360-746-0859  |  4041 Home Rd Ste A, Bellingham, WA 98226

General Foreman – Solar

Western Solar is seeking a general foreman to oversee and train our field crews and crew leads. The general foreman will manage and supervise multiple crews simultaneously and is responsible for photovoltaic system installations from beginning to end. The general foreman manages the installation of all photovoltaic mounting system components, assists with electrical equipment, and ensures successful operation of complete photovoltaic systems, while proficiently communicating and updating the status of projects with other staff. This is an outdoor position requiring work on elevated roofs, in harness, in inclement weather, throughout the year.

Job sites are primarily in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, Snohomish, and San Juan Counties. Our home office is in Bellingham.


  • Lead and oversee install crews and crew leads with a focus on teamwork, mentorship, safety, accuracy, and conscientious workmanship.
  • Provide on-site training and mentorship for crew and crew leads, ensuring that all workers receive adequate training and information.
  • Ensure completion of projects within established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure completion of projects within time frames and budgets.
  • Maintain high levels of quality assurance and quality control with an emphasis on crew safety.
  • Ensure installation vehicles have all materials, tools, and equipment to perform jobs safely and efficiently.
  • Assemble the solar array racking, properly seal all roof penetrations, and install all relative equipment.
  • Identify, diagnose, and troubleshoot system malfunctions and operational issues.
  • Communicate with customers prior to arriving at or leaving job sites and arrange access to properties if required.
  • Communicate with customers in a professional, considerate, and respectful manner.
  • Work closely with electricians to ensure efficient installation of electrical components.
  • Ensure that job sites are kept in a clean and professional manner.
  • Complete job safety survey upon arrival at the job sites.
  • Maintain communication with the project manager and prepare for upcoming projects, ensuring all parts and equipment are available and ready for installation.
  • Prepare completed projects for final electrical and structural inspections.
  • Cultivate a welcoming, inclusive, and safe work environment for all team members.


  • 2+ year(s) previous solar installation experience.
  • Electrical experience.
  • Must have full range or mobility in upper and lower body; ability to work in various positions and environments.
  • Ability to lift, push and pull materials and equipment weighing approximately 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Maintain professionalism and excellent customer service skills.
  • Work exceptionally well in a team environment.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Valid WA Driver’s License and clean driving record required.
  • Maintain either 01/02 electrical license or an electrical trainee card.

Preferred Experience:

  • 5+ years of solar installation experience.
  • 2+ year(s) of roofing experience.
  • 2+ year(s) of lead or installation management experience.
  • Experience complying with OSHA safety requirements and regulations.
  • NABCEP certification desired.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Continuing education reimbursement
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance


$24-$40 per hour

To apply, send resume with cover letter by email only to office@westernsolarinc.com. Only candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.

Who are we at Western Solar?

TLDR: We take our jobs seriously and have fun doing it!

For more than twenty years, it’s been our privilege to help Washingtonians make the transition to clean, renewable energy. From the start, we’ve brought together a team with a diverse set of skills who don’t just work well together, but who genuinely enjoy each other’s company and relish the opportunity to both learn from and support each other. Our driving principles are integrity and craftsmanship; we expect technical excellence and honesty and transparency from every employee, whether they’re dealing with customers or colleagues. We have been voted the best clean energy company in the Best of the Northwest every year since the category was created and with your help we intend to keep it that way.

We REALLY enjoy the nitty gritty of energy dynamics in the PNW. If you’re curious, caring, and hard-working, you’ll probably fit in great at Western Solar. Come join us in the great Pacific Northwest!