Technical Consultant - Grid Connections

Technical Consultant

Office location: Glasgow, Newcastle Upon Tyne or Manchester  

Salary: Competitive

The role

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Requirements

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.

Essential:

  • 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.

Desirable:  

  • 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.

Application closing date

Applications will close on 22nd January 2021 with interviews being held on an ongoing basis.  

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role, and any previous experience to info@tneigroup.com.