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Head of Power Systems Engineering - Investment Fund

Head of Power Systems Engineering - Investment Fund

  • Location

    United Kingdom

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  • Salary:

    Up to £95,000 + Shares + Bonus

  • Contact:

    Nathan Quinn

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Nathan Quinn


My client are a privately owned investment Group with a successful track record of investment activities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • support on all European projects (mainly but not limited to UK)

  • to act as project manager ‘Owner’s engineer’ for the delivery of transmission connections

  • to update owner’s requirements for EHV/HV/MV substations, protection and control, cables

  • undertake any power system studies in-house and to coordinate any that are outsourced

  • oversee the EHV/HV interconnection processes from project feasibility to construction/ commissioning stage and ensure that all grid code requirements are incorporated in the technical design stages

  • shall supervise the interconnection build processes during all project development phases and to ensure all the factors influencing and influenced by grid connections are considered

  • to coordinate interconnection design activities of advanced projects internally within project development, commercial engineering, plant engineering and grid teams

  • to liaise and manage the technical design process with ICPs, design contractors and EPCs

  • where possible to review the HV/MV interconnection designs to ensure that ICP/EPC design interface is fully aligned and collaborative

  • to ensure the timely approval of technical design and equipment from TSO/DSO, and that all technical requirements of TSO/DSO have been incorporated in the final design

  • to ensure that the interconnection delivery programme is aligned with EPC, DNO/TSO and the development timeline

  • to perform technical-due-diligence, quality assurance checks and risk assessment on the designs produced by ICPs/EPCs, Technical Advisors, Consultants and/or Co-developers

  • to attend/chair design review meetings, Hazard review meetings and project review meetings

  • to support procurement team with preparation of ICP/EPC tenders, technical specifications, scoping documents and technical information packs at all stages of the tender process

  • to review the ICP/EPC bids technically/ commercially

  • to attend bid clarification and review meetings with ICPs/EPCs

  • to maintain good relationship with ICPs, EPCs, HV Contractors, Technical advisors and Consultants

  • to develop basic designs for the interconnection of the PV/BESS plant projects

  • to maintain good relationship with DNO/TSO technical teams, project managers and technical standard teams

  • to negotiate and develop grid connections design that reduce installation time and cost whilst maintaining or improving plant.

  • to support construction team and project managers on technical questions and preparation of technical documents in relation to interconnection

  • to support the operation and maintenance of the plants by providing grid expertise to the Asset Management and O&M team managers’

  • responsible for the updating and optimization of trackers and profiles to support team activities

  • provide assistance in sourcing new connection opportunities, particularly on transmission

  • Develop and maintain key processes

  • Support the wider grid team where necessary

Qualifications / Skills Sought:

  • Degree educated in Engineering or other relevant field

  • Experience working in a similar, technical role within a renewable energy developer or consultancy

  • In-depth understanding of the UK grid application process for utility scale solar PV and battery developments

  • Experience working in European markets considered highly advantageous

  • Understanding of the compliance and constraints management process for renewable energy developments

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage internal and external counterparties

  • Ability to work with autonomy as well as part of a team