Solar O&M Operations and Maintenance Manager

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Sector: Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sean Tierney

Gold Group have a brilliant solar opportunity for a leading Renewable Energy company currently recruiting for a Solar Operations Manager to ensure contractual and statutory compliance for a portfolio of Solar Plants.

The key objectives are to maximise the production from client assets, increase maintenance efficiency and achieve a high level of safety performance.

The ideal candidate will be an electrical engineer with experience planning maintenance on MW-scale solar plants. This is a permanent role and regular travel to operational sites will also be required. A company vehicle allowance, phone and laptop/tablet will be provided.


  • Delivering the Solar O&M service to meet the client contractual requirements
  • Producing O&M plans in accordance with contract, manufacturer's requirements and good industry practice
  • Identifying maintenance requirements, scheduling resources, safely managing work control and reporting on completed work
  • Writing and reviewing RAMS, permits and maintenance procedures
  • Day-to-day line management of a team of solar PV O&M technicians
  • Ensuring the team adhere to health, safety and quality requirements at all time
  • Oversee stock management and procurement of materials
  • Managing supplier relationships and equipment warranties
  • Liaising with external stakeholders such as DNO and landowners
  • Reacting to emergencies, site outages and changing circumstances
  • Determining common causes of lost production and identifying performance improvement opportunities
  • Overseeing maintenance KPI performance and implementing improvement strategies
  • Providing updates to clients and providing information for contractual reporting
  • Ensuring client invoicing and supplier payment is carried out correctly
  • Playing a key part in adopting new sites into the maintenance systems
  • Implementing and maintaining a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other quality management tools as necessary
  • Achieve and maintain Authorised Person status commensurate with training received, experience gained and in-line with individual job role requirements
  • Other duties commensurate with the role


  • Knowledge of PV systems, components and their maintenance requirements
  • Electrical knowledge, including HV, DC and communication networks
  • Knowledge of safety requirements for carrying out maintenance on high voltage generating plant
  • Strong approach to safe working practices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities whilst ensuring safety and quality are maintained
  • Ability to identify problems, conduct analysis and develop solutions
  • Able to accurately plan maintenance work including labour, materials and skills required to carry out an intervention
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Experience of working with MW-scale renewable energy systems
  • Experience of maintenance planning in solar or power industry
  • Experience working with CMMS software
  • Experience working with SCADA and plant monitoring software
  • Experience managing work on high voltage systems
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Safety qualifications such as IOSH managing safely or equivalent

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. A copy of our privacy policy can be found here: Gold Group is an equal opportunity & diversity employer. A copy of our equal opportunity & diversity policy can be found here:

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