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ND Interconnection Coordinator

Req ID:  84822

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 looking for an Interconnection Coordinator to perform the important role of interface between SunPower and utilities on behalf of our residential customers to satisfy all requirements of interconnecting to the Grid. Interconnection Coordinators are primarily responsible for communicating with utilities and as needed, will communicate with customers and internal/external stakeholders to obtain required documentation. The Interconnection Coordinator is viewed as the SME as it relates to understanding and achieving all requirements for interconnection approval as required by the utility.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the single point of contact for utility communication
  • Manage expectations of interconnection approval timelines and proactively communicate to operations when/if the timelines change
  • Serve as the primary customer advocate to achieve interconnection approval from the utility
  • Act as the SME resource for assigned region/utilities, holistic understanding of utility parameters
  • Perform Go to Market (GTM) utility interconnection research to explore the various requirements
  • Manage onboarding documentation for the Sales team, as well as process initial utility interconnection applications for submissions for preliminary and Permission to Operate approvals
  • Problem solve as needed by using critical thinking skills to push action items through to resolution without supervision
  • Collaborate with Project Coordinator Team as interconnection tasks need special attention
  • Build relationships with internal/external stakeholders as well as customers through respect, empathy, effective communication and being well organized.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two plus years of Project or Account Management experience

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in residential home improvement project coordination or project management
  • Proven customer service background
  • Ability to remain organized in a fast-paced environment, while managing multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using a CRM and/or project management software
  • You must be curious, always seeking to learn more and understand

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. / B.A. degree and minimum 3 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and years of related experience
  • Technical knowledge of solar system installations
  • NABCEP certification a plus

 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for working hours 
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable method 
  • Able to position and move objects up to 10 pounds 
  • Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency 
  • The position requires travel with the potential of overnight stays between assigned facilities and various locations within the community. Less than or equal to 10% travel. 
  • Day to day work is completed in the office at personal computer M-F, first shift hours 
  • Ambient noise level is usually quiet, consisting of normal conversations, business machines, telephones, but occasionally may be above average for portions of the business day 

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 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: jobs@sunpower.com. 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.

 

NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES

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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