The Solar Farm Project Technician is a site-based role performing upgrades, repairs and maintenance duties on utility-scale solar plants above 5 MW in size. The overall purpose of the role is to ensure the solar plants achieve outstanding levels of safety and performance at minimum cost.
The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified electrician with experience upgrading, repairing and maintaining MW-scale solar plants. You will need to be located near the operational plants and have a full driving licence. This is a permanent role and will require availability for occasional weekend working. A company vehicle, phone and laptop/tablet will be provided. Strong candidates will have the opportunity to work towards an O&M Technician role.
The responsibilities of the Solar Project Technician include:
- Adherence to health and safety requirements at all times 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
- Identify upgrades and repairs required on Solar Farms. Help produce detailed scope and pricing and submit these to the Project Manager.
- 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
- 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 the solar plant.
- Keeping clear and accurate records and reports
- Keeping in close communication with the Project Manager
- Occasionally working away from home for training courses or project work for up to 1 week at a time
- Other duties commensurate with the role
- 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
- Strong approach to safe working practices
- Excellent communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Positive, can-do attitude
- Ability to work both remotely / independently
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Computer skills for reporting progress and communicating by email
- Sub-contractor management skills
- Solar construction, project or maintenance experience
- Experience of working remotely without close supervision
- Managing sub-contractors
- Experience of civil works
- Solar PV maintenance experience on MW-scale systems
- Solar PV installation experience on MW-scale systems
- Full UK driving licence
- BS7671 (17/18th edition)
- Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5)
- First aid qualifications
- Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH, SSSTS, CSCS)