Commercial Solar Superintendent

Vista Solar
2985 Kifer Road
95051 Santa Clara , CA
United States
California US
Position Status: 
Full Time
Position Type: 
Salary Range (min): 
$65 000
Salary Range (max): 
$85 000
Salary Schedule: 
Per Year

Solar Superintendent

Santa Clara, CA

Regular Full-Time


With over $50 million of commercial solar assets deployed across California, generating $5 million in electric bill savings for our clients, Vista Solar is making a difference every day. By focusing on commercial solar installations, each project we work on has a measurable positive impact on the lives of our clients, our community and the environment. If you want to be part of a winning team that’s changing the world – read on!

The Solar Superintendent operates as the eyes and ears of the project managers, ensuring subcontractors are complying with Vista Solar standards and policies. The Solar Superintendent assists with SOW preparation, subcontractor selection, and site walks. During construction, the superintendent acts as the main conduit between the subcontractors and Vista, receiving daily field reports, receiving RFI’s, and executing quality-control inspections. This role requires a competency and passion for both field activity and administrative work. The Solar Superintendent reports directly to the Construction Manager.



Review permit packages for accuracy and ease of construction.
Interpret permit packages and prepare detailed scopes of work for subcontractors.
Understand and enforce the terms of the subcontractor agreement.
Understand and enforce the terms of the customer sales agreement.
Assist with review and selection of subcontractors for assigned project(s).
Attend pre-construction site walks with other members of construction management, project management, engineering and subcontractors.
Understand and enforce all of Vista Solar’s company safety policies, standard operating procedures, and protocols.
Receive, review, and interpret daily field reports from subcontractors.
Receive, review, and respond to construction RFI’s (with assistance from various departments).
Attend all AHJ inspections.
Ensure all work is installed in a professional and workman-like manner.
Provide updates to the Project Manager and Construction Manager.
Aid, and provide, accurate information and documentation to subcontractor in order to help them effectively accomplish their task.
Contribute to overall strategy for effective execution of the project.
Understand and accurately interpret electrical and building codes.
Confidently direct sub-contractors to stay on schedule and under budget.
REQUIRED SKILLS                                                  

High school diploma or GED required
3+ years of Electrical Commercial experience at a Journeyman level
3+ years of leadership experience in commercial or residential solar
Thorough knowledge of NEC and CBC
Proficient solar construction math skills, e.g., de-rates, wire sizing, conduit/box fill, etc.
Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills
Must be able to multi-task and prioritize projects and competing demands
Approachable and respectful leadership abilities
Detail-oriented with exceptional organization skills
Must be punctual and have a reliable means of transportation
Ability to work in extreme environment (weather changes)
Must be able to climb ladders, stairs and work on rooftops
Must be able to identify different colorings of the electrical wires
Must be able to climb ladders, stairs
Microsoft Word, Excel proficient
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, clean background


OSHA 30, First Aid and CPR Certified
Forklift Certified
California State Certified – Commercial Journeyman Electrician
NABCEP certified


Always learning, growing, and achieving as a team!
Opportunities to grow within the company.
Top-notch medical benefits with 100% coverage for employee.
We love long weekends - 12 paid holidays.
Vacation is always good – Start with 15 days of PTO
Fun events, hangouts, Friday breakfasts.
Work with your friend and get $$ for referring them to Vista.
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Vista Solar, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.