Solar Construction Apprentice Electrician

Gridworks Energy Group is an Indigenous-owned, equal-opportunity electrical solar contractor. We are one of the solar construction pioneers in Alberta. We have been around designing, and installing solar PV systems, with solar training programs, EV infrastructure, and electrical contracting since 2000.

Solar Construction Apprentice Electrician

Skills required:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ residential and commercial solar installation experience required
  • A clean, professional demeanor is very important
  • Exceptional communication skills – both verbal and written 
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to deal with short deadlines if required
  • Comfortable at heights & on sloped roofs
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 70+lbs
  • Good understanding of electrical prints, drawings, diagrams & schematics is an asset
  • Comfortable and willing to work on projects out of town
  • Proven diagnostic skills; able to systematically identify and resolve electrical problems
  • Self-motivated and calm under pressure
  • Good knowledge of building controls, Solar PV systems, EV infrastructure, and building electrical infrastructure 
  • Reliable transportation to work sites or the Gridworks shop
  • Must ensure that you have your own PPE including CSA or ANSI Class I approved safety footwear (ankle support height with green triangle), hard hat and high visibility all weather clothing


  • Organize and maintain your installation crew
  • Manage material and equipment effectively
  • Support the installation and maintenance of solar PV systems and EV charging infrastructure
  • Ensure work is completed in an efficient and safe manner
  • Manage and maintain project timelines and expectations
  • Maintain a clean worksite every day
  • Manage schedule on the fly and alert the project manager (PM) of any delays or concerns
  • Keep an open line of communication with PM and Journeyperson
  • Input all required information (time sheets, safety documents, etc.) into software


  • First Aid – preferred not required
  • Fall Arrest – required
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platform – required
  • Drivers License – required
  • Criminal background check and driver abstract – required
  • CSTS 2020 – required
  • (NOC 7241) Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems – preferred not required
  • Fire Safety & Extinguisher training – preferred but not required

Please provide Cover Letter with your resume. Resume’s without a cover letter will not be considered.

This position could lead to many more opportunities such as our Solar Training Program instruction. Instructors earn a wage starting at $65/hr to $100 /hr depending on location and size of course.

Full-time and could lead to a permanent position

Starting wage: $22-$34/hr for the qualified candidate
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship

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