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Grid Engineer

Location:
Houghton Le Spring
Company:
EDF Energy

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Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined benefit pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. Although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.

The Opportunity


EDF Renewables have ambitious targets for growth and both Wind and Solar PV are seen as key elements of this growth. We have a proven global track record in wind and have now entered the Solar PV market in the UK.


We are seeking an Electrical Engineering Graduate to join our multi-skilled Engineering Team and help us to deliver on origination, development, construction and operation of Wind Farm and Solar PV sites in an exciting and dynamic environment. With a focus on engineering excellence, engineering governance, and the Electrical Engineer (Grid Connections) will:

  • Be a champion of EDF R Health and Safety policies.
  • Co-ordinate all grid connection activities in support of renewable projects.
  • Be responsible for assisting in the completion of front end electrical design for new renewable projects.
  • Assist the Lead Engineer Grid and Construction, in providing support and expertise on all matters related to the connection and front end design of new renewable energy projects.
  • Work with external engineers / consultants.
The Person


We are seeking an individual who has an engineering and technical background within the renewables industry. Experience with electrical design of renewables projects is a must. You will have knowledge of renewable generation and associated equipment such as controllers, transformers, cables and switchgear and a technical understanding of High Voltage engineering.

We are also looking for:-

  • Experience of grid connection application and management.
  • Demonstrable experience in the preparation of technical specifications and other technical documents.
  • Demonstrable experience in the preparation of preliminary electrical designs (single line diagrams, schematics, general arrangement drawings, etc.)
  • Knowledge of protection design and co-ordination.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation with respect to electrical systems.
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting technical and commercial negotiations with EPC contractors / transmission and distribution companies etc.
  • Experience in tender/bid evaluation.
  • Experience of conducting fault investigations at both high and low voltages.
  • A relevant engineering degree, be a Chartered Engineer or be working towards a professional accreditation.

The Skills

  • Inspiration - Ability to identify critical technical issues and use good judgement and decision making.
  • Integrity - Honourable, trustworthy, fair, honest, persistent, determined and resilient.
  • Impact - Get results and make things happen. Influence and persuade at all levels.
  • Involvement - Create a working environment of safety, autonomy and trust that supports, engages, develops, and motivates others.
  • Strong analytical thinking and capability to effectively present and communicate key findings and recommendations.
  • Good at building relationships and communicating with internal and external parties.
  • Ability to identify and realise opportunities for improvement.
  • Ability to negotiate and challenge internally and externally.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Be computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project; and adaptable to other programmes.
Why EDF Renewables?

EDF Renewables is part of one of the world’s largest electricity companies and our investment and innovation in the UK is bringing down costs for consumers and bringing significant benefits for communities. With our operating portfolio of 36 wind farms and battery storage unit (almost 1GW) across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Northamptonshire, we are providing some of the much needed new affordable, low carbon electricity to the UK. Work is well underway on the 450 MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project which is in the Firth of Forth and we’ve extended our Edinburgh office to accommodate around 60 new team members. We have more than 2 GW of renewables projects in planning and development and a quarter of those are consented.

We know our people are our most valuable asset and we work hard to create a great place to work. This means we’re focused on creating an inclusive and fulfilling working environment, where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.


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