Solar Technician

Job Reference:27012022-01

Key responsibilities:

Due to new contract wins, our client who are a front-runner in the renewable market, are looking for a Solar Farm Electrical Technician to be based out of several of their depots across the UK.

This is a site-based role performing Operation & Maintenance duties on utility-scale solar plants with outputs of 5 MW and above (25 acres and above).

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified Electrician with experience operating and maintaining MW-scale solar plants and/or DC/HV Experience.

Key Accountabilities

Adherence to health and safety requirements always 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
Undertaking planned inspection and maintenance according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements
Inspection, testing and maintenance of PV modules, DC strings and inverters
Undertaking AC and DC testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding
Carry out reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution in a timely manner
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 supervising 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
Induct and manage sub-contractors, ensure their safe working and undertake quality checks on their work
Other duties commensurate with the role

Knowledge of central inverters highly desirable
Principles of High Voltage operations
Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks
DC/LV installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
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

Full UK driving licence

Fully qualified Electrician


Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5) highly valued
First aid qualifications
Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH, SSSTS, CSCS)
Advanced electrical qualifications
Central inverter training qualifications
High Voltage qualifications and authorisations

Your Consultants

Elainn Waite
Consultant and Resourcer
Get in touch for more info

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