GRID CONNECTION MANAGER

Our client is an international investor in RES projects including solar, wind and battery storage with a global presence and long term experience working in Poland. For their Technical Department we are now searching for a Grid Connection Manager to lead the electrical design and grid connection process during the development phase of the project. 

Make an impact on the project development phase:

  • Provide technical assistance during project development and ensure the factors influencing and influenced by the grid connection are considered,
  • Carry out technical due diligence and risk assessment on grid connection conditions/agreements offered by the Polish TSO (PSE) and DNOs (in particular: TAURON Dystrybucja, ENEA Operator, ENERGA Operator, PGE Dystrybucja),
  • Manage Technical Advisors and Consultants to support Grid and Delivery related activities across Poland,
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Polish TSO and DNOs to support the grid application and delivery process,
  • Manage and be responsible for the process of grid applications ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner. Progress through the Polish TSO’s, DNOs’ and national requirements and processes without delay.

Take part in projects’ construction phase:

  • Review the technical designs submitted by HV/MV contractors or EPCs to company requirements and to achieve cost efficiency without compromising quality,
  • Be responsible for “grid intelligence” and implementation of new connection methods arising from the Polish TSO/DNOs policy changes and changing industry standards,
  • Develop and maintain relationships with HV/MV contractors and EPCs to drive performance and ensure they deliver their services,
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Polish TSO’s and DNOs’ design and delivery teams ensuring  projects progressing smoothly through the project lifecycle,
  • Negotiate and develop grid connections design that reduce installation time and cost whilst maintaining or improving plant performance,
  • Support the operation and maintenance of the plants by providing grid expertise to the Asset Manager & O&M team managers throughout the life of the plant.

Build, maintain and optimize knowledge databases together with developing expert tools:

  • Support the business intelligence with GIS spatial data solutions (QGIS, ArcGIS) integrating raster and vector data (including AutoCAD) with the flexibility of Google Earth software,
  • Provide and gather cost estimates together with grid connection delivery timescales,
  • Analyze and and track changes of Polish planning documents, e.g. published on websites of the Polish: ERO (URE), TSO/DNOs, power facilities, industry and sector experts,
  • Aggregate possessed knowledge and documents to have the best possible insight on the current and future situation in the Polish energy sector.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong technical knowledge of EHV, HV (60-400kV) and MV (11 – 30kV) connection works and industry standards, including substations, underground cables and overhead lines is a must,
  • Knowledge of TSO’s/DNOs’ connection procedures and administrative authorizations required for connection of renewable plants in Poland (including securing interconnection capacity), together with grid code compliance is very important,
  • Ability to work with software mentioned in “DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES” is important. Experience and practical application of software programming languages (e.g. Python, VBA) is welcomed,
  • Knowledge of the dynamic and power quality compliance studies, power flow/voltage, stability/short-circuit (e.g. DIgSILENT, SSE, PLANS), economic dispatch simulations (e.g. PLEXOS) would be beneficial,
  • Candidates with practical knowledge of Polish grids would be given preference.

ACADEMICS:

  • Preferably a degree level qualification associated with electrical power systems and/or electrical engineering,
  • Candidates with additional qualification in renewable energy especially PV and Wind would be advantageous.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven track record & experienced in a similar role,
  • Candidates with experience of working directly for TSO/DNOs and/or power system consultancies will be preferred,
  • Good network of contacts across the TSO/DNOs and EPC/ICP environment is welcomed,
  • Commercially astuteness and previous experience in the design and construction of PV solar plant would be a plus.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  • Effective communicator,
  • Team player,
  • Fast learner,
  • Proactive and positive work attitude,
  • Strong analytical and computing skills,
  • Able to coordinate with multiple internal and external teams,
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision with keen and dynamic approach to innovation.

Our client offers: A permanent contract, attractive benefits, the chance to visit the European HQ of the company for different company events regularly, training among other benefits.

KALE Recruitment Muchorska Tarud-Karwowska S.J jest agencją zatrudnienia wpisaną jako podmiot upoważniony w rejestrze Marszałka Województwa Mazowieckiego pod numerem 28683

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