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1st Light Energy Site Assessor in Columbia, South Carolina

The Solar Site Assessor is responsible for conducting site assessments for residential solar customers. The Assessor conducts home site visits in order to obtain and communicate the necessary technical data to the 1st Light Energy design team for the preparation of permit ready documents for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems. The Solar Site Assessor reports directly to the Operations Manager and is expected to work independently and without direct supervision.


Responsible for every stage of solar site assessment, with primary focus on information completeness and timeliness.

  • Develop a positive relationship with customers to establish rapport and to gather facilities assessment data.

  • Conduct a solar site assessment, including:

  • Structural: Access the underlying structure of the roof (attic, crawlspace, etc.) to assess and measure the existing environment.

  • Electrical: Access the main and sub electrical panels in order to assess solar interconnection.

  • Shading: Access the roof in order to measure site shading and roof dimensions.

  • Upload solar site data to the design and interconnection/rebate team.

  • Communicate with design team and Professional Engineer, as necessary, to explain site conditions and special circumstances.

  • Communicate with interconnection/rebate specialist, as necessary, to alleviate interconnection or rebate related issues.

  • Coordinate with residential solar installation team to pre-emptively address special site conditions.


  • High School Diploma or GED (Two years college or equivalent work experience preferred)

  • Able to exchange non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate

  • Cheerful attitude and willingness to adapt to a fast-paced work environment

  • Intermediate knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office, Excel

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Demonstrated interest in renewable energy


  • Ability to lift and operate an extension ladder

  • Understanding of basic structural terms (rafter, ridge beam, etc.)

  • Understanding of basic electrical terms (bus bar, breaker, etc.)

  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Ability to read construction documents.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required in order to prepare site audit documents and conduct site audit meetings with customers.

  • Excellent organization and documentations skills.

  • Ability to review and understand construction drawings.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work closely with multiple departments.

  • Ability to work without direct supervision.

  • Ability to use multiple electronic items, including tablet, PCs, handheld devices.

  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of software, and the ability to learn new software.


  • Health, dental, and vision benefits - paid by company for employee

  • 401K

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Paid time-off and paid holidays

  • Floating holiday

Req No.: 2019-1583

External Company Name: 1st Light Energy, Inc.

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