In collaboration with a remote project management team, the site supervisor provides on-site project management of the construction of utility scale and commercial solar projects. The site supervisor directly manages 5-30 members of an electrical install team, and coordinates all other trades on the construction site.
Roles & Responsibilities
Technical Skill Sets
- Experience with many different solar project site types - commercial, small utility, and residential
- Able to perform every task on a typical utility site on or ahead of schedule without QC errors or safety issues, including:
- Neat, efficient and workmanlike conductor terminations, wire management, and labeling
- MC4/H4 Connections
- Understanding of module stringing strategies and the impact of module string size on voltage.
- Multiple strategies for safely pulling wire through conduit
- Multiple strategies for maintaining proper spacing for direct burial wire
- Understanding of grounding and ground testing (FOP)
- Landing large gauge (500MCM and larger) conductors
- Proper attachment of mechanical and compression lugs
- Proper use of hydraulic and manual knockout
- Excavating electrical trenches, effective trench compaction in different soil types, and trench safety precautions
- Building equipment mounting walls from plans
- Reading one lines and developing inferences based on unclear plan sets.
- Effective PVC conduit run design and construction
- Able to train every task on a typical utility site on or ahead of schedule without QC errors or safety issues
- Efficient and safe operation of lull/forklift, excavator, and skid steer
Supervisory Skill Sets
- Ability to maintain a safe job site with water, shade, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to lead medium to large teams (10-50 people) with multiple subteams
- Ability to effectively delegate and communicate plans to foremen, quartermasters, and assistant site supervisors
- Demonstrated commitment to safety of all crew members and ability to communicate safety hazards to team
- Ability to generate realistic plans and implement them
- Ability to foresee potential coordination issues with other trades on site
- Ability to provide suggestions for solving potential on-site problems
- Familiarity and efficiency with software systems and progress reporting (i.e. spreadsheets, hour logs, scheduling tools)
- Thoroughness and detail orientation in checking for QC issues and reporting as-built deviations from plans.
- OSHA 30 required
- Successful leadership position in electrical installation of at least 5 projects over 1 MW in size
- At least 3-5 years experience in construction and/or solar installation
- Willingness to travel
- Familiarity with Excel or Google Sheets
- Experience with operating equipment, including forklifts, skid steers, and excavators
Joule offers a workplace that is casual, upbeat and hard working. We operate with a "triple bottom line" philosophy, meaning you don't have to check your conscience at the door.
- Flexible work schedule
- Dog-friendly office
- Volunteer community service opportunities
- On-the-job training
- Learning focused environment
- Professional development