Solar O&M Technical Manager - Schneider/SMA Inverters

Andy Newland
Andy Newland
Senior Consultant
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Climate17 are working exclusively with a leading nationwide provider of O&M services to the solar PV sector who currently managed over 1.5GW of solar farms across the UK.

They are actively seeking a Technical Manager to act as a subject matter specialist for Schneider and/or SMA inverters installed on solar farms across their client's solar farms, ensuring the technical aspects of the installed equipment are effectively managed.


  • Supporting the company's field technicians with technical queries and in technical support
  • Training for field technicians, overseeing the regular education, support and drive technical excellence within the business.
  • Further develop our customer offer of post warranty services so that customers are not reliant on manufacturer support.
  • Carry out strategic technical work e.g., spare parts strategies.
  • Interaction with key internal persons, external contractors and suppliers/manufacturers.
  • Carry out a mix of preventive and corrective maintenance on the portfolio of solar PV assets.
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with contractors, suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Actively engage in the onboarding process for new assets.
  • Contribute to tenders for new work when required.
  • Design technical solutions for difficult issues e.g., repowering projects, asset improvement work.
  • Tracking of costs, billing and invoicing.
  • Delivery of projects that are responsibility of the technical team.
  • Schneider/SMA field manager in the Technical Team
    • Provide training on site to the Electrical Team (basic training/PM/CM training)
    • Attend site in specific high-skilled interventions in PE sites out of warrant.
    • Remote support (on the phone/online) for the interventions of the Electrical Team in PE inverters out of warranty.
    • Involvement in the actual spare strategy for Power Electronics.
    • Dealing with Watchlist follow-up of PE sites (historical issues on all PE inverter modules).
    • Support in repowering PE inverters with other manufacturers.


  • Strong knowledge of Schneider and/or SMA inverters (essential)
  • A strong, evidence based, experience of works involving operation, maintenance and repair / replacement of apparatus
  • High level of technical knowledge around inverters, modules, strings, cables, battery systems and protection relays etc
  • Experience in comms: knowledge of LAN networks and router configuration (VPN access/Port Forwarding/etc.). Experience in RS485 comms and FO networks
  • Strong negotiator and good commercial understanding
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks whilst retaining explicit detail and focus on each
  • An aptitude to recognise commercial impact of engineering-based works

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