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Project - Program Manager at Sunpower

Project - Program Manager

Sunpower Sacramento, CA Full-Time
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Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
Solar penetration is less than 1%, but just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best solar technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency, and performance. SunPower offers the only solar + storage solution designed and warranted by one company that gives customers control over electricity consumption. Through design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring, SunPower provides its world-class solar solutions to residential and commercial customers across the U.S.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate, and driven team of more than 2,500 in North America and the Philippines. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. SunPower welcomes the forward thinkers, the future savers of the world, the freedom chasers and all those demanding better, cleaner energy.

SunPower is seeking a Project Program Manager to develop the operational program & strategy for large scale solar service programs. This role will maximize efficiency in the implementation of detailed project plans, keeping track of goals, tasks, resources, schedules, costs, and contingencies. They are responsible for the quality of work, and for keeping all projects on time and on budget. Ensures compliance with SunPower terms, technical specifications, quality, safety standards, and SunPower internal processes.

The Project Program Manager uses data to drive improvements in cycle time safety, quality, and capacity for SunPower warranty programs. The Project Program Manager reports to the Director, Partner Operations and will be responsible for completing projects in a manner that exceeds our customers’ expectations and delivers every project as projected, while ensuring that our subcontractors work adheres to all company safety policies and OSHA-mandated requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):

  • Creates and manages project’s budget
  • Knows and understands the requirements including, development of contract requirements, schedules, and costs.
  • Develops, and completes, regular projected final cost reports projections.
  • Procure subcontractors, based on pre-determined requirements, to manage through completion of construction.
  • Collaborates with internal teams to prepare, review and monitor information and reports related to all information involved in developing the scope for each project.
  • Manage sub-contractor relationship, which includes, but not limited to, initial scope and proposal review, developing final proposal based upon agreed scope of work.
  • Collaborate with developer, subcontractors, municipal entity, supply chain, and site-specific construction suppliers to develop a timeline for delivery and completion of milestones.
  • Weekly reporting of business activity and metrics 
  • Ensure closed loop learning on quality observations
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Responsible for project administration and daily operations. Prepares and maintains the project schedule, milestone dates, commissioning, and close-out checklists.
  • Establishes relationships and communication tools, as needed, with suppliers and other key people to verify all materials, supplies, tools equipment and personnel are obtained and/ or delivered when necessary.


Minimum requirements 

  • Educational (Bachelor degree or 4 years of experience. Master’s degree or 6 years of experience). Use following language: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
  • Minimum of 5 Project Management experience in the renewable energy industry
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of electrical theory, National Electric Code, & California Building and Electrical Codes.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce, business intelligence platforms
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and MS Project

Preferred requirements

  • Educational (Bachelor degree or 4 years of experience. Master’s degree or 6 years of experience). The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
  • Experience (5 years in the solar or construction industry)
  • Direct experience working with electrical and roofing subcontractors
  • Strong understanding of NEC codes with emphasis on residential PV installations
  • Strong technical, supervisory, and project management skills based on industry experience
  • Knowledge of Tableau


  • Can be based in CA, Austin TX, other
  • Up to 25% of travel required

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: [ Email address blocked ] . Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.


Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company’s obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.


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