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Branch Manager

Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Solar Branch Manager at Freedom Forever  
Are you passionate about renewable energy and making a positive impact on the environment? Do you enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced industry? Look no further! Freedom Forever, a leading residential solar company, is seeking a talented and motivated Solar Branch Manager to join our team.  
 As a Solar Branch Manager at Freedom Forever, you are responsible for organizing and leading the branch operations team. Your responsibilities will include being 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 
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 
   
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (Employee is required to travel for business purposes, not including commute to and from work.) If required to travel, must have a valid Driver's License/Insurance and the ability to drive a personal vehicle to different sites.   
  
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 based in Minnesota not seeking remote employees.  
  
  
  
  
  
  
      
        
          
            
              
                
                  
                    
                      
                        
                          
                            
                              
                                
                                Education & Certifications:   
                                   
                                • High school diploma or GED 
                                   
                                Experience:   
                                                          Must have a minimum of 3+ year experience   
                                   
                                High Priority   
                                   
                                TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (Employee is required to travel for business purposes, not including commute to and from work.) If required to travel, must have a valid Driver's License/Insurance and the ability to drive a personal vehicle to different sites.   
                                  
                                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 based in Minnesota, not seeking remote employees.
                                  
                                  
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