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Commercial Construction Manager

Commercial Construction Manager

Job Description

The Commercial Construction Manager is part of the project team and is fully responsible for the oversight and management of the project cycle for commercial projects within a given region.  This includes: project planning, including defining schedule and budgets which meet contract requirements; support of the design process through plan-check and permitting;  aiding the Project Manager in defining elements of work and soliciting bids for subcontracted work where necessary;  providing direction and supervision of all field activities related to the physical construction;  supporting Project Manager in managing the project budget, cash flow, and schedule through the project cycle;  oversight of the data management for all project data flows including submittals, RFI’s etc.;  oversight for all quality and safety requirements on the project;  materials and equipment planning and requisition;  and planning/management for all general conditions requirements to successfully install the project on-time and within budget, while maintaining required levels for quality and safety. 

The Commercial Construction Manager is also responsible for ensuring appropriate levels of workers are on site to ensure adequate progress of work, coordination of trades and overall project completion to meet contractual commitments.  The Commercial Construction Manager reports to the Project Manager in the project team structure, as well as the Regional Director for the region.   This position may require frequent travel throughout the region where the position will be based.


• Manage the project cycle for commercial PV projects
• Support the design process and permit submittal
• Oversee all field teams and installation progress
• Assist the Project Manager in defining elements of work and development of subcontracts
• Support the bid process for subcontracted work
• Assist Project Manager in the development and management project budgets
• Assist Project Manager to develop and manage the project schedule using MS Project
• Manage daily logs and timesheets for project
• Organize and manage all project data and archive
• Coordinate the work of subcontractors on site
• Acquire subcontract labor, materials or equipment to ensure timely completion of the project
• Conduct site audits for new projects
• Additional duties required as needed


Job Requirements

• BS in architecture, engineering or construction preferred, or equivalent experience
• A minimum of five years of experience in construction of commercial projects, three years of that in PV systems preferred
• In-depth knowledge of construction products, practices, subcontracting and project work flow/sequencing
• NABCEP and/or Certified Project Manager (CPM) certification preferred
• Experience in similar capacity on a project team for commercial projects directing crews or tradesmen in general construction, assembly and/or electrical work
• Detailed knowledge of construction budgets and schedules
• Knowledge of major PV components (PV modules, inverters and racking systems, etc) preferred
• Ability to lead craftsmen and construction crews
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
• Excellent customer service skills requires
• Must have a clean driving record. (example, no DUI in the last 5 years)
• Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen
• Must have a valid state driver’s license

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. 

Solar City

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Marketing, Sales, Management, Construction
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Sales - Marketing, Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2014-3322
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Commercial Construction Manager

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