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Grid Connection Lead

Grid Connection Lead


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

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. 

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 Connection Lead you will:

  • Ownership for the technical content of connection agreements for generation projects with network service providers and AEMO
  • Support the negotiation of connection agreements
  • Inform strategic project decision making by providing input in relation to grid related issues such as congestion, network losses and system strength
  • 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:

  • Strong 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
  • Familiar with financial modelling
  • Strong understanding of the physical assets required to connect a variety of generating systems to the NEM
  • Understanding of how congestion, network losses and system strength are managed in the NEM
  • Experience in undertaking steady state load flow modelling
  • Experience in leading engineering components of major projects
  • Exposure to the negotiation and application of generator performance standards
  • Project management, Risk assessment, Stakeholder management and Contract negotiation
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering