Careers

Solutions for the Future

Continental Energy Solutions (CES) offers end-to-end solutions. We design, engineer, procure, install, commission, monitor, and maintain solar arrays, solar plus battery storage, and full microgrid solutions.

Knowledge Thrives

We offer an unbeatable team of engineers, project managers, and field supervisors, including NABCEP Certified Professionals, the gold standard in the solar industry. Together, our team works to provide our customers with clearly outlined costs, energy savings, and overall project ROI. Our solar, storage, and microgrid solutions have put CES at the top of our industry in the Midwest. Our project portfolio includes both rooftop and ground mount systems for big-box retail, warehouse, and campus solutions. With our experienced team and extensive project portfolio, we can build a solar and storage solution for every customer to meet any challenge.  

Continental Energy Solutions Team

Illuminating Your Vision,

Energizing your Future

A Path towards Success

Working for Continental Energy Solutions provides:

  • Collaboration, assistance, tools, and resources for success
  • An engaging and respectful workplace
  • Pride working for the largest PV and battery storage installer in the Midwest

Sucess Starts Within

Our value-based culture isn’t just a concept. This page and our whole website make it clear that we actually live our values.

  • Everyone United
  • Nurture Communication
  • Enforce Accountability
  • Relationships Matter
  • Growth and Development
  • You Make the Difference

    Valuing Individuals

    With our benefits, we show how much we care about you as a person. Benefits include:

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance
    • 401(k) with generous match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Tuition assistance
    • Disability insurance
    • Liberal PTO
    • Paid Parental Leave
    • Paid Time Off to volunteer with a charity

    Current Job Openings

    Project Manager

    Manage commercial solar or solar plus storage projects from the inception/estimating phase, through design, engineering, construction, and handover to O&M, taking full ownership of the projects and coordinating all internal and external stakeholders to achieve the identified project requirements.  The Project Manager also oversees associate project managers who are doing the same. 

     

    What you’ll do:

    • Act as the main point of contact for clients, installers, inspectors, and internal teams
    • Project manage multiple multi-million dollar PV and/or ESS contracts simultaneously
    • Create and maintain project CPM schedules
    • Manage and reduce project costs and conduct project financial projections for the team’s projects monthly
    • Conduct internal and external project team meetings
    • Provide status reports to various project stakeholders
    • Drive internal and/or external engineering teams to develop design drawing packages for various milestones of the project development cycle (interconnection, permitting, construction)
    • Identify & develop project-specific scopes of work and assemble complete budgets and estimates based upon civil, structural, & electrical drawings and specifications
    • Request, analyze, & negotiate project-specific pricing for equipment, material, & subcontracted scopes of work
    • Mitigate project risk by identifying & implementing contingency plans, and ensure projects adhere to engineering, utility, AHJ, and legislative requirements/specifications
    • Achieve or improve upon baseline project margins & schedule

     

    What you’ll need for success:

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field desired
    • 3+ years in commercial solar and/or battery storage EPC project management role
    • Demonstrated engineering and/or project management of commercial BESS experience desirable
    • Proven success managing multi-million dollar PV and/or ESS contracts simultaneously
    • NABCEP PV Installation Professional (desired)
    • FAA part 107 (desired)
    • NEC code knowledge (required)
    • Thorough understanding of commercial PV installations, components, and solutions required
    • Effective time management, organization, and prioritization abilities
    • Demonstrated leadership and influence skills
    • Proven analytical abilities
    • Intermediate software knowledge:
      • MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel
      • Bluebeam/Adobe Acrobat Pro
      • Primavera/MS Project desired
      • Helioscope desired

      Associate Project Manager

      The associate project manager collaborates closely with an experienced project manager, offering assistance in tasks related to solar construction projects. This role serves as a foundational step toward a career in project management, providing hands-on experience and development in the dynamic field of renewable construction projects.

      What you’ll do:

      • Administratively support the Project Manager in all areas including procurement, purchasing, subcontract and lease agreements, quality assurance, commissioning, and equipment tracking
      • Assist in the logistics and management of equipment, materials, and labor
      • Help track the project construction schedule utilizing Primavera P6 software
      • Contribute to managing task finances, including forecasting work progress and monitoring important project logs.
      • Establish and nurture customer relationships
      • Assist estimators gathering quotes, printing drawings, counting, take-off estimating, and responding to RFIs and RFQs
      • Oversee document management, including RFIs, constraints, purchase order logs, field testing, change orders, shop drawings, and owner acceptance.
      • Professionally interact with customers, other trades, general contractors, and internal staff
      • Participate in the closeout process, including tracking punch list items.
      • Work collaboratively with various trades, contractors, and project stakeholders.

      What you’ll need for success:

      • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering or related field or commensurate experience
      • 1-2 years of experience in project coordination or project management, preferably in an electrical construction or commercial solar construction environment
      • Passion for renewable energy
      • Proficient in MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)
      • Knowledge in Microsoft Project is beneficial.
      • Familiarity with Primavera P6, Bluebeam, Procore, Acubid, Plangrid is a plus.
      • Excellent team collaboration and customer service skills
      • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
      • Solid organization and prioritization skills, managing concurrent deadlines.

       

        Solar QAQC Technician

        The Solar Technician provides quality assurance/ quality control inspections and verification on ongoing and existing commercial solar projects on construction sites. The main objectives of this position are:

        • To ensure that installations utilize proper, professional installation practices
        • To ensure that installations are being installed according to design documents
        • To ensure that all installation documentation (photos, testing documents, etc.) are being completed and submitted
        • To verify proper operation of solar equipment and associated monitoring equipment

        What you’ll do:

        The Solar QAQC Technician has responsibility for operation and maintenance related functions on commercial solar arrays.

        • Perform routine inspections on solar, electrical, and mechanical equipment associated with commercial roof and ground solar arrays
        • Review and understand electrical and mechanical plans and compare with onsite installations
        • Report discrepancies in design plans and installations, including equipment/ components, installation practices and proper documentation of installations
        • Conduct site inspections daily, wearing all required safety equipment, to inspect, maintain, and repair equipment

        What you’ll need for success:

        • Two (2) years of technical experience (electrical, etc.) and/or technical education
        • Minimum 2 years’ experience maintaining commercial or utility solar arrays
        • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
        • Understanding of solar photovoltaic, energy storage, and microgrid applications
        • Understanding of electrical and mechanical functions of all components of solar site and associated equipment
        • Ability to understand directions, follow procedures, and complete tasks with minimal oversight  
        • Experience with PV and electrical systems including DC systems, AC medium voltage systems, and network communications and monitoring  
        • Experience with the operation of various SCADA systems  
        • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and standard practices  
        • Ability to read and understand electrical single-line and three-line diagrams / schematics  
        • Above average computer skills
        • Passion for renewable energy solutions
        • Ability to communicate unfamiliar concepts to customers and team members effectively
        • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather 
        • Ability to climb / work safely from a portable step ladder 
        • Ability to move and manipulate up to 45 kg (100 pounds)
        • Willing to travel up to 30% of the time
        • Willing to work nights during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities 
        • Willing and able to work on rooftops

          Summer Intern 2024 

          As an intern at Continental Energy Solutions, you will have direct involvement in commercial and industrial scale solar and battery storage projects under the oversight of Project Managers.

          What You’ll Do:

          · Identify scope for active bids/estimates and assist with gathering necessary 3rd party pricing

          · Assist in the assembly of comprehensive project proposals, detailing scope of work and qualifications.

          · Review subcontractor/supplier pricing/submittals for accuracy/completeness

          · Collect and maintain project information for tracking purposes (i.e. – general project info, scope, permitting requirements & status, procurement status, billing status, construction progress, etc.)

          · Perform site visits to relay information from office to field and to collect information from the field for office use

          · Assemble Owner’s manuals consisting of technical information, project-specific documentation, warranty info, etc.

          · Efficiently manage the flow of documentation between customers, developers, EPCs/GCs, suppliers, and subcontractors.

           

          What You’ll Need for Success:

          • Enrolled in a degree program in Environmental Science, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, or related field

          • Passion for renewable energy

          • Flexibility for travel to jobsites and client locations

          • Proficient in MS Office

          • Strong task prioritization skills

          • Effective communication abilities

           

          Our Company

          Continental Energy Solutions (CES) offers end-to-end commercial renewable energy solutions. We design, engineer, procure, install, commission, monitor, and maintain solar arrays, solar plus battery storage, and full microgrid solutions. Our experienced team and extensive project portfolio including both rooftop and ground mount systems for big-box retail, warehouse, and campus solutions have put CES at the top of our industry in the Midwest.

          We offer an unbeatable team of engineers, project managers, and field supervisors, including NABCEP Certified Professionals, the gold standard in the solar industry. Together, we build solar and energy storage solutions for every customer that overcome any challenge.

          Working for Continental Energy Solutions provides:

          · Collaboration, assistance, tools, and resources for success

          · An engaging and respectful workplace

          · Pride working for the largest PV and battery storage installer in the Midwest.

           

          Continental Energy Solutions is committed to equal employment opportunity. CES seeks to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment of mutual respect and provides employees a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. Continental Energy Solutions does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual or gender orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

          Future Opportunities

          Are you interested in exploring career opportunities at one of Illinois’ largest and most well-respected commercial solar and battery storage companies? Do you not see any current openings that align with your interests, skills, and background?  Please submit your resume and cover letter here to be considered for future opportunities.  We will retain your application and reach out to you if an appropriate opening becomes available.

              FourGen Holdings is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex, sexual or gender orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

              If you have any questions, contact us at careers@cesnrg.com