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Are you ready to lead the solar revolution?

Jump start your career in this fast-growing industry of the future. Freedom Solar offers you the chance to get out of your comfort zone, prove your warrior attitude, and have fun. We work hard, play hard, and roll up our sleeves to do whatever it takes to transform the way Texans get their power.

Join our talented team at the #1 solar contractor in Texas, and see why we were named one of the Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journal in 2019 and again in 2020!

Current Openings

Learn more about the opportunities we currently have open below.

+ Regional Operations Manager - Houston

Freedom Solar is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Regional Operations Manager in Houston, Texas. Freedom Solar is the longest running and largest solar installer of Texas. Founded in Austin in 2007, Freedom Solar now serves every corner of Texas. Our reputation in both residential and commercial solar is based on our dedication to quality and service.

Job Purpose:

The Regional Operations Manager is ultimately responsible for the success and profitability of the region. We are looking for a detail-oriented manager to oversee the overall production and costs associated with the regional operation. Successful candidates should have sufficient experience in the solar installation business to lead and problem solve for all regional roles, including warehousing, site auditing, installation, permitting, inspections, and customer care.

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Responsible for production (kW installed) to meet sales demand for assigned region.
  • Responsible for variable cost for assigned region. Variable costs are job specific costs including but not limited to Labor, Material, Shipping, and Office Staff.
  • Responsible for managing and reporting efficiency performance of all team members in the region.
  • Responsible for regional project velocity – speed from sale to inspection passed to meet company standards set by management.
  • Manages quality and safety of crew and products.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • 2-4 years of previous project management
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet use
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to prioritize and complete a variety of simultaneous tasks with a high level of organization
  • Ability to meet motor vehicle requirements and maintain a valid Texas driver license.
  • Ability to operate office equipment including computers

Position reports to the Director of Residential Operations.

+ Residential Area Sales Manager - San Antonio

Founded in 2007, Freedom Solar started as an installation company, constructing some of the largest solar projects in Texas. After establishing ourselves as a leading photovoltaic (PV) panel installer, Freedom Solar expanded the business model to offer services directly to residential customers. We are now seeking a qualified Residential Solar Sales Manager in San Antonio to lead our team of Energy Sales Consultants to the next level! The Solar Sales Manager will be responsible for coaching, mentoring and delivering on required targets as well as working cross-functionally with other departments and prioritizing sales team workload. Our ideal candidate will bring experience from a solar or renewable energy company, be rooted in the San Antonio community, have stellar communication skills, and be able to solve problems quickly and efficiently.

Do you...?

· Love a challenge and are a fast learner

· Have exceptional work ethic with a focus on integrity

· Consistently meet and exceed goals

· Lead people to be their best

· Have a positive can-do attitude

· Build relationships and trust quickly

Who we are looking for

Our ideal Residential Solar Sales Manager will have Sales Manager experience with a strong B2C background, be a motivator and team builder, and be able to solve problems quickly and efficiently.

Your Responsibilities will include:

  • Follow a plan and strategy to accomplish area revenue targets
  • Develop your sales team
  • Assist in the recruiting and developing of new team members
  • Mentor and coach your Sales Team to exceed sales goals
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of metrics like events, activities, etc.
  • Participate in weekly company-wide sales team meetings and conduct locally as needed to scale team
  • Prepare and present monthly forecast to Sales Director
  • Work with Executive team on current market strategy
  • Manage and prioritize daily workload

Benefits

We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, upward mobility, and an exciting fast-paced culture. For this reason, we offer a growing Benefit Plan that includes the following:

  • Salary + personal Commission
  • Commission team bonus’
  • Health Benefits
  • Education and Technical training
  • Team events and retreats

+ Canvassing Manager - Austin, Houston, San Antonio

Are you a results-oriented and energetic leader who wants to help us lead the solar revolution in Texas? We are looking for an experienced Canvassing Manager who can implement a successful solar door to door program from the ground up and expand it statewide. The person in this role will play a key role in helping us achieve and maintain #1 market share while preserving our company’s impeccable reputation for quality and service. With the support and guidance of marketing and sales leadership, you will create the program, build your team, and grow as you meet sales targets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build a winning canvassing model that can grow regionally
  • Train and develop canvassers as a career path to team leadership or sales
  • Hire, train, motivate, coach, and hold team accountable to exceeding goals
  • Lead a team of door to door canvassers who will educate homeowners about solar, prequalify leads, and schedule high-quality appointments for our salespeople
  • Meet weekly lead generation targets by setting locations and hours to knock each week, securing permits, staffing shifts, transporting canvassers to neighborhoods, providing ongoing training and feedback to team, and creating a culture of positivity, passion, and accountability
  • Utilize technology to measure and improve performance
  • Provide regular updates to marketing and sales leadership
  • Maintain strong relationships with the sales and operations teams to coordinate canvassing activities around installations and appointments, and to obtain sales feedback on quality of appointments set

Qualifications

  • You must be ready to go on day one, have tireless energy, be able and willing to anticipate and solve problems, and have a passion for growing solar in Texas
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done and meet or exceed your targets while demonstrating a high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Stellar communications and organizational skills
  • Past door to door sales manager experience required; solar industry experience strongly preferred
  • Work hours include evenings and Saturdays
  • Safe driving record
  • Some statewide travel will be expected after program expands into new markets
  • Experience with Sales Rabbit and HubSpot a plus
  • BA/BS preferred

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation with base salary and performance-based commissions
  • Health benefits
  • Company vehicle and gas are provided
  • Career potential in a dynamic and growing industry
  • Fun and supportive culture, team outings and events

+ Solar Sales Coordinator

The Solar Sales Coordinator (SSC) is responsible for contacting, qualifying and scheduling interested consumers for appointments with Energy Consultants (EC), who will create a customized solar proposal to review with the homeowner at the scheduled appointment (online or at the home).

In this role, you will develop sales skills through repetition and world-class coaching. You will become familiar with most aspects of the solar industry and have an opportunity to make a huge impact on the state of Texas through saving homeowners money while improving the environment. There are opportunities for promotion within the inside sales team as well as opportunities to expand into outside sales setting by running in-person consultations, staffing events, and managing retail locations as an Energy Consultant or Energy Advisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contact, qualify, and schedule appointments with homeowners who have expressed interest in solar.
  • Obtains client information by answering telephone calls; interviewing clients; verifying information.
  • Determines eligibility by comparing client information to requirements.
  • Deliver messages through simple scripts with your own added personality. Have the coachability to receive and implement technical sales and solar coaching.
  • Achieve specific calling and conversion goals.
  • Provide a pleasant buying experience for customers while assertively pursuing every opportunity.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide creative ideas to improve performance and morale
  • Assist with other areas of the business as needed (retail, sales, marketing, events)
  • Generate new leads for the sales team. Ex: through referral calling campaigns, sponsorship events, or personal networking

Skills and Qualifications

  • Verbal Communication, Phone Skills, Listening, Data Entry Skills, People Skills, Informing, Customer Focus, Customer Service, Attention to Detail, Professionalism, Multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work hard, be coachable, and accomplish set goals.
  • Maturity to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • An excellent work/education record and are eligible for rehire with previous employers.
  • Experience in solar or phone sales is a plus.
  • Passion for or to learn about renewable energy and solar.

Compensation

Guaranteed base pay plus bonuses. An increase in pay plus a full benefits package will become available upon successfully completing 90 days.

+ Residential Energy Consultant - Austin, DFW, Houston, San Antonio

The Residential Energy Consultant is responsible for educating, qualifying, and advising future customers on the benefits of smart energy conservation and consumption practices. Our relationships with the industry’s largest Manufacturers can be leveraged to target multiple customer profiles. You will have unlimited earning potential and your overall compensation will be 100% Commission based. Average first year earnings of $75,000-$120,000 - thru uncapped commission and bonus structure.

Responsibilities

  • Consult with prospective customers on solar energy solutions for their home
  • Achieve sales goals including quotas, lead response timeliness, meeting conversions, etc.
  • Participate in on-the- job training, classroom instruction, self-study, licensing (if applicable), and lead qualifying activities
  • Qualify prospective customers using established and creative lead method to build your book of business
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with your sphere of influence and the community
  • Work with our Affiliate Partners and Vendors to ensure flawless execution of lead response, lead nurturing, etc.
  • Weekly reporting
  • Participation in events selected for outreach to prospective solar customers

Qualifications:

  • Good attitude & team player
  • Experience in sales or client service environment preferred
  • Results oriented with demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build rapport with prospective and existing customers
  • Ability to work semi-autonomously in a fast paced environment
  • Analytical skills to understand complex financial returns for energy investments
  • Self-motivated, energetic personality with exceptional sales skills as well as willingness to initiate and implement process improvements

Required steps:

You are required to submit a resume and cover letter as part of the application process for this position. If your profile is deemed a good fit for the role, you will be contacted to schedule a telephone interview. Upon completing the phone interview you may be invited for an in-person interview to complete the application process.

Benefits:

  • We recognize that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, upward mobility, and an exciting fast paced culture. For this reason we offer a growing Benefit Plan that includes the following:
  • Uncapped Earning Potential
  • Access to dedicated company vehicles for sales calls
  • Participation in the Freedom Solar Fitness Team
  • Generous employee discount program for solar

+ Commercial Installer - Not Currently Hiring

Although we do not currently have any openings for this position, please continue to check back with us for future availability.

Join a Commercial system installation crew responsible for installing systems from 10kW – 1MW+.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification

  • Valid Apprentice Electrician license
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid OSHA 10 (30 is preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of commercial PV design and components
  • Knowledge of basic trades: roofing, carpentry, plumbing, and metal framing
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, wiring schematics, and electrical instructions
  • Ability to make field changes and communicate with Project Manager
  • Ability to test voltages from 10V – 1000VDC / 120V – 480VAC
  • Ability to manage up to 10 installers on one project
  • Ability to receive and distribute instructions
  • Ability to communicate problems to Project Manager
  • Ability to Travel up to 50% in a year
  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer safely
  • Ability to fly a DJI Phantom drone safely

Experience:

  • Commercial solar installation experience recommended
  • Electrical experience recommended

Scope of Work:

  • Clearly communicate start times with the crew.
  • Attend safety meetings daily, before any work is performed on site.
  • Install racking system per manufacturer’s specifications and Freedom Solar plans on different roof types.
  • Install DC and AC equipment per plans and local codes
  • Commission PV systems safely
  • Test system components while the system is operational. Report all findings/issues to the Project Manager
  • Assist in system designs and procurement for residential systems
  • Work with city and utility officials to constantly improve design and install methods

Job Type: Full-time

+ Residential Installer - Austin, Houston

Join a Residential system installation crew responsible for installing systems from 1kW – 30kW.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification

  • Valid Apprentice Electrician license
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid OSHA 10 (30 is preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of residential PV design and components
  • Knowledge of basic trades: roofing, carpentry, plumbing, and metal framing
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, wiring schematics, and electrical instructions
  • Ability to make field changes and communicate with Project Manager
  • Ability to test voltages from 10V – 1000VDC / 120V – 480VAC
  • Ability to manage up to 10 installers on one project
  • Ability to receive and distribute instructions
  • Ability to communicate problems to Project Manager
  • Ability to Travel up to 50% in a year
  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer safely
  • Ability to fly a DJI Phantom drone safely

Experience:

  • Residential solar installation experience recommended
  • Electrical experience recommended

Scope of Work:

  • Clearly communicate start times with the crew.
  • Attend safety meetings daily, before any work is performed on site.
  • Install racking system per manufacturer’s specifications and Freedom Solar plans on different roof types.
  • Install DC and AC equipment per plans and local codes
  • Commission PV systems safely
  • Test system components while the system is operational. Report all findings/issues to the Project Manager
  • Assist in system designs and procurement for residential systems
  • Work with city and utility officials to constantly improve design and install methods

Job Type: Full-time

Currently hiring in Houston only. Please continue to check back with us for future openings in other areas.

+ Commercial Lead Installer - Not Currently Hiring

Although we do not currently have any openings for this position, please continue to check back with us for future availability.

Lead a Commercial system installation crew responsible for installing systems from 10kW – 1MW+.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification

  • Valid Apprentice Electrician license
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid OSHA 10 (30 is preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of commercial PV design and components
  • Knowledge of basic trades: roofing, carpentry, plumbing, and metal framing
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, wiring schematics, and electrical instructions
  • Ability to make field changes and communicate with Project Manager
  • Ability to test voltages from 10V – 1000VDC / 120V – 480VAC
  • Ability to manage up to 10 installers on one project
  • Ability to receive and distribute instructions
  • Ability to communicate problems to Project Manager
  • Ability to Travel up to 50% in a year
  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer safely
  • Ability to fly a DJI Phantom drone safely

Experience:

  • Commercial solar installation experience
  • Installation team leadership experience
  • Electrical experience recommended

Scope of Work:

  • Clearly communicate start times with the crew.
  • Attend safety meetings daily, before any work is performed on site.
  • Install racking system per manufacturer’s specifications and Freedom Solar plans on different roof types.
  • Install DC and AC equipment per plans and local codes
  • Commission PV systems safely
  • Test system components while the system is operational. Report all findings/issues to the Project Manager
  • Assist in system designs and procurement for residential systems
  • Work with city and utility officials to constantly improve design and install methods

Job Type: Full-time

+ Residential Electrician

Install, maintain, and repair services and solar equipment on residential solar projects while helping to create a safe job site.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification

  • Valid Residential Wireman or Journeyman Electrician license
  • Valid driver’s license

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of local electrical codes
  • Knowledge of electrical circuits and service requirements
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and basic one-line diagrams
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Ability to operate power tools
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems with electrical circuits
  • Ability to bend ½” – 1 ¼” EMT
  • Ability to install EMT on a rooftop

Experience:

4 years of electrical experience

2 years of solar experience (preferred - not a requirement)

Scope of Work:

  • Install electrical equipment, complete DC conduit runs, and interconnecting the PV system to the existing service.
  • Upgrade customer electrical service when necessary. Panel swap, bus upgrade, install new riser and meter base, add external disconnect, and assessing the existing services for code compliance.
  • System testing – Voltage, amperage, and power tests for each system.
  • Complete commissioning and inspection checklists.
  • Attend city and utility inspections.
  • Support service work orders as needed.

Job Type: Full-time

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