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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 – Service Technician

Reports to:       Regional Operations Manager

Location:          Various locations across England and Wales

Salary:             Competitive plus company vehicle

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

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 O&M Service Technicians across a number of locations in England and Wales. 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 submit a covering letter and CV via this link https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/fymYadlbHGBnYGr_iEN2jg

Title:                 Operations and Maintenance – Maintenance Operative

Reports to:       Regional Operations Manager

Location:          Various locations across England and Wales 

Salary:             Competitive plus company vehicle 

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

We currently have a permanent full-time vacancy for an Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Operative who will be responsible for supporting O&M Service Technicians on the successful and safe delivery of O&M planned and reactive maintenance activities, on a portfolio of utility scale solar PV plants.

Although our head office is located in Somerset, this permanent role will be based across various solar farm sites in the England and Wales. It is expected that the successful candidate will normally be working on site and the role will require some availability for weekend on-call duties and the occasional head office visit.

Responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance activities relating to grounds, fences, security systems, mounting systems, enclosures, buildings, access tracks, cable management systems, panel cleaning and other aspects of the solar parks;
  • Inspection and testing activities in line with good practice, manufacturer’s instructions and contract requirements;
  • Planning and executing preventative maintenance and rectification works in line with agreed Risk Assessments and Method Statements and H&S Policies;
  • Supporting the O&M Service Technicians.

Desired skills, experience and qualifications

  • Previous experience in:
    • Construction site operative, with M&E and plant room installation experience; and/or
    • Plant maintenance experience;
  • Thorough approach, detailed record keeper with good situational awareness;
  • Team player and good communicator;
  • Ability to stay motivated and being productive while lone working with little supervision;
  • Enthusiasm for continuing development, learning and incremental improvement;
  • Health and Safety awareness and qualifications, for example CSCS, SSSTS including valid first aid ticket;
  • Sufficient physical fitness for working on your feet all day, with most days involving walking several miles around the solar parks and lifting equipment and components;
  • Clean Driving Licence.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

Applicants must be able to work in the UK.

Please submit a covering letter and CV via this link https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/vI6tdOOEDX4vWVve9N0lHA

 

Title                           O&M Electrical Engineer

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’.

This role sits within the O&M Technical Services and Monitoring Team. We are looking for a talented DC/LV/MV electrical design engineer with the skills to evaluate and improve the Solar PV plants and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) that we operate, including auxiliary, control, switchgear and protection.

As new O&M sites are onboarded to our portolio, the O&M Electrical Engineer will work with our site teams and performance analysts to help them understand issues on these sites and how safety, availability and performance can be maintained and increased. In addition, this role will assist in expanding the ability to review the design of new plants

Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with the rest of the O&M technical and monitoring team to support the Service Delivery/Operations teams, Account Managers and the rest of the Technical Services team to delivery for our clients;
  • Undertakes HV&LV installation design review of existing and new plants;
  • Identifies deficiencies in existing equipment or design and develops proposals for client;
  • Works with tender team to help identify issues with plants we are offering to provide services for
  • Works with Project Manager (Solar Farm Onboarding) to review design of new plants entering our portfolio;
  • Works with the O&M Works Package Manager to produce specifications/drawings/SLDs based on relevant standards
  • Communicates with hardware manufacturer service/technical teams
  • Reviews O&M test records to identify and mitigate issues on plants
  • Provides expertise and knowledge to assist IAC/FAC punch list technical resolutions
  • Responds to technical advisor, funder, client and owner technical enquiries

Knowledge

  • BS 7671 “Requirements for electrical installations”
  • ER P28: Planning limits for voltage fluctuations caused by Industrial, Commercial and Domestic equipment in the United Kingdom
  • ER G59: Recommendations for The Connection of Generating Plant to The Distribution Systems of Licensed Distribution Network Operators
  • Knowledge of PV and electrical system design, including Inverters, SCADA, communications and other equipment

Experience/Skills

  • CAD Autodesk
  • Experience of High Voltage system design, operation and protection
  • Demonstrable experience of large-scale PV design, plant operation/optimisation e.g. inverter reconfiguration, performance modelling, PR calculations

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in STEM subject; ideally Electrical Engineering, or
  • Equivalent professional experience and qualifications

Key Competencies for this role:

  • Technical learning – is excellent at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge

Please upload a covering letter and CV to

https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/bKT2d6aCUxnoX1UeB848Sg

Applications close 5 pm, Monday 21st May 2018

Title                         Works Package Manager

Reporting to:          Head of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Service Delivery

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

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

Term:                       Permanent, full time –  40 hours

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’.

Based primarily on our solar farm sites and drawing on BSR internal and external resources, the Works Package Manager role will be responsible for planning and implementing both larger remedial maintenance work, post Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) in the project life span and performance improvements across our solar farm sites.

These improvements will optimise the benefits for our clients and will be carried out to the highest health and safety guidance and in line with agreed budget and timelines.

Duties:

  • Work with the Asset Control team and Technical Services team in developing proposals for additional services.  In particular taking the lead on costing the proposed work where requested
  • Project manage the development, review, formal issuing, approval (internal and external) and dissemination of the pre-requisite design, test and commissioning documentation, that defines the specification of the works to be installed, in line with the BSR Information Management System procedures;
  • Project manage the development, review and formal issuing and approval of the final as-built documentation, test and commissioning records and other documentation necessary to update the relevant O&M manual, in line with the BSR IMS procedures;
  • Plan, deliver, co-ordinate, supervise and administer all maintenance remedial services and upgrade work packages that lie outside of the original O&M contract scope on solar farms across the O&M portfolio:
    • Plan the implementation of remedial work/upgrade work once approved, working with the Operations Officers to coordinate this with other site work and with Asset Controllers to ensure the client is aware;
    • Arrange and co-ordinate maintenance equipment, parts, suppliers and internal staff for all additional services;
    • Administer contracts administration for additional works packages in collaboration with the Asset Controllers, Clients and Operations Officers;
    • Coordinate and supervise the work of both BSR staff and contractors on these projects, and ensure the work is delivered to a satisfactory quality level, on time and budget, and in compliance with all regulations and with BSR’s H&S and risk management procedures;
  • Intra and inter team communications and situational awareness where works may affect the day to day of site activities;
  • Pick up on trends with regards to issues and put forward proposals about remedial work/upgrade work to the O&M management team;
  • Support and advise Regional Operations Managers and Ops Officers as and when required;
  • Support the on-going development, trial, roll out and adoption of PowerApps;
  • Collate and provide documentation to O&M team members;
  • Membership of the O&M on-call duty rota;
  • Adhere to the Integrated Management System and input to on-going development of the systems.

Essential requirements for this role include:

  • An experienced solar (or M&E) work package manager or site manager or project manager;
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) qualified;
  • Trade qualified (probably an electrician);
  • Previous commissioning experience;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • Able to work to deadlines;
  • Managing budgets.

The successful candidate needs to be:

  • Adaptable and prepared to travel;
  • Contracting savvy;
  • Motivated, hardworking with a proactive approach;
  • A sound ability to plan, coordinate and communicate internally and externally;
  • Good MS office skills;
  • A team player with the determination and ability to get things done;
  • Totally reliable and trustworthy;
  • Always looking for ways to improve self and O&M output.

Please apply by uploading your covering letter and CV via this link https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/qbRXLjmXyBm7gizORXlCEw

 

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