Area Supervisor – Solar O&M – Belfast

  • Engineering
  • Full Time
  • Belfast, UK (Remote)
  • £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: plus on call payments, bonus and benefits GBP / Year



Our client is a leading renewable energy company with a focus on the operations and maintenance of a broad portfolio of renewable energy assets across the globe.

Directly reporting to the Regional Manager, the Area Supervisor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of all solar farm O&M Technicians and their works across their dedicated sites.


  • Liaising with multiple internal departments such as the Technical Operations Planners, Project Managers, Procurement, Control centre personal, HSEQ Manager and HR.
  • Understand the company’s detailed obligations in respect of any ongoing or ad hoc works on sites in the area. Ensure, monitor and audit compliance with those obligations.
  • Take area-wide responsibility for plant performance, work quality and site appearance (both electrical, landscaping, and other) across sites within the area.
  • Be aware of HSE issues on the sites and propose and discuss necessary measures to improve HSE with the HSE Manager and/or the Regional Manager.
  • Coach/ guide Lead Technicians and Site Technicians within the area on staying safe and compliance with HSE in their ongoing work.
  • Update team calendar and provide well-considered input on medium term and immediate term work scheduling within the area.
  • Support/assist area teams in performing PPM and corrective maintenance works (inc. HV) for solar plants to ensure the successful ongoing operation of the plants within the area.
  • Take joint lead on onboarding of new sites, inc. leading site due diligence and on-boarding visits, filling in reports and/or forms, and creating onboarding documentation.
  • Meet third parties (e.g. customers/TAs) onsite and by phone/email on an ad hoc basis
  • Spare parts/inventory matters; ensure that spare parts stock records are always up to date
  • Ensure all team members have the correct PPE, equipment, vehicles and training as required
  • Support in the recruitment of new field staff in coordination with the Regional Manager.
  • Assist Project Managers and Procurement Manager with quoting for works.
  • Supporting operational responsibility for improving profit margins for field operations
  • New joiner inductions; responsible for onboarding/coaching of new field staff for the area.


  • 3+ years’ O&M experience working on MW-scale solar farms (Essential)
  • Provide evidence via personal HV switching logbook
  • Attention to detail
  • HV qualifications AP15 or OP40 or equivalent
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • IOSH or NEBOSH (desirable)
  • Key central inverter manufacturer trained (SMA, ABB, Power Electronics and Schneider), (desirable)

Location:       Belfast Region, N. Ireland

About Us
Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

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