Construction Manager/ForePerson/Superintendent (Central Coast) Salinas, CA

Recruiting Contact

GRID Alternatives
1171 Ocean Ave
94608 Oakland , CA
United States
California US
Position Status: 
Full Time
Position Type: 
Salary Schedule: 
Per Year

Construction Manager/ForePerson/Supervisor (Central Coast) Salinas, CA

About GRID Alternatives:
GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides direct solar installation and project development; workforce training and service learning opportunities; and low-income solar policy advocacy.

Our vision: a transition to clean, renewable energy that includes and benefits everyone.

At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of work. Our culture supports learning, growth and well-being of all of our team members. 

Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 9 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware; GRID also works in Nicaragua, Mexico and Nepal. GRID has a dedicated staff of 350 and growing! ​

Every member of GRID Alternatives must participate in the organization's equity, inclusion, and diversity work.

Our Salinas, CA, regional office has a need for a full-time Construction Manager to manage and participate in the installation of solar electric systems on single-family and multifamily homes of low-income residents.


  • Manage a team of 8+ construction staff
  • Work with other departments to create monthly installation schedule
  • Create weekly construction schedule
  • Run weekly construction meetings
  • Conduct and manage site visits, inspections, and permit runs
  • Manage flow of projects to maintain a long pipeline of install-ready projects
  • Oversee equipment ordering
  • Oversee warehouse/inventory
  • Design and manage designers of solar-electric systems
  • Oversee installations of solar electric systems with crews of volunteers and/or job trainees
  • Ensure that all solar installations are installed according to GRID Alternatives safety and quality standards
  • Maintain complete records and data for projects using SalesForce
  • Oversee quality control
  • Other job duties include equipment purchasing, hardware store runs, equipment unloading and loading, answering homeowner and volunteer questions, talking to media and generally participating in activities necessary to make solar happen for low-income families


  • Experience managing a solar installation team
  • Experience in PV system design and installation (single family and commercial)
  • Excellent communication skills (ability to work with volunteers and clients, ability to represent GRID Alternatives positively)
  • Comfortable working as part of a team
  • Comfortable delegating tasks and checking in with employees
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Knowledge of building codes
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Physical ability and mobility required to install solar and carry up to 100 lbs.
  • Flexibility and willingness to embrace change, go the extra mile, and bring ideas and energy to rapidly growing organization
  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends
  • Some travel throughout our region from Santa Barbara to Santa Clara to Merced county
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • NAPCEP PV Installer Certification
  • Passion for sustainability, affordable housing, the environment, or environmental
  • Justice, or just generally grounded in making the world a better place
  • Experience in training and/or working with volunteers
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Salesforce Sketchup and AutoCAD, Helioscope, Energy Tool Base, Gmail

Travel and Work Schedule
This position requires work on weekends as well as travel throughout our territory from Santa Barbara to Santa Clara to Merced county. GRID Alternatives provides travel reimbursement, but applicant must hold a valid driver's license.

This is a full-time position, compensation commensurate with experience.

Medical, Dental, Vision/Eye Care insurance, 5 weeks paid time off (PTO), 12 paid holidays, Commuter Checks, 403B retirement plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), STD&LTD, and yearly Professional Development funds to further education up to $600.

To Apply:
Submit both a resume and a cover letter describing your interest here. Due to the high volume of inquiries, mailed and emailed applications are not accepted. Please do not call and/or email requesting an update.

GRID Alternatives provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Women, reentry individuals, and people of color are urged to apply.