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Site Surveyor

Site Surveyor

Job Description


The Site Surveyor will provide professional site surveying services to obtain and communicate the necessary project information to the SolarCity design team for the preparation of permit ready documents needed to facilitate the installation of solar photovoltaic systems. Primary external interface and communication will be with SolarCity’s potential customers.

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• Be able to follow a preset job schedule and track hours on a smart phone application
• Be able to effectively and succinctly communicate with customers during the initial face to face greeting and/or on the phone
• Be able to effectively and succinctly communicate with a centralized scheduling team
• Conduct a physical site survey using a variety of company provided tools and equipment including measuring devices, hand tools, ladders, personal protective equipment, etc.
• Document the project site with photos using a company provided digital camera and a smart phone application
• Fill out, by hand, paper site surveying sheets needed by the SolarCity Engineering Department to produce permit-ready documents
• Upload information to the SolarCity project management system using a company provided laptop
• Provide and maintain a current, valid driver's license and a clean driving record to safely operate a company vehicle or personal vehicle for company use as necessary.
• Additional duties required as needed

Job Requirements

• A minimum of one (1) year experience in a discipline related to construction or building sciences; estimating or site surveying experience is preferred; photovoltaic installation experience is preferred; energy efficiency is preferred
• High School or Trade School degree in a discipline related to construction or building sciences
• Must be able to lift 70lbs and maneuver a large ladder and other equipment as necessary.
• Ability to work in extreme environments (example: hot sun, cold weather, heat or cold in homes and attics)
• Must be willing and able to climb ladders, stairs, and work on rooftops and in attics of multi-level buildings
• Ability to organize and maintain paper documents and electronic photos and files
• Excellent verbal communication and customer service skills are required in order to communicate with the customer and coworkers
• Excellent written communication skills are required in order to prepare hand written site surveying documents
• BPI certification may be required in certain counties or states
• The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals with or without the use of an electronic device
• Proficiency with smart phone applications and digital cameras
• Basic computer skills including the ability to copy files and communicate via email
• The ability to read plans, specifications, diagrams, equipment submittals, and material data sheets
• An understanding of site surveying, construction sequencing, construction methods and materials
• Basic knowledge of residential electrical systems
• 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 current, valid state driver’s license
• Must be able to follow standardized processes while working unassisted

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 2014-2643
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Site Surveyor

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