Solar Energy Installation Managers

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Job Outlook:
None
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Salary
High: $116,940.00
Average: $77,650.00
Hourly
Average: $37.33

What they do:

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

On the job, you would:

  • Supervise solar installers, technicians, and subcontractors for solar installation projects to ensure compliance with safety standards.
  • Estimate materials, equipment, and personnel needed for residential or commercial solar installation projects.
  • Prepare solar installation project proposals, quotes, budgets, or schedules.

Personality

A3 Your Strengths Importance

Characteristics of this Career

89% Attention to Detail  -  Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
86% Dependability  -  Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
83% Cooperation  -  Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
80% Integrity  -  Job requires being honest and ethical.
77% Analytical Thinking  -  Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
77% Adaptability/Flexibility  -  Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
76% Self-Control  -  Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
75% Initiative  -  Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
75% Leadership  -  Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
72% Persistence  -  Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
69% Concern for Others  -  Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
69% Independence  -  Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
67% Innovation  -  Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
66% Stress Tolerance  -  Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
A3 Your Strengths Importance

Strengths

95% Enterprising  -  Work involves managing, negotiating, marketing, or selling, typically in a business setting, or leading or advising people in political and legal situations. Enterprising occupations are often associated with business initiatives, sales, marketing/advertising, finance, management/administration, professional advising, public speaking, politics, or law.
A3 Your Strengths Importance

Values of the Work Environment

78% Achievement  -  Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
78% Independence  -  Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
72% Recognition  -  Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
67% Working Conditions  -  Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Aptitude

A3 Your Strengths Importance

Abilities | Cognitive, Physical, Personality

75% Oral Comprehension  -  The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75% Written Comprehension  -  The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72% Oral Expression  -  The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
69% Written Expression  -  The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
66% Problem Sensitivity  -  The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

Job Details

Responsibilities
Plan layout of construction, installation, or repairs.
Coordinate construction project activities.
Direct construction or extraction personnel.
Assess locations for potential green technology installations.
Test green technology installations to verify performance.
Coordinate construction project activities.
Direct construction or extraction personnel.
Test green technology installations to verify performance.
Communicate with other construction or extraction personnel to discuss project details.
Estimate materials requirements for projects.
Create construction or installation diagrams.
Estimate materials requirements for projects.
Estimate construction project labor requirements.
Analyze costs and benefits of proposed designs or projects.
Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
Estimate construction project costs.
Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
A3 Your Strengths Importance

Attributes & Percentage of Time Spent

97% Face-to-Face Discussions  -  How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
87% Work With Work Group or Team  -  How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
86% Outdoors, Exposed to Weather  -  How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
85% Contact With Others  -  How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
81% Importance of Being Exact or Accurate  -  How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
81% Electronic Mail  -  How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
81% Coordinate or Lead Others  -  How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
79% Frequency of Decision Making  -  How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?
78% Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results  -  What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?
78% Physical Proximity  -  To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
78% Telephone  -  How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
77% Responsibility for Outcomes and Results  -  How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
76% Freedom to Make Decisions  -  How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
76% Responsible for Others' Health and Safety  -  How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
72% Structured versus Unstructured Work  -  To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?
72% Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets  -  How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?
70% Letters and Memos  -  How often does the job require written letters and memos?
72% Duration of Typical Work Week  -  Number of hours typically worked in one week.
A3 Your Strengths Importance

Tasks & Values

92% Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates  -  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
89% Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others  -  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
88% Getting Information  -  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
86% Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work  -  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
80% Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment  -  Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
78% Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information  -  Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
78% Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Materials  -  Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
77% Making Decisions and Solving Problems  -  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
77% Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships  -  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
76% Developing and Building Teams  -  Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
74% Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge  -  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
74% Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings  -  Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
72% Thinking Creatively  -  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
72% Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events  -  Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
71% Handling and Moving Objects  -  Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
70% Documenting/Recording Information  -  Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
69% Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards  -  Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
68% Scheduling Work and Activities  -  Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
68% Judging the Qualities of Objects, Services, or People  -  Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
67% Processing Information  -  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
67% Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others  -  Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
67% Performing General Physical Activities  -  Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials.
67% Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others  -  Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
66% Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates  -  Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

Getting Started

Education:
36%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)
20%
Some College Courses

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