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Solar and Battery Storage Technician

Job Title: Solar and Battery Storage Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands, England
Industry:
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH26079
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email: swoods@allen-york.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Our client is a known renewable energy operator globally who require a O&M Technician for their team.

The Solar and Battery Storage Technician is a site-based role performing operational, maintenance, upgrade and repairs activities on utility-scale solar and battery storage systems. The purpose of the role is to ensure the plants achieve outstanding levels of safety and performance at minimum cost.

Responsibilities

  • Adherence to health and safety requirements at all times and helping to maintain and improve safety standards across the solar plants
  • Identify upgrades and repairs required on Solar Farms. Produce detailed scope and pricing and submit these to the Client. Build up a steady and reliable pipeline of project work to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ensure all project work is undertaken or procured from subcontractors in accordance processes and procedures.
  • Undertake project work according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements
  • Manage sub-contractors and 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 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

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified electrician (17th Editions &C&G) with experience maintaining, building or repairing solar or battery storage assets at the MW-scale. This is a permanent role and will require availability for weekend on-call duties. The ideal candidate will have to be a specialist in one of the following:

  • Inverter technology, e.g. inverter service technician
  • High voltage assets, e.g. Senior Authorised Person
  • Communications, SCADA, PLCs or CCTV systems
  • Plant repair and sub-contractor management
  • Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology
  • Knowledge of contracts
  • Knowledge of central inverters
  • Principles of High Voltage operations
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Computer skills for writing reports, reporting progress and communicating by email
  • Contract management skills
  • Project management skills