Senior Grid Engineer

City of Edinburgh
Renewable Energy
£45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
10-05-2022 02:22 PM

Senior Grid Engineer
Edinburgh or Glasgow with remote/hybrid working options
£45,000 to £55,000 + benefits

Astute are working with a leading Environmental and Engineering Consultancy in the renewable energy sector, who are looking for a Senior Grid Engineer. The ideal candidate will already have experience providing technical expertise and advice in relation to energy efficiency improvements.

Roles & Responsibilities
As the Senior Grid Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Engaging with the electricity transmission & distribution companies and the Electricity System Operator in the UK.
  • Practical understanding of the UK transmission and distribution grid application process, application documentation, regulatory timescales and application fees for generator connections
  • Supporting clients as they investigate the feasible options to apply to the UK and overseas electricity systems to connect generator projects and managing the grid application process.
  • Understanding, communicating, and analysing energy regulatory framework and keeping abreast of changes and impacts to clients.
  • An ambassador of our brand

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (e.g., Electrical or Mechanical engineering) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Exceptional Project Management skills
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn client management and ongoing development of longstanding client relationships.
  • Commercial awareness of the energy industry.
  • Good working knowledge of the full lifecycle of regulatory framework for connection renewable projects to the grid for both Transmission and Distribution projects
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Experience of dealing with Ofgem would be an advantage, as would experience in Offshore and Onshore renewable energy sector

Salary & Package
What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • Salary of £45,000 to £55,000 depending on experience
  • Pension and life insurance
  • 25 days holiday allowance
  • Private medical cover

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02392 221600 and ask to speak to Jon Raisbeck who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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