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Branch Manager

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Location: Bozeman, MT, United States
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Competitive Pay + Benefits 
We offer an extensive benefits package which includes:    
  • Medical Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Care Insurance 
  • 401K 
  • Medical Reimbursement Accounts (HSA & FSA) 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • $25k Life Insurance covered 100% by Freedom Forever 
  • Paid Time-Off 
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.  

    ● 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 
    ● Ensure that “Best Practices” are being consistently applied throughout the branch 
    ● Remotely assess potential solar installation sites to determine feasibility and design 
    ● 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 
    ● 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

    Education & Certifications:

    ● High school diploma or GED


    ● Must have a minimum of 3+ year 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 
    ● 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


    ● 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 pound


    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.