Head of Grid
- Location: Scotland
- Salary: Market related
Head of Grid
My client is a leading global renewable energy developer actively shaping the future of energy in over 29 countries globally. They're taking a fresh look at how power is produced, stored, and used to meet the challenges of climate change. If you are ambitious and want to grow within a company my client will want to hear from you!
· Manage all grid-related elements for the entire project from development through to installation and commissioning of assets.
· Advise on the relevant legislation and regulations that would impact the project’s grid connection strategy and connection to the onshore network.
· Participate in consultations with BEIS, Ofgem, NGESO and other stakeholders in the framework of the on-going work related to the OTNR.
· Analyse potential connection options, associated costs, potential impacts on the programme and associated risks.
· Manage the relationship with the key players of the interconnection process and lead application calls with NGESO and TOs.
· Monitor associated grid costs and charges and input to the financial modelling of the project.
· Monitor and manage grid connection risks in relation to changes in the design, consenting, and project programme.
· Bachelor or master's in electrical engineering or related discipline.
· Previous experience at a high level in a similar role.
· In-depth knowledge of the offshore wind energy industry and UK transmission system.
· Experience of development and execution of large-scale infrastructure projects.
· Established relationships with ESO & TO is highly desirable
· Willingness to travel on a regular basis, especially within the UK.
Role I have an exciting opportunity for a talented individual to take up the role of Senior Grid Engineer for a leading global renewable energy developer. You will be responsible for managing the successful delivery of the grid connection package for Wind, Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage projects throughout their lifecycle.Duties & Responsibilities Manage the successful delivery of the grid connection package for Onshore Wind, Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage projects through their lifecycle;Provide technical support to project development and delivery teams relating to grid connection and electrical design.Support the development and construction teams with project design, procurement, feasibility assessments and in any other way relevant to grid connections;Identifying and mitigating project risks, advise the business on an ongoing basis about existing and anticipated grid – related liabilities and costs.Manage the delivery of works being undertaken by electrical and grid connection contractors;Act as the company’s interface with network companies (DNOs, TOs and the SO), engage as required to achieve successful outcomes;Work with Grid Connection Manager to develop and implement systems and process relevant to optimal delivery of grid services. Qualifications & Requirements Degree in Electrical EngineeringExperience delivering distribution and / or transmission grid connections for generation or demand projectsA good understanding of grid connection process, regulations and policy;Experience of working with network companies;Expert understanding of power systems and ability to undertake / review complex power system studies
I am looking for a Portfolio Grid Engineer for one of our clients, the world's largest independent renewable energy company specialising in Wind and Solar.Your responsibilities: Develop, review and enhance the Grid strategy concerning renewable assets managed by UK&I Asset Management Team.Monitor any changes to Grid regulation, policies and ancillary services as they may apply to Support Services client assets. Typical areas of interest will include, as a minimum, grid charging, NGESO pathfinder tenders, NGESO ancillary service procurement, DS3 services, DSO services.Join regular meetings with UK&I Energy networks Team and share information with UK&I Asset Management teamUnderstand and interpret client needs, communicating client goals to internal and external stakeholdersCoordinate the end-to-end delivery of Grid related services and one-off projects on behalf of clients.Be the first point of call for technical grid connection agreement or grid compliance queriesEnsure all Grid related activity is linked back to the client specific Value Enhancement Plans – demonstrating the value of RES as AMHave a commercial awareness of the existing Asset Management Agreements and identifying which elements of our Grid services are in or out of scopeLead on areas of personal expertise as part of the Operations Support Team goals and Manage ad-hoc Grid queries from the Asset Managers. Active participation in Continuous Improvement and innovation projects. Minimum requirements: Knowledge of wind turbine, battery energy storage systems and solar technology, health and safety management systems, quality and environmental management systems and work control proceduresElectrical Safety rules in the context of Renewable Energy InfrastructureHV Electrical Equipment and Industry StandardsGrid related regulations, policies and industry consultations for distribution, transmission or ICP connected renewable generationCDM RegulationsDeal with Grid related issues on operational renewable asset The role is a full-time, permanent position with office locations throughout the UK offering hybrid working and a competitive/lucrative package on offer for the right candidate. Combined with professional development opportunities, this is the perfect position to take the next step towards your career ambitions and work in a strong and collaborative team!If this sounds like a position you would be interested in exploring further, please reach out via the details below or apply via the link.T: 0141 212 4803E: email@example.com
This is a great opportunity to join a renewable energy organisation that is undergoing rapid growth. The company facilitates the energy transition demands of the UK and EU by developing and investing in large-scale solar and battery storage projects with a proven track record in infrastructure investment, renewables spheres and innovation.The client provides a unique, diverse workplace environment. Continuous learning and development opportunities, financial stability, premium health benefits, attractive salary, and bonuses.Role: You will be responsible for identifying capacity using internal GIS tools, processing new G99 applications to DNOs and securing new grid connections, completing grid studies, and working closely with DNOs, TSOs and internal teams to progress their solar PV and battery storage projects.Key Responsibilities: Perform grid connection studies of renewable energy sites.Review/design technical drawings for submission.Submit G99 applications to the DNO.Review and assess received Connection OffersCollaborate and liaise with ICPs, IDNOs and EPCsOrganise and keep records of updates of ongoing and potential projects.Perform any other duties as required. Qualifications & Experience: An engineering degree in a relevant field: Power Systems Engineering/Electrical Engineering.Previous engineering experience gained within the electricity industry.Knowledge and experience with HV and EHV grid connections, standards, regulations, and requirements.Experience of working in a DNO, IDNO or ICP background.Experience in designing solar power, battery or windfarm generation.Experience in Distribution Network Operator (DNO) and Transmission System Operator (TSO) connections. Please apply via the link or contact Hannah-Jo using the details below for more information. If you have not heard back within 24-48 hours, your application may be unsuccessful due to the volume of applications. P: 0141 212 4801E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Role I have an excting opportunity for a skilled individual to take up the role of a Senior Power Grid Consultant for a specialist renewable energy consultancy. You will be responsible for leading our engagement with key customers, getting to the heart of their challenges and proposing appropriate approaches to the solutions on a wide range of projects including onshore and offshore wind, solar and storage. Qualifications and Requirements Degree in Electrical EngineeringDemonstrable experience in performing owners engineeringExperience with energy storage and/or renewables, electrical infrastructure projects covering onshore transmission, offshore transmission and interconnectorsExcellent communication skills with the ability to define and explain complex technical issues
Department: ConstructionJob Location: BGC, PhilippinesReporting to: COO, APACTravel required: Travelling frequency is dependent on project requirementsSummary of Role:The Head of Construction will be responsible to ensure Schedule, Cost, Quality & Safety delivery of the Wind Project in Philippines. You will oversee a team of project managers who are on site managing the construction process for a group of wind and solar projects located at diverse locations around the country. The successful candidate will be responsible for verifying that construction is performed according to Global Development Standards (GDS) and Employers Requirements (ER).What You Will Do: Within a matrix structure lead the Project Managers responsible for delivering the projects from construction into operation safely, on time and to budgetActively drive for zero HSE incidents during the construction of projectsEnsure the projects under construction are constructed and capable of being operated in accordance with local Health and Safety and Environment regulations and permitsEnsure the projects under construction are built in accordance with internal procedures and standards (including GDS and ERs) and contractsActively lead the decision making regarding claims received and dispute resolutionTo participate in the construction project monthly meetingsTo set up technical visits to the factories to carry out due diligence on the manufacturingEnsure Project Managers keep issues and risk logs properly updated and promptly raise any issue that will require internal decision makingTo establish Group Construction standards and implement and train all regionsIssue project progress reports as requested by either lenders or internal management teamLiaise and cooperate with other functional and regional teamsLiaise and cooperate with external parties - banks, independent engineers, contractors, government bodies etc.Ability to work with electrical grid utilities to develop transmission grid connection plansStrong reporting and approval process using procedures / processes using PMI® PMBOK®Supporting Development team on construction related matters and constructability reviewsTo lead groups focused on sharing of expertise, best practice and lessons learned globallyAssist the Head of Global Project Management to develop the regional project execution strategyMarket awareness of solar & wind farm construction activity, regulatory issues and other renewable technologies What We Require: Engineering with Minimum 10 years in Infrastructure (renewable energy preferred) Projects, Contract and Construction management experienceExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to work with significant atutonomyAbility to work under pressure and meet deadlinesAbility to work in a team, coordinate and enthuse colleagues and consultantsStrong initiative and the ability to proactively identify required tasksAbility to maintain sight of the 'big picture' and overarching objectives at all timesExperience in Grid, Substation & ConstructionAn organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time managementExcellent verbal / written communication skillsStrong report writing skills
We are partnered with a leading renewable energy developer actively shaping the future of energy. They're taking a fresh look at how power is produced, stored, and used to meet the challenges of climate change. If you are ambitious and want to grow within a company my client wants to hear from you!Role:Provide assistance to Development Project Teams in the development of the renewable project portfolio in Great Britain. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance in selecting new sites as well as in the preparation of grid application documents, engagement with industry bodies and consultations and construction supervision of projects. Also, to work with staff from other departments worldwide.Your duties and responsibilities Interacting with grid regulation authorities and grid operators in their role as project stakeholdersProviding input for Pre-feasibility studies and technical risk assessmentDeveloping and optimising grid connection solutions for wind, solar and energy storage projectsSeeking alternative network access solutions based on grid studies, including technical, legal and commercial evaluations.Preparing grid applications and managing the grid application processSupporting project tendering and acquisition processes by creating technical documents and checking documents issued by othersPreparing requests for quotation for engineering, construction, procurement and testing of the electrical balance of plant for renewable and / or sustainable energy projects Requirements: You have a degree in Electrical Engineering or an alternative, equivalent level of training / education.You have experience with current technical guidelines for grid connections in UK/ experience in construction of grid connectionsYou have experience and particular interest working in the renewable electricity sector.Ability to work unsupervised to strict deadlines with an often conflicting workload, multi-tasking various parts of a project or initiative.You hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle. If interested please apply via the link on this page with your up-to-date CV.For any questions, please reach out on:Email: email@example.comTel: 0141 212 4803*Location for this role is flexible, to all of the UK and Ireland*
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
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.
Spencer Ogden are proud to be partnered with an international solar developer expanding their operations in the UK. Our client are on the hunt for a Head of Project Development to lead an existing and growing pipeline of solar and battery storage projects across the country. This is an opportunity to join a multi-tech, international renewable developer with an impressive pipeline (19GW) both domestically and internationally. Day-to-day responsibilities include: Manage project development activities for renewable energy projects from green field through to pre-construction compliance.Lead land lease negotiation and liaison with land owners, agents, solicitors and other relevant parties.Provide input to the UK Director on project development strategy and targets.Manage project development team resource allocation to deliver optimal outcomesProvide support to the project development team in their rolesContinue to support, develop and strategize growth in the UK and internationally Preferential requirements include: A relecant academic background in environmental, planning or renewable energy/engineeringProject management and team leading experienceStrong skills in the following IT remits: ArcGIS, Microsoft and Invoicing SystemsPrevious experience in business development and/or identifying new opportunitiesKnowledge of relevant UK legislation, hold the right to work in the UK and a Full UK Driver's License There is a strong financial package and bonus structure in place for the right candidate. Previous experience in renewables is essential, with a preference towards solar and battery storage. Please apply via the link or contact Theo Bove via the details below to learn more: 0141 375 7292 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business title: APAC Service operation headLocation: Primary location ThailandAdditional location: China, TWN, SGResponsibilities: Manage Service project operation in APAC, reporting to regional CEO.Achieve operational excellence and ensure safety.Excel in Project Management, managing customer's expectations and satisfaction.Develop and implement service operations strategy and policies.Enhance operation targets across all areas of the service and onshore wind business in APAC.Manage financials and budget.Identify and manage risks and opportunities to achieve revenue and profit targets.Ensure safe implementation of tasks and promote a culture of leadership and ownership.Promote continuous improvement and innovation to reduce costs and create value for GRE and customers.Provide leadership and convey company values.Build and develop the team based on their feedback. Requirements: Provide visible leadership and clear communication of the vision and directionInternational experience (dealing with multiple countries, including outside Europe), managing multicultural teams and customersProject management experience (10+ years) including large projectsProven ability to manage multiple projects while meeting challenging deadlines. budget and quality assuranceExperience leading large organization and managers. capability to lead team growth and development.Bachelor degree in engineering. MBA ideal. Fluency in English
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
My client is currently sourcing an experienced Electrical Engineer who will be responsible for the technical and commercial aspects of onshore grid connections for large offshore wind farms. They will coordinate the expertise to deliver HV sub-stations for these projects and project manage external contracts.They will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on the ongoing development of several offshore wind projects around the coast of Ireland and the UK, with the opportunity to join a specific offshore wind project team when projects reach this stage in their development.The successful candidate will be highly motivated, innovative, commercially driven and have a track record of successfully delivering projects of a comparable nature and scale. Key Responsibilities: Key responsibilities include: Act as electrical lead for all onshore electrical works (substations, grid connections etc.) and coordinate interfaces with the renewable generation plant, civil works, TSO/DSO etc. Responsible for the optimization of the design and supporting the construction stage.Coordinate the overall system design (system studies, protection, SCADA, grid code compliance, FEED’s etc.)Preparation of all the electrical specifications and technical documentation to develop tender.Evaluation of tender submission and contract negotiation ensuring that award to preferred tenders achieves best value for money. Act as the focal point for all Electrical integrity issues.Development of substation layouts and drawings for planning submissions; Coordination with OEMs, contractors, partners, and other key stakeholders. Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceThe successful candidate must have: Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in large scale generation/energy sector with experience of working on electrical systems between MV and 400 kV . Strong contract management experience with an excellent understanding of Tendering, Tender evaluations, scoping, planning, design, costing, construction and commissioning assistance and oversight associated with substations and / or electrical works associated with large scale renewable generation projects. Working knowledge of and experience in the implementation of Engineering, Procurement & execution of EPC style contracts.A proven track record in delivering substations and / or electrical works associated with large scale generation projects.Experience of dealing with commercial aspects during project delivery.Experience in contract management with strong contract negotiation skills.Full drivers’ licence valid for use in Republic of Ireland.Level 8 Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification. This role is based in Dublin or Cork but travel to project locations as required, is a key requirement of the role. Please apply via the link or contact Hannah-Jo using the details below for more information. P: 0141 212 4801E: email@example.com