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VP, Business Markets Construction - REMOTE

Company: Sunnova Energy
Location: Garland
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Brief Description of Sunnova Sunnova is a different kind of Power Company, offering solar and storage services to homeowners within the United States and its territories through our network of local solar dealers and solar standard community homebuilders. Our mission is powering energy independence TM and changing the energy industry. At Sunnova, we believe in achieving more by working together; our diverse workforce allows an inclusive and innovative culture to power our long-term growth. Our people focus on thinking beyond traditional limits - and to do that, we need the creativity and energy of every person. Come be a part of the fastest growing segment of the energy industry! The VP, Business Markets Construction "VP BMC" Position

Sunnova Energy is searching for VP, Business Markets Construction to be the leader for Sunnova's Business Markets team in the installation of projects including solar, battery storage, controls, natural gas generation, and EV Changing. The position will oversee engineering and procurement activities and actively manage the Construction process. VP BMC will vet installers to be accepted as a registered installer and perform project management, risk analysis, budget and resource management. In addition to this the VP BMC will be assisting the SVP of Business Markets to develop the new department and teams supporting this new venture.

VP, Business Markets Construction Responsibilities

  • Sales Engineering
  • Performs Customer facing discussions with facilities personnel
  • Performs New build discussions with architects and/or prime contractors (with subs)
  • Develops practical capability ideation
  • Though leadership in Sunnova quality differentiators in project construction and reliability
  • Engineering and design oversight
  • Vets engineering resources (either outsourced or future insourced)
  • Advises on best practices for design and engineering work through final stamped plan set
  • Establishes review process of initial design and final design
  • Establishes clear communication and handoff from Engineering to Construction team
  • Facilitates and advises on questions between Construction team and Engineering

    • Installer Vetting and Setup
    • Performs qualification vetting for potential commercial installers and approval
    • Oversees Channel Partner Agreement (CPA) rules and regulation changes by state and/or jurisdiction
    • Oversees CPA (install) rules and regulations by customer type by jurisdiction (ex. ISD's Muni's, Govt.)
    • Performs CPA negotiations
    • Oversees cost expectations of general contracting to rationalize cost proposals:
      • Hourly labor by state
      • BOS estimates
      • Major materials
      • Deeper Installer Support and Oversight
      • Supports change order processing, negotiation, and contract (exhibit amendment if necessary)
      • Technical Install SME and advisor (or facilitator):
        • Aesthetic optimization of systems installation
        • Racking - Fixed Tilt, Flush Mount, Ground Mount, Ballast Blocks
        • Inverters - Mounting, wire runs, compatibility with rapid shut down
        • Modules - Mount zones, wire management
        • DAS - Hardwire communication types, data types
        • Roofing Penetration Hardware - types along with means and methods to optimize
        • Roofing protection - Ballast pads, walkway pads
        • Knowledgeable base regarding roof types, structural integrity of roofs / canopy
        • Oversees process of construction timeline and process given longer timelines and specific requirements by customer type (ex. Laydown areas, logistics, security, business hours)
        • Implements QA/QC process and leverage of automation (if possible, for small projects)
          • Process to automate oversight of milestone payments or approval
          • Checking connections and work
          • Development of commissioning package
          • Final Completion Approval Process

            • Monitoring (Service) and Remediation Expertise
            • Develops coordination of monitoring process and guidelines and how it flows into network operations center
            • Oversees service level and response time
            • Coordinates installer remediation work with knowledge of systems and insight to facilitate correction
            • Advises or is a resource for:
              • Warranty claims on major equipment
              • General construction special circumstances: underground boring, trenching, concrete work, etc.
              • General construction remediation: broken pipes, roof damage

                Minimum Requirements
                • Education required: Bachelor's Degree
                • A minimum of 10 years of design/build construction management
                • Ability to represent Sunnova in negotiations with installation partners and customers
                • Strong knowledge of electrical and construction codes
                • Valid driver's license with clean motor vehicle record
                • Ability to travel to job sites

                  Preferred Qualifications
                  • 10 years of experience with photovoltaic systems
                  • NABCEP Installer certification
                  • OSHA 30 certification
                  • System Operations & Maintenance training and experience
                  • Other safety certifications (I.e., CPR, fall prevention)
                  • Good understanding of Ideation - innovation, to development, to actualization

                    Additional Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
                    • Technical knowledge of: Aesthetic optimization of systems installation; Racking solutions; Inverters; DAS; Roofing Penetration; Roofing protection
                    • Knowledgeable base regarding roof types, structural integrity of roofs/canopy

                      Working Conditions
                      • Remote-office environment
                      • Estimated travel time: 25%-50%
                      • Driving Required

                        Physical Requirements
                        • Extended periods of time working at computer workstation


                          Sunnova offers a generous employee reward package that includes:
                          • Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending account, and 401(k) with employer match.
                          • Competitive compensation & annual bonus
                          • Paid time off, including 10 holidays and Paid Parental Leave
                          • Cell phone allowance for many roles
                          • Free access to onsite fitness center in Houston and/or discounted fitness memberships through health provider
                          • Complimentary garage parking in Houston

                            We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

                            If you are selected for a position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

Keywords: Sunnova Energy, Garland , VP, Business Markets Construction - REMOTE, Executive , Garland, Texas

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