OT Systems Administrator

What you will be doing in this role:
As a member of the OT Team, within the Design and Engineering department, the OT Systems Administrator will setup and maintain the servers and network infrastructure which supports our new and existing distributed energy projects. This includes OS builds (Linux and Windows), backup configuration, software and firmware updates, and automation. 

As new PV and battery sites increasing rely on their communication networks for operation, BSR needs to ensure that new designs meet the current requirements for performance and cybersecurity and that older designs are maintained and upgraded in line with current industry practises. 

The OT Systems Administrator will also be available to provide advice and assistance for reactive issues which need specialist skills or experience and may participate in an on-call rota for out-of-hours remote support along with the other members of the OT team. 

What we need from you:

  • Deploying and configuring Linux and Windows servers and workstations on OT networks 
  • Installing and configuring software packages required on the servers and workstations 
  • Assembling and maintaining computer systems used on OT networks 
  • Managing and prioritising patching and maintenance of device firmware, OS and software installations 
  • Consider cybersecurity in new designs and in maintenance and upgrades of existing systems 
  • Monitoring support agreements and software licenses to ensure BSR has the correct ongoing coverage 
  • Liaising with other teams, both internal and external to ensure that projects are delivered on time 
  • Developing automation and monitoring to aid the deployment process and maintain consistency across installations 
  • Sharing OT technical knowledge with the wider team by producing and updating documentation and operating instructions for the systems in use 
  • Supporting operational staff with monitoring, data acquisition, security, and CCTV systems issue resolutions 
  • Supporting maintenance of legacy ticketing system and graph displays used by the operations and maintenance team. Support the migration of the legacy ticketing system to an IT owned system. 
  • Adherence to and development of BSR Group’s Quality Management System and processes 

Skills you’ll have:


  • Linux systems administration experience, primarily within the Red Hat ecosystem 
  • Windows administration knowledge 
  • Backup planning, configuration, and management 
  • Computer hardware assembly and troubleshooting 
  • Cybersecurity experience 
  • Scripting and integration using any of; sh, Python, PowerShell, JSON, web APIs etc 
  • Familiarity with network troubleshooting tools 
  • Technical problem-solving skills and an aptitude for implementing new ideas 
  • Self motivated; able to work remotely and independently 
  • Enthusiasm for ongoing personal development and learning 
  • Strong communicator with patience and perseverance, able to troubleshoot and problem-solve with remote staff or equipment 


  • Knowledge and experience of PV specific and general industrial data acquisition systems 
  • Experience with other Linux distributions; Debian, SUSE/OpenSUSE 
  • Experience of any of the following network equipment; Fortinet firewalls and switches, Moxa industrial networking 
  • Experience of working with digital or analogue sensors 
  • PV, battery, and power electronics background knowledge 
  • Basic AutoCAD skills 

What you will get from BSR:

  • Monthly Social Buzz: Elevate your work experience with monthly events that spark connections and camaraderie.
  • Flex Your Way: Dive into a dynamic work-life balance with our hybrid working arrangement that lets you work from home three days a week.
  • Family First: Cherish family moments with our family-friendly parental leave because we know what truly matters.
  • Support Beyond Work: Your well-being is a priority. Dive into our Employee Assistance Programme offering comprehensive life support.
  • Rewards Galore: Celebrate your dedication with our annual bonus scheme and referral programme – because hard work deserves its spotlight.
  • Professional Growth: Stay ahead of the game with an annual reimbursement for one professional membership.
  • Time to Unwind: Enjoy 25 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays, with the freedom to roll over up to 5 days for that extra escape.
  • Secure Future: Your tomorrow matters. Secure it with our robust pension scheme.
  • Health Matters: Rest easy with private healthcare and life insurance coverage, because your well-being is non-negotiable.

Tips from the recruiter:

  • Tailor your application: Stand out from the crowd, align your application with the role’s specific requirements.
  • Mind the Deadline: Ensure your application is submitted by the specified closing date.
  • Prepare for Success: If invited to interview, come with thoughtful questions about the role and company.

If this opportunity sparks your ambition, fuels your passion, and aligns with your vision, we invite you to make your mark. Send your compelling application to: recruitment@britishrenewables.com.

At BSR, we are committed to equal opportunities in employment. Our hiring decisions are not just about roles; they are about the right people shaping the future. If you need reasonable adjustments for the interview process, contact us at the provided email address – because diversity fuels innovation.