Solar Project Technician

Ava Energy Limited
08 Apr 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose/Summary Details

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.

Key Accountabilities:

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

Skills and Attributes


·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)

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