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Grid Package Manager

Posted 15 days ago
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Dublin, County Dublin, IrelandContract
Sectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-6729
Henri Bird
Henri Bird

Our client are seeking a Grid Package Manager for their Electrical package team. The role will focus on managing the key project agreements and relationships with grid stakeholders to ensure best outcomes for the project and will in time be supported by a range of specialized resources with responsibility for delivering the design, cost control, interfaces, and transfer of grid assets.
Key Accountabilities
The key accountabilities for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the grid connection application process and ensuring that the project is awarded the most efficiently sized and delivered grid connection.
  • Managing the relationships. Ensuring that the project can always access the right people within teams for effective project delivery, but also in terms of immediate problem-solving issues.
  • Ensuring that appropriate routes to escalation are available and effective.
  • Working closely with other parts of the project team in relation to grid connection interfaces e.g. Engineering, Electrical Systems Contractor, Land, Consenting and others.
  • Managing the ongoing day to day activities which are muti faceted and cross several technical interfaces on the project. Managing grid interface design, working on project management plans, attending and or managing (as necessary) the following meetings:
  • Regular project management meetings.
  • Design/land/or policy workshops, where key issues need to be resolved with relevant technical experts.
  • Functional specification development meetings and workshops.
  • Policy development workshops.
  • Grid connection contract terms and conditions meetings and workshops.
  • Managing the negotiations and development of the offshore grid connection contacts and wider industry representatives. Lead commercial review of grid contracts and manage a team of experts on key areas (legal and technical).
  • Managing the negotiations on the Grid Asset Sale Agreement on behalf of the project. Management of and liaison with multiple parts of the project team, industry and Government.
  • Managing and reporting internally on the development of a grid transaction administration structure, including hiring of a grid transaction manager, understanding the CRU policy on the grid transaction (or the grid asset sale and purchase process), managing internal interfaces within the project on same. This will necessarily include ability to negotiate with the CRU and the ITA in terms of baseline costs and ongoing reading of policy in terms of asset transfer value and ongoing offshore TUOS costs.
  • Attending and representing our client on industry groups, at Wind Energy Ireland level etc.

Person Specification

  • Methodical and organised: you naturally work in a methodical way and relish the opportunity to add structure and order to your work. This will help with the competing priorities you will be managing.
  • Collaborative: You build relationships easily and enjoy working as a team to get things done.
  • Diligent: Your solid attention to detail will ensure that project documentation is accurate, and you follow up with others where needed to ensure outstanding information or actions are complete.
  • Independent: You are an independent thinker and naturally set your own timescales and milestones to ensure you meet your objectives. You know when you need to ask for help and are comfortable doing so.
  • Flexible: You are agile in your approach to your work and in working hours, after all you will be working alongside colleagues in other countries.
  • Pragmatic: You are hands on and attentive to detail.
  • Able to communicate at a high level in English both with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience leading grid management functions on analogous projects (knowledge and understanding of wind projects an advantage).
  • Knowledge of recent Irish Offshore Grid policy, and further how this policy will or may need to develop in the future, for the benefit of the project.
  • An understanding of electrical engineering and offshore wind farms, including the Irish Grid Code.
  • A thorough knowledge and understanding of grid inputs into the financial model, including constraints, curtailment, TUOS, UAEC, and some knowledge of the Irish SEM Market.
  • Demonstrated negotiation experience on a range of key agreements.
  • Ability to manage, coordinate and control external consultants engaged for topics related to the projects grid connection.
  • An understanding of the financial close process and due diligence (in particular around grid issues) pertaining to it.
  • Knowledge of project management processes and experience of driving compliance, ensuring adoption and improvement of defined standards.
  • Strong command of English, both verbally and written.
  • Some international travel is required.
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