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Grid Connections Manager

Low Carbon


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the renewable energy revolution as a Grid Connections Manager at Low Carbon and help shape a sustainable future.


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Hybrid; Gloucester

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Organisation summary: Low Carbon is a dynamic company dedicated to developing and operating renewable energy projects worldwide, aiming to combat climate change and achieve a net-zero energy future. As a certified B-Corp recognized for its environmental impact, Low Carbon values a culture of enthusiasm, entrepreneurship, and clarity. The team's shared purpose and passion for addressing climate change make it an outstanding workplace.

  • Lead the connection and commissioning of new grid connections for renewable energy projects.
  • Collaborate with various teams and external partners to guarantee timely project execution.
  • Travel between offices and sites to support projects in construction and commissioning phases.
  • Implement innovative technologies and practices to advance Low Carbon's net-zero goals.
  • Proven experience with grid connections in the renewable energy sector.
  • Engineering degree or extensive experience in electricity transmission.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Competence in reviewing technical proposals and contract negotiations.
  • Knowledge of safety rules for electrical generation plant construction and commissioning.
  • Full UK Driving licence is required.

Low Carbon offers a compelling compensation package, including 26 days of holiday plus a birthday off, discretionary bonuses, comprehensive healthcare, a pension plan, and hybrid working options. Plus, enjoy various schemes for cycling, season tickets, and commercial discounts.

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon invests in, develops, and operates large-scale renewable energy projects across the globe to fight climate change and protect the planet for future generations. We are building a net-zero energy company with the goal of creating as much renewable energy as possible. We are a purpose driven, long-standing certified B-Corp and recognised as gold standard for our environmental impact.

Our culture is really important to us. Our people are friendly, approachable and professional. We value enthusiasm, entrepreneurialism, clear communication and drive. This combined with our purpose and passion for climate change, is why our colleagues recommend Low Carbon as a great place to work.

Role Description

Based out of our brand new Gloucester office, the Grid Connections Manager will lead the connection and commissioning of new grid connections as part of new renewable energy project construction. This role will work closely with several teams in Low Carbon including Portfolio, Engineering, Procurement, Development and O&M, as well as external ICP EPC and DNOs. You will co-ordinate activity of internal and external teams to ensure timely grid connection, energisation and commissioning of projects to full export capacity and hand over to operations teams.

Key Responsibilities

The Grid Connections Manager will travel between Low Carbon offices and sites and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting projects in construction and ensuring projects are commissioned and exporting power as early as possible
  • Close liaison with the Low Carbon Grid Delivery team who secure grid connections at the development phase of projects
  • Review contractor’s designs, studies, installation and commissioning schedules to make sure grid connection activity does not delay project construction and energisation
  • Ensure design interfaces are clear, optimised and fully wrapped in the suite of grid connection contracts ICP/DNO/EPC/MOP/SCADA
  • Review of 3rd party reporting and commissioning schedules on a regular basis, and optimise to deconflict construction and commissioning activities
  • Identify and implement technology innovations to accelerate our net zero goals
  • Develop our engineering and construction practices to drive down the carbon content of our projects as we build out our portfolio

Skills & Experience

  • Existing grid connection experience for renewable energy projects is essential
  • Experience of project development, construction and operational engineering activity
  • Degree qualified in electrical engineering (or similar), or significant experience in the electricity transmission field
  • TA/OE, IPP, EPC, DNO ICP background
  • Technically astute, with a good understanding of the grid connection process from beginning to end
  • A clear communicator who can partner multi-disciplinary teams, in-house and externally to have the impact we need to deliver our ambitious goals
  • Able to review technical and commercial proposals, tenders and negotiate technical elements of contracts
  • Understanding of the safety rules and controls necessary to build, commission and energise utility scale electrical generation plant, and oversee the work of others adhering to safety rules.
  • Full UK Driving licence

Our Compensation & Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off (with option to buy a further 5 days)
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Bupa Health Check & Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pluxee for commercial discounts and perks
  • 3 additional days for volunteering to support causes of your choice
  • Annual credit towards short notice childcare, eldercare and pet care via ‘Bubble’
  • Hybrid working model (minimum 3 days a week in office/onsite)

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