Grid Connection Manager

Greentalent, recruiter specialized in search and selection of professionals and managers in the Energy, Engineering and Environment market, on behalf of a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects, is looking for:

Grid Connection Manager

He/she will ensure that grid connections projects are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner, in accordance with the technical specs of the DNO/DSOs and the Applicable Law, plus

to ensure that grid code compliance is appropriately managed and maintained throughout the

development process and the lifetime of a plant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide technical assistance during project development and ensure the factors influencing and influenced by the grid connection are considered;
  • To carry out technical due diligence and risk assessment on grid connection schemes/grid offers received from TSO/DNO;
  • Attend regular meetings with Developers and the Business Development team;
  • Carry out inspections for feasibility checks and alignment with the project requirements;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the authorization documentation by the developers in relation to the connection requests and technical approval requested;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the technical documentation by the developers relating to the connection projects to be authorized;
  • Manage Technical Advisors and Consultants to support Grid and Delivery related activities across the Italy;
  • To provide the cost estimates and grid connection delivery timescales to business development teams;
  • To manage and be responsible for the process of grid applications ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner and progress through the DNO/TSO and National processes without delay;
  • To maintain relationships with DNO/TSO to support the grid application and delivery process;
  • To maintain relationships with HV/MV contractors and EPCs to drive performance and ensure they deliver their services to standards;
  • To review the technical designs submitted by HV/MV contractors or EPCs;
  • To be responsible for implementation of new connection methods arising from DNO/TSO policy changes and changing industry standards;
  • To negotiate and develop grid connections design that reduce installation time and cost whilst maintaining or improving plant;
  • Support the operation and maintenance of the plants by providing grid expertise to the Asset Manager & O&M team managers;
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the TSO/DNO design and delivery teams ensuring Lightsource projects progressing smoothly through the project lifecycle;
  • Deal with DNO/TSO regarding the Connection Contract and operating regulation;
  • Organize all interconnection documents related to utility study results, agreements, letters of credit and consultant studies;
  • To be responsible for the updating and optimization of Trackers and DataBase to support team activities;
  • Develop and maintain key processes;
  • Support the Head of Interconnection in relations with external developers and consultants;
  • Support the Head of Interconnection Italy in planning the activities of the GRID team.

 

Requirements:

  • Preferably a degree level qualification associated with electrical power systems and/or electrical engineering;
  • Strong technical knowledge of HV (36-400kV) and MV (11 – 30kV) connection work in Italy;
  •  Strong knowledge of the requirement for grid code compliance, TSO/DNO connection procedure and administrative authorizations (including Gaudì and Agenzia delle dogane) required for connection of renewable plants in the Italy market;
  • Knowledge of HV/MV substation and circuit design and construction standards;
  •  Knowledge of the dynamic and power quality compliance studies;
  • Candidates with experience in the auction of GSE would be given priority;
  • Candidates with power flow/voltage and stability simulations in PSSE, or similar, would be given priority;
  • Candidates with additional qualification in renewable energy (especially PV) will be preferred.

 

Location: Milan / remote working

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