SOLAR FARM ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN

Based in Kent
Salary up to £33k
Permanent

SUMMARY 

We 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.

 

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

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

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.

Essential Experience

  • DC installation.

  • DC fault finding, testing and commissioning.

  • LV installation.

  • LV fault finding, testing and commissioning.

  • Experience of working remotely without close supervision.

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

  • Fully qualified Electrician. 

  • Full UK driving licence.

Desirable

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

  • Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH, SSSTS, CSCS).

  • Advanced electrical qualifications.

  • Central inverter training qualifications. 

  • High Voltage qualifications and authorisations. 

  • First aid qualifications.

 

BENEFITS

  • Diverse workforce and supports a healthy work-life balance.

  • Private healthcare and private health insurance. 

  • 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.

  • 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).

APPLY NOW

Send us a bit of information about yourself, and some key information that you believe will be of benefit to your application, and we'll get back in touch with you!

 

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