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Field Operations Manager/ Senior Field Operations Manager, Solar - SB Energy

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Do you want to work with high caliber professionals in a dynamic and growing company? Are you entrepreneurial, hard-working, and collegial? Are you committed to advancing the clean energy revolution? Join us at SB Energy, a leading company backed by SoftBank and Ares pairing cutting-edge innovation with best-in-class execution. Our Mission is to provide flexible renewable energy at scale, accelerating the global energy transition and benefiting our planet, customers, communities, and people.

SB Energy develops, constructs, and owns & operates some of the largest and most technically advanced renewable projects across the United States, with headquarters in Redwood City, CA. The company was launched in 2019 and has quickly become one of the largest solar and storage developer/IPPs in the U.S.  With almost 3 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy projects in operation or under construction and a multi-GW pipeline, SB Energy is building the renewable energy future – today. SB Energy also utilizes its strong culture of innovation to identify and incorporate new technology into our projects, including our AI-based digital platform, to deliver renewable energy that is local, reliable, and matched to load.

Come join us in accelerating the energy transition to cleaner, more sustainable sources of power! 

Title: Field Operations Manager/ Senior Field Operations Manager, Solar

Basic Function

The Field Operations Manager will be the primary interface between SB Energy and its O&M Service provider - SOLV O&M, as well as other service providers and suppliers to ensure SBE targets for production and equipment availability are met across the portfolio. The role requires coordination between multiple entities to ensure alignment of priorities among all parties, follow through on execution and capture the information on completion of services on a regular basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day relationships and act as the primary SBE contact for communications with O&M Service providers.
  • Manage and oversee O&M Service Providers activities across the portfolio.
  • Set priorities and provide oversight to work conducted by O&M providers’ technicians, when needed.
  • Ensure plants are operating as per plan and meeting safety and quality requirements.
  • Provide feedback to O&M partner based on performance, safety and quality data and reports as per specific metrics.
  • In coordination with O&M Service Provider, pursue and resolve open warranty issues with OEMs and EPCs
  • Manage all site related non-covered services, including vegetation management.
  • Manage SBE internal CMMS system for tracking of high priority issues associated with equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Be the primary contact of SBE for any site visits, ad-hoc on-site coordination and logistics.
  • Supervision of SBE Field Technicians as and when applicable.
  • Lead and support development of self-perform capabilities within SBE.
  • Provide update to SBE Head of O&M on daily basis.
  • Manage monthly, quarterly, and annual operational reports across SBE portfolio.
  • Lead HOTO from SBE O&M and interface with SBE Projects, EPC and O&M provider across all turnover deliverables and closing of punch lists.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline
  • Advanced degree or additional certifications such as PMP, CFA, CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience working in industrial environments.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in utility scale solar operations required.
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience required.
  • Intimate knowledge of the energy and renewable energy market, and the ability to stay current with changing technologies, regulations, and industry trends.
  • Commercial mindset, strong prioritization, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC) and standard practices
  • Ability to read and understand electrical single-line and three-line diagrams and schematics.
  • Technical knowledge of general plant and system processes, electrical and SCADA systems.
  • Technical knowledge in analyzing equipment performance and identifying performance issues using software tools.
  • Experience with PV maintenance, including DC systems, AC MV systems, network communications and monitoring.
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic capabilities to guide other is in troubleshooting and corrective actions.
  • Excellent learning skills with aptitude to independently research, understand, and implement knowledge in new areas.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire people to action through their influence.
  • Sound knowledge of industrial safety and experience in field quality is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and other applications for productivity

Travel Requirements: Ability to travel, as required.

Location: Texas preferred. Open to remote work.

Base Pay- $130,000- $150,000

Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, such as skill set, experience, certifications, specific work location, and other non-discriminatory factors permitted by law. Base pay may vary per location due to differences in the cost of living.

The total compensation package for this position may also include an annual discretionary bonus, full Health & Wellness Benefits package, generous Long Term Incentive plan designed with our partnership mentality in mind, and other applicable incentive perks as outlined in any formal offer made. The final compensation package will be discussed with the candidate during the final stages of the hiring process.  

Our Health & Wellness Benefits

SB Energy’s Benefits programs are designed to support our team members and their families while keeping their well-being, happiness, and varying needs in mind. SB Energy employees may enroll in our benefits programs and take advantage of customized perks and offerings, including those designed to support families, however defined. We offer the following benefits to all team members:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance: 100% premium covered by the company, for employees and dependents​
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD), Life Insurance, and AD&D Plans
  • Competitive Retirement Benefits with 401(k) company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Company Holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks fully paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) –​ Medical & Dependent FSA; Transit & Parking FSA with employer contributions
  • Mental, Physical, Social Health Wellness Offerings with employer contributions
  • Voluntary Legal ​Insurance Plan & Pet Insurance
  • Employee Wellness Benefits with employer contributions
  • Monthly reimbursement for Phone/Internet/Data
  • Phone Equipment Purchase Benefits
  • Thoughtful Hybrid Workplace Set-up Benefits

Promote Sustainability with a Purpose - At SB Energy, you may choose to become a part of our ‘Just Renewables’ Committee and work along with team members who share a belief in pursuing our mission in such a way that empowers a diverse and inclusive workforce that advances social justice and equity for our employees as well as partners and communities!

SB Energy is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. SB Energy strives to create an inclusive culture and safe environment for all.

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SB Energy Headquarters Location

San Carlos, CA

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SB Energy Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

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SB Energy Total Amount Raised


SB Energy Funding Rounds

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  • Debt Financing

    $2,400,000,000 USD

  • Private Equity

    $600,000,000 USD