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Picture this: a future that is brighter and more sustainable than ever before- and you were a part of it.

We have some exciting opportunities for extremely organised and personable individuals, who want to kick-start or build on their career in solar design with one of the leading solar installation organisations in the South West. The solar industry is currently booming and showing no signs of slowing down, so join SunGift and be a part of the renewables revolution.

Solar Design Engineer/Surveyor

Job Title:  Solar Design Engineer/Surveyor  (full time)

Department:  Domestic Design

Responsible to: Head of Residential Solar & Storage

 

What You’d Be Doing:

  • Preparing customer proposals for domestic solar & battery installations
  • Using 3D modelling software to design PV systems
  • Designing and pricing initial quotes for customers
  • Advising customers on which solar & Storage solutions may be best for their home.
  • Liaising with SunGift’s customers, including dealing with queries and making follow up calls after quotations have been sent out.
  • Booking in survey appointments and managing survey calendar
  • Surveying property to compose an installation plan.
  • Responding to incoming enquiries via phone and email
  • Working with other departments to facilitate the smooth running of projects
  • Working with and assisting the project management team to ensure smooth running of domestic installations
  • Working with the team to meet individual and joint sales & delivery targets.

 

What We Can Offer You

  • Salary of £23,000-£25,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Discounts on renewable energy products and payment schemes for employee homeowners
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • A career in the fast-paced world of renewable energy and storage
  • A team-oriented and supportive environment
  • Excellent training

At SunGift, we are friendly and approachable. Our main office is open plan and we encourage communication, innovation, and the sharing of ideas. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and help us maintain our excellent reputation through great service. We understand the importance of investing in our team and we like to give employees the opportunity to grow alongside the business.

 

Who We’d Love to Hire

They’d have excellent organisational skills, be willing to work in a fast-paced environment, and have the ability to learn quickly and adapt to a varied job role.

Attention to detail is vitally important within SunGift and is often what sets us apart from the competition.

The ideal hire would be have technical sales experience and a confident attitude when speaking to customers. It would also be advantageous to have a background in design or engineering, with the ability to come to grips with new software quickly and effectively.

A keen interest in the renewable energy industry and a willingness to learn to do things the SunGift way would be a distinct advantage. For the right person, there is the potential to grow and develop your role within SunGift and take on greater responsibility.

 

The Essentials:

  • Be comfortable working in a busy environment and to deadlines
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritise effectively
  • Be highly motivated and able to use your initiative
  • Have excellent organisational & interpersonal skills
  • Be adaptable, flexible, and a quick learner
  • Be willing to follow directions and to assist in different areas of the business as required
  • Have excellent attention to detail

 

Expected Behaviour:

We expect all employees to be helpful, polite, and honest at all times.

 

Training & support

You’ll receive excellent support, as well as ongoing guidance to enable you to reach your personal and professional goals.

Rest assured, full training will be provided for all aspects of our systems. You will be supported day-to-day by the Head of Residential Solar and Storage, although we would anticipate quite a steep learning curve for the successful candidate.

 

Sound like you? Get in touch!

 Contact: Jacqueline Bing, Executive Assistant

Please send a CV and covering letter to careers@sungiftsolar.co.uk – we look forward to hearing from you!

 

Solar Design Engineer (with AutoCAD experience)

Job Title:  Solar Design Engineer with AutoCAD experience (full-time)                

Department:  Design       

What will your day look like?

Your work will be varied and dynamic- with no day being the same as the last. However, your daily tasks may include:

  • Preparing technical drawings
  • Preparing and checking of layouts and designs for our installations
  • Technical review of designs  and specifying of parts
  • Recording of parts specified and installed
  • Feeding into technical improvements relating to design, installation and maintenance

What we can offer you:

  • A salary of £21,000 – £25,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Discounts on renewable energy products and payment schemes for employee homeowners
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Regular team get togethers
  • Develop your career in the fast-paced world of renewable energy and storage
  • Team-oriented and supportive environment
  • Excellent training
  • The potential to work from home (part time), after passing probation.

Level of Support:  

You’ll be undergoing thorough and extensive training in order to develop professionally within this role. This is a role where there is a significant opportunity to grow your career and skills set in a friendly and supportive environment.

Who we’d love to hire:

  • An individual with a solid understanding of AutoCAD design (This role doesn’t require an advanced level of AutoCAD experience, but some prior use and knowledge of the software is necessary.)
  • A person with excellent technical knowledge and logical thinking and, ideally, an understanding of the electrical side of PV systems
  • Someone who is able to work in a busy environment and to deadlines
  • A skilled multi-tasker, who can prioritise effectively
  • A highly motivated individual, who is able to use their initiative
  • Someone who possesses excellent organisational & interpersonal skills, as this will be a primarily office-based role
  • An adaptable and flexible fast-learner
  • Someone who is willing to follow directions and assist in different areas of the business as required
  • A detail-orientated perfectionist

Applying for the role:

Contact: Jacqueline Bing, Executive Assistant

Please send a CV and covering letter to careers@sungiftsolar.co.uk

Roofers

Job Title:  PV installer/Roofer (full time)

Department:  Installation

Working hours: Usual hours of 40 per week, between 7am and 5.30pm Mondays to Fridays but with flexibility required to fit in with site and installation requirements, plus occasional working away for more distant sites.

Responsible to:  Business Unit Manager

The role: We are looking for someone to install domestic and commercial PV systems on various building and roof types.

Experience working on a variety of roof types, including slate, is desirable. Experience installing solar PV is also desirable but not essential as full training in installation will be provided.

Certified training in working at heights and asbestos awareness is desirable as is a current CSCS card. Other desirable qualifications include forklift licence, IPAF, PASMA and training in use of harnesses at height.

Full clean driving licence. For the right candidate there may be the potential to grow and develop your role within SunGift and take on greater responsibility.

Benefits of the role

  • Pay of £10 – £14 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications and based on a usual working week of 40 hours
  • Use of company’s new transporter highline vans
  • Use of company tablet
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Overtime pay and potential additional expenses/pay for occasional working away
  • Discounts on renewable energy products and payment schemes for employee homeowners
  • Pension scheme
  • Team-oriented and supportive environment
  • Full training and development

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the team to install solar PV systems to the highest standard, on time and to budget. Your focus will be primarily on roof work but you’ll also assist with other works on site. Typical duties will include:
    1. Installing mounting brackets, rails and panels on pitched and flat roofs
    2. Running cables, trunking, conduit and cable trays
    3. Assisting with other aspects of installation, including battery installation
  • Following health and safety guidelines and installation regulations to make sure work is carried out safely and is compliant.
  • Providing excellent service in your interactions with our customers on site, being sensitive to the fact that you will work at customers’ homes.
  • Working unsupervised where required.

Key attributes

  • Be able to follow job details and plan your work on site effectively
  • Be able to work safely and to a high standard with or without supervision
  • Take pride in your work and in completing installations to the highest standard
  • Be self-motivated and proactive
  • Be efficient and organised
  • Be willing to follow instructions where required
  • Be trustworthy, honest and reliable
  • Be keen to learn and develop your skills
  • Be courteous, polite and able to communicate well with our customers.

Expected behaviour

We expect all employees to be proactive, helpful, polite, and honest at all times.

Training & support

Full training will be provided for installation work.  You will work with and take instruction from our Project Management team, who you will be in close communication with both on and off site.

Applying for the role:

Contact: Jacqueline Bing, Executive Assistant

Please send a CV and covering letter to careers@sungiftsolar.co.uk

Electrician

Job Title:  Approved Electrician/ Electrician

Responsible to: Operations Director

Purpose of the role:  As a SunGift electrician, you will be responsible for carrying out installation work to the highest standards and working to ensure our installation work is as efficient and productive as possible.

Benefits of the role

  • Salary of £30,000 – £40,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Overtime opportunities plus additional expenses
  • Use of company van
  • Discounts on renewable energy products and payment schemes for employee homeowners
  • Pension scheme
  • Develop your career in the fast-paced world of renewable energy and storage
  • Team-oriented and supportive environment

At SunGift we are friendly and approachable. This is a great opportunity to join our team to help maintain our excellent reputation through the delivery of our installations. We understand the importance of investing in our team and we like to give employees the opportunity to grow alongside the business.

You’ll receive excellent support to ensure you’re up to speed on all aspects of the company’s systems, as well as ongoing guidance to enable you to reach your personal and professional goals.

Weekly hours: standard 40 hours per week, usually between 7.00- 17.00 Monday to Friday.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out electrical work to the highest standard, including installation, maintenance and fault finding.
  • Setting standards of health and safety and acceptable behaviour on site.

Required skills

  • At least 5 years’ experience as a qualified electrician
  • Approved electrician status desirable
  • Ability to mentor an apprentice/mate
  • Experience installing solar PV, car chargers and battery storage highly desirable
  • Trained to 18th edition
  • Level 3 award in the installation of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems desirable
  • SMSTS training (Site Manager Safety Training Scheme) desirable
  • Working at heights and asbestos awareness training desirable
  • ECS card
  • Full clean driving licence

Required training can be arranged for the right candidate.

Key Attributes

  • Be able to work in a busy environment and to deadlines
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritise effectively
  • Be highly motivated and able to use your initiative
  • Have excellent organisational & interpersonal skills
  • Be adaptable, flexible and a quick learner
  • Be able to streamline processes and promote efficient practices
  • Have excellent attention to detail

Expected Behaviour:

We expect all employees to be helpful, polite, and honest at all times.

Applying for the role:

Contact: Jacqueline Bing, Executive Assistant

Please send a CV and covering letter to careers@sungiftsolar.co.uk

Installation Coordinator

Job Title: Installation Co-ordinator
Department:  Domestic Business Unit
Responsible to: Domestic Business Unit Leader
Purpose of the role: As an Installation Coordinator you are responsible for organising solar PV, battery storage, car charger installations from start to finish, ensuring that projects are completed on time and to budget, customers are given an excellent service and that jobs follow health and safety guidelines.
Benefits of the role:
  • Salary of £23,000 – £29,000 pro-rata (dependent on experience)
  • Discounts on renewable energy products and payment schemes for employee homeowners
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Develop your career in the fast-paced world of renewable energy and storage
  • Team-oriented and supportive environment
  •  Excellent training
At SunGift we are friendly and approachable. Our main office is open plan and we encourage communication, innovation and the sharing of ideas. This is a great opportunity to join our team to help maintain our excellent reputation through great service. We understand the importance of investing in our team and we like to give employees the opportunity to grow alongside the business.
You’ll receive excellent support to ensure you’re up to speed on all aspects of the company’s systems, as well as ongoing guidance to enable you to reach your personal and professional goals.
 
Overview of Key Responsibilities:
  • Effectively and accurately manage installations from acceptance through to completion, on time, within budget and to specification whilst maintaining high standards and customer satisfaction
  • Installation change control and quality management
  • Act as the lead contact with customers from the start to the finish of their project, keep the customer informed of progress at all stages of the project
  • Ensure that all installations/ jobs adhere to all relevant legislation, industry standards, certification and Health & Safety requirements
The ideal candidate
The right candidate will have excellent organisational skills, be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to learn quickly and adapt to a varied job role.
Attention to detail is vitally important within SunGift and is often what sets us apart from the competition.
The ideal candidate will be able to follow directions but will also be able to innovate and come up with their own ideas. We will provide you with plenty of support and direction, but we are looking for someone with drive and initiative who is able to complete their work and ensure installations are completed to a high standard.
You need to have a keen interest in the renewable energy industry and a willingness to learn to do things the SunGift way. For the right candidate there may be the potential to grow and develop your role within SunGift and take on greater responsibility.
You must:
  • Be able to work in a busy environment and to deadlines
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritise effectively
  • Be highly motivated and able to use your initiative
  • Have excellent organisational & interpersonal skills
  • Be adaptable, flexible and a quick learner
  • Be willing to follow directions and to assist in different areas of the business as required
  • Have excellent attention to detail
Training & support
Full training will be provided for all aspects of our systems. You will be supported day-to-day by the Domestic Business Unit Leader, although we would anticipate quite a steep learning curve for the successful candidate.
The opportunity for continuing professional development is something SunGift encourages throughout the business.
 
Applying for the role:   
Contact: Jacqueline Bing, Executive Assistant
Please send a CV and covering letter to careers@sungiftsolar.co.uk

Interns

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your knowledge of the renewables industry with one of the South West’s leading installers? SunGift Solar could be just the place to do so.  Our team has a wealth of experience and we often have the availability for interns to join us.

To find out more, please email careers@sungiftsolar.co.uk.