Solar & Storage Technician

  • Engineering
  • 31/01/2024
  • Chichester

Job Information

Salary :

£35,000 - £40,000 plus bonus

No. of Openings :

1 opening

Job Type :

Permanent

Job Description

Solar & Storage Technician sought after for the Chichester region. You will be working for a market leading company where support, career development and growth is on offer.

What will you get?

  • Salary offering £35K – £40K
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • Flexible working
  • Pension and Healthcare
  • Parking
  • Training package
  • Bonus paid annually

What will you be doing?

  • Follow and manage health and safety requirements and help to maintain and improve safety standards across the plants
  • Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status determined by training received, experience gained and in line with individual job role requirements
  • Undertake planned inspection and maintenance according to legal, technical, manufacturer and contractual requirements
  • Inspect, test and maintain plant and equipment.
  • Undertake AC and DC system testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding
  • Perform reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution promptly
  • Troubleshoot and repair on sensors and communication equipment including RS485, Ethernet and fibre optic networks.
  • Configure computer-based devices and components, including firmware updates
  • 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
  • Keep in close communication with the O&M office and team functions
  • Travel between the sites and offices
  • Occasionally work away from home for training courses or to cover other sites for up to 1 week at a time
  • Other tasks determined by the role

What do you need to do the job?

  • Knowledge of central inverters desirable
  • Principles of High Voltage operations
  • Technical understanding of AC, DC, SCADA, instrumentation and communications networks
  • Good knowledge and understanding of solar PV technology is essential
  • Good knowledge and understanding of HVAC, fire protection, security systems is desirable
  • Good knowledge and understanding of battery storage technology, although training can be given in this area
  • Experience, reading, writing and amending Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Experience working with equipment vendors to support diagnosis of faults
  • DC and LV installation, fault finding, testing and commissioning
  • Experience working remotely
  • Solar PV installation and O&M experience (MW-scale or large commercial ground-mount)
  • Battery storage installation and O&M experience (MW- scale) is desirable
  • Experience installing or maintaining ethernet and fibre optic communications
  • Experience working with SCADA or data monitoring systems
  • Work with Central inverters
  • Work with High Voltage switchgear

Skills and Attributes

  • Approach to safe working practices
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent written and spoken English
  • Able to respond to changing priorities and emergent issues
  • Enthusiasm for personal development
  • Able to read and interpret schematic diagrams and technical manuals
  • Computer skills for writing reports, reporting progress and communicating by email
  • Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Excellence
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Approved Electrician
  • Inspection and testing qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5) highly valued
  • First aid qualifications
  • Health & Safety qualifications (e.g. IOSH Managing Safely, SMSTS)

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