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Vice President, Field Operations

Req ID:  94601

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 2,000 in North America and the Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:


SunPower Corporation is seeking an experienced Vice President of Field Operations. The Vice President of Field Operations will report directly to the Vice President of Residential and Light Commercial Operations and will serve as a key leader on the senior management team in the Residential and Light Commercial Operations team


The Vice President, Field Operations is accountable for leading and managing the field operations workforce, budgets and performance metrics. The Vice President will be charged with developing and implementing world-class operations processes, systems, policies, and procedures to ensure we can deliver the highest standards of service, operational excellence and professionalism as SunPower continues to expand into the direct channels.


To succeed in this role, the candidate will possess a combination of big-picture vision and creativity, project management skills with detail-oriented execution, and savvy communication skills with the ability to convince external and internal stakeholders of the validity of an approach

The Vice President,  Field Operations will oversee the day-to-day activities of the direct installation and O&M teams, installation subcontractors, installation cost reduction activities, and new product launch readiness.


Position Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for end-to-end program management, including establishing the vision and strategy, tactical plan development and execution, and measurement of the success of installation and operations teams, including cost reduction strategy and new product readiness.
  • Manage and expand installation operations across multiple regions to achieve business revenue and margin goals. Effectively communicate status and potential bottlenecks are communicated and identified to ensure smooth operations.
  • Find and acquire labor and train per standard training process
  • Enforce SunPower Safety Policy and provide clear leadership to the field on adherence to the policy.
  • Drive process improvement and ensure accountability within the field and general operations group
  • Select, award and manage installation and O&M sub-contractors as needed.
  • Work with SunPower cost reduction team to track material and labor costs, and report on progress towards cost reduction goals.  Identify cost reduction opportunities and initiatives
  • Effectively interface with a wide variety of resources both internally and externally to ensure service delivery that satisfies business strategy and delights customers while driving efficient cost structure
  • As business changes lead and provide change management and standards adherence to ensure workforce and cost optimization.
  • Develop and monitor annual operations budget



  • BS in engineering or construction preferred or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in construction
  • In-depth knowledge of construction practices and project work
  • Strong budget management experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Superior written and oral communication and collaboration skills
  •  Excellent listening and comprehension skills.
  •  Proven leadership, management and delegation skills
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail, grasp of the big picture and be highly analytical.
  • Ability to analyze technical, financial, and operational data
  • Strong project management and planning skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities




Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.



Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.




SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Anaheim

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