Transmission Specialist

Posted 27 June 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Contract
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Storage & DSR
Contact NameAsh Jessa

Job description

Lead Transmission Specialist / Senior Authorized Person

Role Objective: Responsible for HV system integration, operational supervision, and electrical safety rules (HV/MV/LV).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with US electrical regulations.

  • Delegate tasks to Transmission Specialists for onshore and offshore projects.

  • Manage rotaplan for Transmission Specialists and Operators.

  • Lead improvements in site-specific HV electrical instructions.

  • Implement the Offshore Wind Developer's Electrical Safety Rules on site.

  • Advise on HV electrical installations for WTG, offshore substations, and HV cables.

  • Oversee safe commissioning of grid connections and substations.

  • Ensure the safety and integrity of the HV network.

  • Coordinate MV/HV/LV commissioning activities during project construction.

  • Plan and oversee all switching activities on site.

  • Control safety documents and define safety procedures for electrical matters.

  • Provide technical and engineering advice and training to relevant staff.


  • Manage the Offshore Wind Developer's Electrical Safety Rules compliance and safety coordination.

  • Coordinate with the Lead Commissioning Project Manager for project updates.

  • Manage HV/MV/LV commissioning activities.

  • Coordinate with National Grid and attend commissioning panel meetings.

  • Prepare high voltage switching schedules and update schematic diagrams.

  • Perform site safety inspections and audits for electrical matters.

  • Implement training programs for relevant staff.

  • Assist various departments within the Offshore Wind Developer as needed.


  • Contribute to the project commissioning management manual.

  • Participate in audits and FAT & SAT tests for HV equipment.

  • Check and update switching programs on-site.

  • Participate in resource and work planning.

  • Assess and authorize new candidates.

Decision Authority:

  • Final say on MV/HV switching and isolations.

  • Issue the Offshore Wind Developer's Electrical Safety Rules documents.

  • Manage the Transmission Specialist permit office and operational staff.


  • Appropriate electrical qualification and background in high voltage electricity.

  • Several years of operation and commissioning experience, preferably offshore.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with onshore substation systems.

  • Ability to pass GWO and medical courses for offshore work (weight limit – 120kg/264lb).