Grid Connection Engineer

Grid Connection Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Richard Smith

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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  • Consultant:

    Richard Smith


A leading renewable energy developer are seeking a Grid Connection Engineer to join their growing Central Melbourne based Grid Connection team. With an impress project portfolio with Solar PV sites across Australia to work on in various stages of development, this is an opportunity for an experienced grid professional to full utilise their skill set on a variety of projects.

As Grid Connections Engineer, you will be responsible for managing the generator registration process from initial studies through to commissioning and on-site testing of the company’s Solar Farms across Australia.  You will have previous grid connection experience on renewable energy projects in Australia and be familiar with the Australian grid connection landscape. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Analyse generator connection options/feasibility studies
  • Obtain PSS/E, PowerFactory, EMT models for Inverter and Power Plant Controller
  • Gather NSP data to model the NSP network
  • Network Modelling for generator connection using PSS/E, PowerFactory
  • Perform Static and Dynamic Network Analysis against NER
  • Perform Transient Analysis using EMT model in PSCAD as required by AMEO and NSPs
  • Develop Data and Assumptions report and connection study report
  • Complete S & D Datasheets
  • Development of RUG and GPS
  • Testing of Inverter and PPC models against AEMO’s Dynamic Model Acceptance Guidelines
  • Co-ordination with NSPs and AEMO during their due diligence process and lead compliance negotiation with them
  • R2 testing and model validation work
  • Ensure ongoing grid compliance during operation phase of Solar Farms as required by AEMO and NSPs
  • Investigate and develop feasibility for utility scale energy storage systems
  • Inform about developments in Electricity Regulatory Framework and NEM Price Mechanism in Australia
  • Assist Development Team with technical inputs in securing financially attractive 1GW project pipeline in Australia
  • Establish sound company engineering standards, systems and procedures for Grid Connection
  • Keep informed about industry updates from AEMO, AEMC, NSPs etc, which can impact on system connection and operation

For more information or to apply for the role please send your CV to;

Richard Smith