IES Residential is seeking a Solar Construction Supervisor that lives in Texas. This position will be 80-100% travel across the country. The Solar Construction Supervisor will assist Project Manager by managing project activity in the field. Perform tasks from contracted sale through file archive for a select set of Solar Customers, working closely with Engineering, Installations, and Sales (or Prime Contractor) to keep the customer informed of their status, as well as completing all of the necessary paperwork to move their project through the pipeline for a smooth and positive experience. Specifically spend most of the time in the field performing preinstallation surveys, during construction coordination & QA/QC, and post-installation punch list management for residential, commercial, and small utility photovoltaic systems, along with ancillary contracted electrical services and/or structural upgrades, etc., utilizing both in house and subcontracted installation crews.
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Become expert in customer’s individual contract inclusions/exclusions and ensure that all
required items are met throughout the project lifecycle
Update customer as to necessary revisions and/or change orders based on AHJ & EDC
specific requirements not included within their sales contract.
Be the internal customer advocate to ensure that their project receives appropriate
attention, action, and reaction to issues.
Know the customer’s personality as to appropriately guide company/managers through
possibly problematic situations with your portfolio of clients.
Document customer interactions and maintain records of all calls, e-mails, conversations,
and other forms of communication relating to projects.
Coordinate IES installation teams and subcontractors to ensure compliance with safety
Assess potential installation sites to determine feasibility and design requirements,
evaluate provided designs for technical flaws or cost savings improvements.
Work with customer to collect all necessary/required items to proceed with project
including documents, signatures, insurance policies, etc.
Communicate to customers on the company’s behalf and enforce company
standards/policy while maintaining a positive relationship with the customer throughout
Manage proactive & reactive communication to sales consultants regarding their
Prepare project scopes of work, project budgets, or schedules.*
Solicit subcontractor bids and perform quantity, labor take-offs and estimate work.*
Contribute with conceptual budgeting, bid preparation, client proposals, final estimates
and cost analysis.*
Plan and coordinate installations to ensure conformance codes.
Monitor work of contractors and subcontractors to ensure projects conform to safety,
quality, plans, specifications, schedules, or budgets.
Provide technical assistance to electricians, installers, technicians, or other professionals
in areas such as solar, electrical systems, and mechanical systems.
Identify means to reduce costs, minimize risks, or increase efficiency of projects.
Coordinate or schedule building inspections for projects.
Order ancillary construction materials from suppliers and coordinate deliveries of
Perform start-up of systems for testing or customer implementation.
Assess system performance or functionality at the system, subsystem, and component
Evaluate subcontractors or subcontractor bids for quality, cost, and reliability.
Visit customer sites to determine system needs, requirements, or specifications.*
Build client confidence in company and customer satisfaction.
Develop and maintain system architecture, including all piping, instrumentation, or process flow diagrams.
Purchase or rent equipment for system installation for current and future projects.
Ensure jobs are project ready before installation begins with all necessary materials, plans, permits, instruction manuals, & crew assignments.
Complete hardcopy and digital paperwork as necessary for post installation process with clients, EDC, customers, prime contractors, etc.
Repair, test, troubleshoot, inspect, install, remove and maintain solar equipment such as conduit, inverters, transformers, breakers, switchgear, and SCADA equipment.
Act as liaison with the Prime Contractor and their Project Manager’s when performing work as a subcontractor.
Track pertinent, job-related documents and scan documents to the home office for review and document retention.
Arrange daily transportation to assigned work locations.
Oversee timekeeping activity for subordinates based on applicable federal employment laws.
Track tools, equipment, and vehicles maintenance needs and report to supervisor.
Review & familiarize self and installation team with AHJ specific requirements for project installation.
Review & familiarize self and installation team with EDC specific requirements for project installation.
Work with Engineering on necessary revisions and/or change orders based on site conditions or customer requests not included within their sales contract.
Hold daily toolbox safety talks with crews at the beginning of the day as necessary.
Conduct a JSA each day with the entire crew as necessary.
Being able to effectively communicate and set expectations for the crew.
Being able to effectively communicate with locating companies, other crew leaders, other contractors, and any other persons working on the jobsite in order to establish clearly defined expectations and game plans.
Conduct inspections on all crew's equipment, and vehicles and ensure that the equipment is appropriately cared for.
Ensure that appropriate safety precautions are taken in all circumstances and at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Operate equipment, including, but not limited to aerial man lifts, forklifts, lulls, trencher, backhoe, excavators after you have been trained, evaluated, cleared, and properly licensed.
Insures all applicable permits and locates are complete and on site.
Maintain safe work environment by following codes, standards, and legal regulations.
Use a tablet/smartphone, laptop, email, crew calendars, online reporting and other communication devices to adequately ensure that everyone is on the same page.
Work with confidential information and understand critical nature of privacy.
Work well under pressure and deadlines.
Work well with a variety of software packages across multiple computing platforms.
Have flexible availability based on ongoing work/task needs change.
Complete job-related paperwork and submit in an orderly timely manner to appropriate individual.
Follow all IES policies
Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.
Knowledge and Skills
Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
Must have a clean driving record (if driving on behalf of the company)
Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
Must be able to lift and carry 80 lbs. or more
Professional, accountable, reliable, and willing to go above & beyond to help satisfy any
Must have a completely flexible schedule; weekends, and overtime as necessary
Must be willing to travel greater than 80% of the time.
Must complete all training from IES, and any other required training
Ability to manage time efficiently
Must have good oral communication skills
Ability to lead & manage others
Ability to use reason and logic
Ability to read and write
Ability to make basic mathematic calculations
Demonstrate safe work habits and proper care for tools and equipment
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Lift and carry loads of 80 lbs. or more
Repetitive use of arms, hands and fingers.
Climb and maintain balance on ladders and/or poles
Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 20 lbs.
80% - 90% standing while working
Maintaining body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing,
crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any
direction in a repetitive manner.
Ability to focus on items using close and peripheral vision
Ability to see colour
Working easily and skillfully with hands
Typing, punching, twisting, squeezing or applying pressure to an object or hand tools with
fingers and palm.
Perceiving size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with the fingertips
Perform duties outside in varying temperatures and working environments.
Ability to read labels, job site maps/directions, instruction manuals
Ability to speak for long periods of time.
IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES’s 2021 fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, IES produced over $1.53 billion in revenue and employed over 6,800 employees at over 99 domestic locations across the United States. IES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Females, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans Encouraged to Apply.
From office buildings to wind farms, industrial complexes to housing developments, our employees and design professionals design, build, and maintain the systems that empower lives.
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EEO & Affirmative Action
The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company’s obligations as a contractor to the United States government.
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IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES Residential Main office at toll free (855)-IES-Hire or (855) 431-4473 or any IES office to request assistance.
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