Clean Energy Employment Opportunities in Washington

Following are a list of current job announcements which are directly and indirectly related to the solar industry here in the state of Washington and the surrounding region. This list is updated often. If your company has a current opening, please send your job announcements to [email protected].

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Recent Opportunities:

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) seeks an Operations Manager.  This remote position will advance change at the intersection of clean energy, equity, and inclusion by collaborating with colleagues and partners to develop funding proposals and recruit diverse talent to IREC.  (posted 9/13/2023)

A&R Solar is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and continuing to improve upon the financial, environmental, and social performance of the company. (posted 9/12/2023)

The Washington Department of Commerce has an opening for a Management Analyst 4 - Renewable Energy Specialist. Work from anywhere in Washington! This position will serve as a consultant providing senior level professional analyses to management, employees, and customers and work closely with internal and external stakeholders including state agencies, local governments, and tribal communities, in addition to federal and state program and policy partners. (posted 9/12/2023)

Renewable Northwest seeks a Markets & Transmission Director. This position will support legislative, regulatory, and policy activities aimed at advancing the adoption of clean energy and energy storage and will have the option to work in Portland, OR headquarters or remotely, with required travel throughout the western United States (posted 9/6/2023)

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) seeks an Operations Manager.  This position will be closely involved with proposal development, digital fundraising, employee recruitment, and occasional events.  It is remote and flexible. (posted 9/1/2023)

The Clean Energy Transition Institute (CETI) is seeking a Communications and Development Manager.  This position oversees the website, blogs, social media, publications, marketing, and funder materials to support a clean energy future. Some office days in downtown Seattle.  (posted 8/31/2023)

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) seeks a Program Manager – Workforce Development. This position is remote, flexible and seek to advance change at the intersection of clean energy, equity, and inclusion. (posted 8/15/2023)

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has an opening for a Customer Solar Coordinator. This position is hybrid, remote and in Bellevue, and will be responsible for coordinating operational activities associated with the execution of PSE’s Customer Connected Solar (Net Metering) program, including net metering application reviews, creating net metering service orders, billing implementation and inquiries from installers, customers and other internal & external stakeholders. (posted 8/7/2023)

The NW Energy Coalition has two openings for Policy Associate.  These positions, based in Seattle, will help advance regulatory and policy action, as well as best practices for utility programs to help the region decarbonize the energy and transportation sectors and advance equitable energy services.  (posted 8/3/2023)

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) has an opening for Program Manager – Workforce Development. This remote position will manage day-to-day operations for projects focused on accelerating the growth of a highly qualified and diverse workforce, and ensuring that clean energy offers high quality, family-sustaining career pathways. (posted 8/1/2023)

The Washington Department of Commerce has two openings for Commerce Specialist 3 - Energy Programs In Communities Unit.  These positions are responsible for providing advanced professional level program management and contract administration in implementing renewable energy grant programs, as well as related energy program initiatives. These positions primarily focus on administering assigned programs from state and federally funded clean energy grant programs. (posted 5/10/2023)


Educational & Workforce Development Opportunities 

There are several clean energy and other related educational programs at institutions throughout Washington as well as nationwide. Click for a listing of programs

Solar Washington Webinar Presentation-Working in Solar: Job Types at a Solar Installer

PresentationScreenShot2.jpgIn this presentation from January 15, 2021, Working in Solar: Job Types at a Solar Installer, Solar Washington Board member Kevin Moens (also of Seattle, WA based A&R Solar) outlined the types of positions commonly found within a solar installation company. From design, installation, finance to marketing and more  Kevin provided this one-hour overview of positions, needed skills, education and more. Click to access the webinar recording. (Free to view, but registration required.)


Solar Washington Webinar Presentation-Working in Solar: Job Types and Functions at a Utility

utility_slide250.jpgIn this presentation from February 2, 2021, Working in Solar: Job Types and Functions at a Utility, Solar Washington welcomed Bart Hansen of Clark PUD and Suzy Oversvee of Snohomish PUD (both of whom are Solar Washington Board members), who discussed solar-related jobs and activities at their respective utilities as well as insights into skills and education needed for various solar-related roles at a utility. Click to access the webinar recording. (Free to view, but registration required.)


Organizations and sectors with additional & ongoing job listings (inside and outside Washington)

SFlogo.jpgThe Solar Foundation’s annual National Solar Jobs Census is a comprehensive report on employment trends within the U.S. solar industry, nationwide and state by state. The latest Solar Jobs Census includes data for 2020. Click to read the full report. The Solar Foundation also has released the Solar Jobs Map, an online resource with localized data on the U.S. solar workforce. Solar Jobs Map.


WISE180.jpgThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an overview of the growth of solar power in the United States as well as careers in the field. This includes links to occupations in the sector including research, engineering, manufacturing, installation and more. Click to be taken to the BLS website


WISE180.jpgWomen in Solar Energy (WISE) is a 501c3 non-profit membership organization with a mission to promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the solar energy industry. Women in Solar Energy is the networking center point of the solar energy industry, united towards a common goal of advancing women in all aspects of the solar energy industry and promoting diversity and forward thinking business practices in our community. WISE does this through education, capacity building, advocacy, strategic partnerships, networking and events.  Click to go to the WISE website.


Report on jobs in the energy efficiency, solar and EV fields. From the Clean Energy Transition Institute. The Northwest Energy Coalition recently came out with a list of recommendations to promote diversity in the solar workforce. Click to view.

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