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Onshore Renewables Interconnection Manager

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Onshore Renewables Interconnection Manager

We are looking for a Grid Interconnection Manager to join the Onshore Renewables team. This role will be responsible for ensuring the successful and efficient connection of our onshore renewable energy projects to the relevant transmission network. This role will support onshore wind, solar, and storage projects either as standalone, or as part of other integrated energy opportunities. The Interconnection Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of grid connection, from initial planning and feasibility studies, to overseeing the construction and commissioning phases.

• Conduct comprehensive feasibility studies and impact assessments to determine the viability of grid connections for renewable energy projects.
• Liaise with grid operators, transmission system operators (TSOs), and distribution network operators (DNOs) to coordinate and secure network access.
• Lead the negotiation and execution of network connection agreements, including identifying the point of connection, capacity allocation, and grid reinforcement requirements.
• Work closely with regulatory bodies and local authorities to obtain necessary permits and resolve any grid-related issues or challenges.
• Collaborate with internal collaborators, network operators, and regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards, permits, licenses and other regulatory requirements.
• Provide local market and project specific CAPEX and OPEX inputs into cost estimates and economic modelling
• Develop and run project schedules, budgets, and resources related to grid connection activities.
• Collaborate with internal teams, contractors, consultants, and network operators to ensure timely and successful completion of network connections.
• Stay up to date with industry trends, grid code requirements, relevant regulatory changes and emerging technologies related to grid connections in the renewables sector.
• Act as SME for all grid connection related matters, provide technical guidance and support to internal project teams and collaborators
• Identify potential risks and challenges associated with project grid connections and develop mitigation strategies to minimize their impact.
• Monitor and address any grid-related issues during the construction, testing, and commissioning phase

Experience and Qualifications
• Engineering degree required. Prefer master's degree in engineering and an additional professional engineering qualification / certification.
• Technical and project management expertise in field, with a minimum of 8 years direct experience in grid connection management within solar, onshore wind and storage technologies.
• Strong knowledge of electrical grid systems, grid codes and grid connection processes.
• Strong understanding of permitting processes and regulatory frameworks related to grid connections in the local market.
• A good understanding of the key value drivers of projects that relate to grid connection management and ability to drive competitiveness

Benefits, Salary & Location
• Benefits package includes flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits
• Hybrid Work Environment based out of Houston TX with up to 25% travel
• Base Salary range $180-190K
• 20% Bonus package
• The hiring company is willing to fund relocation to Houston for the right individual.

This opportunity is open to all US residents. The hiring company is unable to sponsor VISAs.