Operations Support Engineer (CPU) – O&M

Position: Operations Support Engineer (CPU) 

Department: Operations & Maintenance 

Location: Manly, NSW 2095

Global clean energy solutions provider Gentari is committed to doing our part in solving the world’s most pressing sustainable energy needs: to change how we live today and help secure a better future, focusing on three key business pillars of Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Green Mobility.

Gentari Australia, formerly Wirsol Energy, is amongst the leading players in the Renewable Energy sector in the Australian market, specialising in development, construction, asset management and maintenance of renewable energy projects across the country. Our growing portfolio comprises of solar & battery energy storage (BESS) across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Helmed by a local team with deep understanding of the Australian energy landscape and supported by a leadership team with global energy expertise and a comprehensive portfolio built on innovation and growth, we are accelerating the transition to a more sustainable future, with benefits for all.


You will play a crucial role in our expanding O&M team, based at the Central Processing Unit (CPU), providing engineering support to all solar farms under Gentari Australia. This opportunity is perfect for individuals with extensive experience in utility-scale solar farm operations and a background in electrical engineering, who are eager to join a rapidly advancing O&M team with a great culture.

Key Responsibilities

  • As member of the CPU, promptly action the events/incidents escalated via the various stake holders.
  •  Support and guide Plant Mangers /Site technicians to rectify operational issues.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage minor projects assigned related to solar farms.
  • Carryout root cause analysis on plant events using internal and external resources.
  • Investigating & responding to NSP/AEMO/GPS compliance issues
  • Remote switching of Solar Plants & associated equipment if required.
  • Managing warranty claims.
  • Verifying and interpreting service test reports.
  • Carrying out performance data analytics to identify performance gaps.
  • Engaging external consultants /subject matter experts when required.
  • Reviewing and updating existing O&M manuals.
  • Support and guide control room operators in daily operations.
  • Handling and managing complex activities related to solar farms.
  • Working with subject matter experts to create Best Operating Practices (BOP’s)
  • Participate in the weekend/holiday working roster.


  • Minimum 2 years utility scale solar plant operational and troubleshooting experience
  • Electrical Engineering background (AC knowledge required)
  • Knowledge on SCADA &, networking and power generation
  • Familiar with HV systems/switchgear and switching procedures
  • Knowledge of power systems/ Elspec sapphire software
  • Practical trouble shooting knowledge of solar farm equipment
  • Familiar with AEMO/ NSP operational requirements
  • Operational knowledge of SMA/Ingeteam utility scale inverters
  • Excellent time management and coordination skills
  • Attention to detail and working under pressure
  • Great negotiation skills and influence with senior stakeholders
  • Willingness to learn and work in a team environment, contributing to an unique company culture
  • Tech savvy and good Microsoft Excel knowledge required
  • Self-motivated and proud to be involved in the clean energy revolution.

Benefits and Perks

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Performance incentive
  • Opportunities to work overseas for up to 2 weeks per annum (subject to eligibility)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to a shared company vehicle
  • Phone allowance and other great perks (i.e., skin checks)
  • Employer parental leave benefit
  • L&D budget, individual and team allocation
  • Regular team bonding and social initiatives
  • Access to a beachfront gym in Manly
  • Flexible working opportunities in a fast-paced and exciting environment, that is collaborative in our friendly offices with harbour views in Manly, NSW