Grid Commercial Lead

Grid Commercial Lead

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Tim Hall

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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  • Consultant:

    Tim Hall


An international renewable development company with a long history in Australia are seeking a Grid Commercial Lead for either their Melbourne or Sydney offices.

As Grid Commercial Lead you will be a core member of an extended grid team that progresses Solar and Wind projects through development, construction and operation, which includes including owning a grid focus on renewable project optimisation. You will lead the commercial responsibilities for the grid team. 

With an impressive pipeline of development projects in Australia and a well-established project portfolio this is a great opportunity to join a well-established team in very important vacancy for the company. Further project portfolio information available upon request.  


Your Responsibilities:

As Grid Commercial Lead you will:

  • Lead the negotiation of grid connection agreements for generation projects with network service providers and AEMO
  • Act as the regulatory and contracts grid expert in the negotiation of EPC contracts 
  • Facilitate external and internal engineering or legal resources to deliver defines scopes of work
  • Act as the internal cost component owner for grid related costs on the company’s development pipeline, with a focus on minimizing the levelized cost of energy for projects
  • Project manage the grid connection process within agreed budget and milestones
  • Maintain excellent ongoing relationships with network service providers, AEMO, suppliers and consultants
  • Represent the company in industry consultation forums such as rule changes with the AEMC
  • Support due diligence process as part of debt and equity financing for major projects


Skills, Qualifications and Experience required from you:

  • Experience in negotiating contestable connection agreements for major generators or loads in the NEM
  • Understanding of the generator connection process under the NER, from preliminary enquiry through to R2 submission 
  • Strong understanding of the regulation of network service providers under the NER
  • High level understanding of the physical assets required to connect a variety of generating systems to the NEM
  • Familiar with financial modelling
  • Project management, stakeholder management and contract negotiation experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, law or business. Post graduate qualifications also desirable