EPC Project Director - Grid Balancing Independent Power Producer

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Oli Hunt

Contact email: o.hunt@mintselection.com
Job ref: 33951
Published: 2 days ago

EPC Project Director - Grid Balancing Independent Power Producer

Would you like to lead the EPC delivery of grid connections across a programme of up to 13GW's of flexible generation projects nationwide?

Our client is searching for a key appointment to play a pivotal role in ensuring the timely and efficient delivery of flexible energy projects to the grid, facilitating the smooth transition from development through EPC delivery and into operations.

If you have direct experience in managing new build or retrofit transmission connection projects at 275kV and 400kV, then this new role offers an exciting opportunity to drive innovation and excellence in grid connection management within a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategy Development: Develop and implement strategic initiatives to streamline and optimise the grid connection process, ensuring alignment with company goals and objectives.

  • Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including grid operators, regulatory authorities, and third-party consultants to facilitate effective collaboration and smooth execution of grid connection activities.

  • Project Planning and Execution; Lead the planning, scheduling, procurement, construction and delivery of grid connections across multiple projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgetary constraints, and regulatory requirements.

  • External interface: Lead meetings with National Grid to develop grid connection offers and progress grid works during construction and commissioning.

  • Risk Management: Identify, assess, and mitigate potential risks and challenges associated with grid connection processes, proactively implementing contingency plans to minimize project delays and disruptions.

  • Internal Process Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance internal processes and procedures related to grid connection project delivery, leveraging technology and automation where possible to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Knowledge Sharing and Training: Provide guidance, support, and training to internal teams on grid connection best practices, regulatory requirements, and emerging trends in the energy industry.

  • Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Develop and implement robust monitoring and reporting mechanisms to track the progress and performance of grid connection activities, providing regular updates to senior management and stakeholders.

  • Commercial: Advise the Investment team on key inputs to financial model, including grid connection costs and timeframes, energy yield, construction costs, O&M costs, construction programme and operational lifetime.



  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy, Power Engineering or similar.

  • Proven experience (5+ years) in EPC delivery of new build or retrofit transmission grid connections for power generation projects, with a strong understanding of grid codes, procedures, regulations, and standards.

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully delivering transmission connected projects on time and within budget.

  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks, allocate resources, and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

  • Analytical mindset with a keen attention to detail and the ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and optimization.

  • Proficiency in relevant software tools and platforms for project management, data analysis, and reporting.


Would you appreciate further information regarding this senior appointment? Click apply if you have an up-to-date CV that you’re able to share. If not, please send me an email ato.hunt@mintselection.comto arrange a confidential chat. I look forward to hearing from you!


EPC Project Director - Grid Balancing Independent Power Producer



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