O&M Engineer - Solar - Exeter

Posted 22 May 2020
Salary DOE
LocationUnited Kingdom
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact Namenathan@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

Job description

The Opportunity 

A rare opportunity to join a leading international Asset Manager who are looking to expand their team due to an increase in their portfolio. The successful candidate will perform O&M tasks on a solar portfolio based in the Exeter area

The Role

The company has currently various (for the time being only) ground mount solar PV assets under management. You will be required on a daily basis to visit various sites in the portfolio of the company, under the instructions of the O&M Managers/Operators of the company and report findings, observations and measurements done on site back to the control room.

You will be asked to work closely with the back end engineers in order to execute (i) planned preventative maintenance, (ii) corrective maintenance and (iii) troubleshooting. Workorders will be assigned via the company’s CMMS system. The same system will be used for all formal communications between Field Service Engineers and Control Room.

In certain occasions you will be asked to support the team by identifying local suppliers for various materials and services in order to conduct corrective maintenance activities.

You will be: 

  • Responsible for routine maintenance, testing, and remedial work on deployed solar PV systems
  • Responsible for complying with company procedures
  • Responsible for performing Preventative Maintenance accordingly with the PPM annual plan
  • Responsible for performing Corrective Maintenance as occurs
  • Reporting of activities performed on site, upon any site visit and on a daily basis, through the CMMS or manual reports as applicable
  • Own risk assessment, analysis and operational Limitations. Report all near misses to manager
  • Responsible for supervision and coordination of third party contractors carrying out works on site
  • Coordinate third party contractors in order to comply with H&S Regulations
  • Keeping accurate and detailed records of electrical testing, that are suitable for audit
  • Fault finding for any system that is not performing correctly
  • Alert the manager of any issues
  • 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.  In particular to adhere to bio security, health and safety and confined spaces protocols. Any other reasonable task as requested by a Manager, Partner or Director of the business Interactions within the company

The Person 

Must have :

  • 10+ years of SAP-level High Voltage work experience, of which at least 5+ in the solar sector
  • HV senior authorized up to 33kV at a minimum. Up to 132 kV or 400 kV would be of added benefit.
  • Trained to Nationally Recognised qualifications in HV operational works, either with a DNO or through other routes
  • Experience in managing operational staff
  • C&G 2330 level 2/3 or equivalent
  • C&G BS7671 17th edition
  • Full clean driving license
  • Willingness to travel flexibly
  • Willingness to be available for out-of-hours on-call duties in line with company policy
  • Holder of a 5 Day SMSTS (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme) or SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme)
  • Holder of an ECS (Electrical Contractors skills)
  • Deep knowledge of solar ground systems with string inverters
  • Health and Safety Management
  • HV design
  • Knowledge of ground mounted solar installations highly desirable
  • Knowledge of solar tracker systems highly desirable
  • Strong networking in the sector
Candidates must demonstrate the following traits:
  • Strong technical competencies
  • Strong organisational abilities and ambitious approach to work
  • Diligent & knowledgeable approach to Health and Safety
  • A team player with an aptitude for leading and motivating teams
  • Commercial awareness