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O&M Regional Planner

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


The O&M Regional Planner is responsible for scheduling and coordinating maintenance activities efficiently with respect to resources, planning and operations while meeting the client’s contractual expectations. 


A large part of the role is to develop and maintain excellent client relations while maintaining positive business-to-business relationships with the company’s stakeholders. The planners are the main point of contact for our third parties and therefore excellent communication skills and the ability to problem solve is essential for the role.


Duties and responsibilities
•    Corrective and preventative maintenance scheduling.
•    Planning and coordinating maintenance activities.
•    Day to day responsibility for responding to clients within the specific assigned regions.
•    Accountable for the region’s day to day scheduling
•    Liaise and update both internal and external clients 
•    Liaising with subcontractors
•    Liaising with suppliers 
•    Travelling to your aligned region as and when required to provide updates 
•    Produce the annual Preventative Maintenance plan
•    Management, control and fulfilment of O&M maintenance plan
•    Organise the weekly Rota of Field Service Engineers, Management of the CMMS including management of the tickets issued by the CMMS until positive resolution
•    Tracking and updating clients on progress on specific works/projects
•    Understanding of contractual obligations
•    Accountable for providing support to the delivery of contractual obligations including PMs; CMs Response times; guaranteed performance ratio; provision of maintenance reports etc.
•    Collective responsibility for all region support 




The ideal candidate should have:
•    Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work with the sense of urgency 
•    Ability to identify problems, develop solutions, and conduct analysis independently and in collaboration with others 
•    Some procurement experiences
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
•    Experience in the use of CMMS to input data, research parts, schedule maintenance, and extract reports.
•    Excellent time management and ability to priorities
•    Driven to succeed and very focused
•    Excellent work ethic
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Able to work in a team
•    Strong analytical skills 


Experience Required    
•    Proven experience in a similar role
•    Demonstrable experience of O&M business including planning/quarterly planning and so on 


Education and Qualifications
•    Electrical Background advantageous or other similar planning background 
•    Any Planning related qualifications. 
•    Educated to degree level or equivalent would be advantageous