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Solar PV Electrician

GBP26929.50 / Year



Optima require a Solar PV Electrician

Salary: £26,929.50 per annum (£13.81 p.h) + Overtime (double time)+ Car + Laptop + Mobile

Location: Taunton

Our client is the UK's leading Solar PV Operations and Maintenance provider. Responsible for maintaining 18,000 solar installations across the UK, they are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious individuals to join their highly skilled and experienced teams.

Due to significant growth in our Operations & Maintenance contracts, they are seeking an additional Approved Electrician in the South West of England. You will be responsible for the coordination of all reactive and planned maintenance at utility scale PV Plants (50MW+).

You should be qualified to NVQ 3 / City & Guilds or equivalent. Experience of working on ground mounted solar PV systems would be a significant advantage, but our client is happy to consider experienced commercial/industrial Electricians wishing to enter this industry.

You will be responsible for maintaining, inspecting and testing solar PV systems to assess and rectify performance issues, all whist adhering to BS7671. Corrective maintenance will include the replacement of key components including inverters, modules, strings and meters in addition to undertaking scheduled maintenance across the sites. Maintaining and operating security, CCTV, monitoring and communication systems will also be a key part of the role. Applicants must be IT literate.

Due to the nature of our client's business they also ask that their employees demonstrate flexibility towards working location and hours which may involve extended days, weekends or nights away from home. You must also hold a valid full UK driving licence but company transport will be provided.

Our client is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Skills/Qualifications required

  • Apprentice served Electrician
  • BS7671 (17th Edition) wiring regulations
  • City & Guilds Technical Certificate, Level 2 & 3 (2330) or equivalent
  • NVQ Level 3
  • L3 inspection & testing (initial verification/ condition reporting) desired but not essential.
  • Skillset required to install and maintain solar systems within a domestic and commercial setting.
  • HV switching qualification and experience desirable

Person specification:

  • Able and willing to work remotely without the need for Micro-managing / close supervision
  • Enthusiastic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Personal pride in completing tasks to the best of their ability
  • Ensures tasks are followed through / communicated from start to hand-over or completion
  • Team player with a view to improve personal, regional and business outcomes

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity contact Mike McWilliam at Optima Site Solutions for more information