Solar Electrician, Install Lead

Lead solar electrician needed in a dynamic team at Sunnova Energy. Install batteries on solar systems, ensure quality, safety, and customer satisfaction. Join us in this exciting role!

Sunnova Energy International, Inc.
Sunnova Energy International, Inc.
Houston, United States  UTC-06:00 — UTC-05:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   USD 48   21 days ago

Sunnova Energy is searching for a Solar Electrician, Install Lead to join our team. Sunnova is installing batteries on existing solar systems. The Solar Electrician, Install Lead’s primary responsibility is installing these additions to meet all standards, quality, and performance while providing excellent customer service.

The Solar Electrician, Install Lead must abide by all company safety regulations, be adaptable, a good communicator, and comfortable working alone with a team and with homeowners. They need to be familiar with standard electrical rules and guidelines, know how to follow electrical diagrams, maintain vehicle stock and ensure a clean job site.

Solar Electrician, Install Lead Responsibilities

  • Installs and maintains battery storage systems and EV chargers according to engineering designs, permits and electrical code
  • Completes site assessments, documenting all necessary information to prepare for an installation
  • Submits service reports immediately following work order completion
  • Collaborates closely with manufacturers and engineering team to resolve technical issues
  • Utilizes knowledge, skills, and electrical testing equipment to commission systems and evaluate system issues
  • Identifies solutions to resolve technical design problems, including electrical systems used during construction
  • Manages vehicle-material stock and equipment inventory
  • Maintains compliance with all Sunnova Safety policies and practices
  • Provides training to customers about system operation and maintenance
  • Manages and resolves customer concerns and issues in a timely manner; communicates and documents progress to customer and relevant Sunnova employees
  • Documents key communications in appropriate Sunnova software

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma (or GED)
  • 1+ years’ experience as an electrician, solar installer, or solar maintenance technician
  • Licensed Journeyman Electrician
  • Current, valid Driver’s license with acceptable Motor Vehicle Report
  • Proficient in speaking, reading and writing English
  • Working knowledge of the NEC

Preferred Qualifications

  • OSHA 30 Certified
  • Formal apprenticeship and/or vocational training
  • 1 + years’ experience in the solar electric industry preferred.
  • 3+ years’ electrical experience
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Organized and maintains a professional appearance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, schematics, and wiring diagrams

Working Conditions

  • Location varies with job site
  • Estimated 50% travel time
  • Driving required; needs valid Driver's license with acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
  • Must be willing to travel for some projects depending on jobsite

Physical Requirements

  • Long hours spent outside on residential rooftops, driving to customer residences, some ground and rooftop work.
  • Various weather conditions include cold and snowy, hot and humid, and everything in between; must be comfortable working in different environments
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs; assistance may be provided for oversized items
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and drive for up to 8 hours at a time
  • Work postures include reaching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, squatting, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, and handling objects above/below the shoulder


Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending account, and 401(k) with employer match.
  • Company vehicle provided
  • Corporate card
  • Paid time off, including 10 holidays and Paid Parental Leave
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Free access to onsite fitness center in Houston and/or discounted fitness memberships through health provider

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

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About the role

May 24, 2024

Full Time


Nov 23, 2024


USD 48

Houston, United States

Mid Level

UTC-06:00 — UTC-05:00

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