Director of Interconnection

Location: United States of America
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: US$180000 - US$225000 per annum
Contact: Silas Mahner
Email: email Silas
Reference: BBBH12113_1710958208
Posted: about 1 month ago

Title: Director of Transmission & Interconnection

Location: USA

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, & Climate-Tech sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role
We are on the hunt for a seasoned Director of Interconnection to join a leading developer, owner, and operator of utility-scale solar plants. This role offers an incredible chance to make a significant impact within a dynamic team environment, contributing directly to the success of our client's project pipeline.


  • Collaborate with the Project Development department to pinpoint ideal locations for solar and/or energy storage project interconnections.
  • Spearhead the transmission interconnection process for utility-scale solar and energy storage projects, navigating multiple ISOs, NERC regions, and utilities.
  • Conduct comprehensive power flow modeling, interconnection analysis, and utility coordination to evaluate and optimize transmission capacities.
  • Oversee transmission analysis to identify grid constraints and evaluate curtailment and congestion forecasts, ensuring optimal interconnection points.
  • Act as the primary liaison with utilities, transmission service providers, distribution service providers, and regulatory organizations throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends, queue analyses, and transmission upgrades, contributing to the strategic planning and development of projects.
  • Review, manage, and negotiate interconnection agreements, ensuring compliance and strategic alignment with project goals.


  • Deep technical knowledge in electrical engineering, with a commercial mindset highly valued.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, with a Master's degree in power systems engineering preferred.
  • 6-10 years of relevant experience in utility-scale solar and/or energy storage development, with consultancy or utility background also considered.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, capable of engaging effectively with executive management.
  • Proven problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Self-motivated with the capability to independently manage projects and deliverables.
  • Proficiency in PowerWorld, PSSE, or similar power systems modeling software; familiarity with grid curtailment and congestion software preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of ISOs/RTOs and related regulatory frameworks.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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