Electricity Grid Specialist

  • Location
    Blyth, Northumberland
  • Salary
    £ 35000 - £ 45000 / Year
  • Category
    Energy - Renewable Energy
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference

This role is a long-term position, with the intention of growing the grid team over the coming five years, to a point where the appointee is intended to move to being the new head of the team.

The appointee will work with the Head of Grid Services, a new Energy Storage Technical Assistant, and one of the directors of my client.

The role will also involve providing consultancy support to our clients, and providing grid-based consultancy expertise to our team working on renewable

Role responsibilities

  • Supporting the Head of Grid Services on the development of spade ready battery sites

  • Understanding the process of constructing our own multi-MW scale battery

  • Gathering intelligence on new battery technical, policy and financial developments

  • Budget enquiry applications for low carbon and storage technologies

  • Formal grid connections applications for low carbon and storage technologies

  • Identification of sites where low carbon technologies and energy storage systems could possibly connect for in-house or client projects

  • Negotiating the reduction of contestable and non-contestable costs of connections

  • Electrical design of electrical connections

  • Organising various subcontractors to undertake contestable work (ICP's etc)

  • Working with DNOs and National Grid

  • Support R&D projects of various nature

  • Able to work as a team member and also alone when required

  • Undertaking consultancy on grid infrastructure for energy storage and renewable energy systems

Essential qualifications, experience and skills

  • Experience working within a DNO, IDNO or ICP

  • Understanding and genuine interest in renewable energy

  • High level of experience of the UK grid & grid connections

  • Methodical with good attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience of technical report writing

  • Experience of managing projects to time, quality & cost

  • Experience of business development and meeting targets

  • Good written and verbal presentation skills

  • Reviewing schematic drawings and verifying on-site equipment

  • Understanding of energy systems

  • High level of computer literacy, including MS Office etc

  • Proactive and flexible approach to work

  • Full UK driving licence

  • Flexibility to travel within the UK

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Significant contribution to the development of spade ready battery sites through to the sale

  • Willingness to learn & a flexible outlook


  • Connections will range from 11kV to 400kV in most cases

Benefits: 25 days annual leave & 8 bank holidays, minimum 5% employee pension contribution matched by employer up to 10%, life assurance, company mobile phone & laptop, good long term progression prospects.

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