Grid Connection Specialist

Grid Connection Specialist

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Contact:

    Tim Hall

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  • Published:

    over 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 Specialist for either their Melbourne or Sydney offices.

As Grid Commercial Specialist 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 Commercial Specialist 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