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Solar O&M Manager

Solar O&M Manager

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Qualification : (desired skills and experience)

Graduate Engineer (Electrical/Electronics/any relevant field)

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  •  More than 02 years experience in Solar Plant O&M, asset management and service management.
  •  Minimum of 3 years electrical construction or electrical maintenance experience in a management role. Solar PV experience preferred.
  •  Basic understanding of how to interface with and understand various communication devices that operate under the TCP and Modbus protocols.
  •  Advanced electrical troubleshooting skills including AC/DC ground faults, communication issues, switch gear trips, and generic PV equipment failures.
  •  Advanced customer experience skills. Ability to make the customer comfortable and included in the process of maintaining and servicing their solar power plant.
  •  Computer skills. O&M manager will need advanced computer skills to operate quickly and efficiently with various utility programs, Microsoft Office/Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat, DWG viewer, and various DAS platforms.


Required Skills:

  • Teamwork – ability to work with a team / other experts to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to read, understand electrical, civil, and structural plans.
  • Problem solving and implementing site-specific procedures to increase plant uptime.
  • Analytical – Must be able to analyze problem scenarios and make quick intelligent decisions.
  • Understanding of logistics and operations in a service environment.
  • Strong understanding of the CEA Standards/ NEC /IEC codes and the ability to reference the code as required


Job description

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the construction of the project at the site being undertaken by the EPC contractor, monitoring the pace and the quality of the construction as per the IEC/IS standards.
  • Managing the O&M agreements to follow O&M best practices and achieving the operational efficiency during the project operation
  • Verification of electrical calculations as well as field verification, conduct site safety assessments and identify all safety hazards on job-site, documentation of all non-conforming issues found after an inspection.
  • May need to handle multiple sites at a time.
  • Managing the performance of preventative maintenance of upto 100MW of solar power.
  • Responding to and resolving customer warranty problems.
  • Performing troubleshooting and remediation measures on site to increase plant uptime.
  • Interfacing with SCADA/DAS system to understand communication problems on site.
  • Interfacing with Power components (Inverter, Recombiner, Combiner box, PV module) to solve production problems.
  • Inputting detailed case and maintenance data into CRM/ ERP software.
  • Primary client touch point and responsible for client expectation management for controlled regions.
  • Communicating trends in troubleshooting and maintenance to the O&M department to improve processes.
  • Passion for electrical power systems and keeping them operational.

You can still apply for this position and we will get back when we have an opening.

Shri Shakti Alternative Energy Ltd (SSAEL), is a part of the Shri Shakti Group, Hyderabad, with over a decade of experience in the field of Clean energy, Consulting and Solar Project Development.

SSAEL has executed projects for World Bank, UNIDO, GVEP, kfW, IREDA and were Consultants to RERC.

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