Technical/Senior 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.

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.