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Solar O&M Manager (South West England)

Solar O&M Manager (South West England)

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £45,000

  • Contact:

    Harry Norton-Steele

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  • Published:

    almost 4 years ago

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The Organisation

TGRC are working with an industry leading Renewable Energy company who boast a c.15GW portfolio of Renewable Energy assets, primarily composed of Solar PV , on/offshore wind and energy storage technologies.

The Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer with experience planning maintenance on MW-scale solar plants.

The overall purpose of this role is to ensure contractual and statutory compliance for a portfolio of Solar O&M contracts, in accordance with company safety, quality and environmental systems. The key objectives are to maximise the production from client assets, increase maintenance efficiency and achieve a high level of safety performance.

The responsibilities of the Solar O&M Delivery Manager include:

•             Delivering the Solar O&M service to meet the client contractual requirements

•             Producing O&M plans in accordance with contract, manufacturer’s requirements and good industry practice

•             Identifying maintenance requirements, scheduling resources, safely managing work control and reporting on completed work

•             Writing and reviewing RAMS, permits and maintenance procedures

•             Day-to-day line management of a team of solar PV O&M technicians

•             Ensuring the team adhere to health, safety and quality requirements at all time

•             Oversee stock management and procurement of materials

•             Managing supplier relationships and equipment warranties

•             Liaising with external stakeholders such as DNO and landowners

•             Reacting to emergencies, site outages and changing circumstances

•             Determining common causes of lost production and identifying performance improvement opportunities

•             Overseeing maintenance KPI performance and implementing improvement strategies

•             Providing updates to clients and providing information for contractual reporting

•             Ensuring client invoicing and supplier payment is carried out correctly

•             Playing a key part in adopting new sites into the maintenance systems

•             Implementing and maintaining a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other quality management tools as necessary

•             Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status commensurate with training received, experience gained and in-line with individual job role requirements

The Candidate

The Ideal candidate for this position must have:

•             Knowledge of PV systems, components and their maintenance requirements

•             Electrical knowledge, including HV, DC and communication networks

•             Experience of working with MW-scale renewable energy systems

•             Experience of maintenance planning in solar or power industry

•             Full UK driving licence

•             Safety qualifications such as IOSH managing safely or equivalent


  • Degree in engineering or other relevant qualification, or equivalent industry experience

  • Electrical qualifications

  • Experience working with CMMS software

  • Experience working with SCADA and plant monitoring software

  • Experience managing work on high voltage systems