Grid Connection Engineer - Partners Investment Group & Developer

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Oli Hunt

Contact email: o.hunt@mintselection.com
Job ref: 33673
Published: 9 days ago

Grid Connection Engineer - Partners Investment Group & Renewables Developer

Company Overview
We are currently supporting one of our key clients in the search for a Grid connection Engineer.

The business is an established investor who deploys their own capital into a range of renewable developments including CHP, Biomass, wind, solar & BESS projects where they own and operate these assets from an owner-side perspective.

As well as pure renewable assets, they are key stakeholders in a number of groundbreaking left-field developments in sustainability-focused businesses such as research and development facilities, vertical farming and wellness brands alike.

Job Purpose

Support the development team and the Head of Connections in managing the process of connecting our energy projects to the grid. A key contributor to energy project development by using analytical, communication, and project management skills.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist with identification and qualification of grid capacity that is suitable for electricity storage systems, electricity demand and electricity generation projects within target catchment areas (UK).

  • Support in liaising with grid operators, regulators, and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with grid connection requirements and regulations.

  • Collaborate with internal teams, including engineering, project management, and finance, to ensure timely and cost-effective grid connections.

  • Support in negotiating grid connection agreements and resolving any grid-related issues.

  • Report to the Head of Connections and engage with the wider project development team on grid and electrical engineering related deliverables.

  • Assist in conducting feasibility studies and technical assessments for grid connection options.

  • Monitor and report on grid connection progress and performance.

  • Assist in preparing and submitting grid connection applications and managing the approval process.

  • Stay up to date with applicable regulations and technology development as they relate to grid connections and the development of the energy generation projects.

  • Attend industry, engagement conferences and events to maintain relationships with DNOs/IDNOs/TNO/ICPs, and other relevant technology partners the business works with.

Skills and Experiences

  • Previous experience in energy project development and particularly the grid connections process and pre-construction development process.

  • Ability to identify grid capacity, create required technical documentation and submit necessary information required for successful grid applications.

  • Desire to take ownership of individual projects and be judged on the project’s success.

  • Comfortable initiating contact and building relationships with the DNOs, TNOs, ICPs, EPCs, and other 3rd party advisors.

  • Understanding of the distribution and transmission grid system and how they relate to energy project development.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of grid connection regulations and energy markets is a plus.

Qualifications

  • Degree in electrical engineering, but other disciplines accepted.

  • Full UK driving license.

  • AutoCAD (as in the creation of electrical single line diagrams and similar technical documentation).

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Opportunity for career growth and development in the energy industry.

  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.

  • Contribution to meaningful projects that address climate change and promote sustainability.

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 at o.hunt@mintselection.comto arrange a confidential chat. I look forward to hearing from you!


Grid Connection Engineer - Partners Investment Group & Renewables Developer

Mint selection are a trusted Clean Energy Recruitment Specialist with an extensive network and deep sector knowledge. We are an independent who support our clients and candidates through the full life cycle of Energy project; development, build, finance and operations. We’re known for building high performance teams that cover analyst to senior leadership, executive and Director level appointments.

Our recruitment strengths lie within the clean energy market, providing the latest energy jobs in; Renewable Energy (Wind Power, Solar PV, Wave & Tidal, Hydro, Biomass, Waste-to-energy, Geothermal, CHP), Battery Energy Storage, Fast Response, Hydrogen Production & Storage, Cleantech, Demand Response / Flexibility, Transmission & Distribution, Electric Vehicles and Vehicle Infrastructure.

Core areas we support include; Renewable Energy Investment Management, Energy Project Finance, Structured Finance, M&A, Renewable Energy Project Development, Construction, Operations, Engineering, Commercial Management, Procurement, Asset Management, Portfolio Performance, Risk Management, Trading & Optimisation, Quantitative Analytics and Data Science.

We enjoy a diverse client-base including; Private Equity Investors, Project Developers, Independent Power Producers, Institutional Investors, Banks/Lenders, Utilities, Energy Conglomerates, Equipment Manufacturers, EPC Contractors and advisory businesses that work throughout the United Kingdom and European Union, in particular, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France, Poland and the Netherlands