Commercial Operations Manager

About the Company and Position:

HES Solar is a full-service solar and energy storage company based in San Diego. They are a top tier, trusted solar and energy storage provider serving Southern California since 2001. They capitalize on naturally available solar energy through the installation of self-sufficient renewable power sources. This not only saves their customers money, but it protects the planet and our quality of life. 

At HES Solar, their mission is to partner with their customers to fundamentally improve the way the world is powered. HES Solar CEO, Ross Williams, is dedicated to taking care of HES Solar employees and customers: “Our employees join us and stay with us because they know our mission is something that they can put their heart and soul behind and can wake up every morning happy to go to work. We are a small, collaborative team that works together to deliver high quality, clean energy to San Diego through our innovative solutions.”

They are seeking an experienced Commercial Operations Manager to join their team in supporting the operations, processes, management, and quality control required to develop and build Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage System projects.

You Will:

  • Oversee all commercial PV and storage operations while managing, mentoring, and supporting 6 direct reports (Construction Manager, Project Managers, and Design Team).
  • Oversee career development of Commercial Operations team through one-on-one meetings, ensuring that their needs and concerns are addressed. 
  • Promote design and process standardization with considerations for supply, vendor management, and other constraints to ensure projects are efficient to design and construct.
  • Manage processes for use of ERP system (NetSuite) to improve analytics, quality control, reporting, and data control. 
  • Manage revenue generation as it pertains to projects, focusing on budgets, quality control, billing, design/engineering, permitting, construction timelines, and related metrics. 
  • Lead and provide technical direction to the Design and Project Management teams, while providing updates to management regarding project statuses. 
  • Work closely with Sales and Customer Service teams to ensure escalated customer concerns are addressed and solutions are implemented rapidly. 

You Are:

  • Passionate about our economy’s transition to clean, renewable energy.
  • A leader that builds and retains strong and effective internal teams and develops partnerships with vendors, ensuring successful project execution and enabling rapid company growth.
  • Experienced in rooftop C&I, carports, and ground mount project management with practical project experience to effectively address project design and construction challenges and nuances.
  • Results-oriented and take direct action to meet or exceed objectives while partnering with internal and external organizations.
  • Decisive in making commitments and ensuring they are met.
  • An effective communicator to leadership, to your team, and to supporting teams.

What You Bring to the Team:

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of proven success in an operations management (or equivalent) role. 
  • Two or more years of experience managing commercial solar PV projects (design, permitting, sourcing materials, construction, quality control, and more).
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and improving business processes, with an ability to effectively train new and current team members on updated or new procedures. 
  • Strong skills in budget development, oversight, and reporting. 
  • Excellent ability to delegate responsibilities while maintaining organizational control of branch operations and customer service.
  • Proficiency in conflict management and business negotiation processes.
  • Working knowledge of business productivity software (ERP systems) and an aptitude for learning new applications.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed to support effective execution and collaboration with customers, vendors, and contracted resources.
  • Valid driver’s license and car insurance that meets or exceeds the minimum requirements of California.


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Operations Management, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field. 
  • Working knowledge of management software programs (ERPs or similar), including NetSuite and Google Suite.
  • Financial and account reporting experience.
  • Proficient with office tools, communication tools, and scheduling/construction management tools.

What The Company Brings to You:

  • Opportunity to play a significant role in transforming the energy industry.
  • Growth, development, learning, and advancement opportunities.
  • A highly flexible environment where your voice, thoughts, and ideas will be heard.
  • Excellent benefits (company-paid and voluntary): Health / Dental / Vision / Life / 401(k) / Professional Development Assistance / Referral Program / Paid Time Off and more!

Target Comp Range:

Base Salary Range: $90,000 – $120,000, depending on experience.

  • Up to 15% annual bonus based on performance.

Work Hours and Preferred Location(s):

  • San Diego County, CA
  • Hybrid office opportunities available after probationary period.

Want to hear more?

If you’re interested in applying for the position, we would love to get in touch with you! Send us an email or give us a phone call so we can help interview for this great company! 

Please reach out to our representative using the contact information below:

Tyler Wiggins

(805) 794 – 2488

Agavos Group and HES Solar are committed to equal employment opportunity and value the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.


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We are a San Diego-based solar energy production and energy storage installation company. We have been an energy innovator since 2001 and can handle projects from solar-only arrays to micro-grid solar and storage systems with on-site EV charging stations. 

If you’re looking into the benefits of on-site energy production, energy storage, or EV Charging capability, we’d love to speak with you. We’ll show you how to lower and stabilize energy costs, receive the maximum incentives, open new revenue streams, and gain control over one of the largest expenses of your business or commercial property. 

Click here to be contacted by an HES Renewables representative, or simply dial us at 866-HES-RNEW (866-437-7639).

Robert Laverty

Senior Energy Consultant, Residential

Robert Laverty joined the HES team in the summer of 2018, bringing his ten years of solar design experience and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound with him. Robert is dedicated to finding solutions to help families produce and store electricity in order to reduce their reliance on grid power as well as help reduce their household’s carbon footprint. Robert’s experience as a newspaper editor as well as his involvement with the sustainability-focused Rocky Mountain Institute drives him to constantly seek out innovative ways to meet energy needs through renewable resources as well as helps him share those ideas with Southern California homeowners. When not at work or volunteering time with his church or community, Robert spends time with his wife and two sons or pursues his passion of fly fishing.

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