Design and Installation Manager SunRun
Sunrun?s mission is to make solar energy affordable for more people. We help people upgrade their home to solar energy without the big upfront costs. Instead, we use a variety of project finance structures to purchase solar facilities for our homeowners and sell them electricity under long-term contracts. We are the leader in our field, having more than double the market share of our closest competitor. We are looking for high performers to join our team and help us scale as we continue to grow across thousands of households in over ten states.
The Fleet Operations Department operates and maintains the largest fleet of residential solar PV projects in the country. We are responsible for all projects after they are turned on. Our goal is to maximize customer satisfaction, financial performance, and resource efficiency. We preemptively reduce service incidents by ensuring all systems are built in accordance with industry leading quality best practices and utilize reliable equipment from stable manufacturers. After each system is placed into service, we orchestrate the reliable collection of data, monitor performance trends, and manage field service activity.
Sunrun administers two distinct quality control initiatives: design/installation quality and equipment quality. While this position will support both areas, the design/installation quality is a higher priority and will drive Sunrun?s recruiting and hiring decisions. This position will ?own? design/installation quality.
This is a high impact role with direct visibility to, and interaction with, Sunrun?s executive leadership team and network of installation partners.
Define and document ?best practices? for design/installation quality
Administer process to evaluate quality of recently installed projects
Manage relationships with third-party contractors and consultants
Collaborate with internal software teams (product management and engineering) to create technology solutions to support quality program
Ensure quality results are available on schedule and reporting metrics are delivered to appropriate stakeholders
Collaborate with Account Managers to deliver feedback and improve quality across Sunrun?s installation partner network
Deliver training to internal Project Operations department to support design review
Support project finance diligence efforts with data-driven reporting
Follow evolution of applicable codes and standards
Own relationships with equipment vendors/manufacturers and follow technological advancements in products and practices
Manage Sunrun?s approved vendor list (AVL), including recommendations to add/remove vendors
Develop initiatives and strategies to control/improve equipment quality and mitigate risk exposure (factory inspections, product tests, etc)
Manage equipment warranty coverage and protections
Residential solar PV expert
4-7 years in the industry
Design experience (electrical and structural)
Industry qualifications / certifications (i.e. NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer)
Detailed knowledge of codes and standards (both NEC and IBC)
Understanding of EPC cost structure and drivers
Experience in multiple markets/states
Experience in quality or reliability management
Experience interacting with senior executives (both internally and externally)
Experience negotiating business agreements with suppliers, consultants, or partners; experience managing supplier/vendor performance
Expertise in analyzing data in MS Excel and developing quality presentations in MS PowerPoint
Adaptability and comfort working in unstructured and evolving environment; dedication to the principle of ?continuous improvement?
Bachelor?s degree (science/engineering desired)
How to Apply
Application deadline: March 8, 2013 (applications will be accepted after this date, but may not be considered for first round of interviews)
Desired start date: April 1, 2013
Applications will not be considered without a cover letter, which should include:
How does this position relate to your career goals?
What is your level of expertise in residential solar PV?
What is your experience in project management (organization, schedule, budget, vendor performance, etc)?
What is your experience managing partner relationships and delivering information/feedback?
Submit cover letter and resume online
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