Commercial Solar Sales and Design

Commercial Solar Sales and Design

We are currently hiring for this position.


Position Overview

California Solar Electric Company is seeking a full-time person for commercial solar sales & design. This is an
inside/outside sales position with a desk space in our downtown Grass Valley office. The ideal candidate will have
business-to-business sales experience and excitement about the solar industry. S/he will have a hunger to learn and
grow in a fast-paced, rapidly growing industry, as well as have an interest in the worker-owned co-op business model.

Full Time: (32-40 hrs/wk), with options for 4 or 5-day work week, primarily office hours, not work-from-home
Min. Experience: Sales Experience preferred but not necessary. Solar Experience preferred but not necessary. Computer Proficiency required, and ability to legally drive as well as safely scale ladders and walk on roofs a must.


● Commercial lead generation through various channels (i.e. past client network, speaking
engagements, tabling at booth events, personal efforts, rep at community events, etc.)
● Intake and pre-qualification of commercial leads via phone, email, in-person
● Travel to clients’ properties for technical site visits and sales calls, consulting about solar and its
benefits (primarily in a ~50 mile radius, with an emphasis on Nevada County and Placer County)
● Designing complete up-to-code PV systems from start to finish & helping prepare design documents
● Accurately quote contract prices based on variables specific to each installation
● Putting together presentations and proposals, in both hard copy and in digital formats
● Pre-qualifying customers for solar financing
● Closing deals and working towards getting signed contracts from clients
● Attending weekly sales meetings and consistently achieving sales goals set by management
● Continuing solar education through company training and outside sources
● Understand competitive landscape and provide timely and thoughtful feedback to sales management
● Display dedication to responsiveness and professional communication to customers & co-workers

Desired Skills and Experience:

● Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
● Entrepreneurship and the ability to work with some autonomy
● Proven track record in sales, or aptitude and willingness to learn
● Ability to register as a CSLB Home Improvement Salesperson

● Experience walking on roofs strongly preferred
● Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Google Apps, Google Earth and
CRM Databases
● Strong communication skills across different media with a particular focus on presentation skills
● An ability to interpret key metrics and use them to inform action
● CRM and data entry experience
● Solar industry and market knowledge preferred
● Highly organized and process-oriented
● Have excellent attention to detail
● Have proficient professional writing skills (punctuation, syntax, grammar, and spelling)
● Be good at math and juggling lots of numbers
● Be able to understand and explain somewhat complicated financial terms and structures (i.e. tax
codes, loans, utility rate plans, payback periods, etc.)

Personal requirements:

● Positive, self-starter possessing desire and initiative to exceed customer and coworker expectations
● Humble, selfless work ethic with a drive for personal and professional excellence and growth
● Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
● Friendly and personable, with an interest in meeting and connecting with all types of people
● Willing to do what’s necessary to achieve customer service excellence
● Ability to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing industry
● Strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
● Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, as well as a good memory
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Willingness to continue educating oneself on new technologies, industry changes, & sales methods
● Reliable & presentable personal vehicle, Valid Driver’s License, Clean driving record
● Ability to safely climb up and down ladders of various heights, and on and off of roofs of all types


● Company Laptop
● Company Cell Phone
● Vacation/Sick pay
● Health benefits (options for health insurance, free dental insurance, vision, free chiro)
● Retirement plans
● Worker-owned: Co-ownership/dividends
● $500/yr education/training stipend
● Other misc benefits, such as tickets to Film Festivals, events, industry conferences, company retreats, etc.
● Meaningful work that makes a difference in the community and world at large, in a vital and growing industry
● Pay is a base salary to start, dependent upon experience (starting at ~$45,000 – $55,000/yr), possible bonus

The Company

California Solar Electric Company is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and a 100% worker-owned
co-op. We believe diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values, achieving our business goals and building
a stronger company. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin,
gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors
protected by law.

California Solar Electric Company, located in Grass Valley, California, was originally founded in 2000. We design,
install, and service solar energy systems both on and off grid. Cal Solar is a successful local business that prioritizes
the community inside and outside of the business. A positive and enjoyable work environment is of the top priorities.


To apply, or learn more about us, please visit cal-solar.com (no phone calls, please email careers@cal-solar.com)