Electrical Technician 

Solo Energy presents an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Technician to join an energetic, dynamic and innovative energy business.

Solo Energy is building the power plant of the future – the Virtual Power Plant. A decentralised and 100% renewable energy power plant driven by energy storage, blockchain and the people. We see a bright green future where electricity consumers are given the opportunity to participate in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly energy system, where they can buy, sell and trade energy within the community while also supporting the wider grid network and local renewable energy generators.

Our VPP software platform, FlexiGrid, controls and aggregates home batteries and electric vehicles to operate as a ‘Virtual Power Plant’, allowing energy suppliers to intelligently link energy storage to low‑cost renewable generation and therefore deliver affordable green energy to their customers.

We develop server-side software which remotely controls batteries and smart EV chargers. This involves communicating with high-level third-party APIs and making the correct decisions on how to instruct them.

Solo Energy is currently involved in several exciting projects with high-profile industrial and academic partners in the UK and Ireland. These ground-breaking projects have the potential to be a key catalyst in the next evolution of the electricity system. 

The Role

Solo Energy is looking for a highly talented Electrical Technician with an exceptional eye for detail. We are looking for a strong team member that is suited to a fast-paced and rapidly-changing start-up environment. We are looking for a candidate that shares the company’s passion for environmental sustainability and energy decarbonisation. The role will be based in Orkney, Scotland but may require a modest degree of travel within the UK. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • The candidate will play a leading role in managing and coordinating Solo’s battery and EV charger installations both internally and in conjunction with electrical installation partners

  • Installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and replacement of any faulty equipment

  • Provide customer support including carrying out of pre and post install site inspections

  • Assist and support the FlexiGrid software development team in various hardware testing, monitoring and troubleshooting tasks

  • Assist the FlexiGrid software development team with issue logging, tracking, reporting and resolution processes

  • Carry out any additional duties as may reasonably be required within the general scope and level of the post 

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant experience as an electrician

  • Good working knowledge and experience in working with renewable energy and energy efficiency products and solutions

  • Domestic / industrial electrical installation experience to industry standards (17th Edition)

  • Knowledge of electrical and thermal energy storage systems and their applications

  • Knowledge of / interest in battery storage systems, electric vehicles, solar PV technology, smart home, IoT and connected devices`

  • Highly self-motivated and capable of demonstrating initiative and the ability to adapt to change in a continuously evolving business

  • Exceptional communication, organisation and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Capable of working within a project team to achieve results

  • Practically-minded individual with a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning and developing 

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience with solar PV, heat pump, battery, EV charger installations

  • Control & Automation experience

  • Experience with SCADA systems

  • Experience with software programming languages

     

Solo Energy is a wholly owned Subsidiary of Smart Metering Systems PLC (SMS), a company incorporated in Scotland (registered number SC367563) whose registered office is at Second Floor, 48 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5TS.

SMS have been at the heart of the UK energy market for over two decades and are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK energy system.  As a major energy services and smart metering company with both technology and sustainability right at the very core of their ethos and business model, SMS Plc is committed to delivering the future of smart energy.  They fulfil this vision through their unique energy offering, serving energy suppliers, the industrial and commercial sector, and the wider domestic market to realise both the environmental and financial benefits of smarter energy practice.

SMS are committed to ‘Putting their people first’ and Solo Energy are delighted to be part of this group. 

 

Driven by our People, the Environment, the Future.

Please send CV and Cover Letter to careers@solo.energy