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Solar Farm Electrical Technician

We’re searching for an experienced Solar Farm Electrical Technician – someone who can hit the ground running.

 

Is this you?

  • Are you a fully certified electrician?

  • Are you obsessed with safety?

  • Do you strive for progression?

  • Able to think on your feet?

  • Do you want to be part of our family?

Overview:
£30-45k DOE
25 days of holiday
Permanent
UK wide
+ Generous bonus scheme
 
 

What’s on offer

SGU are dedicated to raise awareness of the power of renewable energy. Fossil fuels are being left in the past and solar is now supplying a huge percentage of the National Grid.

We pride ourselves on ensuring a great work life balance, we understand the importance of family commitments, so we offer a 'family first' approach to how we operate; 25 days holiday with a generous bonus scheme. As a growing business, we are now building teams for our future and want our engineers to grow with us.

This role is predominantly site-based, however at times the requirement to stay away may be needed.

 

You will be performing Operation & Maintenance duties on utility-scale solar plants with outputs of 3 MW and above.

Ultimately achieving outstanding levels of safety ensuring all our staff return home safely to their families.

The ideal candidate, will be a fully certificated electrician with experience of operating, and maintaining Solar plants at MW Scale.

You will be expected to travel, with the occasion overnight stay, depending on the project size.

 

This is a permanent role and will require availability for weekend on-call duties.

You will be provided with a company vehicle, phone, and laptop/tablet. An overtime system is in place, this is to be authorised internally with a senior member of the SGU team. SGU offers a contributory pension, along with investment in role specific training.


 

Your responsibilities

  • You will always follow H&S requirements, recommending any improvements

  • Carry out reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis within a timely manor

  • Reporting compiling accurate records I-Auditor

  • Inspection, testing and maintenance of PV modules, DC strings and inverters

  • Undertaking AC and DC testing, troubleshooting and fault-finding

  • Troubleshooting and repairs on sensors and communication equipment.

  • Configuration of computer-based devices and components, including firmware updates

  • Carrying out inductions for sub-contractors and supervising their work, and carrying out quality checks, (where necessary).

  • Reporting back to the Operations Manager in 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


 

Development & Support

SGU really pride ourselves on the development of our employed staff, we encourage progression with in house training, as well as a fully backed training program for those who strive for progression, to level such as HV authorisations, AP as well as SAP. We like to nurture people development, seeing this a huge opportunity for anyone showing the same passion, dedication, loyalty, and excellence. 

 
 

The essentials​​

 

  • Full UK driving licence, (max 3 pts)

  • Fully qualified Electrician

  • 18th Edition

Qualifications

 

  • DC installation

  • DC fault finding, (Testing, & Commissioning)

  • LV installation

  • LV fault finding, (Testing, & Commissioning)

  • Remote working, with telephone back up.

  • Solar PV installation experience (MW-scale or large commercial ground-mount)

Experience

Skills & attributes

 

  • Always follow safe working practices

  • Excellent communication skills, English written and spoken a must.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Able to respond to changing priorities and emergent issues

  • Enthusiasm for personal development

  • Computer skills for, reporting and communicating by email

  • Dedication, Passion, Accountability, Excellence & Loyalty

  • Ability to think on your feet, problem solving

  • People skills are a must

 

Desirable

  • Experience installing or maintaining ethernet and fibre optic communications

  • Experience working with SCADA or data monitoring systems, (COMMS)

  • Central inverter experience

  • High Voltage experience

  • 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

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

  • First aid qualifications

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

  • Advanced electrical qualifications, HNC engineering

  • Central inverter training qualifications,

  • High Voltage qualifications and authorisations

 

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 
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I started with SGU in 2018. The support and unwavering dedication from colleagues and the directors is infectious. I have a defined plan for career progression.

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