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Renewables - Grid Manager - Onshore Europe


Renewables - Grid Manager - Onshore Europe

  • 540989
  • Closing at: May 22 2022 at 23:55 BST

About the Role

Base Location: Flexible UK | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices around the UK.

Salary: £Competitive depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

As a Grid Manager working within the onshore Grid team, you’ll be responsible for managing Grid related issues and opportunities for SSER’s portfolio of onshore development projects and operational assets, helping to integrate ever higher volumes of renewable energy into the grid. This will encompass onshore wind and hydro generation within GB, Ireland and beyond, as well as the development and operation of other technologies including battery energy storage systems and green hydrogen production.

Your key responsibilities will include:

- Manage all aspects of the grid connection process across a portfolio of projects.

- Working closely with SSER Development and Construction teams and managing the interface and relationship with the ESOs and TOs to deliver grid connections in the timescales required by projects. 

- Interpreting Grid Code requirements and achieving and maintaining Grid Code compliance, including Grid Code testing and performance monitoring.

- Producing grid connection feasibility studies and grid plans and assisting the development and delivery of the grid connection strategy for onshore wind, hydro and other technologies, including the identification of ancillary and system services opportunities.

- Undertaking due diligence of Grid contracts in support of project acquisitions.

- Keeping abreast of industry developments, understanding and anticipating future needs of the GB Electricity System Operator and cultivating good working relationships with key staff within the GB System Operator and wider industry and representing SSE Renewables on key industry panels.

- Managing a small team of grid engineers.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, we would love you to have:

- Excellent technical knowledge and experience within the power generation industry.

- Strong technical knowledge of electricity transmission systems, their operation and current/future challenges.

- A solid understanding of appropriate engineering legislation and industry good practice.

- Good report writing and interpersonal skills.

- Effective organisation capabilities with the ability to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales

- Strong commercial awareness with an understanding of the implications of engineering activities and decisions.

- The ability to interpret and act as technical authority on the requirements of relevant standards and codes such as the GB Grid Code, the CUSC and the EirGrid Grid Code.

- Although flexible on base location, you will be required to travel as and when is required by the work being undertaken, sometimes to remote locations.

- A full and valid UK driving license is essential.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 342002.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.




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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

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