Office location: Glasgow, Newcastle Upon Tyne or Manchester
TNEI is a specialist consultancy in the energy sector. We help our clients respond to the complex challenges of integrating low-carbon technology into our everyday lives. Our technical prowess combines power systems analysis, renewables design and integration solutions, and environmental services.
TNEI is looking to recruit a bright and driven consultant, with professional experience, specifically to work on a diverse range of projects within the energy industry.
The role is for a Grid Connection Consultant in the Connections Team, with Project management and client facing responsibilities. The successful candidate will have a good grounding in the technical, regulatory and commercial aspects of the electricity network, and will, ideally, be able to appreciate a developer’s perspective and identify their priorities.
- Duties and responsibilities include:
- High level network connection assessments and feasibility studies including identifying project risks and providing cost estimates;
- Managing connection applications for onshore and offshore wind farms, Solar PV generators, CHP / biomass plants, Wave and Tidal arrays, hydro generators and energy storage systems;
- Liaising with DNOs, TOs and the ESO on behalf of developers, attend project meetings and teleconferences as required to progress the client’s agenda;
- High level constraint analysis;
- Deliver training sessions; and
- Support clients through the post Connection Offer acceptance period through to commissioning and testing.
We would also expect you to contribute to other types of projects including;
- Technical Due Diligence;
- Energy Storage System;
- Power systems analysis;
- Management of connection studies (grid code compliance);
- Acting as Owner’s Engineer or Technical Adviser.
In addition to delivering work, you would be expected to contribute to Business Development activities, present at conferences/seminars, contribute to technical papers and generally further TNEI’s position as a technical expert in grid connections.
The duties of a Technical Consultant include:
- Deliver projects to a high level of technical competency based on previous experience.
- Manage projects, communicating with clients as required.
- The ability to work independently is expected, whilst still discussing projects openly to ensure sharing of lessons learnt and best practice.
- Ensure all work is reviewed at appropriate stages, peer reviewing others’ work to ensure consistency, accuracy and that it meets client’s expectations.
- Identify risks within their project, communicating regularly with the rest of the project team and elevating any issues to Project Director or Commercial Director if support is required.
- Manage the preparation of proposals, including commercial aspects, involving others as required.
- Manage their own time and deliver multiple projects on time/budget, managing client expectations and scope changes as required.
- Communicate their availability and their project requirements to the resource manager and aim to keep their chargeability at a high level.
- Consider their impact on health and safety, quality and environment.
- Meet the requirements of TNEI’s Code of Conduct.
We are looking for individuals who can understand and take an interest in the technical aspects of our projects, but with a desire to work in a consultancy environment where those technical results need to be applied to a real project in a commercial environment.
- Previous experience delivering some or all of the day-to-day tasks outlined above;
- Strong quantitative degree in electrical engineering (preferably), other relevant engineering degree, maths or physics;
- Motivated and self-driven individuals with an ambition to work within the electricity industry;
- Well-rounded individuals with the ability to work as part of a team;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Interest in and knowledge of the UK electricity regulatory framework;
- Project management, project engineering and project development experience;
- Commercial awareness;
- Knowledge of GB and / or international standards and codes;
- Computer modelling/ programming skills.
- Experience of network modelling and power systems analysis;
What TNEI can offer
TNEI offers the opportunity to work in an exciting and growing sector on a wide range of consultancy projects. Our employees work on interesting projects in a relaxed and friendly environment, and we offer:
- Competitive salaries
- Discretionary annual performance-based bonus
- Company contributory pension scheme
- Support towards achieving professional qualifications
- CPD and training opportunities and support
- Cycle to work scheme
- 25 days annual leave
- Paid professional subscriptions
- Private medical insurance.
How to apply
Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role, and any previous experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.