Battery Storage & Solar Technician

Renew Consultancy
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Battery Storage & Solar Technician

We are searching for an experienced Battery Storage & Solar Technician to work at a number of operational sites within the Home Counties regions. You will need to be located near to a major motorway for easy travel and have a full UK driving licence.

Completive package includes

A negotiable basic salary from £35,000 - £45,000, generous bonus of up to 20%, company pension scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with salary protection and critical illness cover for extra reassurance. The company vehicle can also be used for personal use if you wish. A smart phone and laptop/tablet will be provided.

The opportunity

The Battery Storage and Solar Technician is a field-based role performing operations and maintenance duties on battery storage plants with solar PV units. The purpose of the role is to ensure the 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 role requires frequent travel to sites within the South East and Midlands areas of England.

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified electrician with experience operating and maintaining battery plants, with DC and HV electrical competencies. This is a permanent role and will require availability for occasional weekend on-call duties as part of a rota. A generous overtime payment system is also in place.

My client pride themselves on ensuring their employees benefit directly from manufacturers training. Technicians who demonstrate an attitude for career progression will be encouraged to broaden their experience to advanced levels such as an industry recognised HV Authorised Person (AP) or Senior Authorised Person (SAP). For team members who embody their values of Passion, Accountability, Collaboration and Excellence, the opportunities for growth are huge.

Key Accountabilities

The responsibilities of the Battery Storage and Solar Technician include:

Undertake planned inspection and maintenance according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements.
Inspection, testing and maintenance of plant and equipment.
Undertake electrical system testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding.
Perform reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution in a timely manner.
Troubleshooting and repairs on inverters, filters, HVAC and associated plant equipment.
Occasionally assist with ground maintenance, cleaning or mechanical work.
Induct and manage sub-contractors, ensure their safe working and undertake quality checks on their work.
Keep accurate maintenance records and compile reports.
Adherence to and management of health and safety requirements at all times while also helping to maintain and improve safety standards across the plants.
Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status commensurate with training received, experience gained and in line with individual job role requirements.

Battery storage technology would be beneficial.
Solar PV technology would be beneficial.
HVAC, fire protection, security systems is desirable
Knowledge of central inverters highly desirable.
Principles of High Voltage operations.
Ideal Experience - Training provided

Collaborating with equipment vendors to support diagnosis of faults
DC and LV installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
Working remotely without close supervision
Solar PV installation
Battery storage installation
Working with Central inverters
Working with High Voltage switchgear
Reading, writing and amending Risk Assessments and Method Statements
Skills and 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 issues
Enthusiasm for personal development
Strong problem-solving skills
The ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams and technical manuals
Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence

Approved Electrician
Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5) highly valued

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