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Project Coordinator

Company: Harvest Solar
Location: Champaign
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Harvest Solar , an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , is a Michigan-based company that provides cost-effective renewable energy for agriculture, commercial, and utility customers yielding more energy independence by utilizing solar energy. With in-house design, engineering, installation, and manufacturing, Harvest Solar is a pivotal turnkey operation that believes in expanding energy independence today to achieve a sustainable future for tomorrow.

We believe in energy independence and a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren. Our purpose is to empower people to create and use renewable energy by providing them with the best in class service, products, and experience.

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to management solar projects. This role reports to our Operations Department located at our Champaign Illinois office. Day travel is required 50% of the time. Overnight travel 10% or less. Salary is commensurate with related knowledge, skills, and experience

Purpose of Position

Under the direction of the Operations Manager and in full compliance with the employee handbook and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations the Solar Project Coordinator will perform all duties outlined in this job description. The Solar Project Coordinator will manage solar installations from post-sale to the time it is fully installed. Work as the "hub" of each project, dealing with engineering, operations, installation, sales, and most importantly, the customer. Responsible for a positive customer experience and constant communication with the customer throughout the entire process, while navigating this delicate timeframe with the customer in a professional manner, and in the best interest of the company. Project Coordinator is also responsible for performing thorough site assessments, kicking off design with the engineering team, acquiring appropriate permits in a timely fashion, coordinating with procurement on product availability, working with the construction team for scheduling, making sure customer is in the loop on the above, and assisting the assigned sales team to general tasks as needed.

Major Responsibilities of Position

  • Managing all aspects of the projects, from post-sale to the day the systems are fully installed
  • Customer service the main purpose of this position is to maximize a positive customer experience. Referrals are a large part of our business, and maintaining our reputation and brand comes above all else.
  • Work with sales department on the strategy in dealing with the customers these relationships can be very delicate
  • Assist sales department with trade shows, filling out paperwork, and other general tasks as needed
  • Work with the procurement department on timing of materials
  • Work with the installation department on scheduling the construction
  • Work with local utilities for interconnection applications
  • Work with local townships and counties for zoning and permitting applications
  • Maintain a proactive, outgoing, positive, and social persona
  • Continuous improvement of productivity, process, efficiency, and organization the success of this position will go hand in hand with developing an organized and prioritized approach.
  • All other duties, responsibilities, and activities as assigned
    Educational and Certification Background


    High school diploma or GED



    Valid State Driver s License, ability to obtain CDL certification preferred



    One three years experience coordinating construction projects


    Personal Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Attributes):
    • Ability to own projects and ensure success; may require going above and beyond the norm
    • Ability to organize and prioritize project activities
    • Ability to multi-task; managing several projects at once
    • Ability to self-direct work activities as well as be part of a team
    • Ability to execute tasks effectively and efficiently
    • Excellent communicator both written and oral
    • Fluent use of Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and other company software
      Work Environment
      • Commercial Construction Setting 50% of the time: Job Site terrain and outdoor work with exposure to weather fluctuations in addition to construction site hazards
      • Office Environment 50% of the time: Busy office with frequent interruptions and multi-tasking required; standard office equipment is available including Microsoft Office
      • Day Travel Required 50% of the time: Position supports job site activities therefore daily travel to job sites required. Harvest values our employees work life balance and whenever possible, overnight travel is Monday through Friday. Hotel and transportations costs are covered. Additionally, a food per diem is paid for overnight stays.
      • Overnight Travel Required 10% of the time: Position supports job site activities therefore overnight travel is required. Harvest values our employees work life balance and whenever possible, overnight travel is Monday through Friday. Hotel and transportations costs are covered. Additionally, a food per diem is paid for overnight stays. THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUALS ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS.

        . Date posted: 10/10/2022

Keywords: Harvest Solar, Champaign , Project Coordinator, Other , Champaign, Illinois

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