Join the StraightUp Solar team and be on the front lines of the Midwest’s transition to a clean energy economy! StraightUp Solar is seeking a full time Bloomington, IL based Field Project Coordinator.
This position is 80% field based. Solar experience required. Advanced knowledge of installation/code required. The Field Project Coordinator (FPC) is responsible for owning the field operations/installation side of their assigned projects ensuring that they are installed safely, accurately, completely and within the estimated timeline.
If hired, relocation assistance is available to move to the Bloomington/ Normal, IL area.
About StraightUp Solar:
StraightUp Solar is Missouri’s longest-running and largest solar installer. St Louis-founded and owned, we are a fully-licensed and insured electrical contractor, a BBB A+ business, and B-Corps Certified. We are a turn-key solar PV design & installation firm with 7 in-house installation crews. Our 130 employees in Missouri and Illinois are dedicated exclusively to PV design, installation, operations, and maintenance.
StraightUp Solar has installed more than 2,300 solar projects at businesses, homes, schools, farms, churches and government buildings throughout Missouri and Illinois and has offices in St. Louis, MO, Marion, IL and Bloomington, IL. Our team of 130 includes 63 NABCEP Certified and Associate-level credential solar professionals.
What we offer:
  • Competitive hourly rate and advancement opportunities
  • 4% Employer Matching 401(k)/100% vested
  • Monthly medical insurance stipend for employee
  • Paid Life Insurance $50,000
  • Additional voluntary insurance includes: Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Accident and Critical Illness, Life and Legal.
  • Wellness Program with Headspace App Stipend
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Holidays, and Bereavement
  • Per Diem and paid travel if there are out of town opportunities
  • Ongoing solar education and training classes
  • Live StraightUp Solar’s CLEARE values and embrace our goal of “inspiring a solar tribe to create a sustainable world.”
  • Always work toward shared understanding and engage “crucial conversations” when needed.
  • Be self-sufficient and supportive of other team members.
  • Work with the Safety Manager to keep job sites safe and OSHA compliant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • FPCs are responsible for reviewing all new projects that have been submitted by the Project Manager.
  • Meetings – mandatory attendance at various weekly meetings.
  • Technical Onsite Evaluations (TOS) – The FPC obtains all of the necessary data needed for Design Team to finalize the project’s system designs. This includes roof photos/measurements/assessment, Pathfinder photos, attic photos/structural information, electrical panel, inverter location, conduit path, Cat5 to inverter plan or Monitoring plan, etc. If a ground-mount array, the slope at the array site must be analyzed.
  • Installation Prep – Equipment & Digging – The FPC is responsible for evaluating sites for equipment needs. FPCs are responsible for scheduling and renting any necessary equipment for a project as well as delivering the equipment if needed. FPCs are also responsible for requesting wire wraps. FPCs should schedule and communicate timelines for any necessary utility line flagging through JULIE or Dig Rite.
  • Installation Crew Support – The FPC is responsible for supporting the crew onsite. This includes fielding phone calls and texts from the installers and answering any questions they may have, filling manpower shortages, a particularly challenging situation, new racking or process, and if an experienced person is needed to get the project started, etc. Whenever possible or on site the FPC must verify the installation crews are adhering to the safety standards of the company.
  • Quality Control – FPCs must conduct quality control visits to jobsites.
  • Job Folder – It is the FPC’s responsibility to provide the necessary stickers and placards (standard & custom) to the job folder and to verify that the PM has provided all of the other necessary items and information.
  • Subcontractor Coordination – The FPC is responsible for communicating with subcontractors regarding installation information and timeline during installation. The FPC must provide the project information and verify the sub contractor is submitting the required checklists.
  • Checklists – The FPC must verify that all installation checklists have been completed fully, accurately and submitted by the crew in a timely manner. This includes making sure the customer’s monitoring portal is created and functioning properly.
  • Inspections/Utility Commissioning/Final Walk-Throughs/Monitoring- FPCs are responsible for sitting for any inspections or commissioning that take place after the crew has left the site. The FPC is responsible for notifying the PM that the project is officially complete and meets SUS standards. The FPC is also responsible for setting up the customer’s web-based monitoring system/portal.
  • Project Changes During Installation – If any changes are made to the design of a project during the installation phase, it is the FPC’s responsibility to ensure the other project stakeholders (design, procurement, PM, etc.) are notified. This includes but is not limited to, interconnection methods, module movements, remote disconnects and placards.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Primary contact for crewmembers for technical and logistics topics
  • Creates Job Folders
  • Printing Designs and Posting Permits
  • Arranging delivery of heavy equipment and dig rite
  • Final close out of projects/checklist submissions
  • Executes Residential Technical Onsites as needed
  • Sets up solar monitoring sites as needed
  • Interacts with clients at their home and businesses
  • Quality Control Installations
  • Meet with AHJ and Utility Inspectors
  • Troubleshoot technical issues at jobsites
  • Other duties as required
Physical Requirements:
  • Lift 75 pounds
  • Navigate heights with uneven surfaces
  • Climb ladders
  • Sit in vehicle while driving long distances
  • Carry loads on pitched roofs
  • Tolerate working in inclement weather
  • Crawl in tight spaces
  • Advanced knowledge of solar and installation/code requirements
  • Min 1 year in Lead Role required
  • Leadership Training preferred
  • NABCEP Full Installer Certification preferred
  • OSHA 10
  • Familiar with safety protocols and policies
  • Provide excellent customer communication / customer service
  • Maintain pace intensity to match the needs of the design team
  • Computer technology skills, CRM experience, ms office, and google apps such as gmail.
  • Solution-minded, and always looking for ways to improve efficiency and communication.
  • Clean driving record with reliable transportation.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Self-starter while managing numerous priorities.
StraightUp Solar Culture:
StraightUp Solar is a values-based B-Corp company committed to a cleaner, safer, more secure, and socially just energy future — one solar panel at a time. As evidenced by recent accolades as one of St Louis’s 2023 Best Places to Work, we provide a supportive team environment which allows everyone the opportunity to collaborate on ideas to improve the company. StraightUp Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging veterans, women, persons of color, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. Different makes us better.

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