Solar O&M Technician

Job Title: Solar O&M Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West England,
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: HQ00020100
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Our Client is passionate about technical perfection and solar energy.
They are a global company, with expertise over 500 individual solar projects installed, working with clients worldwide to generate green energy that is emissions free, so important to the present and future generations.

Their Service Division is looking for an Operation & Maintenance Technician for its Operations.


  • The O&M Technician is responsible for management of O&M plan activities in accordance of budget objectives. The main responsibilities of the role are to:
  • Responsible for all reactive maintenance on designated plants responding to service call outs with in the contractual response times;
  • Respond to alerts from security and output/performance monitoring services;
  • Responsible for maintaining the preventative maintenance schedule for each plant completing required works with in the given deadlines;
  • Complete required service reports and documentation for different activities completed on site;
  • Adhere to all local health and safety standards;
  • Manage a service technician assistant that will be paired with you;
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports for activities carried out on site;
  • Complete annual site inspections;
  • May be required to perform pre O&M site inspections and complete an audit report for current status of the plant before O&M services begin;
  • Supporting the development of the operations and maintenance services;
  • Deliver all O&M activity within budget and resource guidelines;
  • Maintaining plants responsible for to the highest level of standards;
  • Providing appropriate training and supervision to sub-contractors;
  • Order all parts from suppliers and maintain log book of costs and hours allocated to various activities performed on site to be submitted to O&M manager on a monthly basis;
  • Analyse equipment and machine failures and suggest workable solutions;
  • Ensure all works carried out complies with current legislation.


  • Electrically qualified (17th Edition / C&G Inspection & Testing);
  • Experience of large scale solar PV construction or O&M;
  • Able to fault find and diagnose issues on electrical and instrumentation systems;
  • Competent in using Microsoft office software (Word and Excel) and in using Reporting Systems;
  • Holds clean UK driving license;
  • Holds a valid passport (travel outside the UK may be required for training);
  • HV / SAP / AP Qualified (preferred); otherwise training provided
  • Experience in data monitoring systems;
  • Ethernet & Fiber-Optic Communications;
  • Has worked with inverters before (centralized & decentralized);
  • High voltage experience (HV Operational Safety/ SAP/ AP);
  • Experience of telecommunication and CCTV systems;
  • Able to develop and grow the O&M business (new contracts, sub-contractor knowledge, improve methods);
  • Able to work remotely and travel to various sites to react to events.
  • Perfect communication skills;
  • Good technical communication skills;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Organized;
  • Takes pride in quality of work;
  • Interested in renewable energy and Solar PV;
  • Can work in a team or independently

Please contact Sally Woods for further information