Solar O&M Technician (HVAP)

Andy Newland
Andy Newland
Senior Consultant
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Our client is a world-renowned Renewable energy company who are looking to hire an experienced Solar PV Technician, ideally with HV qualifications, to oversee planned and preventative maintenance on utility-scale solar farms across the Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth areas.

Responsibilities

  • Undertaking planned inspection and maintenance according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements.
  • Undertaking AC and DC testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding.
  • Carry out reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution in a timely manner.
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance of PV modules, DC string combiner boxes and string inverters.
  • 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.
  • Physical and dexterous work to replace components and undertake maintenance activities.
  • Keeping accurate maintenance records and compiling reports.
  • Occasionally working away from home for training courses or to cover other sites for up to 1 week at a time (accommodation provided).

Requirements

  • Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology.
  • Knowledge of central inverters highly desirable.
  • Principles of High Voltage operations.
  • Strong approach to safe working practices.
  • Able to respond to changing priorities and emergent issues.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Computer skills for writing reports, reporting progress and communicating by email.
  • Previous Solar PV maintenance experience, ideally on MW-scale or large commercial systems.
  • Experience of working remotely without close supervision.
  • Experience installing or maintaining ethernet and fibre optic communications.
  • Experience working with SCADA or data monitoring systems.
  • Central inverter experience.

Qualifications

  • NVQ3 grade Electrician (or equivalent)
  • 18th wiring edition qualified.
  • Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5)
  • High Voltage experience (AP15/OP40)
  • Full UK driving manual licence.

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