Commercial Construction Manager


The Commercial Construction Manager has broad responsibility over site execution of commercial rooftop PV projects, ensuring they are completed safely, on or ahead of schedule, within budget, and according to Sun Tribe Solar’s industry-leading quality standards. This is a 100% field-based position that directly oversees sub contracted commercial rooftop PV projects ensuring implementation for the organization’s construction philosophy. Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to) safety, quality control, logistics, construction methodology, daily reporting, job site setup, client interactions, and sub-contractor management. The Commercial Construction Manager will be responsible for project size ranges of 100kW through 5MW DC including direct sale, portfolio, and PPA projects. This position is expected to manage construction of a rooftop PV project from pre planning and site mobilization through project closeout.

Type: Full-Time

Experience: Mid Level

Function: Project Execution

Location: Charlottesville, VA, United States


Project Life Cycle

  • Fulfill all obligations from contract execution through final completion and develop and maintain reporting and communications with the project manager throughout the construction phase of a project
  • Act as managing “point of contact” for STS during the project construction phase
  • Assist in construction plan and quality plan development
  • Develop daily reports and send to project manager
  • Maintain responsibility for material tracking, receiving, and executing project schedule
  • Track project milestones for invoicing
  • Act as singular representative for STS during project execution and maintain presence on-site whenever construction is occurring


  • Ultimate responsibility for onsite safety practices
  • Hold daily safety meetings will all sub-contractors
  • Hold onsite orientations for all personnel entering site
  • Coordinate with Safety Director for PPE and field training needs


  • Oversee installation of Racking, Modules, DC BOS, Inverters, AC BOS, Utility Interconnect, and AC Electrical
  • Ensure STS quality standards are maintained, and appropriate documentation completed


  • Report safety, quality, and job progress daily
  • Plan site logistics – delivery point of contact
  • Maintain on-site point of contact for customers and clients
  • Call AHJ inspections
  • Collection, reporting, and maintaining all onsite project documentation
  • Line up onsite machinery, office trailer, sanitary facilities, fencing and all other construction-related limited use equipment

Job Closeout

  • Oversee site start up and commissioning
  • Ensure QC documentation, engineering redlines, and all RFIs completed
  • Ensure site cleanliness at end of project


  • Safety and quality focused individual
  • Highschool Diploma or GED
  • Documented experience in Solar PV, commercial electrical, or general contracting
  • Detailed understanding of physical, electrical, and structural construction plans
  • Proven experience directing sub-contractors and or tradespeople
  • Strong computer skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Honest, reliable, self-aware and conscientious
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong planning, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Willingness to work onsite in all weather conditions
  • Willingness to stop work when unsafe activities are discovered


  • This position reports to the Director of Project Management
  • During project site execution all sub-contractor foreman and/or leads will report directly to the Commercial Construction Manager


Applicants should send a resume and cover letter directly to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Commercial Construction Manager’

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