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Grid Connection Engineer

Field Energy


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the forefront of the clean energy transition as a Grid Connection Engineer with Field, and make a tangible impact towards achieving Net Zero


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£57000 - £75000

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Field, Fora Montacute Yards

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Field is at the cutting edge of battery energy storage integration into the GB network, actively contributing to the Net Zero goal. As a Grid Connection Engineer in our dynamic Development + Construction team, you'll have the chance to engage in strategy, feasibility, and the development of grid connections. Field boasts top-tier electrical and power systems engineers, offering a growth-fostering environment and the opportunity to make a significant professional impact.

Role Summary:Gather intelligence and analyze the electricity network for new development input.Engage with NGESO and DNOs for market-leading connection availability insights.Prepare, submit, and review connection applications for both transmission and distribution networks.Support the grid connection process through development and pre-construction phases.Manage electrical/power system studies and prepare handover documentation.Contribute to due diligence and review accepted grid connection offers.Liaise with various stakeholders to ensure suitability and readiness for construction.Optimize in-house processes to enhance project scaling speed and transition into construction.

Role Requirements:Experience with grid connections/power systems (DNO, TO, ESO).Technical expertise in electricity transmission/distribution, system planning, or commercial.Understanding of G99 process, Grid Code, CUSC.3+ years in a technical role with experience in grid connection applications.Ability to communicate complex concepts to a non-technical audience.High proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Suite, particularly Excel/Sheets.

Compensation and Benefits: Offering £57,000 - £75,000 with growth share scheme participation, up to 10% performance-based bonus, hybrid working, NEST pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, paid parental leave, L&D budget, 'work from anywhere' month, and more.

Grid Connection Engineer

Department: Development + Construction

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: UK - London

Compensation: £57,000 - £75,000 / year


This is an excellent opportunity to drive forward the penetration of battery energy storage onto the GB network, across the transmission and distribution network, paving the way forward for Net Zero. You will be exposed to all stages of the process, from wider strategy, feasibility, development of grid connections, and construction providing a unique opportunity for professional development across a wide technical remit.

The Project Development - Grid Specialist role is a critical role for scaling Field. In this role, you would be building Field’s portfolio of  battery energy storage projects, by working in a team responsible for grid connections and electrical engineering through the development.  You would play a key role in getting projects connected. 

You would report into our Senior Development Manager, Andy Ho, who spent 9 years at UK Power Networks, latterly as Lead System Planner.  Field has second-to-none electrical and power systems engineers and provides a fantastic workplace to grow professionally while making a big impact.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Gathering intelligence and analysing the existing and future electricity network at transmission and distribution level to provide input into the location and electrical characteristics of new developments:
    • Active engagement with NGESO and DNOs on pre-app meetings and budget offers to glean market-leading intelligence on the availability of connections

  2. Preparation, submission and review of transmission and distribution connection applications

    • Working with OEMs to gather the information required for applications
    • Completing NGESO’s CUSC form, DRC schedule and associated documents for transmission network connection applications
    • Completing the ENA’s G99 application form and associated documents for distribution network connection applications
    • Including power system studies (load flow, fault level studies, p28 etc)

  3. Supporting the grid connection process for our portfolio of developments through the development and pre-construction phases..

    • Regularly meeting TOs/NGESO/DNOs to track progress with developments
    • Submitting Mod Apps and variations to DNO connection offers as required
    • Overseeing electrical/power system studies to assess, for example, fault ride through, voltage step change and/or earthing design to de-risk developments as required in advance of construction. 
    • You may be accountable for specific TO/DNO areas
    • Preparing handover documentation for our construction team

  4. Supporting due diligence activities on projects Field are acquiring from an electrical perspective

    • Reviewing accepted transmission and distribution grid connection offers
    • Liaising with developers and TOs/DNOs to understand the current status and delivery programmes for grid connections
    • Critically assessing SLDs prepared by developers and corresponding general arrangement drawings to ensure their suitability 

  5. Supporting EPC and O&M procurement processes from an electrical perspective
  6. Optimise for speed

    • Ongoing evaluation of our in-house processes to maintain our scaling speed
    • Ensure projects’ transition into construction is seamless

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Experience with grid connections/ power systems of  DNO, TO, ESO
  • Technical expertise in electricity transmission / distribution, either system planning or commercial
  • Understanding of the G99 process (and associated ERs), Grid Code, CUSC
  • Commercial in electricity transmission / distribution or system operator
  • 3+ years in a technical role working electricity projects, ideally including submission or review of grid connection applications at distribution or transmission level
  • You should be able to explain reactive power and short circuit level to a non-technical audience.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google suite, especially Excel/Sheets


We’re offering a competitive compensation package between £55,000 - £75,000, including participation in our growth share scheme which rewards all employees for the growth of the business.

Other benefits include

  • Up to 10% company wide bonus based on company performance 
  • Hybrid working (blend of home and office working to suit individual needs)
  • NEST Pension (8% combined contributions)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 13 weeks of fully paid leave for all new parents
  • Annual learning & development budget to spend on whatever best supports your growth
  • 1 month a year ‘work from anywhere in the world’ policy
  • Paid dependents leave, in case you need to take time off for the most important people in your life
  • Green leave - paid time off to do something good for the environment
  • Fun co-working office space in Second Home, Brick Lane
  • Dog friendly office (with some regular furry friends already in the team)
  • Free team lunch once a week
  • Regular team socials
  • Birthday carbon offset - a gift from Field to the world to celebrate your birthday

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