Head of Grid Connection - Photovoltaic

Location: Athens
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline:
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Domingo Gonzalez
Email: email Domingo
Reference: BBBH11856_1707473556
Posted: 21 days ago

Job Title: Head of Grid Connection, Photovoltaic


Location: Greece

About Next Wave

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

The Role
As the Head of Grid Connection in Greece, you will autonomously manage a diverse and growing team throughout the entire grid/solar lifecycle of our pipeline in Greece. This role requires close collaboration with development, construction, and asset management teams to ensure the successful and cost-effective completion of projects. You should possess both technical and commercial knowledge, strategic planning skills, a strong network of contacts, and knowledge of the TSO/DNO/ICPs and government agencies responsible for grid connections. Experience in the design, engineering, and construction of EHV substations and lines connected to the Greek System is crucial.

The company is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects, committed to driving the world's transition to low carbon energy. With the solar sector poised for significant growth, joining our team means being at the forefront of the sustainable future. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit and our dedication to pushing the boundaries of the energy landscape. By joining us, you'll be part of a vibrant team passionate about sustainable technology, innovation, and making a positive impact on the planet.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Grid project team, ensuring timely and budget-friendly completion of projects and achievement of objectives.
  • Advise the Grid team in Greece on factors related to grid connections and manage timelines and document deliverables.
  • Support in managing construction and procurement, developing relationships with vendors, contractors, and stakeholders.
  • Oversee the Owners Engineering, including design reviews, and manage the submission of grid applications in Greece.
  • Develop standardized arrangements for grid connections to reduce installation time and cost.
  • Work with the Greece Business Development team to develop strategies to increase the pipeline.
  • Analyze TSO/DNO energy capacity data and regulations to support the company in new opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with key stakeholders involved in the grid connection process.

Requirements

Knowledge:

  • Strong technical knowledge of Greece TSO facilities and understanding of the grid connection process.
  • Direct contacts with key transmission and governmental agencies in Greece.
  • Understanding of market operations and behavior in Greece from a commercial and trading perspective.
  • Deep knowledge in HV/MV substation and circuit design, construction standards, and equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Preferably a degree in electrical power systems or electrical engineering.
  • Minimum of 8 years (desirable 10+) proven track record in a similar role.

Personal Qualities:

  • Team player with effective communication skills.
  • Proactive, positive work attitude and a dynamic approach to innovation.
  • Strong computing skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Offer

  • Competitive compensation package with performance-based bonuses and premium health insurance.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth within a dynamic industry.
  • Flexible work arrangements and participation in sustainability initiatives.
  • Inclusive and collaborative work environment with a culture of collaboration and care.

Application
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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Our commitment
Diversity is a core value at NextWave Partners, and we are proud to be partnering with equal opportunities employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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