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Jr. Site Surveyor

Jr. Site Surveyor

Job Description


The Junior Site Surveyor assists in obtaining the necessary technical data needed to facilitate the installation of solar photovoltaic systems.  

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• Assist the Site Surveyor with obtaining information necessary to complete technical design documents for a photovoltaic system
• Conduct a physical site survey using a variety of equipment and tools including but not limited to; measuring devices, hand tools, various ladder types and sizes, and Personal Protective Equipment.
• Prepare site surveying documents as needed to coordinate with the SolarCity engineering department to produce permit-ready documents
• Provide and maintain a current driver's license and a clean driving record to safely operate a company vehicle
• Develop relationships with design professionals and install crews to support the business activities
• Additional duties required as needed

Job Requirements

• A minimum of three (3) years experience in a discipline related to construction or building sciences; estimating or site auditing experience is preferred; photovoltaic installation experience is preferred
• High School or Trade School degree in a discipline related to construction or building sciences, engineering or architecture is preferred
• Must be able to lift 70lbs
• Ability to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold)
• Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs and work on rooftops of multi-level buildings
• Experience with Energy Efficiency is strongly preferred
• Ability to understand, read, and comprehends contract documents, plans and specifications; ability to stay organized and maintains project records
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required in order to prepare site audit documents and conduct site audit meetings with customers
• The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to develop basic formulas typically used and commuted in the construction industry; ability to use formulas to develop spreadsheets as needed and used by SolarCity
• Proficiency with computers and various applications including MS Office, SolarCity proprietary software, and smart phone applications
• The ability to read plans, specifications, diagrams, equipment submittals, and material data sheets
• Knowledge of site surveying, construction sequencing, construction methods and materials; knowledge of residential electrical systems
• Excellent customer service skills required
• Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen
• Must have a clean driving record (example- no DUI in the last 5 years)
• Must have a valid state driver’s license
• Thrive in a team environment

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.  


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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Marketing, Sales, Skilled Labor - Trades
Education High School
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Sales - Marketing, Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2014-2821
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Jr. Site Surveyor

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