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47-1011.03 - Solar Energy Installation Managers

Direct work crews installing residential or commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.

Sample of reported job titles: Branch Operations Manager, Crew Lead, Crew Leader, Foreman, Installation Manager, Installation Technician, Residential Field Manager, Solar Energy Installation Manager, Solar Installation Manager, Solar Installation Supervisor

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Values  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Plan and coordinate installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar and solar thermal systems to ensure conformance to codes. Green Task Statement
  • Supervise solar installers, technicians, and subcontractors for solar installation projects to ensure compliance with safety standards. Green Task Statement
  • Assess potential solar installation sites to determine feasibility and design requirements. Green Task Statement
  • Assess system performance or functionality at the system, subsystem, and component levels. Green Task Statement
  • Coordinate or schedule building inspections for solar installation projects. Green Task Statement
  • Monitor work of contractors and subcontractors to ensure projects conform to plans, specifications, schedules, or budgets. Green Task Statement
  • Perform start-up of systems for testing or customer implementation. Green Task Statement
  • Provide technical assistance to installers, technicians, or other solar professionals in areas such as solar electric systems, solar thermal systems, electrical systems, and mechanical systems. Green Task Statement
  • Visit customer sites to determine solar system needs, requirements, or specifications. Green Task Statement
  • Develop and maintain system architecture, including all piping, instrumentation, or process flow diagrams. Green Task Statement
  • Estimate materials, equipment, and personnel needed for residential or commercial solar installation projects. Green Task Statement
  • Evaluate subcontractors or subcontractor bids for quality, cost, and reliability. Green Task Statement
  • Identify means to reduce costs, minimize risks, or increase efficiency of solar installation projects. Green Task Statement
  • Prepare solar installation project proposals, quotes, budgets, or schedules. Green Task Statement
  • Purchase or rent equipment for solar energy system installation. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Front end loaders — Utility work machines
Ladders — Extension ladders
Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers; Vise grip pliers
Masks or accessories — Filter masks
Multimeters — Digital multimeters
Pipe or tube cutter — Tubing cutters
Pipe wrenches — Large pipe wrenches; Medium pipe wrenches
Power drills — Cordless drills; Impact drills; Right-angle drills
Power saws — Jig saws; Reciprocating saws
Stud finders — Stud locators

Technology used in this occupation:

Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
Customer relationship management CRM software
Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Map creation software — Mapping software
Network conferencing software — Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Project management software — Cost estimating software; Microsoft Project
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
56   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
33   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
22   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
22   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
78   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
78   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
72   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
67   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
50   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
45   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.
Employment data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.
Industry data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.

Median wages (2013) $29.03 hourly, $60,380 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 546,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 187,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Construction (62% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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