Solar Project Manager- Solar and Storage O&M

Home or office based in South England
Excellent Benefits including Bonus
sally.woods@search-tech.co.uk
+44 (0)1202 554624

The purpose of this role is to provide Project Management for the Solar O&M service within the Asset Management and Operations department in order to plan and execute a programme of upgrade, repair and remediation work on a portfolio of operational solar farms.

Responsibilities

The Project Manager will require close coordination with the O&M Manager and Asset Manager for each solar plant. The project plan will need to be developed in coordination with the relevant technical, procurement and HSQE specialists. The relevant owner approvals need to be obtained and adhered to.

  • Manage a pipeline of Project work through all stages including identification, quotation, approval, scheduling, planning, execution, technical completion, de-snagging, invoicing and warranty claims.
  • Identify sources of new work from end of warranty inspections, maintenance inspection reports, serial defects and upgrade opportunities.
  • Forecast the team’s long-term resource demand and supply. Action any imbalances.
  • Line managing a team of site installation technicians, providing coaching, motivation and continuous improvement of quality standards.
  • Developing relationships with a selection of quality sub-contractors, managing their site works and providing timely feedback.
  • Draw up a consolidated ongoing Project Plan to identify the resources, materials, plant, procedures, costs and timeframes.
  • Execute the Project Plan in accordance with manufacturer’s and warranty requirements, contract terms, quality systems, HSQE standards (including CDM) and best industry practice.
  • React to major plant component failures and execute the contingency plans developed by the O&M Planner.
  • Accountability for the safety, profitability, quality and warranty claims in relation to the Project Plan.
  • Delivery of the approved Project Plan
  • Produce detailed specification and scope documents for tendering
  • Lead procurement activities
  • Award sub-contracts
  • Finalise program of works
  • Project manage sub-contracted works in accordance with the timescales and budget
  • Regular status updates to Asset Manager and owner, and forecasting time and cost
  • to completion
  • Ensure appropriate testing, commissioning and documentation is produced,
  • Organise handover to incumbent O&M contractor, including sub-contractor defect
  • Coordinate with and provide relevant support to Wind and Battery Storage Project work.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of CDM
  • Lifting Procedures
  • Knowledge of the construction activities for solar farms
  • Knowledge of typical labour and materials costs in the solar industry
  • Knowledge of key HSE legislation and guidance pertaining to project activities
  • Attention to detail
  • A commitment to high quality
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Report-writing skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Strong communication
  • Contract management skills
  • Experience managing a program of electrical and civil project work
  • Experience working on solar sites
  • Experience producing project plans and programs
  • Experience managing solar sub-contractors
  • Experience delivering projects safely, on time and on budget
  • Electrical qualifications
  • Relevant safety qualifications such as IOSH
  • or SMSTS
  • Project management qualifications desirable
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