Solar Electrical Technician

Job Title: Solar Electrical Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Flexible UK
Salary: £30,000 + bonus + car
REF: 115480
Contact Name: Jack Winborn
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Solar Electrical Technician


Locations: North Cornwall/ East Dorset/ Suffolk

Our client currently asset manages an impressive solar portfolio 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 their current portfolio and be competitive for 3rd party sites. 

Key Accountabilities:

The responsibilities of the Solar Farm Electrical Technician include: 
• 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 


• 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

Skills and Attributes

• 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 


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

• 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