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Duke Energy C&I Lead (Foreman) in United States

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Employees in this classification Supervise on-site installation of solar panels.

Must live in either Southern or Northern California to regularly travel to solar sites located relative to Long Beach and Stockton.

The Foreman is responsible for direct field supervision of small to medium-scale (30kW to 600kW) solar installation projects, ensuring production goals, craftmanship standards, and safety practices are met.

The ideal candidate will have an Industrial and Commercial Journeyman Certification.


On-site daily

  • Traveling for 3 - 4 weeks before rotating home if uncommittable

  • 50% typically, hands on workday

  • Ownership of project planning & reporting

  • Leading and participating in off hour shutdowns

Required Qualifications

  • High School/GED degree

  • In addition to required degree, 5 years related work experience

    Specific Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 + years of commercial electrical experience or a minimum of 5 + years of construction supervision

  • Driver license in good standing

  • First Aid/CPR certified

Desired Qualifications

  • Certified California General Electrician (Journeyman)

  • Experience with leading self-perform teams as well as subcontractors on a shared scope project

  • Ability to operate and train on industry tools

  • Strong understanding of NEC, with a focus on solar

  • Software/Computer skills that cover at a minimum Microsoft Suite and online construction management apps

    Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage and direct in-field construction and subcontracted resources (labor, sub-contractors, rental equipment, tools, and materials)

  • Install systems and/or supervise installation work

  • Work with Project Management to develop accurate construction schedule forecasts, and update management with project costs

  • Accurately complete QC reports, project testing, commissioning documents, and daily job site logs in a timely manner

  • Provide clear, detailed, and accurate instruction to workers

  • Periodically work on government projects subject to prevailing wage requirements

    Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • General Journeyman electrician's certification

  • OSHA 30 training and NABCEP certification

  • Ability to lead large groups of workers, provide detailed instructions, and inspect work

  • Experience working in 480v 3-phase electrical gear

  • Proficient with heavy equipment (forklifts, reach forklifts, scissor lifts, etc.)

  • Experience executing a safety plan in the field

  • Computer knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and MS Project

    Working Conditions

This position requires over 50% travel to solar sites for direct field supervision.

Exposure to natural and chemical elements (i.e. severe weather conditions, noise, dust, humidity, and wildlife) are associated with the work environment.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, December 2, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.