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Though we may not always have open vacancies, the BSR group is keen to hear from talented individuals. If you are interested in working with us then do send a CV and cover letter to hr@britishrenewables.com and we will keep relevant individuals in mind for future opportunities.

Below is a list of roles we currently have available:

Title                           Operations and Maintenance Monitoring Analyst

Reporting to:         Head of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Technical Services and Monitoring Team

Location:                  Shepton Mallet, Somerset and occasional visits to Solar Farm sites nationally

Remuneration:       Salary dependent on experience, 25 days annual leave, pension, healthcare, life cover

Term:                        Permanent, full time  –  40hours

 

Role Summary and Objective:

BSR are a leading provider of expert services in the O&M marketplace with a reputation we are proud of.  Our business is run in a responsible, transparent and ethical way where safety dominates everything we do – our mantra is ‘home safe – every day’.

The key objective of this position is to ensure maximum availability of the Solar Plants under BSR O&M control and any issues are identified as quickly as possible for investigation.

As part of the Technical Services and Monitoring Team, this role will involve monitoring the production of the BSR portfolio of plants using the company’s monitoring systems to provide first line identification and logging of potential issues.  This role also involves investigating the potential root cause of issues and supports the site based teams remotely.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Monitoring the O&M sites using the BSR Monitoring systems;
  • Logging and updating issues methodically and accurately on the BSR ticketing system;
  • Producing summary reports of current and recent issues;
  • Sharing knowledge to the wider O&M team, site and office and to promote best practice;
  • Support the Operations team with diagnosing issues identified via the monitoring systems;
  • Operation and contribution to the development of the O&M and BSR Quality Management Systems and Processes;
  • Participation in out of hours ‘On Call’ provision, in due course.

 

Desired skills and experience:

  • Bright, numerate graduate with technical skills, for example Engineering (BEng) or Science (BSc) degree)
  • Attention to detail with the desire and skills to identify problems and record them methodically;
  • Ability to understand Hazards and Risks on large scale solar farms;
  • Excellent communication skills, patience and perseverance with a motivation for steady and continuous improvement;
  • Team player who listens, learns, and actively communicates;
  • Problem solving skills and an aptitude for implementing new ideas;
  • Driving Licence;
  • Ability to work in UK.

Please apply by uploading a covering letter and your CV to https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/kKWbxxIHJs9yMqTUtfypLQ

Title:                 Operations and Maintenance – Service Technician

Reports to:       Regional Operations Manager

Location:         Cambridgeshire / Suffolk

Salary:             Competitive plus company vehicle

Benefits:           Pension, private health, life insurance, childcare vouchers

 

BSR are a leading provider of expert services in the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) marketplace with a reputation we are proud of.  Our business is run in a responsible, transparent and ethical way where safety dominates everything we do – our mantra is ‘home safe – every day’.

We are looking to recruit an O&M Service Technician in the Cambridge or Suffolk areas.  The successful candidate must be willing to travel to various sites across the east of the UK.

This role is responsible for the successful and safe delivery of O&M planned and reactive maintenance activities on a portfolio of utility scale solar PV plants.

Duties of the role:

Duties include planned and reactive maintenance, fault diagnosis and resolution, and reporting.  This is a permanent role and will require availability for weekend on-call duties.

  • Planned preventative maintenance of electrical, auxiliary, communications, mechanical, structural and security systems;
  • Reactive maintenance interventions and fault diagnosis of electrical, auxiliary, communications, mechanical, structural and security systems;
  • Inspections, information gathering and records keeping;
  • Completion of job sheets, stock control;
  • Access and security control;
  • H&S policy adherence and supporting the further development of the system;
  • Adherence to and supporting the further development of the BSR Quality Management System;
  • Supervision of sub-contractors, suppliers and visitors to sites;
  • Self-lead and classroom based training.

 

 

Experience and qualifications:

  • At least five years technical experience as a qualified electrician (17th edition) or electrical engineer;
  • Inspection and maintenance experience and qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5);
  • Solar PV installation and maintenance experience (including systems over 50kWp and G59/3) and qualifications (C&G 2372 or C&G 2399 or equivalent);
  • Experience and training with central PV Inverters (i.e. Ingeteam, Gamesa, ABB, Sungrow, Emerson etc.) and Power Electronic PV inverters is highly desirable;
  • Experience and training with HV switchgear and systems is highly desirable;
  • Health and Safety awareness (e.g. ECS and/or SSSTS) including valid first aid ticket;
  • Experience of working remotely without close supervision;
  • Attention to detail and can-do attitude;
  • Team player and good communicator;
  • Strong technical understanding and ability to explain and resolve faults;
  • Enthusiasm for continuing development and learning;
  • Clean Driving Licence.

 

Applicants must be able to work in the UK.

 

Please apply by submitting a covering letter and CV via the following link

https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/1Fhnq7BrHAeB_ChRonnWyA

 

 

Title:                          O&M Lead Technician

Reports to:                Head of O&M Service Delivery

Remuneration:          Salary dependent on experience, 25 days annual leave, pension, healthcare, life cover

Location:                  BSR Group HQ and various solar farm sites throughout the UK, (refer O&M Field service regions and site allocations table attached).

Role Summary:

BSR are a leading provider of expert services in the O&M marketplace with a reputation we are proud of.  Our business is run in a responsible, transparent and ethical way where safety dominates everything we do – our mantra is ‘home safe – every day’.

The O&M Lead Technician is primarily responsible for being the Service Delivery Team lead on all matters technical supporting the Regional Operational Managers to ensure technical solutions, reactive and planned maintenance activities are delivered safely in line with time, quality, budget criteria. This role interfaces with a number of internal and external stakeholders including Clients (when required) suppliers, account managers, service technicians and operatives in order to ensure coordination, communication and the administration of key activities are carried out.

Duties of the Role

To collaborate with and support the Regional Operations Manager and the Regional Field Service team members in:

  • HV Authorised Person (to AP or above) duties;
  • Proactive support to the development of the suite of BSR OMIs;
  • Period review of library of Risk Assessments and Method Statements (including live working risk assessment);
  • Oversight of the adherence and development of the BSR Electrical Safety Policy and implementation of any changes to the policy;
  • Designated Assessing Officer in the BSR LV Electrical Safety Rules;
  • Lead coordinator for winter HV maintenance programme;
  • Lead on the period review and roll out of site specific hazard plans and emergency response plans;
  • Lead named person coordinating the NAPIT accreditation system, and designated Qualified Supervisor;
  • Design and deliver a scheduled rota of tool box talks to field team members;
  • Coaching and mentoring Service Technicians through their career development;
  • Carrying out regular safety tours and follow up on corrective actions;
  • Championing, co-ordination of and participation in EPICs;
  • Proactive input to the planned maintenance planning process, specifically focussing on time, techniques and competencies;
  • Participation in the reactive maintenance duty rota;
  • Providing roving Service Technician capacity as and when required;
  • On call duty rota.

 

Success factors:

  • O&M field service, (solutions, processes, planned and reactive maintenance) delivered safely in line with time, quality, budget criteria;
  • Proactive incremental improvement of operational productivity and efficiency
  • Adoption of consistent and best practise techniques
  • Measurable efficiency improvements;
  • Catalyst and leadership in further developing safety culture;
  • Coaching, mentoring, relational leadership;
  • Teamwork, flexibility and enthusiasm to learn;

Experience and qualifications:

  • At least five years technical experience as a qualified electrician (17th edition) or electrical engineer;
  • Inspection and maintenance experience and qualifications (C&G 2391 or 2394/5);
  • Solar PV installation and maintenance experience (including systems over 50kWp and G59/3) and qualifications (C&G 2372 or C&G 2399 or equivalent);
  • Experience and training with central PV Inverters (i.e. Ingeteam, Gamesa, ABB, Sungrow, Emerson etc.) and Power Electronic PV inverters is highly desirable;
  • Experience and training with HV switchgear and systems is highly desirable;
  • Health and Safety awareness (e.g. ECS and/or SSSTS) including valid first aid ticket;

 

Competencies required for this role:

  • Planning – develops schedules and task/people assignments. Able to break down work into the process steps and Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects;
  • Technical knowledge – can problem solve quickly and express solutions verbally and on paper;
  • Action focused – Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all and is seen as a team player and is co-operative;
  • Composure – does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough and is a settling influence in a crisis;
  • Ability to get on with others.

 

Applicants must:

  • have a clean UK driving licence;
  • be able to work in the UK.

Apply by uploading a cover letter and cv via the following link

https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/KXkSrYbOnt4gbMypFhpzRQ

Title:                          O&M Contract Coordinator

Reports to:              Head of O&M Service Delivery

Location:                  Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Remuneration:      Salary dependent on experience, 25 days annual leave, pension, healthcare, life cover

Term:                        Permanent, full time – 40hours

Role Summary:           

The Contract Coordinator will be responsible for running tender processes, collating all information required for the setting up of services and works sub-contracts and framework agreements and for managing relationships and any non-performance issues with sub-contractors in order to support the provision of operation and maintenance services for our portfolio of solar parks.

The Contract Coordinator must ensure:

  1. all contracts they are responsible for are in place by the required deadlines;
  2. best value for money for the works/services is obtained,
  3. all sub-contractors fulfil all QA and H&S requirements and
  4. ultimately ensure that the works/services are delivered on time, within budget and to the quality and safety level required.

The types of works/services to be covered by these contracts could include but not be limited to provision of the following:

  • Grounds maintenance (mowing, hedge maintenance, weed spraying, fence repairs, environmental surveys etc.)
  • Solar panel cleaning
  • Electrical maintenance of solar farms
  • Inverter manufacturer service contracts
  • Security system maintenance
  • Security alarm monitoring, and
  • Manned security services

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Regional Operations Managers, Operations Officers and Account Managers to obtain their input on scope of works/services required and selection criteria,
  • Collate all information required for the delivery of services/works and liaise with the Legal team to set-up sub-contracts and framework agreements (where relevant) and assist in negotiations,
  • Liaise with in-house grounds and panel cleaning team(s) to ensure all grounds and panel cleaning works are effectively coordinated and completed, and sub-contractors are not engaged where not needed,
  • Liaise with procurement and H&S staff to ensure we follow relevant procedures and obtain input from them as required,
  • Run tender processes, to ensure best value for money is obtained and the selected sub-contractor meets other criteria including quality of works and Health and Safety requirements,
  • Ensure sub-contracted works/services are delivered within budget,
  • Establish delivery plans for sub-contracted works/services,
  • Confirm with Operations Officers that works have been carried out on time and to an agreed and acceptable quality level, and maintain a log of this and of actual expenditure on a site by site basis,
  • Manage relationships and any non-performance issues with sub-contractors; liaising with the Legal team where required,
  • Arrange variations to existing sub-contracts where needed/relevant,
  • Identify and implement improvements to the contract process and ways to reduce our sub-contractor costs,
  • Prepare and submit forecast sub-contractor costs for future years for budgeting purposes,

Criteria:

Essential:

  • Experience in running tenders and setting up contracts as a contract manager/ administrator for delivery of services worth over £100,000 p.a. (in total);
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Experience resolving non-performance of contractors and/or disputes with contractors;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritise time;
  • Competent user of Microsoft 365 suite including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and conscientious;
  • Used to working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to tight deadlines;
  • A team player.

Desirable

  • Competent user of Microsoft Project;
  • Experience with contracts relating to electrical projects/services, grounds maintenance, cleaning services and/or security provision;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Legal experience.

Please upload your covering letter and CV via https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/7U8AeVVT19XcaWhjCnsZxg

Title:                          Business Solutions Developer

Reports to:                Head of IT

Remuneration:          Salary dependent on experience, 25 days annual leave, pension, healthcare, life cover

Location:                  BSR Group HQ at Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5QE

Role Summary:

BSR are a leading provider of expert services in the O&M marketplace with a reputation we are proud of.  Our business is run in a responsible, transparent and ethical way where safety dominates everything we do – our mantra is ‘home safe – every day’.

Through analysis of existing business processes and systems, contract obligations and existing operational data streams, the Business Solutions Developer will analyse, develop systems and techniques that improves the resolution, range and accessibility of Management Information across the O&M department.

In addition, this role identifies opportunities, proposes and implement techniques for streamlining and automating data capture, analysis and reporting of key metrics.

The successful benefits of delivery in this role are expected to have wide ranging beneficial impacts on the O&M business.

Duties of the Role

  • Continue the creation of the suite of apps created using the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Power Apps and Flow environment
  • Lead on requirements capture with stakeholders, prioritising features in line with business objectives and priorities and programme targets
  • Design and support the Azure SQL Server database, ensuring performance and Kimball methodology is adhered to
  • Using Power Bi, produce insightful management dashboards based on data collected through Apps and stored in the SQL Database
  • Produce and update all system user guides
  • Design and execute system and user acceptance testing procedures to ensure levels of defects are minimised
  • Work with the Integrated Management System team to ensure that the IMS systems are updated and kept aligned with changes in O&M business processes and systems
  • Develop and deliver training sessions that promote the smooth roll out and user adoption of systems with end users
  • Provide technical support to end users, and trouble shoot defects and faults promptly
  • Work alongside the IT team in the migration of the documents from in house file server to SharePoint, providing training to end users
  • Support the integration of O&M business processes, systems and tools into the proposed BSR Group ERP

Key skills:

5 Years’ experience of SQL Server (Ideally Certified)

  • SQL Querying
  • Both DML (Data manipulation language) and DDL (data definition language)
  • Views, CTE (Common Table Expression), Kimball methodology

Power Apps

  • User requirements gathering
  • Design, build and UAT (user Acceptance testing)

Microsoft Flow

  • Automation of system processes

Power Bi

  • User requirements gathering
  • Dashboard reporting
  • Modelling
  • R Script (advantageous)
  • Power Apps integration

APIs

Web development (Advantageous)

  • Object-oriented programming
    • C#
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Bootstrap
    • ASP
    • JavaScript
    • Python

Team Player with strong verbal and written communication skills

Self-starting, self-motivated and proactive approach

Creative, innovative with an aptitude for problem solving

 

Experience:

  • Application development
  • Data Analysis
  • System Requirements Gathering
  • Coaching
  • IT Support
  • Document Control
  • Facilities Management
  • ERP/CMMS

Additional:

Optional apprenticeship levy package available to the right candidate;

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

 

Please submit a covering letter and CV via the following link:

https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/3zSPibn2s3slyBUeJXWrcg

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