Solar Operations & Maintenance Engineer / Manager – AMANA

Country: UAE
Job ID: 402632

Responsible for oversight of O&M projects to ensure optimal system performance:

Manages the operation of solar PV plants to maximize performance, ensures it is done in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
Day to day online plants performance monitoring, analyzing recorded data, identifying and handling incidents that impact optimal power generation or general project functionality.
Plans, directs and coordinates activities of O&M projects to ensure that goals/objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and budget parameters.
Ensures AMANA standards are in line with international Solar Power guidelines and continuously updates procedures as required.
Primary point of contact for customers and vendors of O&M projects.
Manages and/or conducts solar plant energy audits, PR calculations, plant data, module degradation studies and other studies as needed.
Schedules and ensures timely execution of all O&M activities including cleaning, preventive and predictive maintenance for operational projects.
Records, analyses and reports all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences, as well as the time and materials expended on work orders.
Generates daily, weekly, and monthly reports to customers and to company.
Identifies and classifies problems and develops corrective and preventive (for reoccurring issues) action plans ensuring tickets are closed within a reasonable time frame.
Ensures that all O&M activities performed at project sites comply with manufacturer requirements and warranties.
Prepares, reviews and updates the O&M and safety manuals for existing and new projects.
Responds to emergency calls
Manages subcontractors’ customer service, relationships, contracts, etc.
Manages project handovers between EPC and O&M teams.
Interfaces with external parties such as public authorities, grid operators, customers, and others.
Manages & optimizes the spare parts inventory at a project and fleet level.
Contract management of all O&M contracts and associated warranties and guarantees.
Review all production reports, incident reports, maintenance logs and spare parts inventory reports provided by O&M (sub) contractors.
Provides suggestions to improve the methodology for optimal panel cleaning strategies.
Assists the Construction & Design teams in optimizing the system design for improved performance and reduced maintenance costs.
Assists in the due diligence process for new projects, in helping to review and assess contractual obligations, energy output, system availability, degradation, performance guarantees and O&M budgets.
Assists in the on-boarding of new projects to ensure proper maintenance at all times.
Supports in the budget planning process and ensures adherence to the approved budget.
Day-to-day management of team members, scheduling work, monitoring employee performance and providing advise and coaching whenever needed.
Assists in conducting technical training for the O&M team.

4+ years’ experience within a Solar PV Operation & Maintenance team.
Knowledge of electronics, AC/DC circuitry, LV/MV systems and distribution.
Proven ability and experience with electrical safety procedures.
Track record in completing commissioning of Solar PV plants.
Understanding of utility interconnections, metering requirements and data systems.
Ability in managing projects focused in maintenance and troubleshooting.
Experience in supervising, assigning and addressing complaints.
Familiar with MS office and CAD Software.

Job Details

Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Maintenance, Repair, and Technician
Company Industry: Construction & Building
Joining Date: 2020-05-01

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Degree: Bachelor’s degree

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