Solar Finance Specialist, Sungage Financial

Posted: 1/16/2018

Job Description: Sungage Financial has revolutionized the residential solar industry by offering a consumer-friendly approach to going solar. We need your help to create an even better experience for our customers and get more people going solar than ever before.

We are looking for a Solar Finance Specialist in our beautiful new California regional office. The perfect candidate is a flexible and enthusiastic problem solver who thrives in a small-team environment and is motivated by a desire to help the customers and partners who call Sungage every day. The Solar Finance Specialist will take the lead in answering customers’ questions and managing the day-to- day flow of projects moving through the sales and installation process. Sungage is growing quickly so we’re looking for someone who can take on and effectively complete new and different types of projects as the company and its needs evolve. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with outstanding customer service and problem-solving skills to learn about renewable energy finance and solar project management.

Day to day, your responsibilities will include:

Providing excellent experience to our installers and customers by resolving or escalating all customer inquiries (phone and email)
Being the Expert-On- The-Line for all inquiries about Sungage’s product offerings
Managing day-to- day flow of projects towards funding
Educating Installers and Customers about Sungage Financial products and platform
Checking project documents for accuracy and compliance with product requirements
Accurately preparing documents for submission to financing partners
Working on a small regional team to deliver the best possible experience to partners and homeowners

The Company

Sungage Financial is an innovative finance company that is revolutionizing the residential solar industry by bringing new retail financing solutions to the market. The cost of solar energy technology has dropped dramatically over the past decade leading to rapid solar proliferation. Sungage’s financing solutions make the purchase of a residential solar energy system affordable to homeowners across the country. The Company has a strong technology orientation and has developed a transaction platform to efficiently deliver its financing products. Through its offering, Sungage helps families save money while living more sustainably. Sungage is a small and fast-growing company in a dynamic industry and has an exciting working environment. The Company offers a number of employee benefits, including stock options, 401k with matching, substantial paid time off, health coverage, health savings accounts, and commuter benefits.

This position is not eligible for immigration sponsorship

Skills Required:

You’re the right person if you:
Possess outstanding Customer Service skills – a passion for helping solve problems
Have the ability to establish priorities and proactively resolve problems in a fast-paced environment
Communicate effectively over multiple platforms (phone, email, chat, etc.)Are flexible, and utilize problem-solving skills with a dedication to always getting it right
Possess meticulous attention to detail
Have a strong desire to learn about renewable energy finance models and solar energy market
Have experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Cloud-based software (Salesforce, Google Docs, etc.)
Have experience with working on a small, collaborative team

Position Location: Oakland, CA

Salary: $45,000

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Solar Construction Estimator, Promise Energy

Posted: 7/14/2017

Promise Energy, a renewable energy developer, is looking for a Solar Construction Estimator who is able to effectively design and estimate projects. Responsibilities include thoughtfully designing project solutions based on predetermined scope requirements, researching, and pricing scope nuances based on local requirements. This individual will be responsible for keeping up to speed on the ever changing material and labor pricing options and details required to stay relevant in the renewable energy space. This person will be responsible for analyzing post construction labor and material costs compared to the expected budget pricing and use this data to drive future estimating decisions. 

The Solar Construction Estimator will also be responsible to create cost estimates for Solar EPC construction projects using a variety of factors. This role will report directly to the VP of Project Development and will work closely with both the Sales and Project Management teams. Prior to mobilization, the Solar Construction Estimator will assist the Construction Manager in gathering and validating pricing information for BOS takeoffs. Finally, the Solar Construction Estimator will prepare cost proposal document inclusion and exclusions based on company standards and project specific requirements and must be capable and confident enough to hold an eloquent discussion with our clients to explain and demonstrate our value of our installation proposals.

Skills Required: 
- Accurately perform quantity survey and quantity takeoff for all scopes of work.
- Review of RFP or SOW to determine requirements for material and labor, and preparation of itemized lists.
- Compute cost factors and preparing estimates, organize, and schedule work; prepare bids; selecting Vendors or Subcontractors. 
- Determining cost effectiveness of varying solutions based on unique project characteristics/requirements.
- Assist with research to establish accurate hourly productivity rates or other related cost data.
- Consult with Subcontractors, Vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates, and resolve issues.
- Assist with analyzing completed projects, comparing the estimated costs to actual costs, and determining reasons for any
- Provide improvement recommendations to estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
- Perform research-identifying trends in the market that lead to cost reductions and improved processes.
- Great interpersonal skills
- In addition to understanding Solar Photovoltaics, an understanding of solar thermal principles and project details is a HUGE plus

Position Location: Los Angeles

Salary: Dependent on experience

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