- Location: London
- Salary: Market related
My Client is resourcing for a Solar Design Engineer, this is an extremely exciting opportunity to manage, plan and execute engineering support on solar energy installations.
Projects are located throughout the UK and Ireland. Previous Solar UK experience is required with overseas experience a bonus.
In this Role you Will:
· You will lease directly with the project management team across full lifecycle of the project
· You will plan solar projects in the utility scale megawatt range and undertake yield assessments
· You will develop designs for projects in development liaising directly with the development team
The role has a fantastic salary, bonus and benefits package.
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My client are a full-service, utility scale, solar and storage developer bringing projects from origination through development. The company has a portfolio of projects in late-stage development totalling 6GW solar and 3GW storage across three key markets of the UK, Australia, and Ireland. As of 2022, they agreed to sell the UK’s largest solar PV transaction to date consisting of a portfolio of 12 projects with a combined capacity of 519MW of projects including 70MW of collocated energy storage capacity to Scottish Power Renewables (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global utility Iberdrola Group. Responsibilities: Establish and lead a team of electrical design engineers to design and deliver efficient connections for the clients portfolio of solar and storage assets.Undertake primary and secondary electrical design for 33 kV and 132 kV solar and storage connections across the UK. Engage closely with DNO’s to ensure timely approval of contestable designs in accordance with each DNO’s functional specifications.Lead the partial and full NERS accreditation processes to obtain ICP status for electrical design. Lead the establishment and development of the necessary tools and templates required to efficiently undertake ICP designs to a standard acceptable by DNOs.Co-ordinate the implementation of a best practice management system for undertaking electrical designs in compliance with the NERS standard. Manage the engagement of specialist consultants to establish the necessary policies and procedures as well as external NERS auditors to achieve and maintain accreditation.Apply your electrical engineering knowledge to undertake primary and secondary electrical designs for contestable grid connections for solar and storage using industry standard software programmes (AUTOCAD, CDEGS, PowerFactory, ETAP etc.), automating time consuming processes where possible.Provide engineering support to the project development team to ensure efficient and cost-effective grid connection strategies are pursued for solar and storage projects.Develop and foster close working relationships with DNO’s to collaborate and negotiate on grid connection options, costs, and timelines and achieve successful outcomes in contestable design review processes.Manage a database of grid connection costs for primary, secondary, and auxiliary electrical equipment associated with the connection of solar and storage projects to assist in financial modelling for prospective projects.Support the delivery of the project pipeline to energisation by providing electrical engineering guidance throughout the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases. Requirements: Degree in electrical engineering or similar.Technical understanding of the primary and electoral design and of high voltage grid connections for generation connections.Proven track record in undertaking ICP designs in the UK (5+ years).Proficient in electrical design software packages (AUTOCAD, PowerFactory etc.)Knowledge of the technical characteristics of utility scale solar PV and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) is desirable.Ability to communicate with DNOs to achieve positive project outcomes.Excellent inter-disciplinary communication and presentation skills.Ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders effectively.Strong focus on Health, Safety & Environment.Chartered/Incorporated status is desirable. This is a hybrid role. Attendance at the London office will be required 3 days minimum per week and occasional travel to the main hub office in Dublin is expected.
- Salary$180k per year
We are partnered with a utility-scale solar and storage developer in Sydney, seeking an experienced Lead Power Systems Engineer to join their team. In this role you will provide technical leadership and expertise for Solar PV and Energy Storage projects, ensuring successful grid connections and optimising project configurations. This senior position offers project management and leadership responsibilities, presenting an exciting opportunity to shape the future of renewable energy!Key Responsibilities: Collaborate with development colleagues to identify suitable locations for projects using power systems analysis and congestion modeling.Specify high-level design for Solar PV, BESS, and Hybrid projects to optimise configurations.Manage the Connection Application Process (R0) for multiple projects across NEM jurisdictions.Conduct Model Acceptance, Benchmarking, and GPS compliance studies using relevant software packages.Manage relationships with project stakeholders, NSPs, AEMO, contractors, and OEMs.Appoint and manage external power systems consultants for Connection Application Packages.Negotiate optimised connection strategies with NSPs for Solar PV, BESS, and Hybrid projects.Negotiate Generator Performance Standards and technical aspects of Connection Agreements.Develop cost-effective project configurations and connection strategies.Stay informed of industry developments and provide expert guidance to the Elgin Energy team. Qualifications and Skills: Appropriate degree in Electrical/Energy Engineering/HV Power System Engineering or related discipline.5+ years’ experience working in a connections-focused environment within an Engineering Consultancy, Project Developer, NSP, or AEMO.Proven track record of success in progressing wind/solar/BESS connections with NSPs and AEMO.Evidence of working successfully on multiple projects to demanding deadlines.Site experience in Solar PV plants and/or high-voltage substations is desirable but not essential.Strong technical knowledge of the NER Chapter 5 process with a proven track record of success.Excellent knowledge of power systems analysis software packages, including PSS/E, PSCAD, and DigSilent PowerFactory, along with Python automation skills.Knowledge of AC and DC electrical design of Solar PV plants, BESS, and grid connection methodologies.Familiarity with HV electrical equipment, control systems, SCADA, protection, and metering.Ability to manage external consultants for the delivery of design and study packages. If you are driven by innovation, have a passion for the renewable energy space where your contributions will have a meaningful impact, please apply below or email email@example.com.
- Salary$55 - 65 per hour
Essential Functions: Design electrical infrastructure for photovoltaic systems, incorporating electrical engineering knowledge, solar photovoltaic system design principles, and industry best practices.Develop construction documents based on customer requirements, engineering decision-making, and compliance with NEC and CEC codes.Address comments from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) during the permit review process, following company SOPs, to facilitate timely issuance of building permits.Conduct technical reviews of system components and ancillary devices to ensure compliance with design specifications.Provide prompt responses to Requests for Information (RFI) from field installation personnel, in accordance with company SOPs.Review testing data from internal field personnel and third-party testing agencies to ensure product quality.Provide engineering guidance and internal training to the company upon request.Support other departments with electrical questions and problem-solving throughout the construction process.Perform other assigned duties as required. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Required: Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously.1-3 years of design or engineering experience related to renewable energy.Proficiency in AutoCAD.Proficient in MS Office.Knowledge of photovoltaic systems, NEC requirements, and construction practices.Effective prioritization and task execution in a high-pressure environment.Willingness to learn and apply new technologies.Valid driver's license.Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Preferred: Proficiency in PVSyst.Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.EIT Certification.
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Job Description:This is an exciting opportunity to work with a growing renewables team based in the Northeast. They are actively seeking out a BESS engineering expert to take a lead role in the development of their projects. Responsibilities: Lead the design and implementation of renewable generation control system applications for North American projects. Design, implement, and test various components of the renewable generation control system, including overall power plant control for PV Solar and BESS sites based on established PSSE models and ISO/RTO requirements. Develop applications for BESS energy management system. Coordinate asset generation between PV Solar and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Design SCADA systems for BESS and PV Solar, ensuring effective communication through industry standard protocols (Modbus, DNP3, etc.). Provide technical support across departments for new project pursuits and product development. Mentor and guide less experienced engineers in renewable control system application design and commissioning. Create and maintain engineering plans and schedules. Support customer Factory Acceptance Test and participate in site commissioning and Site Acceptance Test activities. Identify opportunities for product and process improvements and provide valuable suggestions. Manage time effectively to meet project schedule and commitments. Cultivate and nurture customer relationships. Monitor and track project financial performance. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline. Minimum 9+ years of experience in power generation control system applications, specifically in renewable energy systems, power conversion, energy storage, PV, and/or power systems control. Willingness to travel up to 30% domestically. Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship. Familiarity with UL1973, UL9540, UL9540A, NFPA 855, and NFPA 70E. Experience working with utility-scale battery storage systems preferred.
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My client is currently resourcing for an experienced Grid Delivery Engineer who will be responsible for the management and design of grid connection assets for the clients pipeline of solar and storage projects. They will work as part of a leading independent solar and storage development platform in the UK & Ireland, delivering solar and storage projects from origination through the development process. Duties and Responsibilities Support the delivery of Elgin Energy’s project pipeline to energisation by providing electrical engineering guidance and management throughout the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases.Report to senior management on progress of all grid connection construction activities across the portfolio.Review, in conjunction with the wider team, contractor designs, processes and commercial proposals.Provide technical advice to the senior management team to ensure all grid connection factors during the build process are appropriately considered and risk assessed and that the most efficient, cost effective and safe proposals are pursued in line with company requirementsProactively identify and solve problems as they arise, taking preventative measures to avoid risks to the project schedule and budget. Manage and report on deviations from project schedules, budgets or scope.Support project construction and commissioning activities by co-ordinating and witnessing testing activities, analysing plant performance, and working pro-actively with Network Operators to resolve issues.Co-ordinate with the Construction Lead to ensure safe, efficient and cost effective delivery of the grid connection elements of the pipeline and to progressively establish sound CDM standards, systems and procedures for construction activities.Review all relevant documentation and provide input at the concept design, detailed design and construction phases to ensure successful project delivery while also maintaining compliance with Construction, Health & Safety and Grid Code standards and requirements. Skills and Knowledge Competent and experienced in the design and delivery of grid connection aspects of renewable energy projects.Ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders effectively.Strong time management, organisational and report writing skills.Commercially astute and process drivenGood decision-making capability, negotiating skills and engineering judgementStrong technical knowledge of electricity grid planning/operations and the UK/IRL Grid Codes.Knowledge of the AC and DC electrical design of solar PV plants, energy storage and grid connection methodologies.Knowledge of HV electrical equipment, control systems, SCADA, protection, and metering.Knowledge of the DNO/ICP process for embedded generator connections in the UK/IRL. Experience Required Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Energy Engineering or related discipline.4+ years’ experience working in renewable energy, with knowledge and experience in the grid connection process and delivery of grid connection assets.Proven track record of site experience in the construction of the grid connection elements of renewable energy projects.Evidence of working successfully on multiple projects to demanding deadlines.Valid driver's license for UK & Ireland. Location Dublin, ROI. Travel in Ireland and the UK will be required.
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Spencer Ogden has partnered with a large renewable energy developer who is seeking a Development Engineer to join their team.This person will drive solar, PV, wind and integrated BESS project development across the US and Internationally.You will be: Qualifying new solar and battery storage project opportunitiesPerforming technical due diligence on project practicalityResponding to RFPs from key stakeholdersConducting preliminary design evaluation You will have: Over 3 years of experience in renewable energy project development, design, analysis and constructionExperience in designing, engineering and analyzing PV systems and BESS (2MW - 500MW)Experience with PVSYST or HelioscopeSpanish language skills (desirable) This role is based in Louisville, Colorado but our client is also open to remote work.We look forward to discussing your experience with you.
- Salary$150k - 180k per year
- LocationSouth Houston
Spencer Ogden is partnered with a global multi-energy provider in Houston seeking a Senior Project Engineer to join their Project Management team and their busy pipeline of utility scale solar projects! The Role: Responsible for the engineering interface within development, transmission, engineering, operations, and project/construction managementPlan and manage all technical aspects and decisions associated with design, technical adequacy, permitting, schedule, budgets and construction and start up support of assigned Wind, Solar, and Energy Storage projects.Define and manage the scope, design criteria, priority, schedule, quality and budget for all assigned engineering tasks required in support of development and project executionDefine and establish project technical requirements for EPC RFP’s scope of work and associated bid reviews, evaluations and recommendations consistent with project budget and delivery milestones.Analysis of engineering alternatives to ensure most cost-effective approach is followed while maintaining compliance with technical adequacy and safety standards.The position has a competitive base salary and bonus as well as hybrid work schedule with three days in the Houston office. Qualifications: Bachelors Electrical, or Civil Engineering.7+ years of experience within Renewable Energy Power Generation through different phases of project lifecycle.Knowledge of CAD Design & Electrical Systems.History of working with an EPCPrevious Utility Scale Renewable experiencePE License in TX is a plus
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We are partnered with a prominent player in the Renewable Energy sector in Australia, specialising in the development, construction, asset management, and maintenance of utility-scale solar and storage solutions. Their portfolio spans a wide range of projects and are rapidly growing their pipeline.About the roleThe Head of Engineering plays a pivotal role in advancing our clients position as a key player in the Australian renewable energy market. This leadership position involves strategy development, technical expertise, and ensuring the successful execution of projects, fostering continuous innovation in their solutions. The successful candidate will lead a team of engineers, collaborating with development, construction, operations, and asset management teams to ensure the highest standards of quality, performance, and efficiency for solar and storage projects.Key responsibilities Recruit and lead a high calibre engineering team, comprising experts in grid, solar, and energy storage technologies.Formulate and execute a forward-thinking technology and engineering strategy aligned with business goals. Prioritising innovation, cost-effectiveness, and peak performance in the realm of utility-scale solar and energy storage solutions.Act as the primary POC for technical due diligence during project financing and acquisition processes, ensuring a seamless transition and alignment with objectives.Provide engineering support for operational plants, spearheading rectification projects, and collaborating with the Asset Management team to enhance plant performance and optimise operations.Play a pivotal role in defining the scope of EPC and other contracts for the construction, in the selection of EPC contractors and equipment suppliers, management of Owner’s Engineer scope and output.Uphold technical excellence across project development, construction, and operation, incorporating cutting-edge advancements in renewable energy technology. Qualifications & Skills Bachelor's or Master’s degree in engineering, Renewable Energy, or related field.Proven leadership experience in the renewable energy sector, with a focus on utility-scale solar and energy storage projects.Strong technical background in solar PV, energy storage systems, and related technologies.In-depth understanding of project development, engineering design, construction, and operational aspects of renewable energy projects.Demonstrated track record of leading cross-functional teams and driving technology innovation.Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.Solid understanding of Australian renewable energy regulations and policies.Willingness to travel to project sites and meet with stakeholders as required.Self-motivated with the ability to work independently. If you are driven by innovation, have a passion for the renewable energy space where your contributions will have a meaningful impact, please apply below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Salary$120k - 180k per year
Department: EngineeringJob Location: BGC, PhilippinesReporting to: COO, APACSummary of Role:As Engineering Manager, you will oversee the engineering for a group of wind and solar projects located at diversity of places in the country. Primary responsibilities will include providing technical input to site selection, production of project specifications, managing consultants and contractors and providing input to contract documents for projects in all jurisdictions.What You Will Do: Assessing and quantifying ground risk and other engineering factors to assist with site selection primarily within the Philippines or other APAC markets if requiredDeveloping CAPEX and OPEX assumptions associated with differing ground conditions and foundation typesDevelopment of specifications for development projects to provide the basis for Environmental Impact AssessmentSpecify, tender and manage onshore and offshore survey works, including bathymetric surveys, geophysical surveys and geotechnical investigationManagement of contractors, subcontractors and partnersAssist with the preparation of Construction Contribute to project scheduling/ budgeting and risk managementContribute to assembly of and quality assurance checks for contract documentationSelection, co-ordination and management of External Design ConsultantsDevelopment of project schedules and project risk registersDevelopment of Construction strategiesDevelopment of Procurement strategies What We Require: Degree in Engineering (electrical or civil) with a minimum of 15 years of experienceA broad range of management experience and a proven record in projects engineering and construction is essentialEngineering and construction management experience in the renewable or electrical industry would be an advantageExperience on presenting to senior management at board level and be capable of managing internal and external resources with easeExperience in offshore wind site selectionKnowledge of offshore wind foundation types, ground conditions interpretation and foundation, array cable and turbine installation proceduresKnowledge of grid connection solutions for offshore windAbility to translate engineering issues into CAPEX and OPEX assumptionsKnowledge of the Offshore windfarm development and foundation design processExperience in geotechnical engineering is an advantageExperience in the preparation of construction contract documentsUnderstanding of solar and wind turbine technology and the issues involved with grid connectionsExperience in the preparation of technical specifications and other technical documentsKnowledge of Health and Safety legislation and in particular, Health and Safety issues offshoreExperience in tender/bid evaluationExperience in conducting technical and commercial negotiations with EPC contractors/grid Companies etc.IT literateExcellent verbal / written communication skillsStrong report writing skills
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The Senior Electrical Engineer (Electrical SME) will be responsible for the electrical engineering scope of solar PV and battery storage projects in late-stage development, construction and operation. Responsibilities include electrical design review, support of project engineers in terms of electrical engineering matters, create technical specifications for owner furnished equipment, standardization of electrical designs and scope of work, electrical test report review, field quality control and field punch list development. The Senior Electrical Engineer (Electrical SME) will join a project execution team and serve as the primary resource to the project engineers for all electrical engineering matters of assigned projects and process improvement tasks. Excellent communication, task management and planning skills are needed, in addition to technical breadth. The successful candidate will have a depth of experience in the design, engineering and analysis of PV and BESS projects ranging from 1 to 500 MW as well as an in-depth understanding of the architectures and components to build such systems. The position can be at one of this company's offices or remote, and may include up to 25% travel to project locations and partner offices. Key Responsibilities Project Execution Provide electrical engineering support to project engineers Electrical engineering design review of PV and/or BESS projects Review of electrical test reports (MV/AC/DC cables, transformers, BOP equipment, etc.) and electrical system studies (Arc-Flash, Short Circuit, Load Flow, Grounding, Ampacity, etc.) Standardize common approach to electrical calculations and reviews Develop a checklist for project engineers to review design sets, specifications, test reports and studies Project Scope of Work and electrical design standards development Create and/or update technical specifications for the procurement of owner supplied equipment such as racking/inverter/BESS/PV module Support utility interconnection scope for DG projects (1MW - 20MW) in execution phase Seek and evaluate proposals for electrical engineering services Support the coordination of engineering consultants to develop project construction drawings and support material Review and comment on electrical design deliverables provided by consultants and contractors for the construction of projects Respond to contractor/consultant RFIs (electrical) Perform QA/QC field inspections and punch list development Perform Job Safety Assessments and Safety Walks to identify job-site hazards Review commissioning reports and analyze system performance Project Development Technical project due diligence and project engineering design review Equipment review and selection Engineering Procurement and Construction contract support Energy production and performance modeling for PV and energy storage systems Assessment of model accuracy including meteorological assessment and P-50/P-90 analysis Engineering Support Design optimization to maximize reliability, safety, and reduce cost Review recent technology and companies for inclusion on the Approved Vendor List Collaborate with Asset Management team to troubleshoot existing systems or develop repair and remediation plans Growth and Leadership Improve and develop processes for the execution of safe, quality and high-performance projects Mentor and educate team on changing trends in technology, best practices and safety Review the work of project engineers and provide constructive feedback for improvement, and mentorship Participate in growth planning process by contributing to process improvement task forces and other strategic planning activities Skills and Qualifications Primary Qualifications Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent technical field 7+ years professional experience in solar PV system design, development, and construction 3+ years professional experience with energy storage systems design Proficiency in PV system design, including 1-line and 3-line diagram conventions, NEC conductor sizing, overcurrent protection sizing, utility disconnecting means requirements, equipment selection, grounding methodologies and arc flash analysis Experience with medium voltage and high voltage interconnection design Comfort with NEC code, as well as related codes such as NESC, IBC, NFPA 855 and NFPA 70E Ability to work in a team environment Proficient with MS Office Suite "Plus" Qualifications Graduate degree in Engineering PE license PMP Certification NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification Experience with PVSyst, ETAP, SKM, PSS/E, PSLF, PSCAD and other advanced modeling tools Substation/HV design experience Spanish language skills OSHA 10-hr or comparable job-site safety certification
- Salary$130k - 145k per year
- LocationFort Worth
This position will require experience managing utility scale projects throughout the ERCOT and SPP regions specifically. The ideal candidate will be skilled in permitting, site acquisition, land lease negotiations, etc. as well as have the following qualifications:Project Development Lead cross-functional project teams to bring wind, solar and storage developments from prospecting stages through land acquisition, design, permitting, and offtake contracting, up to the start of constructionRetain day-to-day project development across southern United States (SPP South, ERCOT, MISO South, TVA, SERCEvaluate project sites for utility-scale renewable projects & bring them through the due diligence processSecure zoning permits, tax abatements, crossing agreements and road use agreementsLead the negotiation of permitting documents and interconnection agreements in close coordination with EPC DepartmentConduct or Coordinate site visits to support site evaluation, suitability, and due diligence effortDevelop scopes for technical services and manage relationships with contractors and third-party engineering firmManage distribution interconnection process and interface with Utilities/regional transmission operators for development portfolioEngaging consultants to prepare critical issues analysis, natural resource surveys, cultural resource analysis, geotechnical surveys, wetland delineations, and phase one environmental site assessmentsPrepared and submitted solar energy interconnection requests · Support the negotiation of Power Purchase Agreement Qualifications Expertise in utility sized solar and wind projects throughout project lifecycleBachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electrical, Civil, Environmental, or related field)5+ years of experience developing projects / project engineering from discovery to start-up
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My client are lookng fill the exciting and pivotal role of Grid Specialist. The successful candidate will work closely with the clients Investment Team to provide grid-related advice and services on existing and new investment opportunities throughout the development cycle and across multiple technologies, including onshore and offshore wind, solar and energy storage. In the clients current development pipeline of onshore wind projects, there is a significant value-add opportunity to provide strategic advice and to help maximise success for the connection of projects. There is also an opportunity to deliver grid connection solutions across a variety of new technology developments, including energy storage, repowering, solar and to explore the co-location of batteries with wind and solar. It is expected that the successful individual will also leverage their existing industry contacts and relationships to help maximise project success.Key Responsibilities of the Role: Providing a variety of advice and services in relation to grid connections and energy storage for a portfolio of renewable energy projects, across onshore and offshore wind, solar and energy storage technologies.Providing strategic advice on grid connections through all stages of the development lifecycle (e.g. identifying preferred connection methods, estimating likely levels of constraint / curtailment, analysing opportunities for clustering of connections across multiple projects etc.).Using grid connection planning and pre-planning phase experience to input to the design of grid connections and to identify and assess potential project risks at planning stage.Identifying opportunities for the business in the area of energy storage technology, particularly in long duration energy storage.Managing the connection offer process for projects in both pre-planning and post-planning stages of development.Tracking policy developments in all areas of grid infrastructure and identifying emerging opportunities for the business as these policies evolve.Leveraging relationships with key stakeholders including system operators, regulators, industry organisations and public bodies to best serve the business.Developing intellectual property for the business in the area of grid connections through participation in industry organisations, conferences, industry forums and training courses.Providing advice across multiple areas of development, including green field development, repowering opportunities, hybridisation and co-location of wind / solar with energy storage.Providing technical input into interactions with our investment committee throughout the investment cycle. Suitable Candidate Requirements: Undergraduate or higher degree in an electrical engineering or other similar technical discipline.A minimum 8 years' prior experience working in grid connections and / or electrical design, gained in either an electrical engineering consultancy, utility company, renewable developer or similar background.Experience in early stage (planning and pre-planning) development of renewables infrastructure. Experience of energy storage technology would be a distinct advantage.Solid, demonstrable, and relevant experience in renewable developments with a proven track record.An ability to form enduring relationships with project stakeholders including system operators, regulators, project managers and other specialist consultants.Strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to build rapport quickly and develop long-term relationships with all stakeholder groups.A resilient character with the ability to operate optimally within a fast-paced, private equity-backed environment. This role is based in Cork but can be flexible for the correct candidate (e.g. Dublin)