Field Service Engineer

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Lightsource bp was founded as Lightsource Renewable Energy in 2010. We began as a small UK start-up, with a plan to deploy retail investment into solar energy projects. Our founder’s decision to secure investment upfront paid-off quickly. In just a few months, Lightsource bp became the UK’s largest solar developer, investing and delivering many of the UK’s first utility-scale solar projects. In 2017 we partnered with bp. Since then, we have grown in all areas of our business, including entering new markets and supersizing our projects. We chose bp as a partner that could support our ambition for rapid growth. Working in 50:50 partnership with an integrated energy major like bp gives us the ability to scale, but also to think outside the box – from green hydrogen to innovative power pricing structures. There is so much opportunity to address the global energy transition in partnership.

The team is seeking to expand with the addition of a Field Service Engineer.

As part of Europe’s largest O&M fleet, the purpose of this role is to maintain Solar plants in an optimum operating condition.

Duties and responsibilities

Adhere to all HSE procedures at all times and play an active role in risk assessment.

Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of electrical components, inverters (i.e. thermal analysis, performance analysis) modules (i.e. thermal analysis, integrity checks).

CCTV/Security Systems.

Monitoring systems.

Structures (i.e. bolt tightening, corrosion checks).

Provide electrical maintenance services for portfolio of solar farms in a specified region. This will require regular travel to sites in your allocated region. On occasions you will be expected to travel to different regions to provide extra support if required.

Assist with the compilation of insurance and warranty claims.

Take full ownership of assigned sites.

Manage relationships local subcontractors

Minimum experience:

Electrically trained; BS7671 and Level 3 Electrical NVQ or equivalent (e.g. apprenticeship completed, IET etc)

Able to safely pass LV1 assessment


Previous experience working as Electricians Mate.

Industrial PV installation maintenance experience.

Inverter maintenance experience.

High Voltage (HV) Switching experience.

Knowledge of network infrastructure (e.g. LAN, routers, switches).

Work Skills

Clean, full Driving Licence.

Working at heights is an advantage.

Be comfortable working in a team.

Good time-management and punctuality.

Able to work under pressure.

Able to prioritize workload effectively.

General Skills/Attributes

Able to work remotely without close supervision.

HSE awareness.

Being pro-active, able to work autonomously and use initiative.

Problem solving attitude.

Naturally inquisitive with strong technical understanding.

A 'can-do' attitude and willingness to be adaptable.

Passionate about renewables (highly desirable).

Motivated and willing to receive training and development.

Be comfortable in an out-door work environment.

Education and Qualifications

A recognized electrical qualification such as City and Guilds 2382-18 (18th Edition), would be an advantage.

Any Inverters maintenance course would be an advantage

Testing and inspection certification 2391 an advantage