgment around when to escalate issues to managers if necessary

Enthusiastic and passionate about the solar industry

Patient, calm, and have a positive demeanor

Have a sense of urgency and thrive in a fast-paced environment

Effectively prioritize, multi-task, and manage time well

Flexibility and ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment

Proficient with desktop applications such as Adobe Acrobat, MS Office, and Internet Explorer is required

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent customer service skills required

Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment

Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required

Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background screen. Additional pre-employment driving and drug screens may be required based on job responsibilities


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.