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Solar Installations Engineer - job post

Duncan Renewables
YorkHybrid remote
£25,000 - £35,000 a year - Full-time
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 4 days.

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  • £25,000 - £35,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Monday to Friday

Pulled from the full job description

  • Company pension
  • Referral programme

Here at Duncan Renewables, we pride ourselves on delivering the very best in Domestic and Commercial Solar and Renewable energy Solutions. A well established business with a reputation for outstanding service and quality and with over 16 years experience and establishment within the Renewable Sector, we are looking to expertly grow our business to meet the ever increasing demands of our customers.

This is a permanent position that is aligned with enthusiastic and career driven individuals, for looking to further their current skills or build upon an existing career while supporting and being an integral team player and who take pride in delivering the best in domestic installations and across prestigious commercial projects.

We are looking for dynamic skilled individual’s and are open to a variety of backgrounds and trades, provided, that you are adaptable and committed to learning new skills and competencies as part of the journey.

This is a brilliant opportunity to become or advance further as a Renewables Engineer and will primarily involve supporting the business needs in the installation of Solar PV and renewable energy solutions across a variety of projects with large commercial projects making up the larger portion of our portfolio. Therefore, we require adaptable individuals keen to deliver outstanding results to our clients and perfectly at home working in dynamic professional teams.

If you are technically skilled, outgoing and adaptive and looking to get into the renewable energy sector and become part of something brilliant, please do not hesitate to apply.

We offer an immediate start, competitive salary and bonus opportunities, a range of company benefits and excellent career progression and development opportunities for motivated candidates such as natural leaders, self-starters and those who pride themselves on being the best.

Given this is a field based role, there will be travel included which is paid in line with the company policy on travel and ideal candidates should be comfortable in commuting or based around 30 minutes from our depot outside Wetherby in North Yorkshire.

Role and responsibilities

  • Effective installation against plans and layouts across Solar PV installations
  • Leading or operating effectively within a team of installers delivering outstanding service in domestic/commercial (including on-roof, ground mount and Solar fields
  • Supporting technical installations across containment of cabling and AC/DC cable routing.
  • Being integral to project delivery on large scale Commercial installations within project timescales
  • Supporting installation across varying renewable energy products
  • Adaptable to challenges and working environments across a variety of differing installation types both on roof and ground-mount solar arrays
  • Coaching and developing members of our growing team.
  • Supporting an open culture of change and development while putting safety and the customer at the heart of everything we do.


  • Applicants must have good communication and social skills and be happy to work as part of a growing installation team
  • Self starting, autonomous and adaptive to varying project requirements and installation needs
  • Enthusiasm for knowledge and invested in self development - loads to offer here and this is critical to success
  • Works well as part of a team and takes pride in being a team-player
  • Good knowledge and experience of risk assessment and must work safe in accordance to process and method statements (RAMS)


  • Transferrable technical skills and competencies advantageous from the renewable/construction or utilities sector
  • CSCS Skilled Worker advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally have experience on roofing inclusive of working with and adjusting roof tiles and slate but not essential
  • Experience in following project plans and working to deadlines
  • IPAF / or Powered access Operative license – (not essential)
  • Safety Awareness (working at height, asbestos, moving handling) – training will be provided

Skills /attributes

· Skilled worker with power tools, cutting equipment (training can be provided)

· Safe working including at working at height

· Experience of moving and handling – training will be provided

· Team experience across trades/ construction / utilities or renewable energy sector

· Knowledge of Solar PV and Renewable energy – desirable

· Problem Solving, possessing initiative

· Experience of leading teams (advantageous but not essential)

· Ability to understand and recognise deadlines and therefore flexible

· Would be beneficial to have experience of working on domestic roof types and tiles inclusive of slate but not essential

· Based in Yorkshire or North East and Comfortable with travel as we do not operate in a fixed area although typically across the North of England and Yorkshire

On offer,

· Company vehicle depending an applicants location and aligned role within the team

· Competitive Salary up to £38.500k depending on leadership experience – with additional performance bonus

· Company pension scheme

· 20 Days holiday per year including time off in lieu

· Overtime paid for travel outside of nominal working hours (40 hrs per week)

· Retention bonus and refer a friend (subject to successful probation)

· Our commitment to your professional development


· Adaptable and enthusiastic for Renewable Energy

· Full UK Drivers licence and experience and comfortable driving a Van

· First class customer service skills

· Experience or comfortable working at heights

· Ability to be part of a team, either as a leader or integral team player and can carry out work autonomously.

This is an immediate position and we welcome all to apply who are looking for an exciting opportunity to enter this exciting sector and become part of something brilliant with a business with outstanding reputation and referrals.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25,000.00-£35,000.00 per year


  • Company pension


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • York: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Has experience of working with Domestic Roof materials, tiles and slate


  • Technical experience within a field based engineer role: 1 year (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in York

Reference ID: Solar Installer DRP Ltd

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