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Scalo Solar Vice President & General Manager
Job Code:21-PITTSBURGH-7-001
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time

Job Responsibilities:

About the Company: Scalo Solar Solutions

Scalo Solar is the leading Solar Developer & EPC Contractor focused on the development of solar power on commercial, residential, institutional, and industrial projects in the region.  We are committed to expanding the use of solar and clean energy through an innovative approach to project design and financial engineering with an ‘ROI-centric’ focus.  We assist clients, building owners, architects and engineers to turn underutilized rooftops and ground mount sites into sustainable and profitable real estate.  

Our services include project feasibility studies, computerized shade analysis, assistance with system design and layout, electrical designs, utility company interconnection and coordination, CAD design services, remote monitoring services, financial analysis, grant applications, and tax strategies. Unlike other Solar Developers, Scalo Solar also understands that the waterproof integrity of a client’s building is first and foremost. We represent roofing and solar manufacturers alike and coordinate the design and specific detail requirements to maintain and even enhance roof warranties. We provide financial models for both profit and non-profit entities and often invest our own tax equity. This comprehensive approach allows us to deliver a full array of professional services to our clients and manage a multitude of disciplines. 

Our company culture is centered around hard work, fun, trust, transparency, autonomy with flex schedules, measured results, and “people power,” focused on recognition and appreciation.

Job Description: Solar Vice President & General Manager

The role of the Vice president and General Manager is to manage, own, and grow your divisions income statement by focusing on our four disciplines: strategy, execution, people, and finance. You are responsible for the sales and operations of Scalo Solar Solutions LLC and customer satisfaction. This role has high visibility with our clients as well as internally due to the need to connect required service support areas of the business such as Warehouse, Accounting, Purchasing, Safety, Human Resources and Marketing/Customer Service. From coordinating resource requirements to ensuring billing and invoices are accurate, the Vice President and General Manager is key to ensuring the processes are in place to deliver quality sales, service, and products from pre-sale to project kickoff to project close outs. You will be a part of an elite group of senior leaders with heroes’ mindset, not a superstar mindset. This group of your counterparts and the executive staff support and learn from each other. This group also enjoys annual retreats where we learn, grow together, and have FUN together.

Reporting & Relationships:

The entire Scalo Solar staff will report to this position (including sales, estimating and operations). The Vice President and General Manager reports directly to the Executive Management Team, which consists of the Scalo Companies CEO, COO, and CFO.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In short, you are running a business unit inside of a larger organization with significant support to aid in your Business success. We must always operate as a team with a focus on pleasing our customers, providing for the well-being of our employees, and making money to ensure long term success of our organization.

  •  Provide strong leadership to the organization especially to the front line field employees with a positive attitude and calm demeanor
  •  Responsible for the Sales and Operations Department to ensure a proper hand-off process from time of sales through operations to provide the best customer experience possible
  • Work closely with Project and Estimating teams in a collaborative manner, providing consistent feedback on estimates with factual data.
  • Assign and review all bids with your sales and estimating staff.
  • Focus on job preparation of new projects to set the teams up for success and avoid the need to react to issues at the back end of projects
  • Utilize Sales and Operations technology to produce efficient end-user information and eliminate re-work in processes
  • Evaluate internal processes involving sales, operations, and other customer-facing functions and provide recommendations for procedural efficiencies targeted toward gross margin metric improvements and revenue generating initiatives
  • Work together with in-house sales and operations teams to understand processes for submitting detailed and accurate designs, measurements, estimates, and proposals
  • Performing estimating and set-up of in process solar project change orders
  • Research, investigate, and provide remedies for solar project errors regarding costs, estimates, and operational measures
  • Monitor blueprinting, shop drawing, full design packages for PE Stamp and permitting, and submittal process, and contract interpretation and administration
  • Administer any in-progress work order changes, approvals, and project close-out actions
  • Ensure full life-cycle customer relationship management including but not limited to proactive customer service initiatives, resolving customer concerns in a timely manner, and proactively problem solve for best outcome
  • Ensure process breakdowns are not repeated and corrections are communicated to all staff for future guidance and process improvement
  • Work with Human Resources to assist in interviewing process and matching manpower talent to business needs ensuring consistent workforce planning pipelines are available to the business
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to staff and assist in creating a culture of collaboration and learning
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of your management staff
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in technology in the solar industry
  • Adhere to all safety rules and procedures
  • Balance time as necessary between office and field responsibilities.
  • Responsible for participating in weekly Operations Management meetings as well as monthly Foremen's meetings, townhall, and finance/business review meetings
  • Responsible for proper administration of weekly accuracy with paid-to-date reports during Operations meetings with your project management staff
  • Responsible for proper tracking of pending change orders and the processing of the change order approval process with your project management staff
  • Responsible for all company invoicing submission to billing clerk
  • Responsible for ensuring staff completion of daily and weekly OPM (online project management) reports
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining company-owned solar arrays

Evaluation & Review:

Reviewed annually by the executive management team by the end of the first quarter. 

Benefits Offered:

Great Culture (see above)
Competitive salary and incentive opportunities
Paid Time Off and Company holidays
Affordable and comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance
Company-paid life insurance
401(k) with company match
Health Savings Account with company contribution
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Aflac Supplemental Insurance

Job Qualifications:

Job Qualifications:

  •  Demonstrated leadership competencies, including confidentiality.
  • Positive attitude & heroes’ mindset
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to influence clients and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong understanding of the solar industry’s incentives and tax subsidies with the ability to prepare financial models resulting in sales
  • Attention to detail is essential while overseeing sales and operations teams
  • Ability to read and understand architectural and electrical drawings, interpret schedules, and bid data, and enter information into estimating and project management programs
  • Computer and technical skills such as Microsoft Office (required) and ability to learn and administer functions in Timberline, Auto Cad, Auto Cad Electrical (or PVCAD), Follow up Power (in-house product) and MasterKey (in-house product) software systems to effectively perform duties
  • Solar, financial, and electrical experience (NABCEP PV Installation certification preferred)
  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration, electrical engineering, or finance related field preferred.
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the job include climbing ladders and hatches, walking, sitting, bending, lifting, and kneeling as needed to complete essential job functions
  • Requires experience in solar system production analysis and modeling
  • Familiarity with NEC 2014 and 2017, especially article 690 
  • Should be familiar with, or have experience in, PV design, including string sizing, wire sizing, inverter sizing and AC/DC ratio, OCPD sizing, and data communication & commissioning of all systems.