Sunrun, Inc

  • Foreman

    Location US-CA-South San Diego
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Foreman: Position Summary

    We believe there is a better, less expensive, cleaner way for families to power their homes. As a pioneer of solar-as-a-service model, we are truly saving the planet, one solar panel at a time. We have long-established relationships with some of the nation’s largest and most trusted national retailers which provide us with a great platform for driving further awareness and brand recognition.


    A career at Sunrun opens countless opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, push limits and uncover your potential. Sunrun services 23 states, with dual headquarters in San Francisco and Denver. Sunrun continues to rapidly expand as customer awareness and demand for solar increases. With this growth we have great career opportunities and upward mobility for highly motivated, success-minded Installation employees. Come join our exciting team at Sunrun!  


    Foreman will provide leadership and technical expertise for a solar installation crew. The Foreman is responsible for the safety, quality, customer service, and productivity of each assigned solar installation project. The Foreman is a working field position that leads a team of 3 to 6 members to successfully complete residential projects.


    Join nearly 4,000 and growing Sunrunners on our mission to Create a Planet Run by the Sun!



    • Responsible for the successful installation of residential solar projects
    • Organize, lead, and train crew members to complete projects within established guidelines and timeframes
    • Ensure attention to detail with an emphasis on safety, quality, customer service, and productivity
    • Effectively manage all aspects of the construction workflow of the project to drive productivity
    • Ensure that there is adequate materials and equipment to safely and efficiently complete projects
    • Effectively maintain project documentation and photo requirements
    • Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA standards related to photovoltaic installations and enforce safety practices and standards
    • Check on progress of installers every hour throughout the installation to ensure the installation process; Follow construction job flow procedures
    • Develop a positive working dynamic within installation crew and branch co-workers; Analyze and resolve worker problems and recommend solutions; Maintain consistent and appropriate interface with customer throughout construction phase
    • Assist the crew on the roof as needed to ensure an efficient and high quality installation
    • Perform weekly vehicle inspection for proper tire pressures, oil level, working lights, etc.
    • Obtain customer payments and deliver to management as required
    • Ensure accuracy of your own and crew's time sheets
    • Provide construct-ability feedback to management
    • Maintain excellent lines of communication
    • Perform service calls when necessary
    • Additional duties assigned as needed



    • Must have minimum of 2 years construction or roofing experience, including 1 year of solar installation experience, as well as leadership responsibilities
    • Knowledge of the NEC and applicable codes and standards. Carry and maintain up-to-date NEC code book
    • Ability to perform all installation duties of the Installer and Lead Installer
    • Have CPR and First Aid Certifications up to date and keep maintained for purposes of continued employment (class costs are reimbursable by the company)
    • Physically capable of performing work duties
    • Ability to communicate with customers in courteous and professional manner
    • Have a strong work ethic, high level of craftsmanship/workmanship with strong attention to detail
    • Basic computer knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Possess strong mechanical/construction skills
    • Have excellent verbal communication and documentation skills
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Have good people skills, able to manage, motivate and discipline when necessary
    • Experience with electrical work involving wiring up to 600 VDC and 480 VAC
    • State electrical certification/license preferred
    • Ability to drive a vehicle during the normal course of business. Must maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license
    • Ability to successfully pass pre-employment screening requirements including a background check and drug screen




    • Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance)
    • Ability to work on rooftops with various angles and surfaces which requires frequent bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, kneeling, crawling, turning, standing, and balance
    • Ability to work in confined spaces such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces which requires kneeling and crouching
    • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions including but not limited to: excessive noise, extreme heat, extreme cold, wet environment, and humidity
    • Ability to frequently utilize hand functions requiring fine motor skills including but not limited to: fine manipulation, grasping, and pinching
    • Ability to work within the safe range of equipment such as ladders, fall protection harnesses and other personal protective equipment
    • Ability to work while wearing heavy protective equipment such as arc flash suits, gloves, and face shields
    • Ability to work and maintain balance on roofs and other areas of height
    • Ability to work in the sun and possibly low light conditions
    • Ability to walk on rafters, roof tiles, and roof shingles without damage
    • Ability to distinguish colors such as red, black, yellow, white, green
    • Ability to hear verbal commands and warnings
    • Ability to work with chemicals using appropriate protection



    This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  


    Sunrun Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need.  We hire without consideration to race, color, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.


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