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Solar Energy Installation Managers

Direct work crews installing residential or commercial solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.   (O'Net 47-1011.03)

 
Reported job titles:   Branch Operations Manager, Commercial Subcontractor, Crew Lead, Crew Leader, Delivery and Installation Subcontractor, Electrical Subcontractor, Foreman, Installation Manager, Installation Technician, Photovoltaic Subcontractor, Piping Supervisor, Residential Field Manager, Residential Remodeling Subcontractor, Residential Subcontractor, Solar Crew Member, Solar Energy Installation Manager, Solar Field Installation Crew Member, Solar Installation Crew Supervisor, Solar Installation Manager, Solar Installation Supervisor, Solar Project Coordination Specialist, Solar Project Manager, Window Installation Subcontractor
 
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    Wages
    for Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers which includes:
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 18.98   $ 23.28   $ 29.36   $ 37.04   $ 45.45   $ 30.97  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 19.51   $ 25.48   $ 31.54   $ 39.64   $ 49.48   $ 34.19  
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     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 17.47   $ 22.51   $ 29.01   $ 35.81   $ 41.22   $ 29.53  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 20.34   $ 22.77   $ 27.84   $ 36.43   $ 44.77   $ 29.93  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers which includes:
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 1,968 2,162 0.9% 35
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers which includes:
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Specialty trade contractors 30.0%
    Construction of buildings 23.0%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 12.7%
    Heavy and civil engineering construction 11.2%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 5.6%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Plan and coordinate installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar and solar thermal systems to ensure conformance to codes.
     
  • Supervise solar installers, technicians, and subcontractors for solar installation projects to ensure compliance with safety standards.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Provide technical assistance to installers, technicians, or other solar professionals in areas such as solar electric systems, solar thermal systems, electrical systems, and mechanical systems.
     
  • Visit customer sites to determine solar system needs, requirements, or specifications.
     
  • Develop and maintain system architecture, including all piping, instrumentation, or process flow diagrams.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solar Energy Installation Managers  updated June 2009
     


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    Interests
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Solar Energy Installation Managers  updated July 2013
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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