O & M Technician - Solar

Posted 12 November 2021
Up to £28000.00 per annum + + o/t & on call allowances
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy

Job description

We have an immediate vacancy for an O & M Technician - Solar to work for our prestigious renewable energy client who offer comprehensive operations and maintenance services to solar energy plants across the UK and Ireland.

Due to an increase in business demands, they are expanding their team in & around the Bristol area and are currently looking for a Technician to cover their solar assets.
Responsibilities include:
Lead the Site Technicians by actively working together with them and providing technical guidance and day-to-day coaching and training.
Understand the company's detailed obligations in respect of the Lead Technician's assigned sites, and ensure, monitor and report on compliance with those obligations.
Be aware of HSE issues, report any on site issue to the Area Manager and HSE Manager and implement necessary measures to improve HSE.
Perform scheduled maintenance and corrective maintenance works (including HV maintenance) for solar plants to ensure the successful ongoing operation of the plants.
Take primary on-site responsibility for plant performance, work quality and site appearance (both electrical, landscaping, and other).
Maintain regular contact with the Technical Operations Planner and Area Manager to coordinate site works effectively, and seek guidance where required.
Together with the Site Technicians, effectively resolve work tickets and report back any required information to the Project Manager, Technical Operations Planner or Area Manager (or other seniors where required) in a professional, complete and timely manner.
Liaise with internal and external parties such as in-house LV, HV and Ground maintenance teams, subcontractors and other third parties as required and directed.
Support the onboarding of new sites and filling the required reports and/or forms.
Professionally and diligently undertake all required training and development.
Achieve and maintain authorisation as AP (Authorised Person) under the company's HV rules, and undertake HV duties.
Take part in the company's on-call rota for non-working hours (including bank holidays and weekend).
Your profile
Ideally with previous work experience working on ground mounted solar farms. Would consider Electricians looking to move into the renewables sector
C&G 2330 level 2/3 or equivalent
C&G BS7671 17th edition
Computer literate
Can work under own initiative
Team Player
Attention to detail
HV qualifications AP15 or OP40 or equivalent
Full UK Driving Licence
Communications or networking qualifications
Qualifications or training in specific PV inverter technologies
Alongside a competitive salary our client offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Annual Team Away Days
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Yearly Discretionary Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme

For more information on this excellent opportunity please contact the recruitment team on 0191 2610919 or apply online

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