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

System Design & Technical Sales

Job Description:

The technical salesperson will develop and manage potential solar project proposals with residential and commercial customers with a focus on designing a system to best fit the customer’s needs. Our ideal candidate would maintain a high degree of technical knowledge with experience translating complex system design in a clear way. This candidate would invest in their customer’s experience and work hard to engage each customer in an honest and transparent way.


  • Professionally represent Western Solar and be a resource for technical system design
  • Complete both remote and on-site solar resource and site analyses to determine suitability of solar for that location, including gathering all feasible roof measurements and conducting inspection of roof condition and existing electrical infrastructure
  • Compile full financial analysis for proposed project scope and generate system proposal
  • Design relevant project schematics
  • Maintain knowledge of Washington State and federal financial incentive structures for residential and commercial projects
  • Maintain knowledge of Local, State, and Federal Electrical, Building, and Mechanical code requirements
  • Assist in outreach opportunities at home shows, solar workshops, and other outreach


  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Sketchup, and Google Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to climb ladders and traverse rooftops safely
  • Display skills at conveying technical industry information in a customer-focused manner
  • Ability to manage time and appointments effectively
  • Professional in appearance, with excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills


  • 2+ years of solar design/sales experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in solar industry
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Preferred Experience:

  • NABCEP Technical Sales certification desired
  • Proficiency with Aurora, Helioscope, OpenSolar, PVCAD, Solar Pathfinder, SolarGraf and other industry design tools
  • Electrical experience 
  • Solar Installation experience

About Western Solar:

Western Solar is a locally owned and operated independent solar contractor in Bellingham, Washington and one of the top installers in the Pacific Northwest. We are a tight-knit team who strives to install quality solar PV systems at the highest level of workmanship. We believe in supporting each other and our community and aim to represent that in every facet of our company. We value integrity above all else. Our low pressure informative approach to sales enhances the customer experience, delivers high quality design, and builds strong referral follow through. 


Technical Sales/Design employees earn a competitive base salary with a generous commission structure. Base $45,000-$60,000 salary plus commissions. Total year-end compensation ranges from $75,000 to $120,000+ for annual sales between 350 and 900 kW. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and 401k benefits are offered to all full-time employees. This position includes a company vehicle and cell phone stipend.

Western Solar offers a $1,000/year educational stipend for authorized continuing education classes/course material. At-cost access to equipment pertaining to the services we provide: PV system components, energy storage systems, EV charging equipment, smart electrical panels, monitoring systems etc.

To apply, send your resume with a cover letter by email to gosolar@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 almost 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 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!