Grid Connection Manager

Ansøgningsfrist: 30-08-2024

On behalf of Obton, we are seeking a Grid Connection Manager to be a part of the Energy Storage & Power Portfolio Management team. As a newly established position, this role presents a unique opportunity for the ideal candidate to directly influence its direction and impact through their expertise and contributions.


 


 


As the Grid Connection Manager in Germany, you will be responsible for ensuring that grid connections required by Obton’s Storage Systems (BESS) and Photovoltaic (PV) projects are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner, in accordance with the technical specifications of the DNO/DSOs and applicable law.


 


Specific Work Tasks:


  • Provide technical assistance during project development and ensure factors influencing and influenced by the grid connection are considered.
  • Conduct grid screening as part of project origination, particularly for BESS.
  • Perform technical due diligence and risk assessment on grid connection schemes/grid offers received from TSO/DNO.
  • Manage Technical Advisors and Consultants to support grid and delivery-related activities in Germany and be a sparring partner for similar activities in Denmark.
  • Provide cost estimates and grid connection delivery timescales to business development teams.
  • Manage and be responsible for the process of grid applications, ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner and progress through the DNO/TSO processes without delay.
  • Maintain relationships with DNO/TSO to support the grid application and delivery process for the company’s projects in the country of operation.
  • Maintain relationships with HV/MV contractors and EPCs to drive performance and ensure they deliver their services to Obton’s standards.
  • Review technical designs submitted by HV/MV contractors or EPCs to ensure they meet Obton’s requirements and achieve cost efficiency without compromising quality.
  • Be responsible for “grid intelligence” and implementation of new connection methods arising from DNO/TSO policy changes and changing industry standards.
  • Negotiate and develop grid connection designs that reduce installation time and cost while maintaining or improving plant performance.
  • Support the operation and maintenance of the plants by providing grid expertise to the Asset Manager & O&M team managers throughout the life of the plants.


 


The position can be based in Obton’s German offices in Hamburg, Berlin or Gelsenkirchen, with the possibility of working from home 1-2 days per week. 


 


 


Experienced Grid Connection Manager


The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a minimum of three years of experience with grid connection. This includes strong technical knowledge of HV (60-380kV) and MV (20-30kV) connection work in Germany, requirements for grid code compliance, TSO/DNO connection procedures, and administrative authorizations required for connection of renewable (including BESS) plants in the German market. Knowledge of the transmission grid operations in Germany and HV/MV substation and circuit design and construction standards is essential. Experience within the solar or battery industry is a clear advantage but not a requirement. Fluency in both English and German is required.


 


 


An Independent and Proactive Team Player


The ideal candidate can combine technical know-how with negotiation skills to achieve optimal results in a complex and dynamic environment. On a personal level, the candidate should naturally embody independence, proactivity, and a solution-oriented mindset. Furthermore, the Grid Connection Manager should be thorough, detail-oriented, and patient, knowing how to navigate the complexities of securing grid connections in Germany.


 


 


Working at Obton


Obton offers attractive opportunities for professionals in the renewable energy sector. With ambitions to become one of Europe’s top players and plans to expand its asset portfolio from 1.5 gigawatts to 5 gigawatts, Obton provides a dynamic and forward-thinking environment. The position offers significant potential for impact, given that development in the German market is a strategic imperative. This has far-reaching implications for the company’s sustained growth and the broader green transition agenda.


 


Obton’s culture is defined by dedication, empowerment, competitive spirit, joy, proper work ethics, and social engagement. These values foster an environment that encourages personal and professional growth while maintaining a strong sense of unity among employees.


 


 


About Obton


Obton is a pioneering solar PV company that operates at the exciting intersection of a startup and a corporate company. With a flat organizational structure and minimal hierarchy, Obton places great emphasis on empowering its leaders. Founded with a strong commitment to people-centric values, Obton recognizes that success in the renewable energy industry is driven by the collective efforts and talents of its diverse workforce.


Established in 2009, Obton has expanded to encompass 8-10 locations worldwide, strategically positioning itself to harness solar power opportunities across the globe. With a deep understanding of the solar industry’s potential, Obton has firmly established itself as a key player in the market.


At Obton, the focus extends beyond technologies and projects; it is a “people game.” The company recognizes that its success is driven by the passion, expertise, and dedication of its talented workforce. With a team of 310 talented professionals, Obton thrives on its employees’ expertise and dedication. Consequently, Obton aims to cultivate a culture where individuals can thrive and collectively contribute to the sustainable energy revolution.


For more information, please visit: https://www.obton.com

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