Solar Farm Electrical Technician

Winchester, UK
Closing date
11 Feb 2021

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Title: Solar Farm Electrical Technician
Location: Chichester, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester
Salary: £30,000 - 33,000 (DOE)
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
DC installation
DC fault finding, testing and commissioning
LV installation
LV 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
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
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
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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