Grid Delivery Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin

Job Description
Purpose of Role
To manage the design and delivery of grid connection assets for Elgin Energy’s pipeline of solar and storage projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the delivery of Elgin Energy’s project pipeline to energisation by providing electrical engineering guidance and management throughout the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning phases.
  • Report to senior management on progress of all grid connection construction activities across the portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with each jurisdiction’s network operators’ design engineers and project delivery teams.
  • Review, in conjunction with the wider Elgin team, contractor designs, processes and commercial proposals.
  • Provide technical advice to the senior management team to ensure all grid connection factors during the build process are appropriately considered and risk assessed and that the most efficient, cost effective and safe proposals are pursued in line with company requirements
  • Proactively identify and solve problems as they arise, taking preventative measures to avoid risks to the project schedule and budget. Manage and report on deviations from project schedules, budgets or scope.
  • Support project construction and commissioning activities by co-ordinating and witnessing testing activities, analysing plant performance, and working pro-actively with Network Operators to resolve issues.
  • Co-ordinate with the Construction Lead to ensure safe, efficient and cost effective delivery of the grid connection elements of the pipeline and to progressively establish sound CDM standards, systems and procedures for Elgin Energy’s construction activities.
  • Co-ordinate with Procurement Lead to develop tender documentation and to support the negotiation of safe, efficient and cost-effective contracts for project delivery
  • Co-ordinate with Engineering Lead to ensure projects are constructed in line with approved designs and associated technical documentation and to develop and report on the implementation of Company QAQC procedures on-site
  • Co-ordinate with H&S Manager to ensure contractors, their sub-contractors and/or agents carry out all activities in a safe and controlled manner in accordance with appropriate Health and Safety policies and procedures. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Elgin Energy finance team to determine and optimise financial modelling inputs to maximise project value.
Your profile
  • Competent and experienced in the design and delivery of grid connection aspects of renewable energy projects.
  • Ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders effectively.
  • Excellent inter-disciplinary communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong time management, organisational and report writing skills.
  • Commercially astute and process driven
  • Good decision-making capability, negotiating skills and engineering judgement.
  • Strong technical knowledge of electricity grid planning/operations and the UK/IRL Grid Codes.
  • Knowledge of the AC and DC electrical design of solar PV plants, energy storage and grid connection methodologies.
  • Knowledge of HV electrical equipment, control systems, SCADA, protection, and metering.
  • Knowledge of the DNO/ICP process for embedded generator connections in the UK/IRL.
Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Energy Engineering or related discipline.  
  • 4+ years’ experience working in renewable energy, with knowledge and experience in the grid connection process and delivery of grid connection assets.   
  • Proven track record of site experience in the construction of the grid connection elements of  renewable energy projects.  
  • Evidence of working successfully on  multiple projects to demanding deadlines.  
  • Valid driver's license for UK & Ireland.
About us

Elgin Energy is a full-service, utility scale, solar+storage developer bringing projects from origination through development. The company has a portfolio of projects in late-stage development totalling 6GW of solar + 3GW of storage across our three key markets of the UK, Australia, and Ireland.

As of 2022, Elgin Energy agreed to sell the UK’s largest solar PV transaction to date consisting of a portfolio of 12 projects with a combined capacity of 519MW of projects including 70MW of collocated energy storage capacity to Scottish Power Renewables (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global utility Iberdrola Group.

In 2021, Elgin Energy secured financing with Berenberg Green Energy Fund for the development of solar PV projects totalling 1.36GW in the UK and Ireland and also raised £25 million via Focus Capital Partners to fund its growth strategy across its core markets. In 2020, the company partnered, in separate transactions, with both Foresight Group and Metka-EGN in relation to two portfolios to deliver a total of 276MW of UK solar development projects and was successful with two Irish solar projects in Ireland’s first solar auction, RESS-1 – Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS). In addition to the above, Elgin Energy delivered 21 solar projects, totalling 230MW, before the UK Government’s Renewables Obligation (ROCs) scheme ended in 2017.

Elgin Energy works with long-term strategic partners to deliver projects to the energization and provides asset management services through their operational life. The company has expanded internationally over the last 12 years with a professional team of engineers, accountants, and lawyers located in its London, Dublin, and Sydney offices. Elgin has a 98% success rate through planning across all its markets.

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