Date Posted

April 16th, 2024

Job Location

Somerset, Devon and Cornwall

Job Type

Full Time


From £30k depending on experience

Job Description

Western Counties Roofing are looking for an experienced Solar PV Electrical Installer to join our well-established team.

Established for over 30 years, Western Counties Roofing Ltd carry out roofing contracts for major developers throughout the Southwest where we cover in excess of 3500 plots annually across over 140 sites from Bristol to Lands’ End. Our Head Office is located at Newton Abbot with area offices at Bodmin, Wellington & Barnstaple. We specialise in all forms of roofing including slating, tiling, leadwork, green roofs, metal sheeting & cladding, standing seam, single ply systems, aluminium flashings and now PV systems.

Our business is centred around new build housing developments and commercial buildings however, due to the change in part L, Solar PV now represents a huge shift in the make-up of all roof works. WCR provide a whole roof solution incorporating PV into our scope of works. We can now offer panels installations right through to battery storage and EV chargers.

As the Solar PV Electrical Installer, you will be required to install the full electrical system including the inverters and battery storage following the installation of PV panels. As stated above, this will be across all new build developments across, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

The ideal candidate must be an experienced electrical installer and have a strong understanding of Solar PV systems.

As the department grows then this could lead to the role’s evolution into project/contracts management. We are looking for someone to grow with the role and who shares our same work ethic and values. Management and development training will be given for the right candidate who seeks to grow with the role.

This is a new department but already we have secured over £2m of work (1000 plots) and we anticipate this to double over the next 6-8 months. We are forecasting a 150% growth by the start of 2026.

You will work alongside our Estimator & Technical manager who heads the team, along with a PV panel site’s supervisor/trainer.

What your role will look like:

  • Install full PV systems (excluding the panels). This includes the inverters and battery storage.
  • Completion of internal installation sign-off forms including completion of G98.
  • Provide technical assistance to members of the developer’s team if required.
  • Attend pre-start meetings (where required).
  • Attend weekly in-house progress & programming meetings with our WCR contracts managers and senior managers.
  • Ensuring all projects adhere to H&S standards and regulations.
  • Ensure that installations are completed in line with MCS regulations.
  • Supply and communicate hand over packs to the client together with the team.

Required Qualifications

  • Fully qualified electrician – CSCS (ECS) Gold Card.
  • Experience in the installation of Solar PV inverter and battery storage installs.
  • IT skills.
  • Full UK Driving License.

If you have the necessary skills and are looking to contribute to a leading roofing contractor, we invite you to join our team at Western Counties Roofing Ltd – Apply now and become part of our commitment to delivering exceptional roofing projects.

Your package:

  • Holiday: 33 days inc bank holidays
  • Hours: 7:30-5:30 Mon-Fri (home working is not authorised for this role).
  • Salary: From £30k depending on experience.
  • Office location: Newton Abbot (you must live within a reasonable distance to our office).
  • Vehicle: Company Van will be provided (subject to Inland Revenue BIK tax implications if used for personal use).

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