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Solar Quality Management (QM) Project Manager- NY

Posted: November 26, 2018

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Solar Quality Management (QM) Project Manager
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/18/2018 4:01 PM)
Job ID 2018-1601  # of Openings 1  Job Locations US-NY-Hopewell Junction  Category Project Management

This position is in support of IBTS’s quality management program, providing program support to various solar photovoltaic (PV), energy storage, and related clients. The Project Manager will oversee day-to-day operations of the PV inspection program, including coordination of staff and contractors to meet deadlines and client expectations. The person in this position is expected to demonstrate: (a) the ability to manage a diverse group of staff and contractors to successfully complete projects on time and within budget, sometimes remotely using software or telecommunications; (b) knowledge of PV and energy storage technologies and corresponding building, electrical, and fire codes; and (c) knowledge of quality management systems.


  • Workforce management
  • Identify, onboard, and maintain sufficient staff/contractors to meet workloads in IBTS’ coverage areas nationally.
  • Manage staff/contractors to ensure that all job requirements are met for each project and that work is performed in a professional manner.
  • Manage staff/contractors to ensure that tasks are performed within required turnaround times.
  • Maintain regular communications with staff/contractors and provide/facilitate continuing education opportunities for them.
  • Conduct quality control of work completed by staff/contractors including initial oversight during onboarding and ongoing random audits.


  • Perform desktop reviews and field inspections of projects to ensure compliance with plans, specifications, manufacturers' requirements, client requirements, and/or applicable codes and standards.
  • Maintain data on residential PV and energy storage products, balance of system components, installation instructions, test methods, and other documents as deemed appropriate for the work.
  • Stay continually educated in solar/storage product changes, code requirements, and standards.
  • Obtain and maintain relevant certifications/licenses.
  • Reporting and Business Management
  • Provide regular financial, staffing, and project performance reports to management.
  • Review/create contract scopes of work for clients and subcontractors.
  • Manage client interactions and provide updates/correspondence to clients as required.
  • Assist with division business development initiatives.


  • Minimum 3 years in similar staff/project management role(s).
  • Coaching, Supervision, Staffing, Project Management, Quality Management, Process Improvement, Tracking Budget Expenses, Self-Development, Planning, Performance Management.
  • Proficient with software/computers; Ability to use software to provide deliverables.
  • Manage and train others (in the use of software).
  • Technical knowledge of PV and energy storage systems.
  • NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional is Strongly Preferred


National program with potential for remote location, preferred location in New York State or other location in Northeast.


Work duties will primarily include administrative and management support for IBTS QM team; some work will be performed in the field on residential construction job sites.

Position requires sitting, standing, walking on un-level and slippery surfaces including pitched roofs, climbing ladders, accessing confined spaces such as attics and crawl spaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, crawling and making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily activities.
Job will require travel to assist with training, business development, and administrative duties; travel may also be needed to deliver inspections in agreed upon radius areas as deemed appropriate.

Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities, and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees.

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.

IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.

We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. This opportunity is open to Section S3 Residents.