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Project Development Analyst

Req ID:  85503

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:

Job Summary & Responsibilities
We are seeking a Project Development Analyst who will be part of SunPower’s East & National Accounts sales team. In this role, you will work with experienced analysts, developers, and the rest of the commercial team towards our bookings and deployment goals. In this effort you will interact regularly with SunPower's Project Finance, Business Development, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Operations & Maintenance teams to develop compelling customer value propositions for early-stage and awarded deals alike.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Primarily -
• Develop solar and storage projects, from initial lead through booking, for large customers, including Fortune 500 companies, institutional customers, and all levels of government

• Analyze customer goals, site conditions, and utility data in order to evaluate the feasibility of a solar and/or storage system

• Utilize powerful design software (Helioscope, Aurora, PVSim, PVSyst, Energy Toolbase) to determine optimal product selection, design, and size

• Research policy, incentives, construction code, taxes, etc. for various markets

• Conduct financial modeling to creatively structure customer offerings (cash sale, lease, PPA, etc.) in order to maximize the customer value proposition

• Value-engineer (optimize costs for) customer offerings

• Data Analytics

• Communicate daily with internal teams in order to advance customer offerings toward booking

• Research available incentives to maximize positive impact to project bottom lines

• Manage time and shifting priorities among active opportunities


Additionally - Work on special projects to improve our processes, value proposition and reach like:

• Creative deal structuring, new financing options

• Policy support for new markets

• Business Development and customer outreach

• Process improvement and templates integral to the Commercial team’s success

• Involvement in contract and execution-side for post-award deals


About You

• Excellent quantitative analytical skills – you have advanced Excel functionality

• Excellent communication skills – you are responsive and work well with others to solve problems

• Strong growth mindset – you can learn new topics, tools, and processes quickly

• Well-organized

• Humble, gracious, enthusiastic and motivated

• Strong team spirit


Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic track record


Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of solar energy

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

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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