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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Thurston Climate Action Team is seeking a Residential Energy Coordinator. The part-time position will work independently and is responsible for advocating with local elected officials for the adoption and funding of robust policies and programs that significantly improve residential energy efficiency, while reducing health risks and consumer energy costs, especially for marginalized and low-income residents. (extended | re-posted 11/25/2023)
Elevate seeks a Senior Program Manager, Clean Energy and Housing Stability (Washington). The position, located in Central Puget Sound, is hybrid remote and will develop and lead building energy upgrade projects, including renewable and electrification projects; manage relationships related to project completion; and collaborate across partners. (posted 11/16/2023)
Renewable Northwest seeks a Markets & Transmission Policy Manager. The position will preferably be filled within the Pacific Northwest and will support legislative, regulatory, and policy activities aimed at advancing the adoption of clean energy and energy storage. (posted 11/16/2023)
Remote Energy is seeking a Administrative Coordinator. Based in Washington or Maine and working from home, this position will oversee administrative operations and successfully delivering our projects and educational programs as it relates to student recruitment, support, and ensuring that our in-person and remote students worldwide get the most out of their learning experience. (posted 11/8/2023)
The Washington Department of Commerce has an opening for a Commerce Specialist 5- Work from anywhere in Washington! This position is within the Buildings Unit of the Energy Division and closes Nov. 9 (posted 11/02/2023)
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)
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. 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 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)
- 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.