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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:             Senior Monitoring Analyst

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 – average 40 hours per week (120 hours over 3-week, 14 working day shift pattern)

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/recruitment/vacancies/4976

Title:  O&M Sub-Contracts Manager

Reports to:  Head of Account Management

Location:  Shepton Mallet, Somerset

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

Term: Permanent, full time –  40hours

Role Summary:           

BSR’s award winning Operations and Maintenance (O&M) team is looking for a skilled and experienced Sub-Contracts Manager to proactively manage the services and works subcontractors on its UK O&M portfolio of 44 solar farms.

The Sub-Contracts Manager must ensure:

  1. That the works/services are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest quality and safety standards;
  2. All subcontracts are current, and all new subcontracts and frameworks are negotiated on a timely basis;
  3. Best value for money for the works/services is obtained; and
  4. All sub-contractors fulfil all QA, H&S and other supplier requirements (eg insurances)

The types of works/services to be covered by these contracts could include but not be, but not 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;
  • Grazing licences;
  • Fire risk assessments and fire extinguisher checks;
  • Security system maintenance;
  • Security alarm monitoring; and
  • Manned security services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the budget for the works/services on a site by site basis, and ensure that works are delivered within budget;
  • Liaise with Regional Operations Managers, Operations Officers and Account Managers to obtain their input on scope of works/services required and selection criteria and ensure it delivers on our contractual requirements;

 

  • Establish new and maintain existing frameworks for works and services;
  • Manage the call down and co-ordination of works and services across the O&M portfolio on an annual basis to allow BSR to meet its O&M Contract obligations;
  • 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;
  • Liaise with procurement and QSHE team to ensure we follow relevant procedures and obtain input from them as required;
  • 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;
  • Establish delivery plans for sub-contracted works/services;
  • Review and agree risk assessments and method statements for the works;
  • Liaise with field staff to schedule the works, arrange for them to carry out site inductions where required, and to confirm that works have been carried out on time and to an agreed and acceptable quality level (and maintain a record and evidence of this);
  • Attend regular general site and specific works package/contractor meetings and to control works
  • Manage relationships and any non-performance issues with sub-contractors; liaising with the Legal team where required;
  • Identify and implement improvements to the contract process and ways to reduce sub-contractor costs;
  • Prepare and submit forecast sub-contractor costs for future years for budgeting purposes;
  • Maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders ensuring regular and timely communications take place across the O&M portfolio.

 

Criteria:

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, pro-active and conscientious and used to working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to tight deadlines as the completion dates for most subcontracted works have little room for movement.

Essential:

  • Experience in running tenders and setting up contracts as a works service manager/contract manager/contract administrator for delivery of services worth over £100,000 p.a. (in total);
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Excellent relationship management skills;
  • A track record of successfully resolving non-performance issues 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

  • Skills and previous experience in the construction or maintenance of solar plants;
  • 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;
  • Contract knowledge and experience;
  • HND or degree qualification in construction, or similar equal experience.

To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter and your CV via this link: https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/o-m-sub-contracts-manager-4806

Applications close Thursday 27th June 2019

Title:                Procurement Assistant (part time)

Reports to:       Head of Procurement

Salary:             Salary dependent on experience, pension, healthcare, life cover

The Procurement team manages all procurement and buying and hiring functions from office requirements to multiple high value materials required for construction in the UK and internationally.

You would be responsible for supporting the companies within the BSR Group obtaining quotes, providing accurate delivery dates and placing orders for both purchase and hire. Updating trackers with up to date information and feeding back to the relevant parties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the provision of procurement services to the wider organisation including BSR Connect, O&M, BSR EPC, BSR Energy and Omnio and other head office services;
  • Satisfy day to day procurement requirements to ensure added value, savings, quality and surety of supply;
  • Raise Purchase Orders in Sage, based on the price/time scale/location insuring goods/services are in place/delivered by required date at the most competitive price and within budget. Attach any relevant documents (request forms, quotes);
  • Place orders with relevant approved suppliers;
  • Inform the purchase requester of the status of order including placement, delivery and any changes to expectations in a timely manner;
  • Check the delivery of materials are on time and report any changes of suppliers/prices/materials;
  • Obtain quotes from existing and new approved suppliers based on requirements outlined in Purchase Order requests;
  • For small item purchases – source new suppliers, depending on requirements outlined in purchase order requests and where necessary complete New Supplier Approval Form;
  • Liaise with the accounts department to solve any discrepancies with invoices matching purchase orders;
  • Recording of deliveries to relevant files;
  • Ensure compliance with the Procurement procedures.

Key qualities

  • Experience of Sage or a similar purchasing system is preferable but not a mandatory
  • Ability to multi task
  • Able to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Exemplary organisational and administrational skills
  • Team player

To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter and your CV via this link:

https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/recruitment/vacancies/4849

Applications close Thursday 27th June 2019

 

Title:                          Senior Project Engineer (SAP)

Reports to:                BSR Connect Operations Manager

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

Additional:               Company 4×4 vehicle, participation in on call rota.

Location:                  Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Role Summary:

BSR Connect is a leading Independent Connections Provider (ICP), accredited under the Lloyds National Electrical Registration Scheme (NERS) up to and including 132kV, to deliver safe, robust and cost-effective connections to electricity distribution networks. We provide grid connection works from low voltage up to and including 132kV, working on projects from inception to completion, including Distribution Network Operator (DNO) adoption.

The Project Engineer is key member of the business and BSR group of companies. As the lead Senior Authorised Person (SAP) for the group, the role includes the mentoring and development of operational staff, whilst overseeing the BSR groups’ HV processes and authorisations. The applicant shall be experienced and competent in working with electrical safety rules, including a knowledge of control procedures.

The Project Engineer is responsible for managing the engineering works on High Voltage (upto 132kV) electrical projects, during initial installation and ongoing operation and maintenance.

The role requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of protection and control schemes across a range of installations.

Duties of the Role

Manage and actively contribute to the following (but not limited to);

  • SAP duties on new connections and existing renewable/generation projects;
  • Control Engineer and mentor for developing SAP’s;
  • The management of project electrical installation and commissioning;
  • HV substation building requirements, design and installation;
  • Grid compliance and earthing studies; specify requirements, assign consultants and review of reports;
  • Liaising with DNO representatives;
  • Coordination of all associated 3rd parties, such as BT and utility companies;
  • Appointing specialist contractors for electrical works where required;
  • Sub-contracting to O&M providers (both related partied and third parties as applicable;
  • Role includes travel across the UK and staying away overnight.

 

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Senior Authorised Person (SAP) up to 33kV. Senior Authorised Person up to 132kV preferred. Training will be provided to obtain 132kV authorisation;
  • Experience within a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or utility-based company;
  • Experience in High Voltage system design, operation and protection schemes;
  • Proven track record of managing high voltage installation projects;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office 365;
  • Qualifications in Electrical installations and inspections or; qualification in Electrical Engineering such as BSc or HND.

 

Essential:

  • UK driving license
  • Ability to work in the UK

Competencies required for this role:

Strategic Agility

Customer Focus

Priority Setting

Functional / Technical Skills

Please apply by uploading a covering letter and CV via this link

https://britishrenewables.breathehr.com/v/AF-FY68eAoLSXMbXVGjIcw

Job Description

Title:                          Quality, Safety, Health & Environmental Advisor

Reports to:                Group Head of Quality, Safety, Health, Environment and IMS

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

Location:                  BSR Group HQ (Shepton Mallet) and various sites throughout the UK

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Group Head of Quality Safety Health Environment & IMS; this role is a mixture of 60% office based providing support to the group H&S function with various tasks including auditing, supporting operational teams with client requests, being the point of knowledge for QSHE as a specialism, collating monthly statistics and promoting the behavioural safety program – ‘Everyone Safe Always’. Site based activities make up 40% of this role and including carrying out QSHE Audits, inspections and other activities as required within the appointed business units within the BSR Group.

This is a role for an experienced health and safety professional with at least 5 years’ experience in the construction industry; having worked within a Main Contractor and is able to show a comprehensive understanding of CDM processes, procedures, regulations, related working knowledge of Construction Phase Plans; with a strong knowledge of electrical safe systems of work, including Low and High voltage. This knowledge base will be vital when completing your duties, being organised and having knowledge of business management processes would also be an advantage.

The nature of this role requires flexibility for extensive travel from the office at Shepton Mallet to our various sits and location with a requirement to occasionally to stay away from home.  A company vehicle will be provided.

Duties of the Role

  • Support, develop and report on the implementation and effectiveness of the Integrated Management System within the appointed business units of the BSR Group.
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the various business specific IMS documents needed within the appointed business units of the BSR Group.
  • Provide reviews and updates on QSHE performance and progress towards achieving goals and targets
  • Conduct and deliver company the QSHE audit program
  • Support the maintenance, implementation of specific business unit documentation in relation to the comprehensive IMS that meets the needs and requirements of the business, while satisfying the requirements of ISO:9001, 45001, 50001 and 14001
  • Demonstrate through effective delivery and high standards Implement the QSHE business strategy, encompassing the business needs to identify areas for continual improvement and develop new initiatives
  • Take the lead in accident/incident investigations and facilitate communication of accident/incident investigation findings
  • Ensure external 3rd party audits are supported where requested
  • Advise the Group Head of QSHE & IMS of any non-conformances and/or risks to the business resulting from audit findings
  • Provide QSHE Monthly management reports
  • Provide professional and accurate advice to the business
  • Maintain personal skills and competencies, keeping up to date with legal requirements and best practice as a professional
  • Providing support and advice on the maintenance/use of the QSHE web-based QSHE systems
  • Liaise with local authorities and enforcement bodies to ensure the company is not subject to any enforcement action
  • Development of new and management of existing business continuity plans of the appointed business units within the BSR Group
  • Communicate clearly and professionally at all times.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

Essential

  • NEBOSH Diploma with at least 3 years applied experience
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • Member of IOSH with a view of working towards Chartered
  • Knowledge and understanding of Low and High Voltage Rules, and Safe Systems of Work
  • Forward thinking and pragmatic
  • Self-efficient who can manage work load/prioritise against business need
  • Forward thinking; ability to engage others and obtain buy-in
  • Clean and valid UK driving licence

Desirable

  • Experience of working within the Solar industry
  • Experience and/or knowledge of 45001 implementation

Competencies required for this role:

  • Action Oriented
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Composed individual
  • A good judgement of others

Please apply by uploading a covering letter and your CV via our website.

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