Senior Operations Manager: Solar PV

  • Percivals Barn, Fairfield Farm, Upper Weald, MK19 6EL, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Prospect House, 5 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Commercial professions (other)
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BayWa r.e. Operation Services Limited offers comprehensive operations and maintenance services to solar energy plants and wind plants across the UK and Ireland. We utilise our international experience as well as the expert knowledge of our local teams to deliver centralised, state-of-the-art data management and monitoring. Our commitment is to deliver our services by setting industry standards and constantly innovating to improve the value we add for our customers.

Due to our growth, we are expanding our team in Edinburgh and / or Milton Keynes and are currently looking for a Senior Operations Manager: Solar PV:

Your Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that all contractual obligations within the O&M Agreements for several commercial PV portfolios are fulfilled.
  • Responsible for the direct management of the Solar PV Team in the UK.
  • Responsible for high level discussion, negotiations and operational issues with clients, subcontractors and other third parties.
  • Support the Directors, the Head of Asset Management, and the other senior managers in ensuring that the company operates in compliance with the BayWa r.e. operational guidelines (in particular, SHEQ) and that it delivers excellent service quality to its customers and stakeholders.
  • Ensure the profitable management of all solar PV contracts and develop initiatives for efficiency increases.
  • Responsible for the implementation of all required processes, tools, and systems, including the integration of new digital platforms.
  • Responsible for growth, including the planning and resourcing of new sites and team members.
  • Tailoring and ensuring effectiveness of onboarding and ongoing training processes for the Solar Project Management team.
  • Provide input on the operational scope of tenders and support in sales discussions with potential and existing clients.
  • Ensure that the company strategy is followed and integrated within the operational team.

Your profile

  • Degree in a technical or commercial field
  • Relevant professional experience, of which at least 2 years in the UK large scale solar industry.
  • Extensive experience of service contracts and the underlying technical, commercial, and legal provisions.
  • Excellent commercial insight for assessing key value drivers of projects.
  • Active listener that shows you understand and value others’ viewpoints.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written (presentations, reports, documents) and spoken
  • Proven negotiator and team player.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise and build strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage a range of priorities.
  • Structured approach and methodical working style.
  • Able to remain composed and professional under pressure, keeping a positive outlook.
  • Able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Able to suggest improvements to existing processes and implement new processes.
  • Confident communicator, with solid interpersonal skills allowing you to lead a large team, building and maintaining relationships with clients, suppliers, other market players, further stake holders and international internal BayWa r.e. teams.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of leading projects and teams to successful results

Your benefits

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Yearly Team Away Days
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Yearly Discretionary Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Excellent Company Culture
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides all employees with 24/7 access to telephone and online counselling
  • Access to an online benefits portal which includes travel and shopping discounts, healthy living advice & a financial well-being resource bank
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme 


Your contact

We look forward to your application! 

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