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Boston MA Full Time Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we're looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world's energy future, there's no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand - with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

Commercial Solar Interconnection and Utility Relations Manager


SunPower's Commercial Solar Interconnection and Utility Relations Manager will drive improved utility timelines and interconnection outcomes as a passionate advocate for our Commercial Business. The role is responsible for proactively navigating the complex interconnection policy environment by coordinating closely with Sales, Engineering and Project Management internally as well as with external stakeholders. Additionally, this role will manage the interconnection process on projects across multiple states and escalate current issues through utilities and oversight organizations, effectively communicating and disseminating solutions internally.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):

  • Proactively collaborate with utilities and oversight organizations to push for accelerated interconnection timelines, reduced cost and more solar friendly policy
  • Synthesize initial utility interconnection requirements, submit interconnection applications and manage their progression through the entire utility process in various utilities for multiple projects at differing stages of development
  • Provide regular interconnection status and utility process updates cross functionally to accurately set expectations regarding interconnection with continual focus on solutions and process improvement
  • Creatively solve interconnection challenges by coordinating externally including with other solar developers, industry associations, and regulatory agencies
  • Establish strong working relationships with utilities, ISO's and industry representatives by meeting in person to champion SunPower's position


Minimum requirements -

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with capability of adjusting communication style for interactions with utilities, customers and other stakeholders
  • Passionate drive and work ethic with a growth mindset able to rapidly adapt in a fluid business landscape to solve complex problems
  • Capacity to interpret electrical single lines, site plans and equipment layouts
  • Aptitude balancing and prioritizing competing interests
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time to meet with utilities and other interconnection stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college plus 2 years of applicable experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Preferred requirements

  • Familiarity with renewable energy electric industry, utilities and policy.
  • Knowledge of generation interconnection process and tariffs.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: (see below) Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.


Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company's obligations under law, it

must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated

Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime

Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law.

Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants

and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by

contacting the EEO Officer.

Boston MA, United States of America
11/9/2019 5:30:06 AM

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