Solar Construction Supervisor

Job Locations US | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-San Antonio

General Job Description

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.


Why choose us? Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions. Employee safety is our #1 priority. We provide great benefits, company culture, growth opportunities and competitive pay.  


Essential Responsibilities

  •  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

    the experience.


  •  Manage proactive & reactive communication to sales consultants regarding their

    individual installations.

  • 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








Specific Qualifications



  •  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Construction / Project Management, or equivalent years of experience in related area.
  • Solar: 2 years’ experience.
  • Management, Operations: 2 years’ experience
    • Demonstrated ability in managing projects: installation, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Previous experience working with supplier, partner, client or customers in an operational capacity
  • Highly experienced with National Electric Code and Building Codes



  • Valid Driver's License
  • OSHA – 30 Required
  • Electrician: Journeyman License or equivalent experience

Working Conditions:

  • Travel up to 100% required
  • Job may require working in all elements depending on job location, time of year, heat,cold, rain or snow. Indoor and outside activities required.
  • Working in confined spaces such as crawl spaces and attics. Attic work may require working in extreme heat.
  • Working near power lines and electricity
  • Exposure to moderate noise levels, house pets or stray animals, construction areas and general public areas
  • Must be able to work from within a manufacturer’s rated weight capacity for all equipment including but not limited to ladders and aerial lifts. Note: Employees personal weight and personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of the equipment.
  • Must wear personnel protective equipment at all times as required.
  • Working at least 5 days a week for 8 hours a day plus any overtime.

Physical Requirements

  •  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.

Company Overview

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.

  • Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions: 
  • Safety is Priority One – and our record shows it
  • Competitive Pay
  • Company 401K plan with Employer Contribution Match
  • Company Paid Time Off
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Choice of Medical Coverage including Prescription and  Short Term Disability Plans
  • Choice of Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Optional Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, Legal and Pet Coverage
  • Auto and Home Insurance Discount Programs

EEO Statement

NOTE TO ALL AGENCIES: Any unsolicited agency resumes or agency represented candidates that are presented to any IES employee without first having a signed contract between that agency and the IES Talent Acquisition organization will become the property of IES and no fees will be paid.


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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Disability Accommodation

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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