Solar Operations Manager

Posted 2 weeks ago

This position will assist with the operations and maintenance activities at smaller solar energy power generation facilities across a wide geographical area on behalf of Longroad Energy. The Solar Operations Manager will help to coordinate and organize subcontractor activities, site technicians and regional support. Ensuring timely and cost-effective support of all solar sites in the Longroad Energy Portfolio.


  • Manage portfolio of Distributed Generation (DG) solar sites across the country.
  • Ensure team and/or contractors are maintaining accurate site records of all events and day to day activities.
  • Ensure all documentation is accurately completed in our work order management system.
  • Review monthly reports and identify/question abnormalities, dips in site performance and/or significant events.
  • Assist with preparation for customer monthly conference calls.
  • Assist with tracking equipment warranties and claims.
  • Create and maintain wash and vegetation schedules for all sites within assigned portfolio.
  • Coordinate Corrective Maintenance (CM) activities, vegetation abatement and washings across all sites through existing contracts or RFQ.
  • Aggressively pursue return to service of solar sites by working with vendors and OEMs.
  • Help to ensure each project operates within budget.
  • Recommend capital improvement projects to increase site availability or output.
  • Recommend adjustments to part inventory levels to increase uptime as required.
  • Assist with creating, reconciling approved out of scope activities against contractor invoices.
  • Assist with planning, tracking and managing special projects.  
  • Attend meetings as a company representative as required.
  • Assist with compiling data and/or research for reports and presentations as required.
  • Perform additional tasks as directed by management team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-4-year college degree or comparable work experience and training
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
  • Experience in renewable energy industry
  • Computer proficiency required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with people at all levels
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work on a team as well as independently and drive results
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing distributed assets
  • History with older solar equipment, vendors, and solutions
  • Training from solar OEMs in trouble shooting
  • Experience with medium and high voltage

Characteristics Necessary for Success

  • Personal accountability and integrity
  • Strong drive to succeed
  • Must be highly organized and able to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously
  • Comfortable with a work environment that is fast paced and changes quickly
  • Ability to work within a team with a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic about the renewable energy industry

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