O&M Technician - Solar PV

Milton Keynes
Renewable Energy
£30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Van, Fuel Card
22-06-2022 05:05 PM

Operations & Maintenance Technician - Solar PV

Leicester - Cambridge - Milton Keynes region

£28,000 to £36,000 DOE + excellent benefits

Astute are working with an internationally recognised business in the energy sector who operate and maintain Solar assets, as well as Wind Farms. We're looking for an Operations and Maintenance / O&M Technician with electrical qualifications to work between the Leicester, Milton Keynes and Cambridge region and surrounding areas to assist with day to day operations and maintenance across various, utility scale sites.
The company offers a genuine Personal Development Plan to continually upskill you in your role.

Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Ares Supervisor, as an Operations and Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Taking primary on-site responsibility for plant performance, optimisation of the site and for maintaining equipment 'up time'
  • If a more Senior Technician, providing technical guidance and day to day training of the more junior Technicians
  • Perform pre-planned and reactive maintenance works across their solar farms, including electrical maintenance, solar panel cleaning and HV maintenance if qualified
  • Effectively help to resolve work tickers and report issues back to your Manager
  • Liaising with internal and external teams, including in-house LV/HV personnel, the grounds team and external subcontractors when required
  • Taking part in the company's on-call rota for non-working hours (including Bank Holidays and weekends)
  • Other duties as required

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • 18th edition wiring regulations is desired (17th is essential)
  • Experience in solar is preferred, but if not, a willingness to learn backed up by all of the necessary electrical qualifications
  • City & Guilds Level 2 or 3 in Electrotechnical Technology (2330)
  • HV AP15 or OP40 desirable but not essential
  • IOSH or NEBOSH is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of inverter technologies is a huge advantage
  • A full UK driving licence is essential
  • A great attitude to work and a passion for renewable energy

Your achievable salary will be dependant on your qualifications and experience.

Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • A salary between circa £28,000 to £36,000
  • Private health insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a benefits portal
  • 25 days holiday plus BH
  • Other benefits to be discussed
  • Van and fuel card

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to KBoyton-Salts@astutetechnical.co.uk or call 02392 222 968 and ask for Kieran Boyton-Salts. who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Become part of something great

A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.

I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!