Solar O&M Technician

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. Said Technician will be site-based and will perform both operational and maintenance duties on utility-scale solar plants at or above 5 MW in size.

Responsibilities

  • Adherence to health and safety requirements at all times and helping to maintain and improve safety standards across the solar plants
  • 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
  • Carrying out inductions for sub-contractors and monitoring their 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 (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
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to respond to changing priorities and emergent issues
  • Enthusiasm for personal development
  • 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

Qualifications

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

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