Project Manager (With Solar or Contractor Mgmt Experience)

  • Carlson Electric LLC
  • Hayward, WI, 54843
  • Full Time
  • Associates Degree
  • Experienced

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Job Description:

PV Project Manager (Position Located in Hayward, WI)

The Project Manager is responsible for establishing the schedule and overall coordination of residential and commercial solar construction projects, and ensures that milestones and deliverables are met through the life of the project.  The PV Project Manager will handle multiple projects simultaneously at various stages of development and construction - projects could be located locally and/or regionally.

Essential Duties

Coordination of installation schedules.

Management of any related staffing to ensure on time completion.

Coordination of permitting and other paperwork requirements for projects.

Prepare bid packages and procure materials and services as needed for actual projects or RFPs as needed.

Visit sites pre-construction in order to verify layouts and measurements as needed.

Perform regular check-ins with the sales team to update project progress.

Serve as sole point-of-contact for customers/clients during each project post-sale until project completion.

Provide progress reports and other status updates to client and management as required.

Maintaining records and databases.

Troubleshooting issues relating to installations.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

2+ years solar project management experience including projects of at least 100 kW

5+ years previous experience in project management and/or construction operations

Experience and understanding of Distributed Generation Solar projects

Solid understanding of Project Management process

Ability to problem solve both personnel issues and project issues

Good record keeping and organizational skills

Ability to travel regionally, depending on project location

Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

Experience in HVAC / Electrical / Accounting or Contracting Trades

Outstanding time management skills & resourcefulness

Previous customer service or front office/sales/marketing experience

Background in Electrical Contracting and/or Renewable Energy or similar fields

Dynamic, Entrepreneurial Mindset - Get Things Done without Supervision!

NABCEP PV Installation professional certification preferred



Great Owners, people and work environment - We Care About Who We Add To Our Team

Unique position with opportunity for growth/advancement

Ground Floor Opportunity as our first Solid Project Manager in our Hayward HQ Location - working both solo and/or side by side with our core admin team.

AFLAC supplemental non-work injury insurance after 1 Year

Rare position in today's #1 industry - working for one of the best!

Our company has been awarded as a National Top 500 US Solar Contractor multiple years in a row by Solar Power World Magazine

Represent a company awarded as Renewable Business of the Year in January 2020 by RENEW Wisconsin

Other benefits may be offered in time as we are a growing company!

M-F, Flexible 9-5 Schedule!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: TBD - Based On Experience

Application Requirements

We request that all candidates email their resumes.  Only proofread resumes with a cover letter and salary requirements will be considered.  References and background check will apply for final candidate(s).  No phone calls please.  Send email with application requirements to

Company Description:

Northwestern Wisconsin's Electrical Services Leader since 1977.
Carlson Electric began in 1977, founded by Dale and Karen Carlson.  Dave Carlson took over the family business in 2004 and has been serving the Hayward, WI, and surrounding areas with five-star electrical and solar energy services.  Carlson Electric now focuses on serving commercial and residential customers to reduce, or eradicate, electric bills through renewable energies.  Carlson Electric has extensive experience and abilities to implement solar energy solutions ranging from small, off grid solar systems up to utility scale ("solar farm") and community solar projects throughout Wisconsin and beyond for residential, commercial, industrial, non profit, public, and other entities.  Our employees and customers are our family.  Mutual respect and appreciation is key to our success (both past and future) as a company and as individuals. We enjoy investing in our employees, as well as our communities, to ensure a strong future for everyone we work with.  Carlson Electric has been awarded as a Top 500 US Solar Contractor multiple years in a row by Solar Power World Magazine and was recently awarded as Renewable Business of the Year in January 2020 by RENEW Wisconsin, the state’s leading renewable energy advocacy organization.