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Job Title: Solar Farm Electrical Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Flexible UK
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: 23982
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email: swoods@allen-york.com
Job Published: 9 months ago

The business currently asset manages a solar portfolio of ~150MW that have a number of different O&M contractors. The business is developing a solar O&M service that shall monitor, maintain and enhance the asset. This solar O&M service shall be provided to our current portfolio and be competitive for 3rd party sites.

 

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
  • 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

 

Requirements

  • Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology
  • Knowledge of central inverters
  • Principles of High Voltage operations
  • Previous Solar PV maintenance experience, ideally on MW-scale or large commercial systems
  • Experience of working remotely without close supervision
  • Solar PV installation experience (MW-scale or large commercial ground-mount)
  • Experience installing or maintaining ethernet and fibre optic communications
  • Experience working with SCADA or data monitoring systems
  • Central inverter experience
  • High Voltage experience
  • Strong approach to safe working practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • 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

 

Essential

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Qualified electrician (17th edition)
  • Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5)

 

Desirable

  • First aid qualifications
  • Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. SSSTS, CSCS)
  • Advanced electrical qualifications
  • Solar PV qualifications (C&G 2372 or C&G 2399)
  • Central inverter qualifications
  • High Voltage qualifications

 

We look forward to receiving your application

For more information contact Sally Woods - 01202 888 986

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