Coordinates all of the workers and materials involved in a solar installation, managing time and budgets, and translating between engineers, system designers, and installers in the field.
A solar project manager maximizes efficiency in the implementation of detailed project plans, keeping track of goals, tasks, resources, schedules, costs, and contingencies. They are responsible for the quality of work, and for keeping a project on time and on budget. Solar installation managers identify opportunities to reduce costs and minimize risk; develop systems to manage safety and quality assurance on site; coordinate installers, technicians, vendors, and subcontractors; and monitor their work to ensure compliance with specifications, schedules, and budgets. They may also provide technical assistance to contractors, and report on progress to owners, project developers, and financial partners.
▸ Solar Project Developer
A financial, business, or legal degree and additional solar training would facilitate this move.
▸ Solar Fleet Manager
Additional logistics training and a management or business degree will facilitate this move.
▸ Solar Installation Contractor
Typically requires additional licensure and solar, business, or construction management training.