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Solar Site Surveyor I

Req ID:  66882

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 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. 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 is seeking experienced Site Surveyors to join our SunPower Direct Residential program. Many skills and much knowledge will be acquired in this position. The Site Surveyor will provide professional site surveying services to obtain and communicate the necessary project information to the SunPower design team for the preparation of permit ready documents needed to facilitate the installation of solar photovoltaic systems. The primary external interface and communication will be with SunPower customers.   


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned): 


  • 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 smartphone application 

  • Fill out, by hand, paper site surveying sheets needed by the SunPower Engineering Department to produce permit-ready documents, uploading data to the SunPower project management system. 

  • Perform site survey activities with a team and independently. 

  • Attend mandatory training sessions on new products, installation methodology, and safety 




Minimum requirements - The least amount of skills and training candidates must have to do a specific job.  Candidates not meeting these requirements will not be hired for this position. 

  • Basic knowledge of residential electrical and structural systems 

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen 

  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance required 

  • High School or Trade School degree in a discipline related to construction or building sciences 

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (50 lbs. or more) in addition to climbing ladders and working in high places. 

  • Valid Driver’s license 

  • Ability to travel between job sites 

  • Ability to organize and maintain paper documents and electronic photos and files 

  • Excellent written communication skills are required in order to prepare survey documents 

  • Excellent customer service skills required 

  • Proficiency with smartphone applications and digital cameras 

  • Basic computer skills including the ability to copy files and communicate via email 


Preferred requirements 

  • OSHA 10 Certification 

  • Strong understanding of NEC codes with emphasis on residential PV installations 

  • Proficient in the installation of grid-tied and microinverter applications. 

  • Excellent customer service skills in addition to solid verbal and written communication skills 

  • Associates degree and 2+ years related experience 


Equal Employment Opportunity 


It is SunPower’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. SunPower disapproves of, and will not tolerate, unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws. 




SunPower Values

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

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

Job Segment: Project Manager, Technology

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