Branch Manager (Solar)

Branch Manager (Solar)

Company: Freedom Forever


Location: Seattle, WA 98101

Job Description: Description POSITION SUMMARY: Branch Manager is responsible for organizing and leading the branch operations team. The Branch Manager will be accountable for key performance metrics by managing a team of installers, and other field personnel who are responsible for site auditing, permitting, installing, inspecting, and servicing solar projects. Responsible for scheduling and overseeing the installation of solar projects as well as a smooth handoff between the inspection department. Ensures adherence to contract specifications and established policies and procedures. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Works closely with Branch Coordinator, Project Manager and Field Manager. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee all Operations and Administrative task for designated Branch Location Plan and coordinate installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar systems to ensure conformance to codes and Freedom Forever standards Manage, motivate, and mentor a variety of personnel involved in the installation & inspection of solar projects which may include: Crew Lead(s), Roof Lead(s), Installer(s), Branch Coordinator, Site Auditors(s), Project Manager, Warehouse Specialist(s), and Field Manager Evaluate and manage the resources and processes required for the successful completion of a high volume of residential and small commercial solar projects Drive continuous improvement in Safety, Quality, Customer Service, and Productivity throughout branch operations Ensure that every member of the branch team receives the proper safety training and equipment applicable to their position and follows Standard Operating Procedures for Safety Ensure that “Best Practices” are being consistently applied throughout the branch operations Remotely assess potential solar installation sites to determine feasibility and design requirements Assess system performance or functionality at the system, subsystem, and component levels Oversee a team that schedules building inspections for solar installation projects Remotely monitor work of subcontractors to ensure projects conform to specifications, schedules, or budgets Provide technical assistance to installers, technicians, or other solar professionals in areas such as solar electric systems, solar thermal systems, electrical systems, and mechanical systems Prepare solar installation project proposals, quotes, budgets, or schedules Estimate materials, equipment, and personnel needed for residential or commercial solar installation projects Identify means to reduce costs, minimize risks, or increase efficiency of solar installation projects Assures the quality of work produced is acceptable to company standards and specification Work closely with the Regional Operations Manager and the Director of Operations to provide accurate installation forecasts and branch performance reporting Work to ensure that we are delivering an excellent customer experience and escalate customer concerns as necessary Follows the safety program established specifically for all installations, site audits, inspections, and service calls Manage corporate facilities as necessary Perform other duties as assigned QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Education & Certifications: High school diploma or GED Experience: Must have a minimum of 3+ year Solar Branch Manager experience Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Possess good communication skills that will enhance vendor and supplier relationships, as well as with the installation team Possess strong organizational skills and capable of making decisions without constant supervision Ability to read and interpret job orders, understands specifications and to read a tape measure Possess a wide range of carpentry skills to provide accurate remote job assessment Capable of learning new skills as needed Have knowledge of materials and processes that relate to the company’s products Must have a valid state driving license and a clean driving record Ability to work in a fast environment Special Skills & Training: Good computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite, experience with Company’s CRM and ERP systems is a plus PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ABILITIES Regularly spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers Regularly spend long hours answering phone calls and emails Regularly move from sitting to standing positions effortlessly Regularly spend long hours in intense concentration reviewing and entering information into a computer Regularly use hands and fingers to handle, control or feel objects Regularly see details of objects that are less than a few feet away Regularly speak clearly so listeners can understand Regularly understand the speech of another person Frequently work in on projects that require deadlines Frequently bend to file and maintain files Occasionally lift 5-10 pounds INDJS1 Freedom Forever is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age (40 and over), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics) or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers. Employees of Freedom Forever must submit to a criminal history check, MVR check and a 9-panel drug screen that includes the following: Amphetamines, Cocaine Metabolites, Opiates, Phencyclidine (PCP), Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene.

Job Type: Full-time

Company Description: Freedom Forever is one of America's fastest-growing residential solar power companies, providing custom rooftop solar power systems for homeowners across the US. Freedom Forever offers a 5-Star level of service and a unique 25-year Production Guarantee giving homeowners the ultimate peace-of-mind. When we say “freedom from high utility bills” we mean it! Freedom Forever services a number of different states across the country including California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, and Massachusetts out of 18 large, regional installation hubs. Our Temecula, California headquarters houses one of the most forward thinking and diversified group of professionals in the industry. At Freedom Forever we leverage big company efficiencies, diversified teams, and local expertise.

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