Please explore the job opportunities below and send job inquiries to Michelle Dollari at: mdollari@vanguardenergypartners.com.

Employment Opportunities:

Vanguard is looking for experienced and dedicated professionals who are interested in careers in all aspects of solar energy. If you are excited to work with a world-class, private solar company, we are growing and seeking new talent.

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Estimator

Qualifications/Education Level: 0-5 years experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Manage and oversee construction projects for the installation of solar racking systems, ballast blocks, roof support systems, DC strings wiring to the combiner boxes and over all strings and panel lay-outs that correspond to the actual system location.
  • Scheduling of labor crews
  • Scheduling of subcontractors
  • Coordinate material and equipment logistics
  • Maintain and exceed labor production
  • Interface with vendors for pricing
  • Coordinate and report findings to Construction, Operations, and Business Development Departments

Business Development/Sales (Inside Sales)

Description: Experience in renewable energy preferred.
Qualifications/Education Level: 0-5 years experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Generate prospects/lead lists
  • Solicit and qualify prospects
  • Maintain written, electronic, in-person communication with prospect
  • Become proficient in Microsoft Dynamics contact management system
  • Perform site visits, if necessary, and collect necessary data to generate solar proposal
  • Generate preliminary proposal for VEP's authorization and final document
  • Negotiate terms with prospect, including but not limited to, obtaining all financial data
  • Complete closing of sale
  • Service customer during construction phase
  • Collaborate with management until full commissioning of the system

Business Development/Sales (Outside Sales)

Description: Experience in renewable energy preferred.
Qualifications/Education Level: 5+ years experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Generate prospects/lead lists
  • Solicit prospect and qualify prospects
  • Maintain written, electronic, in-person communication with prospect
  • Become proficient in Microsoft Dynamics contact management system
  • Perform site visits, if necessary, and collect necessary data to generate solar proposal
  • Generate preliminary proposal for VEP's authorization and final document
  • Negotiate terms with prospect, including but not limited to, obtaining all financial data
  • Complete closing of sale
  • Service customer during construction phase
  • Collaborate with management until full commissioning of the system

Project Superintendent

Qualifications/Education Level: 10+ years experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Manage and oversee construction projects for the installation of solar racking systems, ballast blocks, roof support systems, DC strings wiring to the combiner boxes and over all strings and panel lay-outs that correspond to the actual system location.
  • Scheduling of labor crews
  • Scheduling of subcontractors
  • Coordinate material and equipment logistics
  • Maintain and exceed labor production
  • Interface with vendors for pricing
  • Coordinate and Report findings to Construction, Operations, and Business Development Departments

Project Engineer

Description: Experience in commercial construction required.
Experience in solar commercial construction preferred.
Qualifications/Education Level: 0-5 years experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Perform Site Visits
  • Project Development and Execution
  • Perform Shading Analysis
  • Calculate Useable Roof/Ground Space
  • Determine Solar PV System Size
  • Module Overlays
  • Interface with Vendors/Subcontractors for pricing
  • Coordinate and Report findings to Construction, Operations, and Business Development Departments
  • Provide office support to complete bid proposals, including project schedules, 1 line drawings, technical specifications and lay outs with the assistance of our technical crew
  • Assist in completing the technical aspects required of such projects.
  • Manage and oversee the portions construction projects for the installation of solar racking systems, ballast blocks, roof support systems, DC strings wiring to the combiner boxes and over all strings and panel lay-outs that correspond to the actual system location.

Project Finance

Description: Knowledge of capital markets and structured finance.
Qualifications/Education Level: 10-20 years experience. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Structure project finance and project development framework for projects
  • Lead project financing
  • Lead negotiations with banks and investors, preparing respective teasers and investment proposals as well as bank folders
  • Calculation of profitability and economic viability of potential and existing projects including cash-flow modeling
  • Prepare and coordinate Due Diligence
  • Coordinate the signing and closing of finance documentation
  • Responsible for the fulfillment of all conditions precedent and reporting requirements under the financing agreements until the end of the construction phase or sale of the project
  • Lead the development of new financing products

Office Administrator

  • Prepares mailers and brochures by formatting content and graphics; arranging printing and internet packages.
  • Supports sales presentations/RFPs by assembling quotations, proposals, videos, and slide shows, demonstrations and product capability booklets; compiling account and competitor analyses
  • Maintains marketing library by checking and replenishing inventory.
  • Accomplishes marketing and organization mission by completing related results, as needed.
  • Administrative tasks including answering inbound calls, calendar management, appointment setting.

Project Manager

Qualifications/Education Level: Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Oversees activities including negotiations, contract review, contract execution etc.
  • Execution (including scope of work, back charges/cost avoidance, site monitoring and implementation.
  • Manage multiple sites and projects simultaneously.
  • Be directly accountable for maintaining project schedules to meet assigned completion dates by managing applicable phases of the project and contractors(s).
  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects at different locations.
  • Ensures accurate and timely completion of all paperwork, in addition to taking responsibility for the construction schedule.

Internships

Vanguard is always seeking motivated undergraduate or graduate students
for full or part-time internship opportunities.
We are looking for students who possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong computer proficiency, detail oriented, and good problem solving skills

Electrical Engineer/PV Design

Qualifications: Design/build experience in the Solar Renewable Energy Industry, electrical engineering degree and 2+ years experience required, construction experience preferred.

  • Site assessments for photovoltaic installation
  • Feasibility analysis for photovoltaic systems
  • Photovoltaic system design and equipment specification
  • Preliminary design for cost estimating
  • Technical review of plans and specifications
  • Technical descriptions for RFP responses
  • Support for the estimating process
  • Technical support for Sales Force

Office Administrator

Qualifications: knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word/Excel/Publisher/Project, excellent interpersonal skills, must be highly organized, flexible, and able to multitask.

  • Reception duties including greeting clients, answering inbound calls, calendar management, appointment setting, conference room scheduling, and assisting with payroll
  • Maintain marketing library by checking and replenishing inventory
  • Direct all activities related to maintenance, care and repair of office equipment and facility
  • Coordinate purchasing systems to control all supplies and monitors inventory
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the facility to ensure proper functioning of the office

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