Solar O&M Manager

Job Title: Solar O&M Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH24437
Contact Name: Boris Grigorov
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Solar O&M Manager


  • To build and lead a team in order to safely, effectively and efficiently manage the operation, maintenance and performance optimisation of a portfolio of customer owned solar PV assets.
  • Current portfolio consists of 18 contracts totaling 60MWp across 1,200 sites - ranging from 2.5kW school rooftops to 4.9MWp ground mount installations.
  • Increase the current portfolio of commercial and industrial customers.

The Role

  • HSE Compliance - Implement a generative / proactive HSE approach to your team's operations in line with industry best practice.
  • Compliance with legislation and company policies and process for the safe operation of our assets.
  • Deliver against department target achieve the agreed revenue / margin forecast for each project and maintain department opex in line with forecast and plan.
  • Protect against contract damages (availability and PR) for each contract.
  • Ensure repeat and add-on business through delivering great service and lead on securing new business.
  • Supporting wider growth and development of DE&P including maximising opportunities for aligning of operations, sharing resource and standardising best practice
  • Inspire and develop your team ensuring there are adequate resources, including contingency arrangements, to run the business and meet our customer commitments
  • Member of the UK&I O&M leadership team
  • Responsible for ensuring monitoring and reporting individual and portfolio contract performance against KPIs for HSE, quality, cost and time.
  • Day-to-day management of a team including account manager, resource planner and solar PV engineers, ensuring adherence to safety requirements at all time.
  • Determining common causes of lost production and identifying performance improvement opportunities
  • Identifying maintenance requirements, scheduling resources, safely managing work control and reporting on completed work
  • Producing O&M plans in accordance with contract, manufacturer's requirements and good industry practice
  • Managing customer and supplier relationships and equipment warranties
  • Ensuring client invoicing and supplier payment is carried out correctly

The Person

  • Expert knowledge of the solar operation and maintenance business
  • Strong leadership and team building and management experience
  • Experience of working in commercial organisations delivering services to customers
  • Relevant industry qualification and accreditation
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively with both internal and external personnel at various levels of seniority
  • Commercial acumen with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Assimilating key information from complicated documentation and distilling down into key deliverables.