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Solar Project Technician - South (Nr Bournemouth)

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)

Posted: 14/12/2018

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Full-Time, Permanent

Type of Role: Asset Management, Construction, Development, Generation, Operations, Project Delivery, Solar, Support Services