Senior Grid Engineer

Belfast, County Cavan, County Cork, County Donegal, County Dublin, County Galway, County Kildare, County Limerick, County Mayo, County Wexford, County Wicklow, Derry, Kerry, Northern Ireland
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SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Base Location: Flexible Ireland and Northern Ireland

Salary: Up to €111,800 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible First options available

What is the Role?

As a Senior Grid Engineer working in the onshore grid team in Ireland and NI, you’ll be engaged in all grid related aspects on our development and operational projects, as well as assets we operate and maintain on behalf of third parties. As such, this will be varied role offering great experience to the successful candidate on all aspects of grid, encompassing onshore wind, as well as the development and operation of other technologies including solar and battery energy storage systems.

Your key responsibilities will include:

- Producing grid connection feasibility studies and grid plans and assisting the development and delivery of the grid connection strategy for onshore wind, hydro, solar and battery projects, including the identification of ancillary and system services opportunities.

- Preparation and submission of Grid connection applications, review of resulting connection offers and negotiation of detailed technical and commercial terms with system operators.

- Interpreting Grid Code requirements and achieving and maintaining Grid Code compliance, including reviewing Grid studies, Grid Code testing and performance monitoring.

- Undertaking due diligence of Grid contracts in support of project acquisitions.

- Keeping abreast of industry developments, understanding and anticipating future needs of the Electricity System Operator and cultivating good working relationships with key staff within the System Operator and wider industry and representing SSE Renewables on key industry panels.

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Strong technical knowledge of electricity transmission systems, their operation and current/future challenges.

- Ability to interpret and communicate requirements of relevant engineering legislation, codes and standards.

- Strong commercial awareness with an understanding of the implications of engineering activities and decisions.

- Ability to communicate across all levels with both internal and external stakeholders.

- Effective organisation capabilities with the ability to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales.

Although flexible on base location, you will be required to travel as and when is required by the work being undertaken, sometimes to remote locations. A full ROI driving licence is essential.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

What’s in it for you?

An excellent package with 35 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare and car allowance, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for ‘Inclusion & Diversity at SSE’ to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 275199.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.