Technical Development/Grid Manager - Renewables Energy Developer & IPP

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Oli Hunt

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Job ref: 33272
Published: 4 days ago

Technical Development / Grid Manager – Renewable Energy Developer & IPP

Would you like to join a fast-growing, dynamic developer with big plans “To be among the leading corporations in energy and related businesses globally” and one of the world’s top 10 global utilities by 2025?

Do you have experience across the Grid Connection lifecycle from feasibility through to construction?

If this could be you, please continue to read…


This renewable developer is backed by a power giant, developing its renewable energy presence in the UK and Europe. The business owns & operates over 900MW of assets across Solar, Wind & BESS projects.

Over the next five years, they plan to grow to 2-2.5 GW of assets by the end of 2025, and seeks highly motivated and capable individuals to join its UK team based in central London.


Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on technical design and engineering activities for development-stage renewable energy and energy storage projects, including grid connection feasibility studies and energy yield analysis.

  • Work alongside technical advisors to assess technical characteristics of development-stage renewable energy projects during due diligence.

  • Strong emphasis on leading meetings with DNOs and ICPs, challenging where necessary to develop grid connection offers and progress grid works during construction and commissioning.

  • 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.

  • Optimise wind, solar and battery projects through use of analysis tools (e.g. PVsyst, PVcase, Windographer, WAsP, etc.) – support will be provided to the successful candidate to develop these skills.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering or similar

  •  Minimum 5 years’ experience in a technical role related to grid connections and/or electrical design of renewable energy projects in the UK

  • Good knowledge of the connection process for new generation projects (ideally renewables) to the distribution network in the UK (transmission network knowledge is a bonus)

  • Experience operating CAD software (e.g. AutoCAD) to produce technical drawings and SLDs

  • Interest in renewable energy and energy storage, good understanding of renewable energy technologies (wind and solar)


The successful candidate will benefit from a competitive salary, generous bonus structure between 15%-30%, strong 10% match pension contribution & a flexible working model!


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!

Technical Development / Grid Manager – Renewable Energy Developer & IPP

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