Solar Installer/Site Assessor

Solar Installer/Site Assessor

full time positions

Solar Installer & Site Assessor – Kootenay Solar

Our mission is to inspire and empower people to harness the sun’s infinite energy so that we as individuals can lead the way to a better future for our planet and the generations that come. We believe that distributed energy production, independence and affordability is a key step to an equitable and environmentally-sustainable future. In other words, solar power isn’t just about keeping the lights on while reducing your monthly energy bills. It is about investing in paradigm systems change.

We are seeking a meticulous, self-motivated and adaptable team member within our growing company to support the operations team with installing solar photovoltaic systems, and site assessments. Kootenay Solar is growing rapidly and the successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting current roles within the company. The candidate must currently reside in the Columbia Valley. 

Job Requirements:

  • Enjoy meeting new people and creating strong working relationships with them
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years construction and/or roofing experience.
  • Must be comfortable working from heights. 
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and clean drivers record.
  • Must be willing to work out of town for 2-5 days at a time.
  • Work well in a team as well as be able to work independently
  • Able to work comfortably in a fast paced environment.
  • Computer literacy. This position includes some computer work.

Solar Installer Responsibilities:

  • Installation of residential, commercial and industrial solar electric systems
  • Receiving shipments, loading trucks, delivering products to worksites, setting-up scaffolding and equipment at worksites.

Site Assessor Responsibilities:

  • Complete site assessments for potential new clients within the west, central and lower east Kootenays
  • Process all client folder information in our computer system
  • Excellent customer service is a must as the site assessment is the first time meeting our potential clients in person

Other duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Grant writing 
  • Special projects and research 
  • General administrative support with current staff
  • Executive assistant to CEO (calendar scheduling, minute taking)
  • Support the Sales team with contacting all new leads
  • Support Customer Service team by responding to  incoming calls and emails from the public
  • Sales and business development in the West Kootenay’s

Training will be provided on all aspects of this position.

Term and Compensation:

  • 35hrs per week. 3-month probation period.
  • Ability to increase to 40hrs per week, permanent position.
  • Starting $21/hr
  • Company profit sharing after probation period

Thank you for your interest in this position in our growing company.

Career Oportunities


The final product, including the phone app and website to monitor electricity generation by individual panels in real time is outstanding. We’d highly recommend Kootenay Solar!

Chris and Wendy L.

I get to offset my energy bill and take advantage of all the sunshine Kimberley gets! Great system!

Shane T.

Best investment I ever made especially now with the government Green Energy Grant – the Federal government reimbursed me $5,600. This local company does excellent work and I highly recommend them!

Bob W.

This is a big investment and we felt that our questions were answered, even if we ended up asking them twice, and that our emails were responded to promptly. Overall 5 out of 5 stars!

Joyce D.

The clarity and ease of the project, installation and overall experience with Kootenay Solar was excellent!

Pieter S.

We had our 17 panel system installed in July and by Dec. 31st we had generated 2,360 kWh – gotta love it!

Bob N.

Love what you folks have done for me. No power bills. No carbon tax. Free fuel for my EV. Not to mention the increased value in my home. Who wouldn’t want to buy a house with no power bills. A no brainer. Doug L.

Doug L.

My hydro bill was a mere $65 for the summer, even with the air conditioning on full tilt and five people in the house! Thank you solar panels!! Thank you Kootenay Solar Power!

Heather M.

Everyone at Kootenay Solar was easy to understand and more than willing to help, even when we called the wrong person. We are very satisfied with the installation and the company.Friends who were visiting us saw our solar system layout, and they then purchased a system from the same company on our recommendation.

Ken & Brenda P.

Everything was really great! From the initial quotes, to answering all of our questions, to the final install. We felt taken care of and secure in our decision to use your company.

Laurel G.

I appreciate being able to do things by email/online and that process was easy and efficient. All the staff were knowledgeable and friendly!

Kyla L.

We have been very happy with the installation and the service we received. We are happy to refer Kootenay Solar to our friends and family.

Ron & Mary Ann J.

We were really happy with our experience with Kootenay Solar. Hannah was especially good, working hard and keeping us informed of what she was doing. She was both professional and personable and we enjoyed working with her.

Lonnie M.