Power Systems & Grid Developer Specialist - Integrated IPP & In House Renewable Developer

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Oli Hunt

Contact email: o.hunt@mintselection.com
Job ref: 33447
Published: 9 days ago

Power Systems & Grid Developer Specialist - Integrated IPP & In-House Renewable Developer

Company Background:

Our client’s company is a joint venture between 2 entrepreneurial, global developers with established portfolios across the Middle East, Europe wide & the UK.

As the majority shareholders in the business, they have formed a company which is focused on the development of greenfield renewable projects and the acquisition of ready to build renewable opportunities. The company has been set up to accelerate plans to become a leading IPP in the UK.

Founded in 2011, the company has rapidly evolved thanks to its multidisciplinary capabilities that enable flexibility and speed, while executing projects independently

 

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE ROLE:

In this role you will be working closely alongside the grid manager, and if required the key management team members and land acquisition team. Supporting the Grid team in identifying and securing grid capacity both on the distribution level and national transmission level from 11kV up to 400kV network for its large-scale solar, wind and BESS projects.

The ideal candidate must have experience in power systems analysis, excellent communication skills and experience of liaising with external stakeholders such as network operators and specialist grid consultants. Furthermore, you will be actively managing relevant grid aspects of the business, building and maintaining relationships with the DNOs & NG throughout the entire development and construction process.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and qualify grid capacity that are suitable for PV, Wind and BESS by undertaking the desktop power system analysis / running power systems studies to de-risk developments as required in advance of construction.

  • Originate, submit, and managed the process of transmission and distribution connection applications.

  • Engagement with NGESO and DNOs on pre-app meetings and budget offers to glean market-leading intelligence on the availability of connections any upcoming developments (short-, mid-, and long-term).

  • Completing the ENA’s G99 application form for developments connected to the distribution network.

  • Generating SLDs using the Auto Cad and analysing the thirds party technical drawing.

  • Reviewing grid connection offers and advise the Management team on summarising costs, scope of work and technical aspects of the offer.

  • Manage project pipeline by communicating with DNOs / NGESO/ ICPs as necessary to track progress with development.

  • Take ownership of assigned projects, including managing deadlines, multiple project objectives, project timelines, and success criteria for each.

  • Liaising with developers and TOs/DNOs to understand the status and delivery programs and meet the milestones for grid connections.

  • Working with NGESO’s connection portal, completing the application forms including DRC for specific transmission network opportunities.

  • Supporting on due diligence activities for potential projects acquisitions and co-development portfolios that the company may acquire.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-4 years in a technical role working electricity projects, including submission of grid connection applications at distribution or transmission level.

  • Electrical engineering background preferred (you may have a postgraduate degree in a relevant topic) with experience in a technical environment.

  • Working knowledge of the Grid Code /ENA G99 is important.

  • Experience with DIgSILENT Power Factory.

  • Ideally working experience in Solar /wind/BESS projects

  • Experience liaising with external consultants or advisors

  • Maintaining working relationships with DNOs and NGESO.

  • Great teamwork and communication skills with a proactive approach

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