Operations Vice President - Solar Energy Company
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For over 44 years, Sun Light & Power (SLP), based in Berkeley, CA has provided industry leading solar energy and storage solutions for commercial and residential customers, throughout California. In 2018, SLP has enhanced its unparalleled reputation for quality, safety and B-Corp values by transitioning to 100% employee-ownership.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Commercial Operations will lead the company’s largest business unit, which includes commercial and industrial solar power, solar thermal, energy storage and electric vehicle solutions. The company focuses on 3 primary commercial markets: developers of affordable housing, developers of new facilities and business owners of existing facilities. The successful candidate will have the opportunity of joining the company at an exciting time to support growth, drive operational excellence and strengthen the company’s core competencies. The role will entail managing the entire commercial project lifecycle, from contract to commissioning.
The successful candidate will lead the following key functional teams:
Team focuses on leading the project planning and management of the projects;
Team focuses on designing solar power, energy storage and solar thermal systems;
Team focuses on managing the projects’ materials / equipment supply chain, while maintaining the field team’s warehouse and fleet;
Team comprised of superintendents, forepersons, crew leads and installers, focuses on field operations involving self-performance crews, sub-contractors and material deliveries to install company’s system.
Ensure the safety of employees and sub-contractors first;
Manage the Commercial Operations team to deliver project mission and target job profit;
Improve the company’s project production system, in an effort to streamline flow efficiency and reduce failure demand;
Provide oversight / management of a system of robust project planning, project management and field operations utilizing Lean Project Delivery System (LPDS) continuous improvement methods;
Manage relationships with clients, vendors and sub-contractors.
At least 10 years’ proven leadership experience within a similar role, focusing on solar power, energy storage, construction, engineering, or related fields involving project management, project engineering, or field management;
Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate team members to successfully execute projects; provide coaching, mentoring and encouragement for successful problem solving and making his/her own calculated decisions;
Experience or knowledge applying lean project delivery philosophy and methods within a solar engineering and construction operation, preferred.
Competitive base salary, goal-targeted bonus and benefits to include:
Annual allocation of company’s 1M shares, based on a formula involving the number of employees, employee’s years of service and total compensation, which are vested over a 6-year period;
8 different medical plans to choose from paid by SLP, employee only, through Blue Shield and Kaiser;
100% dental coverage paid by SLP, employee only, through the Delta Dental Gold PPO;
100% vision coverage paid by SLP, employee only through the VSP Gold;
100% paid by SLP, employee only;
FSA, HSA and Commuter program;
Paid Time Off:
13 days to be used for vacation or sick time; 8 paid public holidays, plus 2 days for volunteering;
401(k) after 6 months of employment;
$500 annual stipend.
Headquartered in Berkeley, CA; position can also be on a remote basis with regular travel to job sites at least once a month.
The company is an equal employment opportunity company without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, age, physical / mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, or any other basis protected by applicable federal / state law.