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Grid Services Engineer

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Reference

AH/GE_1622713593

Salary

£30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life insurance

Benefits

pension, life insurance

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Job Location

Description

Summary

Our client, a rapidly growing low carbon technology firm. They undertake a range of services, from consultancy and grant support for small companies to lower their carbon footprint, through to working on some of the largest energy storage projects in the UK.

On their grid side, they are now expanding and searching for a Grid Services Engineer to support their Head of Grid Services in the development of new spade ready battery sites. The majority of this role will be in the development of spade ready sites (50-100MW), and the preparation for expanding their capabilities through to developing their own 50MW battery site by 2023.

This role is a long-term position, with the intention of growing the grid team over the coming five years, to a point where the appointee is intended to move to being the new head of the team.

The appointee will work with the Head of Grid Services, a new graduate Project Engineer, and one of the directors of the company.

The role will also involve providing consultancy support to their clients, and providing grid-based consultancy expertise to their team working on renewable energy projects.

Essential qualifications, experience and skills

  • Experience working within a DNO, IDNO or ICP
  • Understanding and genuine interest in renewable energy
  • High level of experience of the UK grid & grid connections
  • Methodical with good attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of technical report writing
  • Experience of managing projects to time, quality & cost
  • Experience of business development and meeting targets
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills
  • Reviewing schematic drawings and verifying on-site equipment
  • Understanding of energy systems
  • High level of computer literacy, including MS Office etc
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Flexibility to travel within the UK

Role responsibilities

  • Supporting the Head of Grid Services on the development of spade ready battery sites
  • Understanding the process of constructing multi-MW scale battery
  • Gathering intelligence on new battery technical, policy and financial developments
  • Budget enquiry applications for low carbon and storage technologies
  • Formal grid connections applications for low carbon and storage technologies
  • Identification of sites where low carbon technologies and energy storage systems could possibly connect for in-house or client projects
  • Negotiating the reduction of contestable and non-contestable costs of connections
  • Electrical design of electrical connections
  • Organising various subcontractors to undertake contestable work (ICP’s etc)
  • Working with DNOs and National Grid
  • Support R&D projects of various nature
  • Able to work as a team member and also alone when required
  • Undertaking consultancy on grid infrastructure for energy storage and renewable energy systems
  • Significant contribution to the development of spade ready battery sites through to the sale
  • Willingness to learn & a flexible outlook
  • Connections will range from 11kV to 400kV in most cases

Benefits: 25 days annual leave & 8 bank holidays, minimum 5% employee pension contribution matched by employer up to 10%, life assurance, company mobile phone & laptop, good long term progression prospects.Working hours: 37 hours/week

Job Reference: AH/GE_1622713593

Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, life insurance

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