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Site Survey Technician

Location Petaluma, California; San Rafael, California; Napa, California; Rohnert Park, California; Novato, California; San Francisco, California; Sebastopol, California; Bonita, California Category Operations Job ID R24288
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Everything we do at Sunrun is driven by a determination to transform the way we power our lives. We know that starts at the individual employee level. We strive to foster an environment you can thrive in through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging.


The Site Survey Technician role is responsible for performing all site surveys on upcoming projects. Site surveyors have the opportunity to partner with several teams within the company as the Site Technicians are required on all projects and provide the Design and Engineering group the required information to accurately build and permit the project plans for solar installation.

Learn more HERE from Steven, a Site Survey Technician. Steven enjoys the challenge of each job because no two houses are the same, and he gets excited to come to work because his team and leaders are always willing to help! 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform site survey appointments as scheduled, collecting site information, taking clear photos and preparing packages for downstream teams and taking action as appropriate to keep the project pipeline moving

  • Provide detailed information regarding structural and electrical systems, roof quality and measurements

  • Must become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 107 licensed and trained to safely perform sUAS (drone) operations in residential areas that are FAA approved for flight

  • Build a positive customer experience through integrity and discussing project details and documenting or raising any concerns as appropriate

  • Use software systems to record progress of various tasks in a timely manner

  • Support the branch admin team with organization as it pertains to Site Survey objectives

Qualifications/How You Will Be Successful

  • Minimum of 1 year previous field construction experience is helpful

  • Must be 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check

  • Within 90 days of employment, must pass the FAA Part 107 knowledge exam and acquire a Remote Pilot rating for sUAS commercial operations

  • Drone experience and/or remote pilot rating for sUAS commercial operations is preferred

  • Ability to communicate with customers in a courteous and professional manner

  • Must be a motivated great teammate, looking to succeed with excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational and time management skills

  • Basic digital literacy, bonus points for previous PV design or PV Electrical experience

How you will be Rewarded

  • Full benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance, 401K with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Program, paid training, and much more

  • The opportunity to invest in yourself and your career through PowerU - Sunrun’s 100% tuition reimbursement program with over 150 educational opportunities

  • Leadership and financial support in obtaining a Part 107 (drone operation) certification

  • Competitive hourly base pay paid biweekly and eligibility for bonus compensation

  • Internal advancement opportunities, as earned


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Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to acts, such as The Equal Pay Transparency Act. It assumes that the successful candidate will be located in markets within the United States that warrant the compensation listed. Candidates in locations outside this local area may have a different  starting salary range for this opportunity which may be higher or lower.  Please speak with your recruiter to learn more.

Starting salary/wage for this opportunity:

$25.46 to $33.95

Other rewards may include annual bonus eligibility, which is based on company and individual performance, short and long term incentives, and program-specific awards.  Sunrun provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). A candidate’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions. 

This description sets forth the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as some of the essential functions of this role.  It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all essential duties and qualifications. If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at

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About Us

Sunrun Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN) is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. We believe in the power of solar energy to make a real difference in our world. Together, we can tackle the challenges ahead, knowing that every step towards clean energy counts. Join us on this journey towards a more sustainable tomorrow.

Perks & Benefits

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Vacations/Holidays
  • Paid Baby Bonding Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Anniversary Equity Award (based on qualifications)
  • PowerU - 100% Funded Education Programs

A Commitment to Candidate Experience

At Sunrun our fiercely passionate workforce is our greatest asset and help power our mission to create a planet run by the sun. We strive to have the best in class experience for our candidates. If you had a great experience or you feel there is room for improvement, please reach out to our Director of Talent Acquisition, Kelly Wittman, to share your feedback.

Accommodation for Disabilities

If you have a disability or special need that may require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process or to perform this role if you are offered employment, please let us know by contacting us at

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