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Solar Energy Installation Managers - 47-1011.03

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Installation Manager
  • Residential Field Manager
  • Solar Energy Installation Manager
  • Solar Installation Manager
  • Solar Installation Supervisor

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
  • Assess locations for potential green technology installations.
  • Communicate with other construction or extraction personnel to discuss project details.
  • Coordinate construction project activities.
  • Create construction or installation diagrams.
  • Direct construction or extraction personnel.
  • Estimate construction project costs.
  • Estimate construction project labor requirements.
  • Estimate materials requirements for projects.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
  • Plan layout of construction, installation, or repairs.
  • Test green technology installations to verify performance.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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