Commercial Sales Engineer
SolarCity | Philadelphia , PA | Posted 7/12/2014


The primary role of the Sales Engineer is to win business by providing outstanding support to the Commercial Sales Team and corporate clients.  Sales Engineers are customer facing subject matter experts who support all technical and pricing aspects of commercial sales activity for PV solar systems.  Sales Engineers also fulfill a cross functional role in the company, coordinating sales activities with Finance, Legal, Operations and Design Engineering departments. 


• Create PV Solar System designs and professional quality renderings for inclusion in customer proposals
• Provide build cost estimation and competitive pricing for commercial PV solar projects
• Coordination with customer facilities managers, engineers and other technical personnel
• Customer facing presentation of sales proposals
• Perform detailed cost benefit analysis of available products, installation options and new technologies
• Detailed modeling of PV solar system production and ROI
• Audit sites for PV solar installation suitability, cost considerations, environmental limitations, structural limitations etc. 
• Contribute professional quality proposal content for technically complex, multi-site PV solar installations
• Proactively maintain the competitiveness of the company’s offerings. Ongoing and in depth research on new products and technologies
• Present complex data and concepts in a manner that is intuitively understood by customers.
• Regularly evaluate actual job costs and market factors affecting pricing
• Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and subcontractors 


• 2+ Years of Commercial, Enterprise or Government customer facing sales engineering or technical sales experience
• Advanced MS Office and general computer skills
• Highly proficient in Excel
• Advanced data analysis skills
• Advanced energy production/efficiency modeling tools skills ( PVsyst, PVWatts, etc.)
• High level of proficiency with AutoCAD, Sketchup or similar image manipulation program
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
• Excellent customer service skills required

• 2+ years of general construction, electrical, renewable energy or energy efficiency experience is strongly preferred
• 2+ years solar PV installation, design or technical sales experience is strongly preferred
• General construction project management experience is strongly preferred
• Relevant industry certification (Electrician, NABCEP, LEED, etc) is strongly preferred
• BS Engineering degree or technical/scientific curriculum is strongly preferred

Benefits for Full-Time Positions:

• Competitive compensation with many positions incentivized
• Paid training with the nation’s leader in solar power
• Full benefits package  including health, vision, dental insurance
• Attractive vacation, sick and holiday pay
• 401(k) savings plan
• Employee referral program
• Eligibility to receive equity in the company
• Career path opportunities for top performers

SolarCity is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 


Employment Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Sales - Marketing
Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience: At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: 2014-2310
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