Our History, Team & Careers

Our Mission

To Create and Enable the Energy Revolution with an Inspired and Innovative Team dedicated to ending fossil fuel emissions through excellence of Design, Installation, and Customer Service.

The Most Experienced Solar Installer In The Region.

Puget Sound Solar LLC (PSS) was founded by Jeremy Smithson and Pamela Burton with a vision of a green, sustainable future for the residents of Puget Sound. PSS is a Washington General Electrical Contractor (License # PUGETSS920RH) and General Construction Contractor (License # PUGETSS932MU). PSS installed Seattle’s first residential grid-tied solar electric system in 2001 and we’ve been installing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging stations since 2006.

Over the years, we’ve installed over 21,000 kilowatts of solar energy projects, including about 35% of all photovoltaic systems in the Seattle City Light service area, and 10% of all such systems statewide. We’ve installed over 1500 electric vehicle charging stations. Between 2009 and 2013 we performed 600 complete home energy audits and over 200 home energy retrofits, giving us a deep understanding of the interconnection between renewable energy and energy efficiency.

PSS designs, installs, and services all types of grid-connected solar electric systems. We have licensed electricians on staff and do 100% of our installation work in house. We are located at the geographical center of Seattle at 805 Rainier Avenue South, 98144.

Our work includes promoting the use of solar energy by educating policy makers, architects, engineers, builders, developers, electricians, and the general public, about green power, infrastructure resilience, and sustainable solutions to growing environmental challenges. We have 11 kW of solar systems on our Certified Net Zero business office and we frequently invite interested people to drop in and have a look. 

Now, with more than two decades of experience, Puget Sound Solar continues to be the leader in the region, keeping a staff of 50+ busy. The coming years promise more growth, thanks to our fantastic customers and crew!

Careers In Solar - Current Openings

Now Hiring – EV Charging Service Technician (07 Electrician)

The EV Charging Service Technician is a multi-faceted role that involves both intake and project management as well as field technician. This position will be a one-person team and responsible for responding to service requests, managing the field calendar, performing the work and project close out. This is starting with one network partner but will soon include several more; management positions and growth opportunities will be forthcoming. This is a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry, and this position requires creative problem solving.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 7am – 5pm

Remote Work: Permitted after grace period

Compensation: $31 – $35/hr DOE

Benefits: PTO, 401K Matching (after one year of service), medical, dental, vision co-paid, three-day weekends, mileage reimbursement, excellent company culture

Immediate Supervisor: EV Sales Manager

Major areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Reception and intake for service requests from partners
  • Work with site contact to schedule work
  • Performing service
  • Service ticket close out

Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

Reception and intake for service requests from partners

  • Administration of service work orders in both external and internal CRM databases.

Performing Service:

  • MUK modem upgrade SIM swaps
  • Head swaps
  • DC fast charging installation and repair
  • Vandalism repair
  • Station upgrades

Service ticket close out

  • Upload pictures to proper locations
  • Accurately input our time and materials for each project and initiate the final invoice
  • Audit projects to ensure they are fully closed out and paid

Job Requirements

  • 07 Electrical License
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone, analyze processes and make decisions
  • Basic familiarity with working on a computer
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Valid WA state driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Personal Vehicle – at first
  • General knowledge of home construction, building materials, workplace safety, fall protection, OSHA safety standards, etc.
  • Desire to learn and grow in a rapidly developing industry

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to wsumner@pugetsoundsolar.com.

Free Quote

    If you would like to expedite your free quote, please upload photos of your electrical bill, your electrical panel with the door open, and any plans or architectural renderings (if this is a new build).
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    If you would like to expedite your free quote, please upload photos of your electrical bill, your electrical panel with the door open, and any plans or architectural renderings (if this is a new build).
    Note that the file size limit is 25MB.