Balance of Plant (BOP) Manager

Posted 23 November 2023
Salary $DOE
LocationBorrego Springs
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameCarlos Aviles

Job description


Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, the Balance of Plant (BOP) Manager is to perform the efficient and safe completion of all balance of plant duties and responsibilities for the assigned Utility Solar Project. This shall include but not be limited to; substation switching, utility and contractor coordination, site road maintenance, HV/MV Maintenance, maintenance on supported solar equipment, and vegetation abatement. This also includes assuring and documenting compliance with all codes, regulations, and contracts.


  • Perform Balance of Plant (BOP) inspections to assure environmental and regulatory compliance.

  • Perform and/or supervise all necessary repairs as required to site grounds.

  • Supervise assigned projects O&M contractor

  • Provide scope, secure bids, and manage third party activities for preventive and corrective maintenance on assigned project.

  • Assist in RFP’s, coordination, and execution of outsourced preventive and corrective maintenance tasks for other Utility Solar Plants as directed by manager.

  • Document activity and forward reports on all field activity.

  • Maintain all site vehicles per required maintenance schedules.

  • Confirm generation downtime is minimized during BOP maintenance per protocol.

  • Perform QC, O&M, wire management and repair activities as directed by Manager.

  • Assist solar technicians in preventive and corrective maintenance on other Utility Solar Projects in California.

Job Requirements

  • 3 years of experience in substations and power plant operations (preferably renewable).

  • Computer skills required (MS Office, Outlook, Adobe, etc.)

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • 24/7 on-call availability.

  • Ability to perform essential physical functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation; this includes walking long distances in inclement weather and moving equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, sometimes overhead.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in related fields preferred such as electrical, renewables, power or utilities.

  • Competent in executing and directing substation switching.

  • Competent in inspecting MV / HV Electrical Equipment.