Solar Design Assistant
Petersen Dean, Inc. - Fremont, CA

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PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems is the largest residential roofing and solar company in the United States. With divisions in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada and Texas, PetersenDean installs new roofs, provides re-roofing services, and designs and installs solar power systems. Founded more than 20 years ago, our commitment to safety, superior quality customer service, and the environment has earned us an industry-wide reputation for excellence. If you haven't seen our ads please check out our website at We are making solar ownership easy.

We are currently looking for an entry-level Solar Design Assistant for our Solar Division located in Fremont, CA. We are looking for someone eager to learn who wants to get their foot in the door - WE WILL TRAIN YOU!

Our office is very conveniently located next to the Fremont BART station parking lot and within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and 24-Hour Fitness.

The Solar Design Assistant's primary responsibilities include drafting roof layouts and ground mounted/rooftop solar systems and creating solar/reroof proposals. Skills required include an understanding of the Google SketchUp Tool, size and output of solar modules, fundamental knowledge of roofing systems, Microsoft Excel, and Sugar CRM.

~ Drafting of Roof and Solar Systems on residential properties using Google SketchUp
~ Maintain a solid knowledge base of local code requirements, products, roofing processes, solar installation practices, and industry norms
~ Work closely with Sales to ensure that the design is reviewed/accepted by the customer
~ Assist Sales with proposal adjustments and detailed design requests
~ Work closely and communicate effectively with PetersenDean's Customer Care Department
~ Ensure that designs are as accurate as possible and are completed in a timely manner, with the end product being within the specifications of the PetersenDean Residential Re-roof and Retrofit Solar Engineering Department.
~ Work towards "continuous improvement" in completing tasks and communicating with fellow workers
~ Expert-level understanding of tools required to perform work and meet established goals and targets
~ Create Reroof Proposals using Reroof Par-Price tool
~ Work closely with other departments in regards to special pricing and design requirements
~ Ability to educate/train others in regards to all solar/reroof aspects

~ Must be self-driven, highly motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
~ Must understand the fundamental design requirements of a residential solar electric system
~ A general understanding of housing construction, solar, and roofing
~ Knowledge in drafting using CAD and/or SketchUp is a plus
~ Ability to work under stress to meet deadlines
~ Ability to prioritize and multitask
~ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
~ Strong computer skills including proficiency in drafting and design
~ Must be a team player, and be able to manage a consistent work load

The company offers a competitive salary and health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life/AD&D Insurance), Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Checks, Personal Time Off, Paid Holidays and a self directed 401(K) plan.

Please no direct or temp agency phone calls.

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PetersenDean Roofing and Solar Systems is one of the largest independent roofing and solar companies in the United States. With divisions in...