Permit Specialist (Martinez, CA)

Empire Solar Group

Submitting all necessary documentation to both permit offices and utility companies for approval to install and activate solar systems.

A little bit about Empire Solar
Empire Solar Group is setting a new standard in the exciting and rapidly expanding Solar Industry. Built on the idea that the world is a better place when people are empowered to create the lives they want, Empire makes sure empowerment is at the heart of everything we do. Led by our co-founders, Abby Buchmiller (CEO), Amanda Roseburg (CFO), and Steve Buchmiller (COO), we are challenging the norm and raising the bar through unparalleled customer service and creation of a unique, empowering environment for our people. Empire provides solar energy system installation for use in residential and commercial applications throughout the U.S. with the vision of bringing renewable, reliable, clean energy to all. As people continue to realize the vast benefits of solar (for the planet and their bank account), the demand for our services is growing rapidly and we are expanding our team to meet that demand!

What it’s like to work at ESG
At Empire, we want to empower our people to grow, achieve their goals and make a positive impact in the world. We believe in internal mobility and growth and make it a point to offer opportunities for our employees to problem-solve and take on projects they are passionate about. In addition, we offer a fun and flexible work environment, coffee bar, yoga Fridays, and much more! We know the work of empowering others starts with empowering our employees.

What you will do
As a Permit Specialist, you play a huge role in ensuring timely completion of all of our solar projects. You are responsible for applying for town, city, and county permits required for solar installation, and will need to build positive relationships with those officials. You will need to communicate progress and any additional information to internal and external stakeholders, keeping everyone in the loop throughout the process.

Your main responsibilities will include:
  • Applying for and tracking the progress of all permits and interconnection applications
  • Reviewing customer contracts and solar designs to ensure accuracy prior to submission to external teams
  • Building strong rapport with Town and City Hall personnel in various locations
  • Acting as the primary point of contact for utility companies
  • Creating PO’s for issued permits and utility applications
  • Maintaining our CRM with permit and interconnection status updates
  • Managing task queue to ensure accuracy and timely completion

A little bit about you 
You are looking for a company that has ample opportunities for career growth and upward mobility. You have excellent attention to detail and understand the importance of accurate, timely completion of tasks, which has helped you greatly in your previous data entry experience. While you may not have previous solar experience, you are interested in becoming a part of a growing industry that will play a vital role in the future of energy and power! You are motivated, friendly, and are looking for a supportive work environment where you can thrive.

You also:
  • Have at least one (1) year of data entry experience
  • Have a strong aptitude for analyzing information
  • Are extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Are interested in the solar industry (previous solar experience is a plus!)
  • Have outstanding phone etiquette

What we’re offering
  • W2 full-time position
  • Competitive PTO and holiday schedule
  • 401k with company matching
  • Defined, merit-based career path
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible, fun work environment
  • Autonomy and growth
  • An open-minded environment that encourages innovation


Empire Solar Group is an equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location that we facilitate. Empire Solar Group is a proud promoter of employment opportunities to our Military and Veterans.