Green Job of the Day: Project Engineering Manager (Two Openings), KDC Solar (Bedminster, NJ)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Project Engineering Manager
Organization: KDC Solar
Location: Bedminster, NJ

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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With a strong background in the Power Industry, our firm is now embarking on a very aggressive program of commercial solar power installations in the New Jersey area. To provide support during installation, startup and into Operations we are looking to enhance our staff with talented project management/engineering personnel. Since our project pipeline is continuing to grow we are currently seeking two candidates.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have 10 years of experience in the power or related industries and have functioned in project engineer/project manager or lead engineer roles. Our primary focus for this solicitation is degreed engineers, with strong Electrical and I&C backgrounds, and understanding of the financial impact of project management. The candidate will play a significant role in technical review and analysis of contractor proposals and serve to oversee and manage the work of solar contractors on commercial installations and insure installation is proceeding in accordance with specifications, good engineering practice and conformance with contract documents. Experience in the Solar Industry on the design, including PV modeling, and installation of roof mounted and ground mounted systems is certainly a positive and since one of these roles will ultimately evolve into a role in Operations and Maintenance Management, experience in that area would also be viewed as a plus.

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Green Job of the Day: Technical Project Lead, Bosch Solar Energy (Palo Alto, CA)

Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

Job: Technical Project Lead
Organization: Bosch Solar Energy

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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  • Bosch Solar Energy is seeking an experienced and professional Technical Project Lead to support our North American sales team. The Technical Project Lead will work closely with the sales team to evaluate commercial, municipal and utility scale solar PV projects. You will actively drive the technical evaluation of projects and make decisions on hardware, layout, design and installation of systems in order to maximize the performance of the system and to deliver the best customer solution. You will have experience designing and engineering solar PV systems from medium to large scale projects.
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    Green Job of the Day: Lead Solar Installer, Joule Energy (New Orleans, LA)

    Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

    Job: Lead Solar Installer
    Organization: Joule Energy

    An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.

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    Joule Energy provides energy efficiency and solar integration services throughout Louisiana. We provide a one-stop solution for individuals and business that demand excellent results and superior service. We keep our clients at the forefront of energy technology and service by delivering superior quality products and unbeatable customer service.

    We are currently looking to add a Lead Solar Installer to our Residential PV Team. This position will include the following responsibilities:

    • Ability to train and manage installation crew
    • Contribute to the design and layout of PV systems as necessary
    • Work with engineers, architects, general contractors, owners, electrical inspectors and utility engineers effectively and in a professional manner

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    Intersolar North America is July 14-16 in San Francisco

    Intersolar North America

    Intersolar North America will take place from July 14-16 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  This event, held in conjunction with SEMICON West, is a trade show and conference focusing on photovoltaics, solar thermal technology, and solar architecture.

    Intersolar North America will include informative conference sessions, an Innovation Exchange, a Job and Career Forum, and exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors.  This event is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees, including technology developers, investors, and government officials.  Other organizations will also be presenting other programs in conjunction with Intersolar North America.

    For some background, the following video provides information on the Intersolar Europe 2008 conference which took place in Germany and featured more than 1,000 exhibitors and 52,000 visitors from 140 countries.

    For more information:

    [cross posted from Green VC]

    Green Job of the Day: Smart Solar Program Manager, Community Energy Services Corporation (Berkeley, CA)

    Green Job of the Day is a feature of Green Collar Blog which highlights a job opening pertaining to environmental or social responsibility.

    Job: Smart Solar Program Manager
    Organization: Community Energy Services Corporation
    Location: Berkeley, CA

    An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. The complete announcement and application instructions can be viewed here.  Interviews will be scheduled beginning the week of January 12.

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    Community Energy Services is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to building sustainable communities in the greater Bay Area through innovative and hands-on energy and building improvement programs.  We work in partnership with cities, counties, and utilities to provide these services in underserved and vulnerable communities.

    We are looking for a program manager to run our new Smart Solar Program, a solar and energy efficiency consumer education program that we are piloting in Berkeley as part of the DOE’s Solar America Initiative. The goals of this project are to (1) accelerate the adoption of solar technology at the local level by engaging the City, vendors, consumers, community-based organizations, and regulators; (2) provide a model for other cities; and (3) promote solar technology among residents and local businesses in Berkeley and the East Bay.

    The Program Manager will be responsible for designing, planning, staffing, and running the day-to-day operations of the Smart Solar Program.

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    Growing Interest in Solar Classes Highlighted by the San Jose Mercury News

    Classes on Nuts, Volts of Solar Trade Filling Up is a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News that reports on the increasing interest in solar classes. The article includes a spotlight on a class "Solar 102: Intro to PV Installation" offered at San Jose City College. In addition, the article provides data on current and projected employment trends in the solar sector.

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    “Find Your Solar Dream Job” to Take Place in San Diego on October 15

    On October 15 from 6:30 – 8:00pm a program entitled Find Your Solar Dream Job will take place in San Diego.  This program will include Andy Black (On Grid Solar) and a panel of four solar companies and will provide an overview of job opportunities in solar as well as strategies for getting into the industry.  This event is taking place in conjunction with Solar Power International ’08 and Solar Energy Week.

    For more information: