Coordinator Solar Energy

Job Title: Coordinator Solar Energy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bahrain
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 657C
Job Published: November 10, 2016 07:39

Job Description

Coordinate with operation and maintenance contractor, companys departments and Electricity & Water Authority for the effective operation & maintenance of solar panel installations at various locations in the kingdom.



Key Result Areas

Coordinate with Solar Energy contractor for operation & maintenance of all the solar panel installations owned by Bapco to ensure the uninterrupted generation of solar energy.

Prepare & maintain contractual agreements and negotiate contractual terms with the contractor to ensure best value for the services from solar O&M contractor.

Assess, evaluate and audit the performance of the O & M Contractor to ensure that work is carried out in accordance with contract and Bapco standards.

Maintain, budget & control all cost related to solar energy including operations & maintenance cost to ensure the cost effective operation & maintenance of Solar Equipment.

Carry out literature surveys, best practices information and provide technical advices on solar energy to optimize & enhancement of performance.

Prepare solar energy performance report and review with the higher authorities to explore performance improvement opportunities.

Liaise with Electricity and Water Authority (EWA), government agencies for solar energy power generation to provide necessary support from Bapco on solar energy.

Liaise with O & M Contractor, regularly monitor all the solar panel installations at the Network Operation Centre during abnormal situation or interruption of power supply to rectify the issue and normalise to energy supply as early as possible.

Liaise with O & M Contractor is exercising best asset management practices including planned preventative maintenance to ensure long term usage of all the solar panel installations.

Monitor the O&M work and ensure that contractors s employees comply with Bapcos HSE Standards and relevant Bahrain Governmental Regulations to prevent unsafe situation at work sites.


Job Context

The solar energy project generates 5 MWp of renewable energy at solar panels in parking shades in Refinery external car parks, on solar trees, street light poles, building roof and car parking shades in Awali Town and a ground mounted solar farm at the University of Bahrain. The primary function of this position is to manage the operation & maintenance of solar facilities through contractor.

The jobholder works in close liaison with O & M Contractor and all concerned departments and external agencies to ensure that all the solar installations are performing efficiently with the desired power output as per design and in full compliance with Bapco EHS standards, relevant National Regulations and industry best practice. Also, responsible for managing the budget and expenses related to solar facilities.

The position require to obtain performance data of the Solar PV systems from the remote monitoring and data logging software supplied by manufacturer (Intelli View software).