Grid Connection Engineers (Principal/Senior/Junior)

These positions are based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

About the Role
The candidate will be responsible for managing the techno-commercial aspects of projects in Australia, interfacing with various stakeholders both internal such as the project and technical teams and external such as the various Network Service Providers and consultants throughout Australia. The Grid Connection Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that projects are developed efficiently within scope, budget, and schedule.

Key Criteria
  • Act as the focal point in Australia for design and technical matters, including surrounding grid connections.
  • Ensure that the conceptual designs are capable to support successful power system studies and define the solar farm/wind farm and Battery Energy Storage technical requirements.
  • Management of the grid connection process for Renewable Energy (RE) projects in Australia, including deliverables and scoping of tasks required to be conducted by specialised engineering consultancies.
  • Maintaining an understanding of ongoing developments in the market, including innovation projects, power system advisory, electrical design (MV&HV) and power system studies.
  • Spearhead, in collaboration with project and technical teams, procurement processes for RE projects in Australia including the development of comprehensive work packages for various projects.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with OEMs, consultants, and contractors to drive best techno-commercial outcomes for the project.
  • Liaise with partners/subcontractors and clients during procurement tendering, negotiation and execution phases in all technical matters related to the project including but not limited to grid, SCADA and balance of plant design and integration.
  • Prepare and review standard EPC technical schedules for Solar/ Wind and BESS as required in support of procurement activities.
  • Conduct site visits and site assessments within Australia taking into consideration, land, connection, logistics, environment, local infrastructure, and other relevant factors.
  • Coordinate activities between the technical consultants, OEM's, EPC, AEMO and the respective NSPs of the state involved in the project, to fulfil the requirements of each party.
  • Maintaining an understanding of the Battery Energy storage Solutions (BESS) market and the revenue stacking solutions available in the Australian Energy market (NEM/WEM).
  • Provide technical input and optimization into conceptual designs and technology selection developed by technical team or external design consultants.
  • Establishing strong collaboration with other departments within the company and able to turn around tasks efficiently.
  • Ensuring all project aspects are up to date with technical rules and regulations and integrating this into project activities.

  • Engineering Degree (Bachelor or Master), ideally Electrical or Power Systems.
  • Knowledge of Power Systems, and in particular Solar/ Wind/BESS projects.
  • Experience working with AEMO and TNSPs connecting power plants to the Australian NEM.
  • Working knowledge of AEMO GPS Standards and National Electricity Rules (NEM/ WEM).
  • Proficiency with AutoCad, PVSyst, MS Project.
  • Knowledge of secondary systems including SCADA in substations.
  • Ability to read, interpret and create electrical drawings.
  • Experience in engaging with and evaluating equipment vendors and service providers.
  • Knowledge in specialized softwares like PVCase, Homer, OpenWind considered advantageous.
  • Strong stakeholder network in Australia.

What's on Offer?
  • Great opportunity to join leading Renewable Energy Developers.
  • Exposure to wide range of renewables such as Battery, Solar and Wind.
  • Work alongside leading and successful leaders in the industry.

Our Client
Our clients consist of several leading renewable energy developers based within the East Coast of Australia. With their strong pipeline of Renewable Energy projects, they are looking to hire skilled grid connection professionals who have experience working on Utility Scale Renewable Energy Projects (Wind, Solar or BESS).

About Us
Titan Recruitment has been delivering complete, innovative and effective recruitment solutions across Australia for over two decades and is recognised as a leading Engineering and Technology recruitment and contracting specialist. Our service delivery is underpinned by traditional values and an innovative approach to help clients, contractors and candidates achieve their goals.

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