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Solar and Storage O&M Technician

Solar and Storage O&M Technician

  • Location

    Norfolk

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £40,000 + 20% bonus + car + laptop + phone

  • Contact:

    Will Mackay

  • Contact email:

    will.mackay@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Job ref:

    ES 13215

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-13

  • Consultant:

    Will Mackay

Summary:

An exciting opportunity for an experienced O&M technician with a leading company in the energy sector. This role is a great growth opportunity where you can learn about new technology and get the credentials of a leading organisation on your CV. This company would let you work towards AP or SAP qualification

 

The Client:

An establish but truly innovative organization which has always led the way in tackling the challenge of climate change. This organization is an institution in the sector and provides stability but a lot of room for growth.

 

The Role:

The Solar and Storage O&M Technician is a site-based role performing O&M and upgrades on multi MW solar and battery storage systems. You will guarantee safety and performance at minimum cost.

 

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified electrician with experience in solar or battery storage assets at the MW-scale. This is a permanent role and will require availability for weekend on-call duties. The ideal candidate will have a specialism in one of the following:

 

  • Inverters
  • High voltage assets, e.g. SAP
  • Communications, SCADA, PLCs or CCTV systems
  • Plant repair and sub-contractor management

 

 

The responsibilities of the Technician include:

  • Adherence to and improvement of health and safety standards
  • Identify upgrades and repairs required. Produce detailed scope and pricing and submit these to the Client. Build up a steady pipeline of project work to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ensure all project work is undertaken or procured from subcontractors in accordance with company processes and procedures.
  • Undertake project work according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements
  • Manage sub-contractors and undertake quality checks on their work.
  • Carry out reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance of PV modules, DC string combiner boxes and string inverters
  • Keeping accurate maintenance records and compiling reports
  • Keeping in close communication with the O&M office
  • Occasionally working away from home for training courses or to cover other sites for up to 1 week at a time
  • Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status commensurate with training received, experience gained and in-line with individual job role requirements
  • Undertaking AC and DC testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding
  • Carry out reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution in a timely manner
  • Troubleshooting and repairs on sensors and communication equipment including RS485, Ethernet and fibre optic networks
  • Configuration of computer-based devices and components, including firmware updates
  • Occasionally assisting with ground maintenance or mechanical work
  • Keeping accurate maintenance records and compiling reports
  • Keeping in close communication with the O&M office
  • Occasionally working away from home for training courses or to cover other sites for up to 1 week at a time
  • Other duties commensurate with the role

 

The Individual:

Essential

  • Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology
  • Knowledge of contracts
  • Strong approach to safe working practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm for personal development
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Computer skills for writing reports, reporting progress and communicating by email
  • Contract management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Project Management experience
  • Solar PV maintenance experience, ideally on MW-scale or large commercial systems
  • Experience of working remotely without close supervision
  • Managing sub-contractors
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Qualified electrician (17th edition)
  • Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5)

          

Desirable

  • Solar PV installation experience (MW-scale or large commercial ground-mount)
  • Central inverter experience
  • High Voltage experience
  • Knowledge of central inverters
  • Principles of High Voltage operations
  • First aid qualifications
  • Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH, SSSTS, CSCS)
  • Advanced electrical qualifications
  • Solar PV qualifications (C&G 2372 or C&G 2399)
  • Central inverter qualifications
  • High Voltage qualifications

 

For more information or to apply for the role please send your CV to;

Will Mackay

will.mackay@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

www.greenrecruitmentcompany.com

 

Please get in touch with any queries on:

+44 (0) 203 640 2130

 

The Green Recruitment Company is a specialist recruitment agency that recruits across the environmental and waste management sectors. If this role is not of interest but you are looking for a new opportunity, please contact the named consultant who would be happy to discuss current vacancies in your target area.

 

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