Career Opportunities at Sandbar Solar in Santa Cruz, CA

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Explore career opportunities at Sandbar Solar & Electric

We currently have job openings for the following positions:

- Solar Installer

- Electrician

- Electrical Estimator

 - Commercial Distributed Solar & Storage Business Development Professional

Please take a look at the job descriptions below. To submit your resume, email careers@sandbarsc.com

Solar Installer

Job Summary

We are a local Santa Cruz solar and electrical contractor who has been in business for more than 20 years with a variety of projects including solar design/build, commercial electrical, commercial solar installations, residential electrical, residential solar installations, battery storage, electrical vehicle charging stations, and unique off grid solar applications.

We have an open position within our operations team for a Solar Installer for commercial/industrial/residential solar and electrical installations. This individual must be very comfortable working in a dynamic and demanding environment with challenges and direction coming from multiple departments. Experience with "real-life" construction and challenges is a must. They must be very organized, calm, and work well with others to achieve success. Our shop is located in Santa Cruz, but work can be based throughout the greater Bay Area and Central Coast. Travel is required

The candidate will be required to pass a background check and have a clean DMV record. Much of this type of work is around heavy equipment.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Excited about working in a well-organized and efficient organization.
  • Driven to succeed and advance in career.
  • Motivation to develop electrical knowledge and skills
  • Enjoys working in a well planned methodical work environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in PV array layout, racking types and methods
  • Demonstrated proficiency in PV source circuit wiring
  • Experience bending and installing conduit in accordance with NEC
  • Attention to details, organization, documented follow through skills, and safety
  • Job is physically demanding; full mobility and lifting ability required. Some physical requirements include lifting heavy objects, climbing ladders, crawling, standing and bending for long periods of time

Benefits: We are excited to offer competitive wages affordable medical insurance and accrued vacation time. We also offer holiday pay, sick time and education expenses. This job is paid hourly at a rate of 40hrs/week.

Job Type: Full-time

Electrician

Job Summary

Sandbar Solar & Electric has a long reputation as a high performing team of electrical design and construction professionals on the Central Coast of California.  We perform all aspects of commercial electrical, commercial solar, residential solar, energy storage, and EV charging design-build projects. We have a full-time position available for an Electrician.  

We are pleased to offer competitive compensation, company sponsored health and dental insurance, accrued vacation time, holiday and sick pay.

Candidates will be required to pass a background check and have a clean DMV record.

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years electrical experience preferred
  • CA Certified General Electrician preferred
  • Strong technical knowledge of Solar PV systems preferred, but not required
  • Professional workmanship and character
  • High energy level, works well in a team environment
  • Attention to details and safety
  • Basic office computer skills desired
  • Be able to clearly communicate with supervisors, customers, and Co-workers

Responsibilities:

  • Strong electrical and NEC knowledge
  • Installing Panelboards, Transformers, Solar PV Inverters, Power Monitoring equipment, etc.
  • Installing Conduit and pulling wire
  • Terminating conductors
  • Job is physically demanding so full mobility and lifting ability required
  • Work with electrical apprentices and trainees
  • Must have valid CA driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Sandbar is an equal opportunity employer.

Electrical Estimator

Job Summary

We are a local Santa Cruz solar and electrical contractor who has been in business for 20 years with a variety of projects including solar design/build, commercial electrical, commercial solar installations, residential electrical, residential solar installations, electrical vehicle charging stations, and unique off grid solar applications.

We have an open position for a full-time Electrical Estimator professional. This individual must be very comfortable working in a dynamic and demanding environment with deadlines and commitments.  They must be very professional, organized, calm, and work well with others to achieve success.  Candidate must have 5 years minimum experience in estimating or electrical project management. The Estimator will be working closely with the Senior Management, Project Management, Business Development teams and directly with clients and other contractors to achieve success in being awarded well scoped and budgeted projects.

The candidate will be required to pass a background check and have a clean DMV record

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Intake bid packages, organize project opportunities, and evaluate scope documents
  • Interface with GC’s, Clients, and internal project teams to formulate an accurate response to requests.
  • Draft scope and RFP responses
  • Develop estimates
  • Perform job walks and develop RFI’s as necessary to estimate projects
  • Review past project budgets to continually develop accurate estimates and tools

Additional Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work with management to develop more robust estimating tools
  • Solicit RFP’s for both public and private work

Qualifications and Skills

  • Electrical construction and contracting project experience
  • 5+ years’ experience managing projects or developing estimates for electrical projects
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MSOffice products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project
  • Accubid experience preferred
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful in completing tasks, and able to prioritize tasks effectively while remaining organized

Benefits

We are excited to offer competitive wages affordable medical insurance and accrued vacation time. We also offer holiday pay, sick time and education expenses. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Commercial Distributed Solar & Storage Business Development Professional

Company Overview

Sandbar Solar & Electric is a mature project development and construction company with 20 years of service in the Solar, Energy Storage, Microgrid, EV Charging, and General Electrical Construction space. Sandbar has long had a reputation as a highly capable team of development and construction professionals and in recent years has expanded as a leading commercial project development firm on the Central Coast of California.  We are looking for a driven sales professional to fill a critical role as a Commercial Project Business Development professional.  Sandbar offers its team members a unique opportunity to pursue an exciting career in the solar and energy storage industry while enjoying the lifestyle benefits offered by the beauty and recreational wonders of Santa Cruz County.

Job Description

The C&I Business Development professional will be deeply engaged with the planning and execution of Sandbar’s business development activities, objectives and initiatives. The qualified individual will identify appropriate prospects, contact prospects, and ultimately retain them as clients or partners. This position is responsible for company revenue targets and generation, including marketing programs and alliances that will create lead generation, and multiple revenue streams. Reporting to the Vice-President of Business Development, the successful candidate must be confident, resourceful and enjoy working in a highly entrepreneurial environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Actively prospects to identify, qualify, and close new business opportunities.
  • Provides strategic insight and leadership in business development activities and developing revenue channels.
  • Responsible for developing market initiatives, assessing new markets, and analyzing business opportunities.
  • Conducts financial feasibility studies and develops proposals for new business opportunities.
  • Works closely with Estimating and Project Execution Team Leaders to develop project opportunities.
  • Leads the structuring, negotiation and development of partnerships and plays an active role with project development and relationship management.
  • Identify emerging industry trends and key areas for growth; evaluate and execute on key partnership opportunities to enable growth.
  • Grows business relationships with existing clients.
  • Provides timely and accurate reports on sales activities and customer status.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8+ years of progressive strategy and business development experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability with high level, consultative selling skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience as a leader and mentor.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25-50% of time.
  • Results oriented; proven experience meeting/exceeding goals.
  • Exceptional problem analysis/problem resolution skill at a strategic and functional level.
  • Strong creative, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills a must.
  • Able to create rapport easily; sense of humor critical.

Compensation & Benefits

  • We are excited to offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience.
  • Performance based commission/bonus potential
  • Generous medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Company sponsored 401k with matching
  • Accrued vacation time, holiday and sick time