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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Vice President – Workforce Strategy and Innovation, Interstate Renewable Energy Council - apply by Nov 15 (flexible location)
Director of the Institute for Energy Studies (Academic Administrator), Western Washington University - review begins Nov 1; open until filled (Bellingham)
Project Manager on Renewables Team, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) (Portland, OR)
Program Director, Spark Northwest (Seattle)
Policy Manager, Spark Northwest (Washington or Oregon)
Various positions, Clean Tech Alliance (Seattle)
Communications and Events Coordinator, Northwest Energy Coalition (Seattle-Based Preferred)
Solar PV Sales & Design, Ecotech Solar (Bellingham)
Solar PV Installation Professional, Ecotech Solar (Bellingham)
Solar Project Manager, CapStone Solutions (Bellingham)
Project Coordinator, Sphere Solar Energy (Seattle)
Economic Inclusion Manager, Emerald Cities Collaborative (Washington or Oregon)
Various positions, Solgen Power (Throughout Washington)
Solar PV Technician, Western Solar (Bellingham)
Various positions, CapStone Solutions (Throughout Washington)
Multiple opportunties, A&R Solar (Seattle)
Multiple opportunities, North Coast Electric (Various locations)
Multiple opportunities, Silfab Solar (Bellingham, Burlington)
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
In 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. This presentation was hosted by Solar Washington. 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
In 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 will talked 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)
- Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) Jobs Page
- Solar Energy Industries Association
- Solar Living Institute
The 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.
The 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.
Women 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.