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Permit Coordinator

Req ID:  88041

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:



The Permit Coordinator role provides operational support to the SunPower Direct (SPD) Residential Self Install Construction Team, facilitating project setup, design coordination, procedure development, utility interconnection, rebate applications, and SPWR platform support as well as helping to develop the SPD self install business processes. 


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


  • Permit Coordination 

  • Provide support on utility permit correction requests for interconnection approval. 

  • Submit Designs and Permit Applications to local municipals daily 

  • Pick up approved/issued permits daily 

  • Maintain checkbook and credit card transactions for each job/account 

  • Maintain expense reports for daily transactions and submit weekly 

  • Initiate Design requests 

  • QC designs and verify accuracy of drawings as it pertains to contracts & SalesForce 

  • Coordinate design delivery and status with SPWR teams. 

  • Design Support 

  • Intake of all home specific design requests from SPWR field team. 

  • Download/Save customer files to e-builder and update SFDC with design details 

  • QC designs and verify accuracy of drawings as it pertains to contracts & SalesForce 

  • Coordinate design delivery and status with SPWR teams. 

  • Maintain regular interaction with design team and GBFS support team 

  • Work with Project Management to manage Permit design requests 

  • E-builder Administration 

  • Support Residential integration E-Builder 

  • Maintain E-builder files, users and document procedures 

  • Utility Interconnection Process 

  • Maintain AHJ Database providing documentation about new and changing codes and requirements 




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. 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required 

  • Associates degree and 2+ years related experience 

  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience. 

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and driving screen. 


Preferred requirements 

  • Minimum 2 years of general Construction Administration experience 

  • Minimum 2 years of ‘end to end’ solar project administration 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for high volumes of internal and external communication/coordination. 

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task at high volume of work 

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a group collaborative setting 

  • Excellent MS Office and Adobe creation and manipulation skills 


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: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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