Electrical Technician - Solar Farm

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
Region:
Unspecified
Location:
Swindon / Wiltshire
Salary description:
£28000 - £33000/ annum
Posted:
08/10/2020
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Verelogic
Job Ref:
967143203

Title: Solar Farm Electrical Technician

Location: Amesbury

Salary: £28,000 - 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)

Company Description

Closing Date:
05/11/2020

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