Solar O&M Electrical Technician - Midlands

Employer
Allen & York Ltd
Location
Peterborough, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Oct 2020

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
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Solar O&M Electrical Technician - Midlands / East of England

Due to continued success, my client has a new position for a Solar O&M Electrical Technician. The Solar Farm Electrical Technician 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). You will be a fully qualified electrician with experience operating and maintaining MW-scale solar plants and/or DC/HV.

The overall purpose of the role is to ensure the solar plants achieve outstanding levels of safety, quality and performance at a cost that meets operational budget, as part of an industry leading team of renewable energy specialists.

The responsibilities of the Solar Farm Electrical Technician include:
  • 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
  • Other duties commensurate with the role

Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of central inverters highly desirable
  • Principles of High Voltage operations
  • Strong technical understanding of AC, DC and communications networks
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology

Experience
  • DC installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • LV installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • Experience of working remotely without close supervision
  • 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

Qualifications:
  • 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

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 or email
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