Solar Superintendent

RES Group
United States
20 Jun 2019
06 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Solar Superintendent


Responsible for coordinating the site construction schedule, execution plan, and managing the daily issues involved during the construction of solar generation project. The Solar Superintendent coordinates all site construction activities and supervises all field personnel as required to successfully complete the solar project on schedule and within budget. The Superintendent works diligently to build a safe, high quality, profitable solar project.

Specific duties:

Safety Accountabilities:
  • Leads by example to show that safety is the most important function, ensuring that all employees follow safe practices while working.
  • Accountable to continually reinforce safe behaviors and correct "at risk" behaviors.
  • Ensures Job Hazard Analysis (JHA's) occurs before scopes of work commence.
  • Adheres to and ensures all site team members understand standard operating procedures.
  • Ensures new hires receive job- and task-specific training prior to work commencing.
  • Leads and support the site team in technical, quality and safety, utilizing systems in place.
  • Ensures company employees and contractors are adhering to the company safety policy.
  • Promotes job site safety, encourages safe work practices and rectifies job site hazards immediately.

Client Relationship and Management:
  • Provides excellence in the management and delivery of the project, in-line with the client's expectations.
  • Maintains positive relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and other employees.
  • Manages land owner expectations, concerns and Right of Way access.

  • Provides information about site activities including accurate install rates for related discipline, projected task completion and hazards to the Construction Manager.
  • Schedules and ensures appropriate staffing for daily construction activities with employees.
  • Identifies potential schedule changes, workflow and staffing issues.
  • Maintains construction schedule, identifies upcoming issues and solves problems.
  • Orders materials and schedules inspections as necessary throughout the process.
  • Understands the project plans, specifications and the Epcon Communities / Apple Tree, LLC Systems.
  • Prepares schedules and supervises completion of a final punch list.
  • Ensure that transmission line structures - including all foundations and required access - are built as per specification.
  • Ensure site prep work is executed as per contracts, design, and specification.
  • Inputs into the execution of overall construction plan.
  • Reviews the engineer's drawings prior to beginning construction to ensure that the project can be built in a safe and reliable manner.
  • Builds and maintains relationship with local AHJ as needed.

  • Directs, guides, and coaches Foremen and Craft to ensure activities on site are understood and following established processes through quality checks.
  • Follows processes for systems and communication lines on site and ensure implementation is consistent.
  • Assists with managing site personnel.
  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Ensures that project is utilizing Safety Management Systems (SMS), Quality Managements Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and technical procedures.
  • Identifies and mitigates potential employee relations issues.
  • Manages and supports employee development and growth.
  • Provides regular and direct feedback on performance and goal progress.
  • Coordinates and supervises all construction activities.
  • Directs all field personnel to achieve completion of the project on schedule, within budget, with quality workmanship that conforms to original plans and specifications.
  • Promotes job site safety, encourages safe work practices and rectifies job site hazards immediately.
  • Coordinates all field functions including scheduling of any required outages.
  • Identifies, deploys, and manages a high-performing team needed to accomplish business objectives.
  • Provides a positive and engaging work environment.

  • Manages quality control program to ensure processes are implemented according to the design of the project and are consistent.
  • Maintains an organized job site, including in the onsite construction office.
  • Manages site environmental plan.
  • Manages QA for construction.
  • Manages design change notices.
  • Manages subcontractor contracts to ensure compliance.
  • Manages the material on site.
  • Manages Safety of line crews to the highest level.

  • Provides the required documents, drawings and other forms to active projects for monitoring and maintaining the EMS.
  • Ensures all completion of all required permitting activities before commencement of work.
  • Ensures training is provided and certifications are maintained on field staff to comply with EMS requirements.
  • Ensures electrical construction - ground grid, cabling, structures, conductors, major equipment, and protection and control equipment is installed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Advanced level of knowledge in
    • Safety and OSHA requirements
    • Relationship building
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Interpretation of a project schedule
    • Planning and task direction
    • Adaptability to environment
    • Working in fast paced environment
    • Interpretation of scopes of work
    • Project permits
    • Leadership- Ability to teach and lead others
    • Team building
    • Mentor and facilitator-
    • Decision making
    • Understanding environmental concepts including permit requirements
    • Interpreting state rules and regulations
    • Contract management
    • Sub-contractor and vendor and materials management
    • Construction drawing review
    • Drawing Quantity Takeoff
    • Communications, leading meetings, engaging teams, public speaking, presentations
    • Reporting
    • Writing skills
  • Intermediate level of knowledge in:
    • Project Management
    • Creating logical and resource-loaded project schedules
    • Budget Analysis and controls
    • Estimating work efforts
    • Change orders
    • QA/QC processes
    • Development of processes and procedures
    • Continuous Improvement such as Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management
    • Project Finance
    • Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PPT, Outlook, Visio)
    • Job Costing or accounting software
  • Basic level of knowledge in:
    • Engineering Management
    • Scheduling software (MS Project, Primavera 6)
    • Proficient in construction in both electric substations (energized and green field) and transmission lines

  • At least 5-7 years' experience working in a solar construction environment or Utility Construction environment.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Organization: Utilizes strong organizational skills.
  • Communication: Displays strong written and oral communication skills and employs effective listening skills.
  • Problem Solving: Analyzes problems and makes sound decisions in a timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications and costs.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Tactful and mature demeanor with well developed
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities.

Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Construction site environment includes planning, auditing through finished project. Travel with driving to remote sites along with office work in field conditions is also included.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

RES is proud to be an EEO employer.

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