Up to ~£85,000
11 days ago
My client are an international IPP who develop own and operate solar projects around Europe. They are looking for a Grid Manager to join the business and help connect a large pipeline of solar projects to the grid.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Identifying new leads using GIS and following the journey with the DNO, and the Land team, until the lead progresses to an active project.
Completing formal grid connection applications.
Designing/specifying and budgetary pricing substation and relevant grid infrastructure equipment for the connection of projects.
Mentoring and passing the knowledge torch on to less experienced team members.
Engaging with Network Operators and trade bodies at Stakeholder events and ensuring that policies are helping, not hindering, renewable deployment and the route to #netzero.
Engaging with ICPs, TAs and any other relevant technical parties.
Technically reviewing new standards and policy documents and, where warranted, use the latest information to roll out process and design improvements.
Being the go-to technical and grid design expertise person for any support required in the development of projects.
Assisting with the transaction due diligence process and responding to any grid/network related queries.
Engaging with the DNO/TO post-acceptance to ensure the project is moving along and all the procedural or technical boxes are ticked off.
Qualifications / Skills Sought:
Team player with great communication skills and a structured way of working.
Minimum of 4 years of experience in utility-scale solar farm development and grid infrastructure design.
Proficient with MS Office and comfortable at creating models on Excel to assist with your designs/assessment.
Experience with protection communication requirements.
Commercial awareness of how design decisions and equipment specifications can affect the profitability of a project. Financial modelling experience would be advantageous.
Power modelling experience using DigSilent or an equivalent software tool would be highly advantageous.
Experience in the design of multi-megawatt Solar PV installations using AutoCAD and PVSyst would be highly advantageous.
Knowledge and experience in working with distribution and transmission network operators (DNO/TO) and
Bachelor’s Degree in Renewable Energy, Engineering, or related discipline.