Senior Grid Engineer

About the Role:

We are seeking a Senior Grid Engineer to assist an Australian owned developer and asset owner of renewable energy systems, to be based in Sydney and/or Brisbane. Reporting to the Grid Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for managing technical aspects of feasibility, design and planning stages of wind, solar and storage project development.

As a subject matter expert, you will work closely within the Development team providing analysis and inputs with respect to grid connection and the NEM in relation to new sites, evaluate and compare opportunities, refining project design and support planning activities.

You will also be responsible with assisting with grid connection applications and provide key support for project registration and R2 testing. As well as providing support to the Asset Management team in ongoing compliance with the NER and agreed performance standards for operating projects.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide technical support to the Development Team for various renewable energy sites including:
o Preliminary analysis of grid data to assess connection locations.
oIdentification of grid opportunities within the National Electricity Market.
oLiaison with AEMO, network service providers and technical consultants throughout the grid connection process.
oManage PSSE and PSCAD models and grid connection studies.
oContribute to continual improvement of contracting strategy with regard to grid connection and grid
operformance of assets.
oAssist the asset management team with technical grid connection issues including registration support, loss
ofactor analysis and assessment of market rule change impacts.
oProvide design inputs to grid connection, substation and collector network aspects of projects.
oGIS Mapping to produce maps and presentations as required using Manifold.

• Support Business Development activities including preparation of tenders, provide input to financial models and travel within NSW and inter-state to attend meetings and conferences as required.
• Assisting the Grid Engineering Manager with the provision of written material and presentations regarding technical issues for inclusion in board papers, workshops, investment memorandums and permitting documents as required.
• Continually learn new technical skills and keep up to date with market and industry technology, to deliver the responsibilities of the role.
• Undertake and participate in all company standard processes including but not limited to administrative requirements associated with time keeping, expenses, accounting, attendance at company events and training requirements.

Key Criteria:

To be successful in this role you will need to have the following experience and criteria:

• Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering
• Minimum 5 years' experience in a similar role
• Strong understanding of the National Electricity Market and the transmission system that underpins its operations.
• Experience in the connection of projects to the NEM through the AEMO registration process.
• Capability to assess changes and identify opportunities within the NEM.
• Strong understanding of the regulatory framework imposed by the NER.
• Experience in connection application, generator registration and negotiation of generator performance standards.
• Experience in commissioning generating assets including Hold Point testings.
• Prior grid connection engineering experience on the NEM (wind farm registration will be highly valued).
• Generator and power systems modelling experience - wind farm modelling highly valued with PSSE and/or PSCAD and/or Power Factory.
• Experience using PSS/E and/or PSCAD and/or PowerFactory simulation tools.
• Experience in negotiation with major stakeholders (AEMO, TNSPs, consultants and developers) will be highly
• regarded.
• Solid understanding of the generator connection process in the National Electricity Market.
• Good understanding of power systems engineering and/or converter design.

What's on Offer?

Up to $200,000 + super + bonus + wellbeing leave | Sydney and/or Brisbane opportunities

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Sophie Nicholls on (07) 3910 5551 or click Apply Now'.

About our Client:

Our client is an Australian owned developer and asset owner of renewable energy systems including wind, solar and battery.

About Titan:

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.

Titan is an advocate for Equal Employment Opportunity, and we encourage applications from all interested applicants.