Site Superintendent

Job Purpose
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.

Qualifications
  • 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

Benefits
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

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