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O\u0026M Senior Authorised Person - East at Renewable Energy Systems Ltd

O\u0026M Senior Authorised Person - East

Renewable Energy Systems Ltd Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Full Time
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O&M Senior Authorised Person - East

We are searching for an experienced O&M Senior Authorised Person to work in and around the Eastern region of England.

Do you want to work to make Power for Good?

We're the world's largest independent renewable energy company. We're driven by a simple yet powerful vision: to create a future where everyone has access to affordable, zero carbon energy.

We know that achieving our ambitions would be impossible without our people. Because we're tackling some of the world's toughest problems, we need the very best people to help us. They're our most important asset so that's why we continually invest in them.

RES is a family with a diverse workforce, and we are dedicated to the personal professional growth of our people, no matter what stage of their career they're at. We can promise you rewarding work which makes a real impact, the chance to learn from inspiring colleagues from across a growing, global network and opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

Our competitive package offers rewards and benefits including pension schemes, flexible working, and top-down emphasis on better work-life balance. We also offer private healthcare, discounted green travel, 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell days, enhanced family leave and four volunteering days per year so you can make an impact somewhere else.

Job Purpose/Summary Details

  • RES provides High Voltage Operations and Maintenance (HV O&M) Services to renewable energy assets in the UK & Ireland. Due to increased demand from our clients, we are looking for an HV Senior Authorised Person (33kV) to grow and improve this service.
  • The SAP is a site-based role performing Operation & Maintenance responsibilities on utility-scale solar/wind and battery storage sites and home/office working for other tasks.
  • You should hold, or have recently held, 33kV SAP status
  • Experience operating and maintaining utility-scale renewable sites/equipment or DNO assets, would be desirable.
  • You will need to be located near/travel to operational plants and have a full driving licence.
  • This is a permanent role reporting into the HV O&M Manager, and will require availability for weekend and on-call duties, including overnight callouts.

Key Accountabilities

The responsibilities of the HV SAP's include:

  • Always adherence to health and safety requirements and help maintain and improve safety standards
  • Achieve and maintain Senior Authorised Person status.
  • Become fully conversant and make sure that all works are undertaken in accordance with the RES Electrical & Mechanical Safety Rules and Safety Rule Instructions, this will include but is not limited to:
    • Prepare, issue, and cancel safety documents
    • Carry out switching, isolation and earthing duties
    • Acting as Control Engineer
    • Prepare switching schedules
    • Manage the interface between system boundaries with site and DNO as required
    • Produce and review method statements and risk assessments
    • Produce maintenance plans for HV equipment
    • Maintain the asset register
    • Manage and/or deliver of planned and unplanned maintenance activities on electrical equipment
    • Produce final reports
  • Carry out basic protection testing on HV related equipment. Complex protection relay testing is desirable.
  • Undertake troubleshooting and fault-finding on RES controlled plant/equipment.
  • Carry out inductions for sub-contractors and provide Competent Person Training.
  • Induct and manage in-house staff and sub-contractors, ensure their safe working, and undertake quality checks on their work.
  • Keep in close communication with the O&M office
  • Working with external stakeholders such as DNO and asset owner
  • Reacting to emergencies, site outages and changing circumstances
  • Occasionally work away from home for training courses or to cover RES controlled sites in other geographical areas where required.
  • Other responsibilities commensurate with the role



  • HV Safe Systems of Work
  • Knowledge of the key legislation underpinning UK high voltage electrical asset operation and maintenance
  • Detailed knowledge of UK industry HV electrical safety rules
  • Detailed knowledge of HV equipment
  • HV maintenance practices including HSG230


  • Knowledge of solar farm assets
  • Earthing system installation and test. Protection system installation and test.



  • Strong approach to safe working practices
  • Able to operate and maintain different types of HV plant/equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple activities whilst ensuring safety and quality are maintained
  • Ability to identify problems, conduct analysis and develop solutions


  • Able to use equipment for testing and fault finding on HV plant/equipment



  • SAP Experience (33kV)
  • Operation and maintenance of HV Equipment
  • Experience in fault finding on HV plant and equipment.
  • Commissioning HV plant and equipment.
  • Basic HV protection testing


  • SAP Experience at 33kV for DNO's and renewables
  • Complex Protection relay testing and commissioning.



  • Full UK driving licence
  • Previously held SAP authorisation under high voltage electrical safety rules
  • Electrical Engineering HND or equivalent industry experience
  • IOSH Managing Safely or CITB SMSTS or equivalent


  • Holds or previously held SAP authorisations under DNO Safety Rules

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.



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