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Commercial Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Intern

Req ID:  79541

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 Phillipines. 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:

Summary of Role:

SunPower is seeking a Commercial O&M Intern to perform analysis and market research in support of SunPower’s commercial O&M business operations. This individual will contribute to the establishment of business processes and the exploration of market opportunities that support the ongoing service and performance obligations for PV and storage systems deployed by SunPower’s Commercial & Industrial (C&I) business segment.  This individual will work closely with SunPower’s commercial O&M services and business operations teams and various project stakeholders to deliver high-quality analysis of the commercial O&M industry landscape and opportunities to improve operational policies based on analytical findings. 


Specific responsibilities will include:


  • Conducting market research of the Commercial Solar and Battery O&M Services industry and preparing presentations to communicate findings with internal stakeholders
  • Compiling an excel database of Solar and Battery Service providers and related data
  • Analyzing contract performance and financial data to evolve financial (P&L) management capabilities and drive business improvements
  • Extracting contractual requirements to refine entitlement tracking
  • Assisting the performance managers in assessing opportunities to improve management of the fleet and prioritizing performance issues
  • Assisting program management of the Commercial Solar wash program to advance the “Modwash” prioritization process
  • Support the implementation of new software products to better analyze SunPower’s C&I fleet performance, and how that performance compares to the rest of the industry
  • Developing analysis and presentations to support the O&M Team for various initiatives and integrating continuous process improvement with daily work


Minimum requirements:


  • Working toward a degree in Business, Finance, Management, Engineering, Environmental Science & Technology, or related field
  • Proficient at conducting market research and identifying opportunities and risks
  • strong analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Process-oriented and strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Well-developed written and verbal skills.


Preferred requirements:


  • Knowledge of and/or experience within the renewable energy industry, especially Solar and/or Batteries
  • Strong desire to advance the adoption of renewable energy in the US energy mix

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.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
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

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