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Permit Coordinator

Company: SunPower Corp.
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%. But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we're looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.

SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.

SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world's energy future, there's no better place to be than SunPower.

We believe that our employees create our brand - with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

New Homes Permit Runner - Duties and Responsibilities

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to ensure timely permit submission at the county and city level. The Permit Runner accomplishes this by working closely with team members, builders, and city/county agencies, to proactively identify requirements and potential roadblocks and facilitating resolutions so projects remain on schedule.


  • Be competent in using reports and dashboards within Salesforce to effectively maintain and manage pipeline
  • Be responsive and professional - through email and calls
  • Monitor all upcoming and in-progress projects
  • Attend bi-weekly new home permit team meetings
  • Develop and maintain a good rapport with AHJs and builders
  • Have a general understanding of state and local code requirements
  • Always include permit coordinator in all updates and communication
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Manage Pipeline

  • Apply for Permit
  • Prioritize all projects by rough wire date and needs of the builder -
  • Prepare all application and AHJ specific documentation needed to submit
  • Submit in phases
  • Review designs for correctness - Look for common drafting errors
  • Stay up to date with AHJ requirements and timelines
  • Update all notes and tasks - plan check # and ETA

Permit Pickup

  • Monitor projects in permit pick up
  • Check with AHJs on projects that are passed ETA - update notes
  • Pickup permits and approved plans - Check permits for accuracy and common errors
  • Scan & Upload all documentation for posterity
  • Update all notes and tasks

Permit Drop Off

  • Notify superintendent of approved plans and permits - organize drop off day and time
  • Create a receipt of permits that will be dropped off
  • Drop off all original approved permits and plans to the community superintendent
  • Have the superintendent sign receipt
  • Update notes and tasks

Permit Reworks

  • Monitor all rework tasks
  • Investigate and research what is needed to complete the reworking task
  • Communicate with the team and builder on updates and throughout the process
  • Update notes and tasks once rework is completed
  • Scan & Upload all documentation for posterity
  • Distribute any updated documents and plans to the builder

Master Plan Submittal

  • Coordinate with the team and AHJ on new submittals
  • Prepare all application and AHJ specific documentation needed to submit
  • Review designs for correctness - Look for common drafting errors
  • Communicate with the team and builder on updates and throughout the process
  • Scan & Upload all documentation for posterity
  • Drop off approved master plans to the superintendent

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual's qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation

SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.


Availability of Affirmative Action Plan for Review

SunPower is a federal government contractor. As a part of the Company's obligations under law, it must develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for the Disabled, Recently Separated Veterans, Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, Disabled Veterans and Active Duty Wartime Or Campaign Badge Veterans and for Women and Minorities as specified by law. Non-confidential and non-proprietary aspects of the AAP are available for inspection by applicants and employees, consistent with applicable law, which will be made available during office hours by contacting the EEO Officer.

SunPower Values

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

Keywords: SunPower Corp., Newark , Permit Coordinator, Other , Newark, California

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