Solar Energy Installation Managers

Also called: Installation Manager, Solar Energy Installation Manager, Solar Installation Manager

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Direct work crews installing residential or commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.
On the job, you would:
  • Supervise solar installers, technicians, and subcontractors for solar installation projects to ensure compliance with safety standards.
  • Estimate materials, equipment, and personnel needed for residential or commercial solar installation projects.
  • Prepare solar installation project proposals, quotes, budgets, or schedules.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
SKILLS

Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something
Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
ABILITIES

Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Microsoft Project
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Trimble SketchUp Pro
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
EDUCATION


certificate after high school or some college
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $122,260.00
Median: $76,760.00
Low: $49,420.00
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