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Sr. Project Manager

Req ID:  100605

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:




This position is responsible for the direct management oversight and on-schedule, on-budget delivery of multiple concurrent large commercial distributed generation PV projects to ensure 100% internal and external customer satisfaction. This position maintains liaison with prime client contacts, and directs and monitors construction and financial activities by providing direction to project engineers, supply chain and logistics coordinators, administrative and finance staff, on-site construction managers, and subcontracted labor and design services. The position is based in Richmond, CA and will be the Sr. Project Manager responsible for several direct reports in Northern California region project management, execution, and all related EPC responsibilities including close alignment and support of multiple development opportunities. This position reports to the Director - PMO West.


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


  • Responsible for complying and monitoring Company safety and quality goals on the assigned project

  • Responsible for insuring 100% customer satisfaction on the assigned project

  • Responsible for managing the construction process for the assigned project

  • Responsible for managing the budget and schedule goals of the assigned projects, from project inception through project closeout

  • Responsible for managing the opportunity/risk review/contract negotiations

  • Identify key construction and design components through on-site audits with design and sales teams

  • Performs regular risk analysis and cost forecasting and reporting for assigned projects

  • Manage key deliverables from design, procurement and construction

  • Leverages knowledge of system delivery milestones to capture reduced construction costs wherever possible

  • Coordinates resource availability and operational needs to ensure achievement of established project goals

  • Monitor final site budget, contract review, schedule, and signature acquisition process for all assigned projects

  • Manage schedule and cost lifecycle of the assigned project through project close and tracks all schedule aspects for assigned projects, from pre-approval through project close-out to ensure on-time delivery

  • Identifies opportunities for and initiation of customer change orders, in alignment with contract terms & conditions

  • Responsible for overseeing document management and administration for the assigned projects

  • Responsible for effective oversight of multiple subcontractors and temporary leased installation labor

  • Negotiates and manages subcontracts and subcontractor change management

  • Serves as the primary corporate representative to the customer, permitting agencies, and other project personnel

  • Will evaluate the performance of  several project managers/associate project managers as assigned to provide accurate feedback on the level of performance within the department




Minimum requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management and 2-4 years of people management experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of site project management experience or an equivalent combination of education and years of related experience

  • Strong technical, supervisory, and project management skills based on construction industry experience

  • Strong familiarity with construction and electrical codes

  • Proven ability to successfully procure, monitor, and assess subcontracted construction functions such as electrical contractors, foundation, steel and commercial roofers

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project is required

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal


Preferred requirements


  • Additional experience with electrical systems and wiring is strongly preferred

  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills

  • Ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the organization, as well as external customers and vendors

  • Ability to work in a team environment with a customer service focus

  • Organizational skills needed to manage time well, prior deadlines



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: 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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