Solar Farm Electrical Technician

Employer
Verelogic
Location
Winchester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Feb 2021

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Title: Solar Farm Electrical Technician
Location: Chichester, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester
Salary: £30,000 - 33,000 (DOE)
Description
Verelogic are currently recruiting for an Electrical Technician, for a highly established client, to ensure their 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 ideal candidate will be a fully qualified electrician with experience operating and maintaining MW-scale solar plants and/or DC/HV Experience.
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 weekend on-call duties.
Duties and Responsibilities
* 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
* Induct and manage sub-contractors, ensure their safe working and undertake quality checks on their work
* Other duties commensurate with the role
Desirable 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
Essential:
DC installation
DC fault finding, testing and commissioning
LV installation
LV fault finding, testing and commissioning
Experience of working remotely without close supervision
Desirable:
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
Essential Skills & Attributes
Strong approach to safe working practices
Excellent communication skills, fluent written and spoken English
Attention to detail
Positive, can-do attitude
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Able to respond to changing priorities and emergent issues
Enthusiasm for personal development
Strong problem-solving skills
Computer skills for writing reports, reporting progress and communicating by email
Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence
Qualifications
Essential:
Full UK driving licence
Fully qualified Electrician
Desirable:
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
Benefits
diverse workforce and supports a healthy work-life balance.
private healthcare,
discounted green travel,
25 days holiday with options to buy/sell 5 days per annum
enhanced family leave and 4 volunteering days.
company vehicle, phone and laptop/tablet.
overtime system .
contributory pension,
private health insurance
investment in role specific training - in-house training programme -encouraged to broaden experience to advanced levels such as an industry recognised HV Authorised Person (AP) or Senior Authorised Person (SAP)

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