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Associate Project Manager

Req ID:  106781

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SunPower is a solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best solar technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency, and performance. SunPower offers the only solar + storage solution designed and warranted by one company that gives customers control over electricity consumption. Through design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring, SunPower provides its world-class solar solutions to residential and commercial customers across the U.S.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 2,500 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. SunPower welcomes the forward thinkers, the future savers of the world, the freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy.


The Associate Project Manager will be assigned to a project team with at least one Sr. Project Manager and Project Manager. Each project team will be responsible for the simultaneous management and exaction of a portfolio of projects in multiple locations and at varying stages of the project lifecycle.



The Associate Project Manager is individually responsible for the following duties:

  • Set up/schedule and manage regularly scheduled meetings and take meeting minutes
    • Includes internal & external as well as distribution after reviewing with the Project Manager
  • Become intimately familiar with products and project design, contribute to the ongoing review of construction drawings
  • Assist in maintaining Project Schedule updates in Leankor or assigned schedule software
  • Review & maintain the Bill of Materials (BOM) and internal Sales Order demand management tools with the Construction Manager or Field Representative
  • Fill out contract abstract after project award
  • Work directly with the design team and manage submittal of permit package to the Permit Agency
  • Attend client kickoff meeting, may correspond directly with the client or client project team
  • Work with Project Manager to create/compile and distribute Subcontractor Bid packages
    • Includes Subcontractor Scopes of Work (SOW), coordinate drawings & schedule
    • Final review of all Subcontractor Bid packages to confirm no scope gaps
  • Assist in Subcontractor Bid review and subcontractor selection
  • Assist in Subcontract review
  • Assist in Project Budget Management
    • Includes Subcontractor/Material invoice review and approval; Purchase Requisitions & Purchase Order management & creation; budget maintenance
    • Generate Customer invoice
    • Work with Project Manager to prepare budget forecasts capturing actual budget commitments as well as foreseeable risk items and commitments
  • Coordinate the Rebate Application request, or relevant incentive claims for each project
  • Assist Project Manager in identifying Customer Deliverables from the Customer Contract and Execute the Customer Deliverables per contract terms
  • Work with Project Manager and Construction Manager in the development of project Site, Safety, Logistics and other project plans as may be required
  • Managing subcontractor RFI’s & submittals
  • Coordinate directly with the Construction Manager to collect as-builts & field electrical forms and testing reports post-construction
  • Facilitate the O&M manual creation and distribution to internal & external parties, including warranty documentation for all major components
  • Internal reporting, including but not limited to:
    • Internal subcontractor/material reporting
    • Creating and maintaining the Outlook Report (bi-weekly's) for Project Manager review
  • Coordinate material delivery schedule with the Construction Manager and Subcontractors
  • On-site management of material receiving, where applicable
  • On-site install tracking, where applicable
  • Facilitate the project Commissioning, Training Request, SunPower Monitoring setup, and website setup, communication, and coordination
  • Coordinate and ensure status and reporting on the Utility Interconnect & Inspection protocols to the Project Manager
  • Collect and maintain Construction Manager generated documentation


The Associate Project Manager will coordinate with other SunPower project staff and contribute to the following tasks:

  • Manage and revise the Project Schedule
  • Support Design bursts and Design reviews for assigned projects
  • Engage w/ permitting agency for fees, timelines for review and special requirements
  • Prepare Client correspondence and manage design approval with the Client
  • Developing safety and quality control plans with internal stakeholders, subcontractors, and clients
  • Subcontractor bid selection – RFQ, RFI, job walks
  • Negotiation & management of subcontracts and change orders, invoices and associated documentation 
  • Monitor and track all subcontractor/supplier invoices
  • Execute the internal Project Close-Out
  • Projects to Customer Service Handoff and Admin Inactivation



  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of related experience
  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience



  • Skill in using computer software such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience using Oracle, Primavera and Prolog software is desirable
  • Valid State of Residency Driver’s License and access to vehicle
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to logically troubleshoot problems and develop creative solutions
  • Resourceful and self-directing, ability flourish in a fast-paced and demanding work environment



  • 4-year Construction Management or Engineering degree or equivalent construction experience
  • 2 years’ experience as Project Engineer for a construction company
  • An interest or experience in alternative energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency, and/or green building is a plus



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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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