Solar Operations Manager


Climate17 42000.00 British Pound . GBP Per annum

2019-01-11 23:23:33

Job location Devon, South West, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Our client, a leading Renewable Energy company, is currently recruiting for a Solar Operations Manager in South West area to ensure contractual and statutory compliance for a portfolio of Solar O&M contracts, in accordance with company safety, quality and environmental systems.

The key objectives are to maximise the production from client assets, increase maintenance efficiency and achieve a high level of safety performance.

The ideal candidate will be an electrical engineer with experience planning maintenance on MW-scale solar plants. This is a permanent role and will require availability for some weekend on-call duties. Although primarily office based, regular travel to operational sites will also be required. A company vehicle allowance, phone and laptop/tablet will be provided.

Responsibilities

* Delivering the Solar O&M service to meet the client contractual requirements

* Producing O&M plans in accordance with contract, manufacturer's requirements and good industry practice

* Identifying maintenance requirements, scheduling resources, safely managing work control and reporting on completed work

* Writing and reviewing RAMS, permits and maintenance procedures

* Day-to-day line management of a team of solar PV O&M technicians

* Ensuring the team adhere to health, safety and quality requirements at all time

* Oversee stock management and procurement of materials

* Managing supplier relationships and equipment warranties

* Liaising with external stakeholders such as DNO and landowners

* Reacting to emergencies, site outages and changing circumstances

* Determining common causes of lost production and identifying performance improvement opportunities

* Overseeing maintenance KPI performance and implementing improvement strategies

* Providing updates to clients and providing information for contractual reporting

* Ensuring client invoicing and supplier payment is carried out correctly

* Playing a key part in adopting new sites into the maintenance systems

* Implementing and maintaining a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other quality management tools as necessary

* Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status commensurate with training received, experience gained and in-line with individual job role requirements

* Other duties commensurate with the role

Requirements

* Knowledge of PV systems, components and their maintenance requirements

* Electrical knowledge, including HV, DC and communication networks

* Knowledge of safety requirements for carrying out maintenance on high voltage generating plant

* Strong approach to safe working practices

* Excellent communication skills

* Ability to coordinate multiple activities whilst ensuring safety and quality are maintained

* Ability to identify problems, conduct analysis and develop solutions

* Able to accurately plan maintenance work including labour, materials and skills required to carry out an intervention

* Strong leadership and people management skills

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