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Solar Project Electrical Technician - Shrewsbury

Job Title: Solar Project Electrical Technician - Shrewsbury
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH28305
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email: bdempster@allen-york.com

Solar Project Electrical Technician - Cambridge

A leading renewable energy company has a new position for a Solar Project Electrical Technician. The Solar O&M Project Technician is a site-based role within the UK&I solar O&M team, carrying out high quality installations, upgrades, repairs and maintenance duties on utility-scale solar plants with outputs above 5 MW. The overall purpose of the role is to ensure that the solar plants achieve outstanding levels of safety, quality and performance at a cost that meets operational budget.

You will be a fully qualified electrician with experience upgrading, repairing and maintaining MW-scale solar plants and/or industrial and commercial DC and HV competence.

Key Accountabilities

The responsibilities of the Solar Farm Project 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
  • Ensure all project work is undertaken or procured from subcontractors in accordance with RES processes and procedures
  • Undertake project work according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements and good practise
  • Manage sub-contractors to ensure their safe working and undertake quality checks on their work
  • 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
  • Keeping accurate commissioning and maintenance records and compiling reports
  • Keeping in close communication with the O&M office
  • Working away from home including staying overnight

Other duties commensurate with the role

Knowledge

Desirable

  • 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

Essential

  • DC installation
  • DC fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • LV installation
  • LV fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • Comms installation
  • Comms fault finding and commissioning
  • Experience of working remotely without close supervision

Desirable

  • 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

Skills & Attributes

Essential

  • Strong approach to safe working practices
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and spoken English
  • 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
  • Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Fully qualified Electrician

Desirable

  • 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