compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Why you want to work here...
GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides direct solar installation and project development; clean mobility options; workforce training and service-learning opportunities; and low-income solar policy advocacy.
Our Vision: a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone.
Our Mission: to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.
Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 8 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware; GRID also works in Nicaragua, Mexico and Nepal. GRID has a dedicated staff of 350 and growing!
What it's like at GRID…
At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of work. Our culture supports the learning, growth, and well-being of all of our team members. Every member of GRID Alternatives must participate in the organization's equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) work.
GRID Alternatives provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Because we value EID at GRID Alternatives, we encourage folks from all backgrounds to apply, even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications.
Why this is a big deal...
GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Program has worked since 2010 with Indigenous Nations across the United States to achieve their renewable energy goals. Using a community-centric approach, we partner with Tribes to identify, develop, finance, and implement solar power projects that meet community needs, including education, hands-on training, and energy cost reductions for tribal members.
Based in Denver, CO, our team serves tribal communities where GRID offices do not exist. We are offering a position for a Project Manager to support the Tribal Team with its construction schedule and management.
Key Responsibilities Include...
- Works closely with Director and the entire team on the construction schedule, including scheduling projects
- Coordinate project progress from client application approval to Permission To Operate ensuring Salesforce is updated at each step
- Contact clients and schedule initial construction site visits
- Supports Design Team to ensure site visits are completed timely and thoroughly
- Ensuring site visit info progresses to either a design or Recommend Inactive Report
- Obtaining all utility and AHJ permitting, permit application submittals, and payments
- Ensure installs are aptly assigned for various department needs - taking into account physical install -requirements, timing, adequate staffing
- Ensure installs are performed to pass both internal and external quality assurance inspections
- Manage all Quality Control Task assignments
- Contact clients and AHJ's and schedule/assign inspections
- Researches and completes any Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) requirements.
- Carries out and fulfills any business and/or contracting requirements complying with Tribal laws and -regulations.
- Assist and coordinate final utility approvals to final project approval and billing
- Review and process all department invoicing, gaining appropriate approvals in a timely manner
- Leads and completes procurement as needed
- Coordinate document management - permits, client communications, and supporting various field photo capture applications
- Coordinate subcontracting various Professional Services, i.e. arborists, electrical subcontractors, etc.
- Coordinate inter-department communications, assign new tasks and projects
- Coordinate training and assisting staff in data entry, permitting, and proving time for various training -opportunities
- Coordinate reporting for quality, service, and backlog review
What you need to bring to this role…
- High School/GED
- Prior Construction Management Experience from another trade (preferably solar)
- High level of computer Competency. Specifically Windows/MS Office Suite/Salesforce or equivalent
- CRM/Basic Adobe Acrobat functions
- Impeccable organization and communication skills
- Support departmental fleet maintenance
- Manage Interns/Trainees both directly and indirectly based on department needs
It would be great if you also had…
- Solar PV installation experience
- Experience with tribal lands and Indigenous Nations
- Passion for and experience with renewable energy, affordable housing, and/or environment/environmental justice work
- Experience with nonprofits and/or advocacy groups
- Familiarity with Salesforce
- College Degree preferred but not required
Where you will sit & the places you may go…
Based in Denver, CO the Project Manager will support Tribal Program staff on all aspects of managing solar PV installation and training. When not in the field, office and administrative work will be conducted remotely with regular daytime working hours. Availability to work on nights and weekends required. Some travel outside the Denver metro area is also required. The start date is mid-April.
Let's Talk Money...
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.
How we take care of you...
Medical, Dental, Vision/Eye Care insurance, 5 weeks paid time off (PTO),12 paid holidays, Commuter Checks, 403b Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), STD, LTD, and AD&D insurance.
Ready to Apply?
Submit both a resume and a cover letter describing your interest to the link below. Due to the high volume of inquiries, mailed and emailed applications are not accepted. Please do not call requesting an update.