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Asset Manager - Solar - Bristol

Asset Manager - Solar - Bristol

  • Location

    Bristol

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £45,000

  • Contact:

    Nathan Quinn

  • Contact email:

    nathan@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-23

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Nathan Quinn

The Opportunity

A rare opportunity to join a leading O&M and Asset Management company specialising in Solar PV. They currently managing over 500MW of Solar PV across 90 Solar PV plants. 

The Role

The perpose of the Asset Manager is to manage a number of solar assets / SPVs by ensuring best practice for safety, quality and environmental performance, whilst enhancing the overall returns and value of each project and complying with all of the applicable contractual agreements. You will be the main contact for all asset management activities carried out on the project and be fully responsible for the day to day management of each asset; this will involve working with the financial management team and other internal personnel to provide a solid asset management function across all of assets.

Duties:

  • Management of the contracts of the SPVs 
  • Ensure that all assets are in compliance with: Saftey and Environmental performance
  • Optimise project performance:
  • Monitor contractor performance during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance with a view to ensuring all contracted SLA’s are met or bettered, 
  • Review and enhance maintenance strategies and activities with a view to reducing down time, 
  • Review regular and other reporting provided by the contractors and ensure any issues are being suitably addressed, 
  • Build strong relationships with contractors, 
  • Direct supervision of sub-contractors or overseeing the work of management contractors where required, 
  • Identify and establish the necessary KPIs to monitor the performance of each asset. 
  • Identify equipment faults, carry out diagnoses and troubleshooting activities with support from the Monitoring Team.
  • Manage the project operational budgets
  • Prepare regular asset management reports on each asset. 
  • Maintain and develop management tools including: Operating Plans, Asset Registers and other management tools as necessary. 
  • Be the primary Ofgem contact person for the managed assets. 
  • Visit company sites to assess status and conditions of the solar farm; equating to approximately 2 visits per month. 
  • Maintain data security and confidentiality by using information within the parameters of the job role, any applicable SLAs, the company data policies and / or privacy notices and the statutory guidelines set out within the GDPR and any associated UK legislation. Pay particular regard to any data that is generated by CCTV or that may be classified as personal data. 
  • Comply with all required fire, health and safety requirements for the environment in which you are working, including making yourself aware of the current applicable policies and risk assessments and acting accordingly, and attending any required training. 
  • Liaise day to day with the Monitoring Team. 
  • Any other reasonable task as requested by a Manager, Partner or Director of the business.

 

The Person

Required qualifications:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  •  3 years’ experience in solar farm asset management activities 
  • Experience with remote monitoring systems on plant and equipment (preferably Solar) 
  • Interpretation of mechanical and electrical engineering drawings, work instructions and design reviews 
  • Contract management 
  • Budget management 
  • Interpretation of mechanical and electrical engineering drawings, work instructions and design reviews 
  • Advanced Excel Skills (macros, visual basic)
  • Collaborative – Demonstrate effective team work and close collaboration across functions and geographical locations, to facilitate knowledge sharing and continued learning and development for the benefit of everyone 
  • Diligent - Excellent time keeping, punctuality and consistent attendance at work as well as meeting deadlines, persevering with challenging tasks, demonstrating meticulous attention to detail and consistently delivering work to the highest standard 
  • Trustworthy - To act ethically and with integrity in all working practices and behave with honesty and decency at all times. Be trusted and able to take sole responsibility for a task or work alone where required 
  • Flexible - Respond to changing requirements which may affect the working day, and to deal appropriately with varying customer needs. 
  • Well Organised - Capable of planning effectively and then dealing with a number of different tasks at a time whilst still maintaining priority on the needs of the business and our customers
  • Positive attitude - Deal with challenging situations in a positive manner; have the ability to remain calm and maintain a balanced viewpoint when dealing with complex or difficult matters and demonstrating a high degree of resilience in the workplace 
  • Communicative – Able to communicate at all levels across the staff and management of BSL and to interact professionally with all stakeholders and our customers 
  • Ambitious – Excited by the commercial strategy of BSL and to want to have a continuously rewarding career with the Company, to work on new challenges with enthusiasm, demonstrate initiative, stretch capabilities and seek opportunities for personal development 
  • Customer Focussed – understand that the needs of the customer take priority and strive for excellence in customer satisfaction at all times