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Grid Connection Engineer

Field Energy


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Field as a Grid Connection Engineer in Spain and revolutionize the future of clean energy with a dynamic and innovative team


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£60000 - £80000

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Organisation summary: Field is at the forefront of renewable infrastructure, operating a diverse portfolio of BESS projects across Europe. With a team rich in experience and backed by solid financial support, Field is poised to lead the clean energy sector. The company values diversity, curiosity, and entrepreneurial spirit, offering a collaborative environment where you can contribute to tangible energy solutions and grow with Europe's emerging leading clean energy firm.

  • Role Summary:
    • Engage in strategic planning and development of grid connections from feasibility to construction.
    • Collaborate with REE and DNOs to secure intelligence on connection availability.
    • Manage applications, documentation, and electrical/power system studies.
    • Drive grid connection processes through development and pre-construction phases.
    • Conduct due diligence for electrical perspectives on new acquisitions.
    • Support EPC and O&M procurement with your electrical expertise.
    • Continuously optimize processes to maintain scaling speed and smooth project transitions.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Strong communication and organizational skills.
    • Proven expertise in electrical or power systems engineering, particularly grid connections.
    • Minimum 3 years in a technical role with experience in electricity projects.
    • Electrical engineering background is preferred.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google suite.
  • Benefits:
    • Competitive salary (€60,000 - €80,000) and bonus program.
    • 23 vacation days, hybrid working model, and green leave.
    • Access to mental health resources and annual training budget.
    • Work from anywhere for one month each year.

Grid Connection Engineer

Department: Development

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Location: Spain

Compensation: €60,000 - €80,000 / year


Field develops, constructs, and operates renewable infrastructure projects globally. We hold a robust portfolio of BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) projects in the UK, Italy, Spain, and Germany, backed by solid financial support

We are a diverse group with varying backgrounds and perspectives, fostering a wide range of skills and knowledge. Our team boasts experience in building multi-billion-dollar technology startups and energy companies, coupled with deep expertise in energy markets. Join our dynamic team composed of enthusiastic, curious, and entrepreneurial individuals committed to making a significant impact. Together, we'll demonstrate that batteries are a fully viable part of our energy infrastructure, not just in the distant future but right now. We have ambitious plans to become Europe's leading clean energy company in the coming years, gradually expanding beyond batteries into new asset types.

The role

This is a newly created position within the team, driven by the ongoing growth of our project portfolio in Spain and the progress of projects throughout their development lifecycle. As Grid Specialist, 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.

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
  • Active engagement with REE and DNOs on pre-app meetings and budget offers to glean market-leading intelligence on the availability of connections

2. Review of transmission and distribution connection applications

  • Working with OEMs to gather the information required for applications
  • Supervise application forms and associated documents for distribution network connection applications
  • Including power system studies (load flow, fault level studies, etc)

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

  • Regularly meeting REE/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 rides through, voltage step change, and/or earthing design to de-risk developments as required in advance of construction.
  • Preparing handover documentation for our construction team

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

  • Reviewing accepted transmission and distribution grid connection offers
  • Liaising with developers and REE/DNOs to understand the current status and delivery programs 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

A bit about you

  • You’re an open, clear communicator who enjoys working collaboratively - there are no ‘lone wolves’ at Field, we’re all in this together
  • You’re very organised - you’ll be spinning a few plates at once, so you’ll need to have tried and tested methods for keeping on top of a varied workload at your fingertips
  • You’re enthusiastic, curious, and knowledgeable about electrical or power systems engineering.
  • You are likely to have worked for a network operator, system operator, generation developer, or power
systems engineering consultancy, especially on grid connections for power generation projects or power systems engineering.

  • You have enthusiasm and curiosity about the electricity network and wider power generation industry
  • You have a hunger to learn. There is a wealth of opportunity to learn both within the role and the organisation
  • You are a humble and hands-on team player, necessary in a small company environment
  • You are able to work well with others at all levels, including senior management
  • You can multitask, manage time effectively, and plan your time across multiple initiatives
  • You’re a great communicator that enjoys both upskilling team members and learning from them
Essential Skills

  • Experience with grid connections/ power systems of DNO, TSO
  • Technical expertise in electricity transmission/distribution, either system planning or commercial
  • 3+ years in a technical role working on electricity projects, ideally including submission or review of grid connection applications at the distribution or transmission level
  • Electrical engineering background preferred (you may have a postgraduate degree in a relevant topic instead of industry experience).
  • You should be able to explain reactive power and short circuit level to a non-technical audience.
  • It’s preferable that you understand electrical design from a practical perspective; experience working on primary system engineering would be useful.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google suite, especially Excel/Sheets


We offer a competitive remuneration package, including a growth stock plan that rewards all employees for the company's growth.

Salary: €60,000 - €80,000

Other benefits include:

  • Up to a 10% bonus based on company performance
  • 23 labour days as vacation days 
  • Hybrid working (blend of home and office working to suit individual needs)
  • Green leave: Paid time off to contribute positively to the environment
  • Spill: Our mental health benefit that allows every Fielder equal and unrestricted access to therapy and resources
  • Annual budget of 2,000 EUR for training and development, investable in what best aids your growth.
  • "Work from anywhere in the world" policy for one month per year.
  • And many more benefits coming soon.

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