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Solar Farm Electrical Technician - Kent

Job Title: Solar Farm Electrical Technician - Kent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kent, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH28328
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email: bdempster@allen-york.com

An exciting new position has arisen for an experienced Solar Farm Electrical Technician based in Kent. You will ensure the solar plants achieve outstanding levels of safety, quality and performance at a cost that meets operational budget, as part of an industry leading team of renewable energy specialists.

You will be a fully qualified electrician with experience operating and maintaining MW-scale solar plants and/or DC/HV experience. This is a great chance to join a world leading and growing company.

Key Accountabilities

The responsibilities of the Solar Farm Electrical Technician include:

  • Adherence to health and safety requirements always and helping to maintain and improve safety standards across the solar plants
  • Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status commensurate with training received, experience gained and in-line with individual job role requirements
  • Undertaking planned inspection and maintenance according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance of PV modules, DC strings and inverters
  • Undertaking AC and DC testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding
  • Carry out reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution in a timely manner
  • 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 supervising 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
  • Induct and manage sub-contractors, ensure their safe working and undertake quality checks on their work. and other duties commensurate with the role

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of central inverters highly desirable
  • Principles of High Voltage operations
  • Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology

    Experience
  • DC installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • LV installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Fully qualified Electrician
  • Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5) highly valued
  • First aid qualifications
  • Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH, SSSTS, CSCS)
  • Advanced electrical qualifications
  • Central inverter training qualifications
  • High Voltage qualifications and authorisations

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 or email bdempster@allen-york.com