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about 2 months ago

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. 


  • 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.


  • 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.