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Solar Site Technician

Low Carbon

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Join our mission to revolutionize renewable energy and fight climate change as a Solar Site Technician at Low Carbon

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Stevenage United Kingdom

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Low Carbon is a pioneering company dedicated to investing in, developing, and operating renewable energy projects worldwide. With a focus on combating climate change and achieving net-zero emissions, Low Carbon is a certified B-Corp acclaimed for its environmental initiatives. The company thrives on a culture of friendliness, professionalism, and a shared passion for making a difference in the fight against climate change.

  • Conducting both preventative and reactive maintenance on Solar PV installations.
  • Managing maintenance programs to optimize performance.
  • Engaging in fault detection and response.
  • Monitoring plant operations and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and standards.
  • Managing stock and assisting with system upgrades as needed.
  • Overseeing contractor work and completing necessary training.
  • Degree in engineering or equivalent electrical/electronics qualification.
  • Expertise in BS7671 wiring regulations and City & Guilds inspection and test certification (desirable).
  • Experience in the electricity industry, particularly with solar park technology.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrating a passion for renewable energy.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High voltage qualifications (desirable).
  • Full UK driving licence and the right to work in the UK.

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon invests in, develops, and operates large-scale renewable energy projects across the globe to fight climate change and protect the planet for future generations. We are building a net-zero energy company with the goal of creating as much renewable energy as possible. We are a purpose driven, long-standing certified B-Corp and recognised as gold standard for our environmental impact.

Our culture is really important to us. Our people are friendly, approachable and professional. We value enthusiasm, entrepreneurialism, clear communication and drive. This combined with our purpose and passion for climate change, is why our colleagues recommend Low Carbon as a great place to work.

Role Description

We are looking for an experienced Solar individual to join our UK Operation and Maintenance team as a Site Technician. The role will involve carrying out preventative and reactive maintenance activities to our UK Solar PV portfolio. The UK O&M team was established in 2019 with the intention of providing best in class service to Low Carbon owned assets. In order to do this it is crucial we have to have the right individuals within our team. We believe in providing the right environment, training and support to allow our team members to work to the best of their abilities, making the most appropriate decisions and taking the correct actions based on relevant scenarios and operating conditions. We always have the sites best interests at the core of all we do.

The ideal candidate will be based from home and preferably located within the Essex, Hertfordshire or Buckinghamshire regions. Working from either of our offices in London, Gloucester or Exeter will be required at times.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform preventative maintenance activities and manage a preventative maintenance programme to ensure installations are working at peak performance
  • Identify/Locate and respond to fault situations
  • Understand the contract for each site to enable effective management
  • Plant monitoring and analysis (support to monitoring team)
  • Compliance with legislation, policies and H&S
  • Carry out Due Diligence Site and Paperwork Inspections
  • Stock management
  • Assist with system upgrade works
  • Undertake appropriate training
  • Supervision and management of contractors as necessary

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to degree level in an engineering field or hold Electrical installation certificate to level 3 City & Guilds or NVQ equivalent or an equivalent electronics qualification
  • BS7671 wiring regulations to 18th Edition and a sound working knowledge of them
  • City & Guilds inspection and test certificate to level 3 (desirable)
  • An experienced professional in the electricity industry a demonstrable track record of successfully managing the performance of operations
  • A good technical knowledge of electricity generation and solar park technology in particular
  • Competent when dealing with quality standards, best practise procedures, technical specifications and regulatory
  • A self-starter with a passion for the renewable energy industry, desire for success and the willingness to challenge the status quo in order to maximise assets’ ROI safely following best practise
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to build rapport quickly and develop long-term relationships with all stakeholder groups. Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with all stakeholder groups including OEMs and contractors
  • High voltage Authorised Person or Senior Authorised Person qualifications are desirable
  • Full UK drivers licence
  • Existing right work in the UK (we are unable to provide VISA sponsorship)

Our Compensation & Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off (with option to buy a further 5 days)
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Bupa Health Check & Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pluxee for commercial discounts and perks
  • 3 additional days for volunteering to support causes of your choice
  • Annual credit towards short notice childcare, eldercare and pet care via ‘Bubble’
  • Hybrid working model (minimum 3 days a week in office)
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