Residential Solar Installer -Denver, CO (On-site)

GRID Alternatives
Denver, MD
United States
Job Description

Residential Solar Installer- Denver, CO (On-site)


Why you want to work here...

GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides direct solar installation and project development; clean mobility options; workforce training and service learning opportunities; and low-income solar policy advocacy.


Let's Talk Money

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Hourly pay commensurate with experience within the pay band $24.00 - $29.00 per hour, plus the benefits listed below.


How we take care of you...

Medical, Dental, Vision/Eye Care insurance, 5 weeks paid time off (PTO),12 paid holidays, Commuter Checks, 403b Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), STD, LTD, and AD&D insurance.

The Opportunity… 

  • Responsible for all technical and safety aspects of rooftop PV installations.

  • Conduct site visits to screen potential sites for solar access and safety issues. 

  • Assist the Installation Supervisors and team in the loading and unloading of equipment.

  • Provide oversight and training to job trainees (including interns and Solarcorps) and volunteers in the solar electric installation processes on-site

  • Lead installations of solar electric systems with GRID Alternatives staff, crews of volunteers, and/or job trainees

  • Ensure that all solar installations done by GRID Alternatives staff or Subcontractors are installed according to GRID Alternatives safety and quality standards.

  • Assist in warehouse organization and inventory.

  • Participate in GRID’s equity, inclusion, and diversity work

  • Other job duties could include equipment purchasing, hardware store runs, Fleet maintenance and upkeep, answering homeowner and volunteer questions, providing excellent customer service to clients, talking to media and generally participating in activities necessary to make solar happen for low-income families.

What you need to bring to this role…

  • Experience in PV system installation, design, and troubleshooting

  • Experience leading a crew in PV installation, minimum one year

  • Excellent communication skills (ability to work with volunteers and clients, ability to represent GRID Alternatives positively)

  • Comfortable working as part of a team (must be open to ideas from team members).

  • Flexibility and willingness to embrace change, go the extra mile, and bring ideas and energy to rapidly growing organization

  • Willingness to work on evenings and weekends when required

  • Receive NABCEP certified within one year

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

  • Some travel outside the Denver Area required  

It would be great if you also had…

  • Passion for sustainability, affordable housing, the environment, or environmental justice, or just generally grounded in making the world a better place.

  • Experience in training and/or working with volunteers

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Where you will sit & the places you may go…

This position may require up to 25% out-of-town travel to regional offices and special projects. Availability to occasionally work nights and weekends may be required.

GRID Alternatives may provide vehicles for work travel and/or travel reimbursement for personal vehicle use. In this instance, applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.


Our Vision: a rapid, equitable transition to a world powered by renewable energy that benefits everyone.

Our Mission: to build community-powered solutions to advance economic and environmental justice through renewable energy.

Based in Oakland, California, GRID has 8 regional offices and affiliates serving all of California, Colorado, Mid-Atlantic/Washington D.C. region, and Tribal Lands within the U.S. Additionally, GRID has international operations in Nicaragua, Mexico, and Nepal. GRID has a dedicated staff of 400 and growing!

What it's like at GRID…

At GRID, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole self that includes life outside of work. Our culture supports learning, growth and well-being of all of our team members. Every member of GRID Alternatives must participate in the organization's equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID) work.

GRID Alternatives provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Because we value EID at GRID Alternatives, we encourage folks from all backgrounds to apply, even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications.


Submit both a resume and a cover letter describing your interest. Due to the high volume of inquiries, mailed and emailed applications are not accepted. Please do not call and/or email requesting an update.


Thank you for your interest in GRID Alternatives!