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Senior Electrical Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary (DOE)

  • Contact:

    Jessica Brisley

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Jessica Brisley

The Opportunity:

My client are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join their dynamic team in Madrid. The candidate will be responsible for leading the communication with Grid Operators, to secure cost-efficient connection of our solar projects to the electricity grid, and for supporting our Project Development teams across different markets, providing preliminary designs of solar projects and calculating their expected yield.

The Role:

  • Liaise with competent Grid Operators (DNOs or TSOs) to identify available grid capacity, agree optimum grid connection solutions, and evaluate related costs

  • Manage the process of grid applications for projects under development, ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner and progress without delay

  • Analyse grid connection offers received and negotiate with respective Grid Operators their optimisation according to project needs

  • Appoint and manage technical experts to prepare preliminary and detailed grid connection studies

  • Design ground mounted, utility scale solar projects, according to land morphology and environmental restrictions, with optimum choice of technology

  • Calculate / optimise expected yield of projects under development, according to implemented technology and shading scene and with the use of the suitable meteorological data sources

  • Provide technical assistance to the Project Development teams, to ensure technical project risks are identified early and evaluated properly

The Individual:

  • University degree in Electrical Engineering; postgraduate studies in power generation, transmission and distribution systems will be considered a plus

  • Fluent in Spanish and English verbal and written

  • Deep understanding of High and Ultra-High voltage systems and respective design principles; at least 5 years relevant experience working for a TSO, DNO or an engineering or construction firm specialising in grid infrastructure works or products

  • Advanced, hands-on experience in solar PV power plant design and technology, ideally acquired working for a solar developer or EPC contractor

  • Extensive understanding of solar farm yield analysis and modelling

  • Experience in the integration of battery storage systems to grid connected solar farms will be considered a plus

  • Competent use of MS Office applications, document management systems and professional software solutions such as PVsyst and AutoCAD