Commercial Project Manager


At Sun Tribe Solar, we are building a team of the brightest and most passionate individuals and giving them an environment to freely think, create, grow and thrive, resulting in innovative and forward-thinking approaches to solar. Sun Tribe Solar is committed to building a best in class solar photovoltaic project execution and construction team by focusing on safety, quality, and efficiency. Our construction team focuses on commercial roof mount and commercial ground mount photovoltaic projects within Virginia and the surrounding area.

Type: Full-Time
Experience: Senior level
Function: Operations Management
Location: Charlottesville, VA, United States


The Commercial Project Manager is responsible for managing the overall 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. The Commercial Project Managers primary responsibility is guiding a project from contract execution through customer hand over, maintaining client facing relationships, and reporting key performance indicators (KPIs) to upper management. The Commercial Project 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 multiple projects simultaneously at various stages in the project life cycle.


  • Project Life Cycle
  • Oversee, direct, and maintain responsibility for project completion and contract fulfillment from conception to project completion
  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for project safety, quality, schedule, and budget
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain project schedules
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain project budgets
  • Procure material required for projects including but not limited to: Modules, Inverters, Racking, AC Panel Boards, AC switches, Breakers, Wire, and electrical BOS
  • Ensure STS construction safety and quality standards are met

Internal Deliverables

  • Monitor, report, and improve on both job-specific key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Identify, vet, approve, and select sub-contractors
  • Negotiate and execute subcontracts
  • Maintain visibility on task progress of project deliverables ensuring timely completion
  • Develop project specific construction, staging/laydown, and quality plans
  • Safely complete a minimum 3MW of commercial rooftop projects
  • Manage project cash flow

External Deliverables

  • Maintain and lead client facing interactions
  • Draft and send weekly customer update reports
  • Send outbound and receive inbound invoices
  • Coordinate payment of vendor invoices
  • Lead construction mobilization meetings
  • Perform technical site evaluations

Standardizing Procedures

  • Develop and write standard operating procedures
  • Design, document and convey best work practices
  • Minimize time required from contract execution to IFC drawing set completion


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Safety and quality focused individual
  • Experience in Solar PV preferred by not required
  • Experience in commercial electrical or construction management
  • General understanding of physical, electrical, and structural construction plans
  • Understanding of legal contract documents
  • Strong planning, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Strong computer skills including scheduling software
  • Self-motivated
  • Honest, reliable, self-aware and conscientious
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written


  • This position reports to the Director of Project Management


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

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