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Grid Manager - Renewables

Republic of Ireland
Car allowance & Performance-related bonus
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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Electrical, Project Engineering
Power, Renewables
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Offshore Grid Manager

SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £12.5 billion in low carbon projects over the next 5 years, our SSE Renewables (SSER) business continues to be at the forefront of our growth plans, and our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come. We are proud to be playing a critical role in the net zero transition, as we aim to more than treble the net capacity in operation to 13GW and grow renewable energy output five-fold to over 50TWh over the next 10 years.

Base Location: Flexible Ireland | We're proud to offer a Flexible First approach to work, and this role is no exception. We will, however need your base 'home' location to be one of our SSE offices or depots in Ireland.

Salary: Salary depending on experience. Additional benefits include car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing.

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

Our Offshore Engineering Team are playing a key role in the construction of the world's largest offshore wind farm, situated off the East coast of England, as well as construction of Scotland's largest offshore wind farm. In Ireland we are preparing Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 for participation in Ireland's first CfD offshore auction next year and developing a pipeline of additional offshore projects to participate in later auctions. We are also supporting development of several major offshore wind farm projects across the UK and Europe as well as opportunities in Asia Pacific and USA.

SSE Renewables Offshore Engineering are currently growing our Offshore Grid Team and are looking for a Grid Manager to support our portfolio of offshore projects in Ireland and International Markets.

Some of the main responsibilities of the grid team include:

- Influencing and shaping Offshore Grid Policy in Ireland.

- Developing and delivering the grid connection strategy for SSE Renewables offshore projects in Ireland.

- Grid feasibility assessments and management of the Grid connection process with the Transmission companies.

- Grid support for Auctions and Project Acquisitions.

- Management of interface with the TSO for contractual and technical issues.

- Assessment of connection offers and management of grid securities.

- Achieving and maintaining Grid Code compliance, system study compliance and grid outage management.

- Identification of ancillary system service contracts to add additional revenue streams.

- Representing SSE Renewables on key industry panels, committees and working groups.

What do I need?

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established and growing grid team and play a key role in supporting SSE's Offshore growth ambitions in Ireland and Internationally, so if you believe that you have skills that would compliment the SSE Grid Team, we would be extremely keen to hear from you.

To be considered for a role in the SSE Grid Team we would love you to have some of the following experience:

- Knowledge of offshore grid policy in Ireland.

- Knowledge of the Irish transmission system, its operation and current/future challenges.

- Knowledge of Ancillary Services in Ireland.

- Technical knowledge and experience within the transmission/ power generation industry.

- Effective organisation capabilities with the ability to deliver quality work to the agreed timescales along with good report writing and interpersonal skills.

- Strong commercial awareness with an understanding of the implications of engineering activities and decisions.

- Ability to interpret and communicate requirements of relevant standards and codes such as the EirGrid Grid Code.

- Grid knowledge to support other international markets such as Europe, Asia or the US.

While having the above experience or a background in Renewables is desirable it isn't absolutely necessary, as we welcome applications from those with transferable experience. It's more important to us that you share our values, bring unique experience and are eager to learn.

About our Business

SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy, with growth ambitions to treble our renewable energy output by 2030. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets across the UK, Ireland and internationally. As our ambitions and projects grow, so do our teams, meaning we can offer a great selection of opportunities, training and development to support your career.

What's in it for you?

An excellent package with 34 days holiday entitlement, enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.

As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.

What happens now?

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact Douglas on 01738 275199.

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.


We are driven by our purpose: to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We develop, own and operate low carbon infrastructure to support the zero-carbon transition.  This includes onshore and offshore wind, hydro power, electricity transmission and distribution grids, and efficient gas-fired generation, alongside providing energy products and services for businesses, and we have interests across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Poland.

Our twin focus of practicality and inspiration is a strategy that has seen us through more than 70 years.

We are UK listed, employing 10,000 talented and skilled people and are real Living Wage and Fair Tax Mark accredited.

Because we’re SSE, and we’re for a better world of energy – for everyone.


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