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Sunrun Manager, New Homes PV Design in Des Moines, Iowa

Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


The PV Design Manager is responsible for the di

rect supervision and managerial and personal development of Designers in addition to over

sight of the PV Design. The PV Design Manager will be responsible for delegating, developing and standardizing the policies, procedures and documentation for the Design team, and will work to ensure consistent, quality and on time performance of the Design team to its customers. This position requires an ability to think critically, comfort with collaborating with unique individuals, and a passion for delivering high quality results.


  • Manage a team of Associate Designers, Designers, Sr. Designers, and Staff Designers.

  • Hire, build, and grow great teams. Our talent distinguishes us from all other companies.

  • Manage work schedules and timekeeping of direct reports through Workday

  • Monitor meetings with direct reports and internal stakeholders in order to maintain standardization and drive both quality and process improvements;

  • Actively manage the performance and goals of team members;

  • Perform and track audits of design team;

  • Drives safety, quality and efficiency - within the team and through designs;

  • Mentor and motivate direct reports to achieve goals and objectives

  • Coach direct reports through project challenges

  • Deliver constructive feedback to direct reports

  • Develop action plans with direct reports to improve performance or correct behavior

  • Delegate and escalate appropriately;

  • Demonstrate ethics and professionalism at all times


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering related field preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years of commercial PV drafting/design and experience with residential PV drafting/design

  • In-depth knowledge of AutoCAD, National Electrical Code (NEC), International Building Code (IBC), and applicable fire codes required

  • Management experience preferred

  • NABCEP certification preferred.

  • Strong data analysis skills required

  • In-depth understanding of main panel upgrades and utility variance protocols for both commercial solar, Rule 21, line side taps, and energy storage interconnection policy

  • Knowledge of residential and commercial PV construction

  • In-depth understanding of different interconnection methods and viability

  • Extreme attention to detail and consistency

  • Organized and detail oriented with strong communication skills are a must.

  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a strong commitment to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to interpret construction documents required

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Excellent computer skills; MS Suite, Oracle, Salesforce, Google Suite required

  • Professional appearance and client interaction

  • Good people skills, able to manage, motivate and discipline if necessary

  • Ability to execute multiple projects and tasks and manage competing priorities

  • Ability to support the development of processes and tools in a growing department

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgement to translate designs to installation

Physical Demands

  • Be able to remain in a seated position for a portion of the day

  • Sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment

  • Be able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to: walking, standing, stooping, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for periods of time as needed

  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks

  • Have adequate visual and hearing acuity to follow instructions, operate office equipment and determine accuracy of the work assigned

  • Ability to operate office equipment including computers and determine accuracy of work


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Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed. Candidates in locations outside this local area may have a different starting salary range for this opportunity which may be higher or lower. Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

Starting salary/wage for this opportunity:

$87,847.00 to $117,058.00

Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards. Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at .

Sunrun is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Our commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging drives our ability to build diverse teams and develop inclusive work environments. At Sunrun, we believe that empowering people and valuing their differences will help us create a planet run by the sun for everyone. We are committed to equal employment opportunities without consideration of race, color, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal convictions, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.