Transmission Interconnection Engineer
- Salary: Market related
My client is an industry leader in the development, acquisition and operation of renewables and energy storage. With a 2.4+ GW operating portfolio and a substantial development pipeline, my client represents one of the nation's largest non-utility portfolios of renewables and energy storage. They are dedicated to solving a critical challenge in the transformation of our energy systems: decarbonizing electricity supply while maintaining affordability, reliability and resilience. With a focus on innovation, my client continually seeks to optimize solutions in step with an evolving regulatory, political, environmental and market landscape.
This position will support site selection efforts and work on the generator interconnection process for my client's growing renewable energy business across various regions within US.
Support my client's power generation project development, acquisition, and operations activities in the area of electric transmission/interconnection.
Maintain a thorough understanding of the generator interconnection process across ISOs/RTOs.
Prepare, submit, and manage generator interconnection requests and follow study processes.
Support Development team in conducting studies, summarizing ISO/RTO/TO reports to help develop new project siting strategies
Coordinate, review, and interpret interconnection and transmission studies (short circuit, transient stability, and load flow) performed by utilities and outside consultants.
Perform power flow analysis, review models, and review studies to determine potential upgrade and costs associated with interconnection.
Support M&A and Operations teams as needed on transmission / interconnection issues and congestion issues.
Provide technical support for project development and acquisition activities in the evaluation of transmission system issues within the various ISOs/RTOs.
Provide interconnection support for my client's operating generation projects.
Minimum Qualifications, Skills, and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
5+ years of experience preferable in competitive generation, consulting, or RTO.
Working knowledge of the interconnection process in the ISOs/RTOs.
Experience with load flow analysis tools such as GE PSLF, PowerGEM TARA, PSSE or PowerWorld required.
Experience with economic analysis tools such as PROMOD preferred.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under time constraints.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
My client offers highly competitive compensation packages, excellent benefits, and is committed to the career development of its employees.
At our client, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.The Grid Integration group is responsible for siting and interconnecting our client's portfolio to transmission systems across the United States. The group consists of a Transmission Strategy team, Interconnection team, High Voltage Engineering team, and a Generation Modelling and Technical Compliance team.The primary responsibilities of this role are: strategic analysis of the interconnection procedures, queue and transmission system in a given RTO/ISO to formulate and steer greenfield project siting, and to then prepare and manage interconnection requests through to an Interconnection Agreement with the most favorable terms possible. The Interconnection Project Engineer supports the Manager, Interconnection (NY/NE, Regional Lead) on progressing projects through the interconnection process and working cross functionally with the broader Development Team to optimize the position throughout the development lifecycle.The preferred candidate has experience in: the preparation and review of interconnection requests; review and management of PSS/E and/or PSLF models; and participating in the management of solar, storage, and wind projects through the generator interconnection processes including negotiation and execution of Generator Interconnection Agreements. Additional responsibilities include monitoring the progress of required system upgrades and identifying creative mitigation solutions when needed within the applicable open access transmission tariff.Principal Duties and Responsibilities:The Interconnection Project Engineer will support all interconnection activities through the full life cycle of development and construction of projects. The position will support the NY/NE Manager, Interconnection and other internal stakeholders leading to the successful execution of both new and acquired projects across the United States. Some travel required (~15-20%).· Support greenfield development: review transmission system analysis, identify interconnection agencies and procedures, prepare and file interconnection requests including supporting internal and external parties on preparation of technical materials, provide viability feedback to the NY/NE Manager, Interconnection, and other internal stakeholders to support any financial and project approvals needed.· Interconnection study process: support the review and analysis of utility study reports; tracking and reporting results throughout process; support negotiation and execution of interconnection agreements and engineering and procurement agreements· Implementation of portfolio projects: assist internal groups to complete deliverables required by transmission owners to construct interconnection facilities including integrating schedules of Transmission Owner into project construction schedule.· Support project due diligence efforts, identify existing and potential red flags for project acquisitions and existing pipeline projects.Desired Skills and Expertise:· Familiarity with reviewing interconnection studies and power flow models. Experience running study models a plus.· Ability to analyze power flow and system impact studies for interconnection of utility scale solar, wind, and storage generating facilities.· Knowledge of System Impact Studies (SIS) and other interconnection studies and procedures for interconnection renewable energy generating facilities >10 MWac.· Understanding of electrical diagrams, preliminary site plans, and preparation of interconnection request packages for submittal.· Awareness of transmission systems and transmission expansion plans in US.· Knowledge of Open Access Transmission Tariffs and Generator Interconnection Procedures.Minimum Qualifications:· BS in Electrical Engineering or related field.3+ years work history in renewable or traditional energy development, utility generation development, or transmission planning. Previous employment or experience working at an Electric Utility, or consultants providing services within those footprints is strongly preferred.
Location: RemoteThis job opening is for a Transmission Analyst/Energy Market Analyst position in Scottsdale, AZ or Remote. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing transmission-related analyses of energy markets across the US, developing and maintaining market models and their data, and working with Commercial and Finance teams to evaluate transmission risks. The position requires 4+ years of experience as an Energy Market Analyst within the renewable industry, utility, or RTO/ISO, a BS in Engineering or a similar field, and detailed knowledge of interconnection and operations at Utilities, ISOs/RTOs, and Transmission Providers. Responsibilities Develop case studies to include appropriate interconnection generators, transmission upgrades and outages.Perform energy market forecasting and analysis, basis study using production cost and power flow models for projects interconnecting primarily in PJM, MISO, CAISO.Analyze market trends in capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets.Work with Commercial and Finance teams to evaluate the transmission risks.Assist in preparing responses to RFPs for new tenders/bids.Oversee and validate Consultant’s work for production cost modeling and analysis.Support the Commercial team, Project Engineers team and Project Managers through Engineering design, construction, and commissioning deliverables.Stay up to date on all relevant new and upcoming technologies and policies at ISOs/RTOs. Requirements 4+ years as an Energy Market Analyst within the renewable industry, utility or RTO/ISO is highly preferred.Detailed knowledge of the Interconnection and operations at Utilities, ISOs/RTOs and Transmission Providers.Strong verbal and written communication skills with External and internal Customers, Subcontractors, Vendors.Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilitiesProficient within Microsoft Office products. Education Requirements BS in Engineering or similar field from an accredited university.Electrical Engineering is preferred.PROMOD, PLEXOS, Probe, UPLAN or similar software
This client is currently looking for a dynamic and process-oriented senior high voltage development engineer to join the team that oversees the regional responsibilities of our project development pipeline. This position will require an individual that can competently manage competing priorities, navigate between early stage conceptual and more “refined” design, and adaptably demonstrate technical tasks with a strong focus on understanding grid integration requirements for renewables. This is a solid opportunity for an engineer that not only is proficient on the technical engineering aspects but enjoys building and maintaining relationships with suppliers, consultants, and Power Utilities. The role will be a part of the Grid Integration Team, in the High Voltage Engineering team that delivers pre-construction development engineering and construction/commissioning execution engineering for High Voltage facilities associated with renewable energy power plants. Voltage ranges from 35kV up to 500kV. The role will play a part in the major growth in the renewable energy sector from greenfield development, large portfolio acquisition and multi-resource generation projects. The High Voltage Development Engineering team is looking to grow its core group of highly resourceful and regionally dedicated engineers as the company enters new markets and innovates on a large scale of energy production.Principal Duties and Responsibilities: • Responsible for early stage/conceptual pre-construction and construction phase design and engineering activities for Solar, Wind, and BESS collector high voltage substations and Generation Tie Lines (35kV to 500kV). • Relating to conceptual designs for preliminary permitting and estimating • Develop scope of work documents for regional renewable projects based on engineering standards and following utility requirements • Manage consultants of 30% design packages for collector substations and transmission facilities. • Raise possibility of completing in-house with design team. • De-risk project pipeline, including M&A portfolios, by performing technical due diligence and coordination with other internal departments. • Support cost estimating efforts for High Voltage facilities, including BOM review and substation expansions. • Establish and maintain relationships with High Voltage specialist consulting firms. • Review Substation EPC bid designs for compliance with interconnection agreement requirements, applicable reliability standards, following scope documents, and meeting company standards etc. • Provide design review and advise on any issues that appear technically incorrect or inconsistent with project documentation and contractual exhibits. • Direct coordination with interconnection providers (CAISO, PJM, NYISO, MISO, ERCOT, WECC, SERC, NEISO) to design collector substations and account for new switchyards per Transmission Provider requirements. • Growth opportunity for leadership role within the engineering team. • Work with a project team including real estate, permitting, interconnection, legal, finance, PV Development engineering, pre-construction and construction. • Travel and field work 25%.Minimum Qualifications • B.S. Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Power Systems. • 7+ years of High Voltage design experience. • Excellent understanding of project management best practices. • Strong communication skills and ability to lead technical discussions among HV EPCs, Power Utilities, and internal stakeholders. • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize projects and tasks. • Able to bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical in a fast paced environment Desired Skills and Experience • PE Licensure. • Experience on ETAP similar electrical modeling software. • Experience on Relay and SCADA controls and architecture. • Experience in PLS-Cadd • PMP Certificate • Experience in training and mentoring other engineer
SUMMARY The HV Project Engineer will provide engineering support to the E&C team, and is responsible for managing all stages of project design. This position reports to the Director of Engineering or anothersenior management personnel that the Senior Vice President/President of the Company may designate. This position may be expected to travel up to 25%.RESPONSIBILITIES- Manage all stages of project high voltage (HV) design, including conceptual and advanced systemdesign, observing regulatory codes, customer requirements, site visits, permitting and technicalsupport during construction phase;- Design and optimize HV engineering concepts for utility scale PV plants such as substations,transmission and distribution lines. interconnection switch gear, power transformers- Supervise PV plant interconnection in collaboration with the Project Manager during planning andconstruction to assure quality and execution according to schedule;- Prepare bidding documentation for project specific HV works and HV equipment;- Create, deliver, and maintain drawing packages and project documentation;- Manage and coordinate external resources such as engineer consultants, geotechnical andtopographic surveyors, other specialized professionals as needed in the design and commissioningof grid interconnection;- Direct internal and external designers and consultants in creating, delivering and maintainingdrawing packages and project documentation;- Work collaboratively with other operations team members on project execution and processdevelopment including project procurement, construction management, and project controls;- Develop and review project schedules, cost estimation, bill of materials, budgets, scopes of work,standards and quotes from suppliers and sub-contractors- Provide supervision to HV commissioning work- Coordinate with utilities and regulators for the interconnection process- Provide recommendations for continuous improvements in project designs, plans, processes andproduct development;- Lead the Project Engineering team in developing best practices for the HV engineering process ofutility scale PV plants- Assist with technical training for team members and new employees;- Collaborate with team members when necessary to ensure effective communication and results;and- Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS- A degree in Electrical Engineering or another related engineering science- Minimum of 5 years of professional engineering experience in the power industry- Relevant work experience in the design and development of power plants- Willingness to travel, at least 25% of the time- Experience with AutoCAD (or equivalent)- Experience with power modeling (preferably with ETAP)- Strong in Microsoft Office Suite- Experience with Gantt charts (MS Project or equivalent)- Knowledge of relevant HV Codes and regulation- Excellent written and verbal communication skills- Assertive, able to cope with pressure, a team player- Previous experience managing projects from initial design to installation and execution, preferred- Experience in permitting processes with local authorities having jurisdiction, preferred.
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
Position: Development Role, Manager / Senior ManagerEmployee Type: Full TimeLocation: Denver, COPosition DescriptionOur client provides our customers with reliable, low cost renewable products across the United States. This role is focused on the initiation of new renewable development projects, the advancement of existing pipeline development projects, and the management and completion of contracted projects. You will be an active part of the team and will be engaged with various external stakeholders involved in local communities and regulatory bodies as well as internal subject matter experts in the advancement of renewable projects.OverviewTeam members in development roles are responsible for leading and executing plans with the object of completing new generation and storage projects. Key to this role is managing the project to achieve the lowest risk path to completion while also managing costs. In this role, you will manage all dimensions of the project and related business transactions.Specific Day-to-Day Activities · Assist in identification of new development projects· Engages with prospective and current land owners for projects (both identification and negotiation for land agreements for projects and easements)· Engages with transmission operators and manages and monitors and advances interconnection evaluations and agreements· Works with local and state governments and external experts related to permitting efforts· Finds the most cost effective solutions to project challenges· Coordinates issues among various subject matter experts (such as financial, procurement, engineering, permitting, legal)· Assists in evaluation of risk items for any project M&A· Engages and assists in power purchase agreement negotations· Acts as the intermediary between external agents and internal subject matter experts· Performs other activities as needed for the role Required Skills · Personal and communication skills· Project and process management· Time management· Risk evaluation and risk management· Problem solving· Financial knowledge· Renewable experience· Electricity industry knowledge· Permitting experience Additional Helpful (but not required) Skills Transmission knowledgeElectrical engineering knowledge Required Qualifications High School GraduateBachelor's or Equivalent Experience Preferred (but not required) Qualifications Experience: 3+ years in renewable development preferred; 5+ years work experienceMBA or other relevant graduate degree
This client is seeking an experienced project developer to manage utility-scale renewable energy projects in the Central United States. As one of the largest and most technologically advanced utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the United States, our client's portfolio boasts more than 23 GW of renewable energy projects. With a full-service model that manages all aspects of development for customers, partners, and project host communities, our client is committed to helping decarbonize the energy grid by replacing electric power generation with renewable sources and delivering cost-competitive electricity to the marketplace.In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading cross-functional project teams through the entire development process, from obtaining site control through permitting to the start of construction. Reporting to the Central U.S. Regional Team Lead, the candidate will be leading a team of internal staff and external consultants with expertise in engineering, meteorology and resource assessment, permitting, environmental studies, real estate/title, and transmission. This is a great opportunity for someone who has previous experience in utility-scale solar, wind, and/or energy storage development and wants to work with a company that is committed to renewable energy and sustainability.The core responsibilities of the job include site acquisition, site control documents, and real estate curative negotiations, creation and management of an overall project strategy plan, project schedule and critical path management, site acquisition including landowner lease negotiations, coordination of local, state, and federal permitting processes, coordination of project environmental and wildlife studies, creation and management of a project public relations plan, project budget and cash flow projection, management and tracking, coordination of the project interconnection process, support in the identification and screening of project opportunities, negotiation of local tax abatement/incentives, proactive coordination of preliminary project design, and support in the negotiation of power purchase and asset sale agreements. The successful candidate must have excellent entrepreneurial, interpersonal, verbal/written communication, good judgment, project management, negotiation, and leadership skills.The job requirements include a 4-year college
At this company, we raise the quality of life around the world by changing the way energy works. Everyone makes an impact every day in our small, global teams. Apply here to start an extraordinary career today.The Owner's Engineer supports the development, construction, and financing of large-scale renewable energy projects by representing this company with financing parties, investors, lenders, and Independent Engineers.The Owner's Engineer becomes a member of a cross-functional engineering team and ensures that projects in development meet standards agreed to with financing parties and updates those standards to meet industry best practices. Strong communication and project management skills are required to manage the internal and external engineering resources needed to collect documentation, provide answers to due diligence questions, and ensure that projects meet quality and reliability expectations.The Owner's Engineer will be responsible for the technical documentation, required site visits, and Independent Engineering due diligence reports for photovoltaic, energy storage, wind, and hydroelectric generation facilities from 1 to 1000 MW in capacity.The successful candidate will have a depth of experience in the design, engineering, and analysis of photovoltaic and battery storage systems with transmission-level interconnections, as well as an in-depth understanding of the architectures and components to build such systems. Experience in all phases of energy project development is expected, from development to operations.The position is Remote with preference in San Francisco, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, or Louisville, CO, and may include up to 25% travel to project locations and partner offices.Key ResponsibilitiesOwner Representation - Represent this company's Owner's Engineer on wind, solar, energy storage, and hydroelectric projects while supporting project finance efforts for multiple projects. Promote Safety - Promote safety for all projects throughout the team. Development Support - Provide support to Origination, Development, and M&A teams for new and upcoming projects. Production Estimation and Report Evaluation - Review production estimates from (EPC) partners and Independent Engineering firms for validity. Project Engineering and Management Support - Work with this company's project teams to ensure quality projects are installed and maintained throughout the portfolio. Plan Review - Review plans and related technical documentation for approval and comment. Construction QA/QC - Work with construction teams to ensure that all technical and bank/Independent Engineering requirements are met for project finance, and projects meet this company's standards. Independent Engineer Review - Collect, organize, review, distribute Engineering and Construction related deliverables to Independent Engineering firms for their review, comment, and approval. Operating Facilities Support - Support this company's operating facilities for better efficiencies and operational performance. RCA - Participate in Root-Cause-Analysis efforts for failed equipment encountered during construction and operation. Structured Finance Support - Work integrally with this company's Internal Structured Finance team and Independent Engineering firms on technical due diligence for project financing (Tax Equity, Construction Finance, and Back-Leverage). IE Selection - Assist in the selection of Independent Engineers to confirm capabilities and suitability for project technology and project economics. Report Review - Review the closing Independent Engineer report drafts, construction site visit reports, construction supplement reports in conjunction with structured finance to ensure there are no errors or misrepresentation of the facts. Coordinate Site Visits - Coordinate directly with the Independent Engineer and onsite personnel to conduct construction site visits and Mechanical Completion visits. Attend Site Visits - Travel to sites throughout the project build-cycle to participate in meetings and inspections/field walks with EPCs, Independent Engineering representatives, and investors/financiers. Manage Timelines - This company expects to have about  Independent Engineer reports per year for utility-scale projects and  for distributed-scale projects. The engineering lead will maintain a schedule of issuances and make sure the Independent Engineer is on track to deliver reports in a timely manner. Diligence - The engineer will work to provide responses for diligence questions of the Independent Engineer for engineering-related items (e.g., designs, commissioning tests, reports, module equipment inspections). The engineer will maintain a database for engineering deliverables. Risk Statement Resolution - Identify statements of risk in reports and work with Project Engineers/PF team to resolve or bound. Coordination with Project Engineers - Coordinate bring-downs of production estimates based on Independent Engineer feedback. Identify differences between equity view and Independent Engineer assumptions, if any. Maintain a database of current estimates. Model Assumptions/Finance Initiatives - Lead engineering modeling initiatives that relate to the financial model (e.g., inverter reserve assumptions, degradation, tracker reserves, BESS post PPA operating expenses). Certificates - Coordinate with legal and Independent Engineer on form MC certificates, draw certificates, SC certificates, and reliance letters. Coordinate with the Independent Engineer in obtaining the executed copies of such certificates. Diligence - Work to provide responses for diligence questions for all items not related to engineering (permitting, IC, equipment contracts, etc.).Skills and QualificationsPrimary QualificationsUndergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent technical field. 5+ years of professional experience in solar PV system design, development, and construction. Experience with construction site quality control activities and investor site visits. Experience with debt or tax equity financing practices, terminology, and requirements. Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical topics to a non-engineering audience. Project and case management skills, including a strong aptitude for managing and prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines. Comfort with NEC and NESC code, as well as related codes such as IBC, NFPA 855. Strong proficiency with AutoCAD, PVsyst, and Microsoft Excel."Plus" QualificationsGraduate degree in Engineering. 2+ years of experience in energy storage, wind, or hydroelectric design and modeling. Professional Engineer qualification. Spanish language skills. OSHA
My client is a leading renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates high-quality wind and solar generation, transmission, and energy storage facilities. Their mission is to transition the world to renewable energy through the sustainable development and responsible operation of facilities with respect for the environment, communities, and cultures where they have a presence.Their approach begins and ends with establishing trust, accountability, and transparency. Their company values of creative spirit, pride of ownership, follow-through, and a team-first attitude drive them to pursue their mission every day. Their culture supports their values by fostering innovative and critical thinking and a deep belief in living up to their promises.Headquartered in the United States, my client has a global portfolio of more than 35 power facilities and transmission assets, serving various customers that provide low-cost clean energy to millions of consumers.Responsibilities Job PurposeThe Manager, Business Development will lead renewable project development with responsibility for project origination; project management including budget, schedule, achievement of development milestones; and relationship management. The Manager will also potentially support in project acquisitions, partnerships, and business unit refinement of business strategy. Day to day responsibilities include leading defined regional project development activities, leveraging existing resources for project advancement, and making project/portfolio investment recommendations (in accordance with my client's transaction processes, including drafting internal approvals, etc.).Key Responsibilites:Manage development of large, complex renewable projects, including coordination with internal stakeholders and management of external consultants. These responsibilities include internal coordination on design, economic analysis, permitting, site control, transmission/interconnection etc. Source new development opportunities in the US market. Provide appropriate leadership for development risk analysis, transmission screening, economic analysis etc. Manage relationships with key external stakeholders and partners including utilities, landowners, community stakeholders, etc. Provide support and potentially participate in origination activities associated with your projects, in coordination with the Power Marketing team, including responding to RFPs, quarterbacking financial model inputs, preparing for in-person discussions with offtakers/partners, etc. Support in project acquisition tasks for my client's North America business pipeline, including development of target acquisition list, offer preparation, commercial negotiations, securing internal approvals, leading diligence. Support 3rd party project financing working closely with my client's finance team when projects are ready to proceed to that stage. Prepare management presentations and internal reports on new business opportunities and provide support for investments to senior management and board of directors. Create and maintain project budgets, schedules, and development plans for each project for which you have responsibility. Prepare internal reports on current project opportunities and risks, value proposition, upcoming milestones, recommended investments, etc. Coordinate with Finance Dept. to provide inputs to, and confirm the financial pro forma for each project under your purview. Key AccountabilitiesAchievement of annual milestones for building solar business unit Pipeline MWs Achievement of Development Milestones Team/resources Qualifications Educational RequirementsBachelor of Arts or Sciences. Required Work Experience5-7 years of experience in the electric power industry, with preference for direct experience in solar and wind power. Experience in project development, power marketing, project finance and M&A. Strong network of industry contacts from which to generate investment or development opportunities. Proven track record of success. Additional RequirementsLooking for entrepreneurs. Strong team player. Excellent leadership, communication, organizational, and negotiation skills. Self-starter. Ability to lead and participate in cross-functional teams of internal and external resources. Ability to work with uncertainty. Creative problem solver. Experience in financial modelling or analysis. Knowledge of wholesale energy markets and the solar market. Experience in all critical areas of development – technology, construction, financing, environmental permitting, real estate, electric transmission, regulatory issues, and supply and off-take
Job Title: High Voltage Substation Project ManagerPosition Overview:We are seeking a highly skilled Engineering Manager with experience in high voltage substations. The candidate will be responsible for aligning QA/QC processes, providing oversight of engineering, and overseeing design stage deliverables for substation and interconnection facilities.Responsibilities: Collaborate with SCADA + engineers in different departments to align QA/QC processProvide oversight of engineeringOversee design stage deliverables for substation and interconnection facilitiesEnsure adherence to project schedules, budgets, and specificationsMaintain effective communication with stakeholdersPrepare progress reports and presentations Requirements: 5+ years of experience as a Project Manager working on high voltage substationsTechnical background in high voltage ( >65kV+ ) substation engineeringExperience with substation design and settings is highly desirableBachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is preferred but not requiredPE certification is a plus
My client is currently looking for an experienced Power Systems Engineer to join and expand their Grid Team, working alongside the Grid Development Manager. The client is a renewable energy IPP company with fully integrated development capabilities and it's head office in London. The main focus is developing renewable energy power plants across the United Kingdom with the help of their highly experienced management team and partners to allow them to deliver quality, bankable renewable power assets. Their focus is on the development of large-scale solar, wind and hybrid energy storage projects. 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. You will regularly communicate and liaise with the relevant DNOs and NGESO to gather all necessary intelligence to successfully source and secure grid capacity for prospective 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 manging relevant grid aspects of the business, building and maintaining relationships with the DNOs & NG throughout the entire development and construction process. Additionally, you will be supporting the planning team and if necessary, the legal team on any grid connection related matters to ensure that the permits and legal documentation are fully aligned with the grid requirements. Responsibilities:• Identify and qualify grid capacity that are suitable for PV, Wind and BESS by undertaking the desktop power system analysis.• Originate, submit, and managed the process of transmission and distribution connection applications. • Gathering intelligence and analysing the existing and future electricity network available data bases at transmission and distribution level to provide input into the location and electrical characteristics of new solar/wind developments:• 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.• Undertaking detailed cost analysis of the grid connection costs and implementing strategies to reduce and optimise the costs for connection.• Manage project pipeline by communicating with DNOs / NGESO/ ICPs as necessary to track progress with development.• 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. Special 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 and wind projects.• BESS experience is preferred, but not necessarily required.
The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following: Provide professional, cost effective and value adding electrical engineering services within Renewable Energy Business Units. The candidate should possess a strong knowledge of renewable energy and practical experience of managing connections to the Irish transmission system, and be well-versed in current Irish grid connection policy and regulation;Lead the delivery of project electrical engineering works and services. Manage the interaction with ESB Networks, Eirgrid, electrical & civil contractors, and other contractors and project stakeholders. Actively attend and participate in team meetings, site meetings and design meetings, to ensure projects are delivered on-time, on-budget and in line with statutory Health and Safety requirements. Lead and co-ordinate project energisations and construction related grid outages and manage grid code compliance testing associated with any new HV installation required to demonstrate compliance under the terms of its connection agreement;Lead engineering and optioneering processes of potential grid connection solutions for Renewable Energy projects. Prepare and procure analysis of the Irish Transmission system to identify the most feasible commercial grid connection options for live projects. Identify and apply Grid Code requirements to grid connection solutions, disseminate changes to Grid Code and connection policy to Renewable Energy Projects;Review and / or prepare technical project, tender and contract documentation to monitor, control and reduce cost. Monitor and analyse all elements of design, manufacture, processing, construction, operation, and maintenance to ensure delivery of current project requirements, including meeting obligations under any associated grid connection agreements. Identify and co-ordinate all stakeholders throughout project and service delivery to ensure that project and service key performance indicators are achieved. Enable sufficient, timely and appropriate information exchange between all stakeholders throughout project / service development and delivery to ensure that deliverables and KPI's are understood and any risks or opportunities are monitored and reviewed to achieve the best project / service results. Monitor against the project plan and take remedial action to recover project overruns to ensure cost effective professional engineering services are delivered;All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for ensuring Health, Safety and Welfare of themselves, fellow employees, and members of the public. Identify, understand, and apply all Health & Safety legislation and regulatory requirements as a fundamental element of any construction design or undertaking ensuring safety of employees and members of the public during construction, testing, commissioning and operation;Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own, and the wider team's, objectives. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge and attributes: Hons Degree (Lvl 8 FETAC) in Electrical Engineering essential; Post-Graduate (Lvl 9 FETAC) qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage for this role;7 years’ experience managing the grid connection process for transmission connected projects in the generator or utility sector; Significant technical experience of HV electrical design and consenting of 110/220/400 kV infrastructure, HV cable (≥ 110 kV) experience, verifying / approving third party design, contract Management, financial /cost management and project management required;Excellent technical report writing and communications skills essential; Proficient in AutoCAD and PSSE or other similar electrical design software would be an advantage