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

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

Valuing Individuals

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

  • Medical insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition assistance
  • Disability insurance

Current Job Openings

Solar Project Manager

The Solar Project Manager works with the Energy Solutions Team to estimate, manage, and coordinate all aspects of renewable projects that are designed and constructed by Continental Energy Solutions. The Solar Project Manager will also estimate projects, be deeply involved in customer-facing interactions, and act as the point person coordinating with the other departments including purchasing, drafting, accounting, engineering, field supervision, and safety.

The Project Manager’s essential responsibilities include:

  • Create and maintain long-term customer relationships
  • Develop high-level solar, storage, & microgrid designs
  • Identify complete scope of work of potential projects, as well as any qualifications and/or assumptions that need to be made.
  • Manage projects with consideration of battery and equipment, layout, and cost
  • Assemble complete pricing, budgets, & detailed estimates for potential projects
  • Engage in strategic negotiations considering both near and long-term effects
  • Provide engineering with a comprehensive understanding of awarded projects
  • Support purchasing in all budgeting, bidding, and procurement efforts.
  • Manage large crews of electricians and subcontractors to ensure consistent progress on active projects
  • Identify changes in scopes of work and price change orders accordingly
  • Analyze job progress and financials in a critical fashion to accurately project financials at completion, maximize profitability and provide status updates back to the customer

Requirements and Fundamental Competence:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • NABCEP Certification desired
  • 1-3 years of project management experience with proven success in resource management
  • Electrical Construction experience; experience in renewable energy solutions a plus
  • Firm understanding of electrical systems; understanding of solar power distribution and utility grid interaction a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of solar photovoltaic, energy storage, and microgrid applications preferred
  • Creativity, confidence, and motivation to develop innovative solutions and synthesize existing information into new solutions
  • Ability to communicate unfamiliar concepts to customers and team members effectively
  • Emotional Intelligence

Solar QAQC Technician I

The Solar QAQC Technician works with the Energy Solutions Team to provide quality assurance/ quality control inspections and verification on ongoing and existing projects on construction sites. Close interaction with O&M Manager, field supervision, and other team members, is critical to success in this role. The Solar Technician reports directly to the O&M Manager of Continental Energy Solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Solar QAQC Technician has responsibility for operation and maintenance related functions.

  • 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. 
  • The Solar QAQC Technician will work a schedule of 7:00am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday (40 hours) and will be subject to scheduled and unscheduled overtime and potential night work. The work schedule will vary, driven by peak maintenance periods. 
  • Maintain company tooling, facilities and equipment, and a clean, safe work environment.

Technical competence:

  • Understand solar photovoltaic, energy storage, and microgrid applications
  • Understand 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

Solar QAQC Technician II

The Solar QAQC Technician works with the Energy Solutions Team to provide quality assurance/ quality control inspections and verification on ongoing and existing projects on construction sites. Close interaction with O&M Manager, field supervision, and other team members, is critical to success in this role. The Solar Technician reports directly to the O&M Manager of Continental Energy Solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Solar Technician has responsibility for operation and maintenance related functions.

  • Perform routine maintenance on solar, electrical, and, mechanical equipment associated with commercial roof and ground solar arrays. 
  • Troubleshoot complicated electrical and mechanical equipment including inverter faults, tracker faults, network communications, ground faults, collection issues, and general site performance issues. 
  • Conduct site maintenance daily, wearing all required safety equipment, to inspect, maintain, and repair equipment. 
  • The Solar Technician will work a schedule of 7:00am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday (40 hours) and will be subject to scheduled and unscheduled overtime and potential night work. The work schedule will vary, driven by peak maintenance periods. 
  • Maintain company tooling, facilities and equipment, and a clean, safe work environment.

Technical competence:

  • Understand solar photovoltaic, energy storage, and microgrid applications
  • Understand 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 maintenance, including DC systems, AC medium voltage systems, and network communications and monitoring  
  • Experience with the operation of various SCADA systems  
  • Skilled in the use of testing equipment and tools such as Thermographic Electrical Inspection, I-V Curve Tracing, Meggers, and Ground Fault Detection  
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic capabilities to troubleshoot and correct identified problems
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and standard practices  
  • Ability to read and understand electrical single-line and three-line diagrams / schematics  
  • Ability to perform advanced electrical calculations
  • Understanding of wire and conduit sizing as well as how to make adjustments for environmental factors
  • Above average computer skills