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Grid Engineer

Job description

Do you want to work to make Power for Good? Our client is the world's largest independent renewable energy company.

Guided by a simple yet powerful vision: to create a future where everyone has access to affordable, zero carbon energy.

They know that achieving their ambitions would be impossible without their people. Because they're tackling some of the world's toughest problems, they need the very best people to help them. Our client is a family with a diverse workforce, and are dedicated to the personal professional growth of their people, no matter what stage of their career they're at.

Their competitive package offers rewards and benefits including pension schemes, flexible working, and top-down emphasis on better work-life balance. They also offer private healthcare, discounted green travel, 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell days, enhanced family leave and four volunteering days per year so you can make an impact somewhere else.Job Purpose The Grid Engineer provides grid connection delivery, general electrical design and construction support in the regional project delivery teams, with a focus on adding value to and managing risk for the business.

Securing optimal grid connections and designing and supporting implementation of electrical infrastructure is key to Project delivery. Grid impacts the profitability and timing of projects and electrical infrastructure impacts the profitability and is also critical in achieving timely energisation.

Key Accountabilities

The Grid Engineer has responsibility to deliver grid, electrical design and construction support services to meet the safety, quality, and cost and programme requirements of the project teams. The primary accountabilities performed by the Grid Engineer are:

  • Continuously strive to adopt and develop lean processes that deliver project objectives and reduce waste within the project delivery teams and wider organisation

  • Add value and reduce costs (DEVEX, CAPEX and OPEX) for projects ensuring project viability on a subsidy free basis post RO availability through efficient working, careful scoping, procurement and innovative engineering and design solutions

  • Secure necessary grid agreementsNegotiate grid technical requirements and preparation of contract documentsGrid company relationship management

  • Substation and collection system electrical equipment sizing calculations and specifications and drawings

  • Delivery of specialist electrical engineering:Earthing/grounding design

  • Grid code compliance design solutions and specialist studies

  • Co-ordination of design interfacesTechnical management of electrical contractors designs and equipment scope

  • Attend equipment FAT's and site installation/testing of electrical equipmentDeliver grid compliance

  • Support the Project manager in the preparation of subcontract specifications


  • Knowledge of power systems 33/132kV or above in a power generation environment.

  • Knowledge of grid technical connection requirements and commercial policies

  • Understanding of project requirements and priorities


  • Ability to suggest alternative (more costs effective or timely) grid connection solutions and to negotiate with external grid companies.

  • Commercial awareness relating to contract compliance, cost control and relative value of engineering solutions

  • Presentation skills to technical and non-technical audiences - written and verbal

  • Attention to detail during preparation and review of design deliverables


  • Experience in the installation, testing, commissioning and operation of power generation systems and other electrical engineering works


  • Degree/HND/HNC in Electrical Engineering or related subject.

For more details please contact Michelle on: 07793 363603 or email

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