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Solar Farm Electrical Technician - East Anglia / SW England

Job Title: Solar Farm Electrical Technician - East Anglia / SW England
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norfolk
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: BBBH23361_1490977174
Contact Name: Boris Grigorov
Contact Email: bgrigorov@allen-york.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Solar Farm Electrical Technician

Key Responsibilities

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

Knowledge

Essential

* Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks

* Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology

Desirable

* Knowledge of central inverters

* Principles of High Voltage operations

Skills and Attributes

Essential

* 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

Experience

Essential

* Previous Solar PV maintenance experience, ideally on MW-scale or large commercial systems

* 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

Qualifications

* High Voltage qualifications

Essential

* Full UK driving licence

* Qualified electrician (17th edition)

* Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5)

Desirable

* First aid qualifications

* Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH, SSSTS, CSCS)

* Advanced electrical qualifications

* Solar PV qualifications (C&G 2372 or C&G 2399)

* Central inverter qualifications