Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager

Job Title

Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager

Supervisor Title

Director of Operations and Maintenance





Position: Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager

Supervisor: Director of Operations and Maintenance

Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Summary Description:
The Utility Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Manager is responsible for the coordination of field and office activities as they pertain to utility concerns and ASI O&M staff. This role serves as deputy to the Director of O&M and has supervisory responsibility for a subset of O&M employees as designated by the Director of O&M.

Utility Operations and Maintenance Manager Responsibilities:
• Supervise field and office activities as they relate to utility and large-scale PV system concerns.
• Oversee the preparation and transmission of PV plant production and status reports to clients. Create and edit reports when necessary. Develop methods appropriate to required metrics.
• Assign responsibilities to staff to effectively manage fleet monitoring, SCADA, field maintenance, field troubleshooting, and repair requirements.
• Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for utility interconnection requirements and concerns.
• Process payroll and accounting documentation.
• Act as the technical and professional liaison to clients when required.
• Maintain supplier relationships and replacement parts inventory for utility plant concerns. Act as a liaison to sub-contractors for electrical testing and other plant maintenance activities to manage scheduling and reporting.
• Manage equipment warranty concerns and schedule for vendor field visits as required.
• Effectively historize event data. Maintain the equipment database and provide metrics as requested.
• Develop personal PV plant performance testing and capacity testing competency as it relates to company requirements.
• Responsibility for communicating to all involved parties for resolution of trouble calls.
• Responsibility for meteorological systems, and data integrity of meteorological systems.
• Responsibility for the preventative and corrective maintenance of solar plants, including PV inverters, combiner boxes, solar panels, and other components.
• Replacement/installation of hardware, PV modules, inverters, monitoring equipment, and any other component within the solar site.
• Attend training sessions and industry conferences relating to large scale PV system concerns as approved by Director of O&M.
• Use of equipment and resources in accordance with instructions provided by the company.
• Adherence to Company policies, quality, environmental health and safety policies, and good housekeeping practices.
• Manage and schedule weekend and evening on-call duties for dispatching emergency response to significant issues.

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):
• Previous large scale solar and general construction experience required.
• Technically knowledgeable with multiple technologies.
• Previous background in Operations and Maintenance of PV electrical systems required.
• Networking hardware and software experience required.
• Must be flexible, be able to adapt to new situations, have self-control, and have high integrity.
• Flexibility to work during weekends.
• Able to work in varying temperatures.
• Not afraid of heights and able to climb on top of roofs.
• Able to climb ladders, work with tools, work in crawl spaces.
• Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks (up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds with assistance).
• Ability to pass a background check.
• Willing and able to travel overnight based on the needs of the business (generally less than 10%).

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