Manager of SolPower

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has an immediate opening for a Manger of SolPower to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada.

Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations.  VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).

VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Utility Services (VEUS), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).

VCA (Valley Communications Association), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, and will offer commercial and residential optical fiber broadband service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit, to VEA members throughout Nevada.

The Manager of SolPower will be required to manage all duties and activities of the SolPower business through efficient and effective use of management skills. The Employee will need to effectively communicate work status and improvement opportunities to management. For more detailed information regarding responsibilities, duties and specifications, please refer to the job description for Manager of SolPower (PDF).

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Education/Experience: Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in photovoltaic, electrical construction, or related field is desired but not a requirement. Must have a minimum of ten years in residential and commercial solar installation. Must have a minimum of two years managing a residential solar company with a customer facing role or combination of both education and experience that will satisfy the requirements of this position. Solar Data Acquisition System experience is required. NABCEP PV Technical Sales certification is desired but not a requirement. Advanced knowledge of NEC 2017 also required.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical construction and legal documents. Ability to effectively communicate with others and provide clear direction and instruction to the SolPower crew.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts common in construction. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal concurrently with abstract and concrete variables.

Other Skills and Abilities: Employee must have the ability to analyze data and reports to establish sales procedures, sales strategies, coordination of people and resources, direction and supervision of people and evaluating their performance. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Employee must be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products. Extensive knowledge of all office procedures, equipment, and administrative functions. Knowledge of data processing, information systems and email etiquette. Ability to communicate with co-workers, customers and vendors in a professional and courteous manner. Must have the ability to problem solve effectively and organize work among SolPower crew to meet deadlines. Must have working experience using construction equipment, tools, and materials. Must be aware of State and Federal laws (OSHA) related to construction and safety. Must obtain and maintain an OSHA 30 Construction certification and Nevada OSHA PV Installers Certificate. Must Have NFPA 70E Certificate. NABCEP PV Installers Certificate is desired but not a requirement.

Must have and maintain a valid Nevada driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.


VEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression

Valley Electric Association, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a competitive benefits package, which includes company paid:

Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
Short-Term Disability
Group Life Insurance
Business Travel Life Insurance
401(k) plan
Pension plan
Vacation and Sick accrual
Holiday pay

Job Details

August 17, 2020
Until Filled