Careers

Tanko Lighting helps municipalities convert their aging street lighting infrastructure to energy efficient LED technology. We provide a turn-key solution that offers comprehensive project management services, including infrastructure audit, project design, procurement, construction management, and commissioning. We are a growing company looking for team members to help deliver superior consulting services to our clients nationwide.

Tanko Lighting is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

What You Can Expect

-Your hard work will always be appreciated and acknowledged
-A comfortable work environment where people ACTUALLY enjoy working together
-Competitive salaries and a structure that compensates for a job well done
-A solid team of people who have a sincere interest in seeing you, and the company as a whole, succeed
-A proper set of priorities: People. Planet. Profit.
-Great medical and dental plans
-Foosball table and mini basketball hoop
-Full service espresso machine
-401k
-Commuter benefits

Openings

As a growing company, we are always looking for great candidates to join our team. Below are key roles for our growing team. If you are interested in any of them, feel free to submit your resume and cover letter per the instructions below.

Project Manager

Our team needs a highly motivated strategic thinker to lead energy efficiency project implementation. If you consider yourself highly organized and able to balance competing priorities, have demonstrated project management experience, approach challenges with flexibility and a positive attitude, are well-rounded with solid people skills, a collaborator, and – most importantly – are passionate about doing ethically sound, high-value work within the energy efficiency world, we’d love to hear from you.

Job Summary:
The Project Manager is a salaried position that supports the company’s turn-key lighting projects. The position provides analysis, research, and project management support for business development and project implementation.

Summary of essential job functions:

• Leads implementation of comprehensive streetlight retrofit projects
• Assists in project development, including budget creation, human resources planning, task delegation, identification of deliverables and timetables
• Manages day-to-day execution of project tasks and deliverables
• Coordinates interaction with clients, subcontractors, and vendors
• Provides direct management of project support staff and coordinates across teams
• Monitors project timelines and deliverables to ensure successful completion
• Develops detailed analyses on life cycle costs, energy efficiency savings, cash flows, and cost benefits of comprehensive street light replacement projects
• Oversees database management, in close collaboration with our Data team, of a variety of datasets including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Excel
• Coordinates rebate and rate change applications with utilities
• Provides administrative support for reporting requirements, proposal and presentation development, production schedule management, and preparation of deliverables
• Conducts market research to determine key markets and potential customers
• Other duties as requested

Qualifications:

• 2-4 years of project management or relevant work experience
• Experience in the energy efficiency field preferred, particularly interfacing with utilities and understanding rate schedules and rebate structures
• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Sustainability Management, Engineering, Information Systems, Science, Business Management or other relevant field; Master’s degree preferred
• Proven analytical skills, preferably with financial, life cycle cost analyses, and energy efficiency modeling
• Ability to quickly absorb technical information and translate it to a lay audience
• Excellent Excel skills
• Demonstrated experience with database management and/or geographic software such as ArcMap and Access
• Superior interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, coordinate multiple priorities and meet deadlines

To apply, please submit both a cover letter and resume to: Clare Bressani, Vice President – clare@tankolighting.com. No phone calls please.


Project Associate

Our professional services team needs someone who can translate data and organize details to ensure streamlined implementation of municipal LED street light conversion projects. If you consider yourself an independent and hard worker, Excel/Access/Arc GIS proficient, well-rounded with solid people skills, a collaborator, and – most importantly – are passionate about doing ethically sound, high-value work within the energy efficiency world, we’d love to hear from you.

This salaried position supports the company’s turn-key lighting projects in its professional services
division. The position provides analysis, research, data coordination and project management support for business development and project implementation.

Summary of essential job functions:

• Works closely with the project manager and data team to coordinate project implementation from beginning to end
• Develops detailed analyses on life cycle costs, energy efficiency savings, cash flows, and cost benefits of comprehensive street light replacement projects
• Assists with project planning and strategy
• Trains and manages field staff on data collection efforts
• Coordinates with data analyst to create client-facing reports
• Supports material procurement and invoicing, requiring detailed project tracking
• Coordinates with utilities to secure rebates and rate changes for new LED fixtures
• Conducts on-site commissioning as needed
• Provides administrative support for reporting requirements, proposal and presentation development, production schedule management, and preparation of deliverables
• Other duties as requested

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Sustainability Management, Engineering, Information Systems, Science, Business Management or other relevant field
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, demonstrated experience managing data in Excel
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Proven analytical skills
• Background in sustainability and/or energy efficiency preferred
• Project management experience preferred
• Experience with ArcGIS software a plus
• Available immediately to start

To apply, please submit both a cover letter and resume to: Clare Bressani, Vice President – clare@tankolighting.com. No phone calls please.

Project Data Analyst

Our professional services team needs someone who can tackle massive amounts of data one day, then turn around and translate it into project deliverables the next. If you consider yourself an independent and hard worker, an Excel/Access/ArcGIS and overall data guru, well-rounded with solid people skills, collaborative, and – most importantly – are passionate about doing ethically sound, high-value work within the energy efficiency world, we’d love to hear from you.

Summary of essential job functions:

• Responsible for managing large, dynamic GIS datasets in ArcMap to drive accurate, streamlined project implementation
• Translates data into a variety of high-quality, user-driven map products, including client-facing reports and maps to guide field staff
• Performs data reconciliation, spatial analysis, and geoprocessing of large datasets; reviews and processes field data for accuracy, quality and completeness
• Creates timely reports for clients and ensures all deadlines are met
• Manages multiple priorities while maintaining effective lines of communication with project staff to monitor schedules, resolve issues, and identify risks to keep projects on track
• Contributes to the development and maintenance of Tanko Lighting’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) initiatives, including contributing to the deployment of customer web mapping needs
• Provides administrative support for reporting requirements, proposal and presentation development, and preparation of deliverables
• Other duties as requested

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Business
Management, Environmental/Sustainability management or other relevant field
• 1-2 years of experience using Esri ArcGIS Desktop 10.X required
• Specific ArcGIS skills should include:
• Converting various data file types to ArcGIS compatible files
• Using ArcMap Geoprocessing Tools and Spatial Analysis
• Experience with field-collected data a plus
• Experience using ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS for Server a plus, but not required
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, demonstrated experience managing large datasets in Excel The ideal candidate will have:
• Proven analytical and problem solving skills
• Solution-minded attitude; thrives working with a team
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
• Effective time management skills
• Great interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, coordinate multiple priorities simultaneously and meet strict deadlines

To apply, please submit both a cover letter and resume to: Clare Bressani, Vice President – clare@tankolighting.com. No phone calls please.

Field Auditor

Tanko Lighting is looking for a rock star. Our team needs someone who can collect data in the field. If you consider yourself an independent and hard worker, have honed map reading skills, are well-organized, well- rounded with solid people skills, a collaborator, and – most importantly – are passionate about doing ethically sound, high-value work within the energy efficiency world, we’d love to hear from you.

Tanko Lighting helps municipalities convert their aging street lighting infrastructure to energy efficient LED technology. We provide a turn-key solution that offers comprehensive project management services, including infrastructure audit, project design, procurement, construction management, and commissioning. We are a growing company looking for team members to help deliver superior consulting services to our clients nationwide.

Data collection and management throughout a project is a critical element of our success. As such, we are looking for a highly capable, reliable, responsible, articulate Field Auditor to help support our projects.

Job Summary:

This is a salaried, full-time, permanent position that supports our professional services projects.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

• Collects information on existing street light fixtures, including wattage type, fixture style, ownership and location
• Marks the information on a mobile Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device (provided by Tanko Lighting)
• Reports information on a daily basis
• Meets daily quota of completed fixtures
• Assists with public communication when needed (e.g. showing ID and explaining purpose of work to police officers and/or general public if asked)
• Drives to various locations throughout a city to collect information on existing street light fixtures
• Navigates streets throughout a city to determine the best routes and avoid delays
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

• Proficient command of the English language
• Impeccable attention to detail
• Incredibly responsible and reliable person
• Ability to accurately read maps
• Licensed driver with good driving record
• Ability to work on a team, follow instructions and meet tight deadlines
• Good communications skills, especially in dealing with authority and the general public
• Experience with energy efficiency audits or related field work preferred
• Ability to travel – up to 100% of the time
• Immediate availability

To apply, please submit both a cover letter and resume to: Clare Bressani, Vice President, clare@tankolighting.com. No phone calls please.

Office Operations Manager

Tanko Lighting is looking for a seasoned professional to lead its office through continued growth and success. The Office Operations Manager is responsible for logistical support for projects, as well as administrative support for company operations.

Tanko Lighting helps municipalities convert their aging street lighting infrastructure to energy efficient LED technology. We provide a turn-key solution that offers comprehensive project management services, including infrastructure audit, project design, procurement, construction management, and commissioning. We are a growing company looking for team members to help deliver superior consulting services to our clients nationwide.

What you can expect from us:

  • Your hard work will always be appreciated and acknowledged
  • A comfortable work environment where people enjoy working together
  • Competitive salaries and a structure that compensates for a job well done
  • A solid team of people who have a sincere interest in seeing you, and the company as a whole, succeed
  • A proper set of priorities: People. Planet. Profit.

Tanko Lighting is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.To learn more about what we do and why we do it, see our website: www.tankolighting.com

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Controller by assisting with data entry for accounting as needed and other support duties
  • Supports the office operations by:
  • Booking employee travel arrangements
  • Maintaining executive staff schedules and office calendars
  • Maintaining an orderly filing system
  • Assisting with preparation of documents and paperwork
  • Receiving mail/shipments and properly routing to staff
  • Managing building maintenance/janitorial requests (implemented by another staff member) to ensure office cleanliness
  • Maintaining sufficient office supplies by placing timely orders upon request and organizing office supply inventory
  • Providing company event support, including coordinating logistics, managing catering orders, providing set-up/clean-up
  • Maintaining company vehicles (currently 3), including scheduling/tracking all service/maintenance
  • Managing reception, including answering the door bell and accepting deliveries
  • Assisting with proposal production/assembly
  • Assisting with onboarding of new employees related to the office (including sufficient office supplies, alarm code training, and issuance of keys)
  • Assisting with market research as needed
  • Additional administrative support, including executive assistance, as needed
  • Supports company manufacturing/distribution operations by:
  • Managing procurement, purchase order process and releases with suppliers
  • Managing inventory/ordering/costing and providing Controller with key project data points
  • Serving as the point of contact for delivery notifications
  • Managing shipping/receiving
  • Managing returns of defective material
  • Communicating with vendors, transportation providers and fulfillment facilities to streamline inbound/outbound processes
  • Coordinating the prompt and accurate handling of all customer requests, including but not limited to quotations, order entry, expediting, billing, order maintenance, tracking of shipments, credit and claims
  • Assisting with the internal procedures/processes for tracking quotations, sales orders, work orders, sales commissions
  • Managing several high-profile distribution projects
  • Other duties as requested

Required Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Ability to efficiently manage complex tasks under deadlines
  • High School Diploma required, additional education preferred
  • Solution-oriented, resourceful, and flexible
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Drivers License and clean driving record
  • Demonstrated 2 – 4 years experience in office management, logistics support, etc.
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Sunny disposition – positive, engaging, enthusiastic team player
  • Reliable, demonstrated ability to take initiative
  • Familiarity with Quick Books preferred
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check upon being offered position

 

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references immediately to: Nicole Kelner, Director of Project Management- nicole@tankolighting.com. No calls please.

Sales Associate (Energy Advisor)

Tanko Lighting is looking for someone who can support our sales team. If you consider yourself an independent and hard worker, have honed skills in research and Excel/Access/Word/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, are well-rounded with solid people skills, a collaborator, and – most importantly – are passionate about doing ethically sound, high-value work within the energy efficiency world, we’d love to hear from you.

Tanko Lighting helps municipalities convert their aging street lighting infrastructure to energy efficient LED technology. We provide a turn-key solution that offers comprehensive project management services, including infrastructure audit, project design, procurement, construction management, and commissioning. We are a growing company looking for team members to help deliver superior consulting services to our clients nationwide.

 

What you can expect from us:

  • Your hard work will always be appreciated and acknowledged
  • A comfortable work environment where people ACTUALLY enjoy working together
  • Competitive salaries and a structure that compensates for a job well done
  • A solid team of people who have a sincere interest in seeing you, and the company as a whole, succeed
  • A proper set of priorities: People. Planet. Profit.

 

Tanko Lighting is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

To learn more about what we do and why we do it, see our website: www.tankolighting.com.

Job Summary:

This full-time position supports the company’s Sales division and is responsible for the following essential job functions:

  • Assists with the implementation of short and long-term sales strategies and initiatives
  • Conducts ongoing outreach in assigned territory(ies) to develop leads and opportunities and to close sales
  • Provides ongoing account management from initial outreach to contract execution and project implementation
  • Assists with identifying marketing needs and participates in strategies to create further market recognition
  • Assists with the development of proposals and financial analysis reports, including developing relationships with potential partners (suppliers, vendors, subcontractors) and obtaining product, qualifications, and pricing information to support proposal strategies
  • Documents all contacts, outreach efforts, research and notes in company’s Client Relationship Management (CRM) system
  • Assists with additional research as needed, including the development of emerging services/programs
  • Conducts presentations via on company services via Webex, City Council meetings, tradeshows, interviews during RFP procurement, etc.
  • Assist with transitioning project handoff once contracts are secured and serves as the primary point of contact for project managers
  • Provides ongoing support, as needed, throughout project implementation to expand scope, support the Project Management team, and manage client expectations
  • Other duties as requested

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operations, communications, engineering technology or other-related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in sales, customer service, business administration or related field
  • Demonstrated experience with Word, Excel, Access and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
  • Experience with energy efficiency modeling preferred
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Background in sustainability and/or energy efficiency preferred
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to handle a variety of requests with promptness, enthusiasm and tact
  • Multi-tasking and ability to prioritize essential
  • Proven ability to work with all levels of employees, customers and suppliers
  • Positive, can-do attitude and enthusiastic team player

 

To apply, please submit both a cover letter and resume to: Clare Bressani, Vice President- clare@tankolighting.com. No phone calls please.