GRID CONNECTION MANAGER

For a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects we are looking for GRID CONNECTION MANAGER for their office in Warsaw.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Make an impact on projects’ 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,

·       Innovate, design and provide tools that allow multi-criterial benchmarks of projects that
are or will be included in company portfolio (including advanced Excel,
Power Query and Power BI),

·       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,

·       Develop and maintain key processes including being responsible for internal documents database (Quickbase/M-Files/OneDrive etc.),

·       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.

Qualifications

·       Preferably a degree level qualification associated with electrical power systems and/or electrical engineering,

·       Candidates with additional qualification in renewable energy (especially PV) 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.

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