Job Details
  • Reference398402A_1663036608
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted13 days ago
  • ConsultantFiona Bell

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our client is seeking to engage a Grid Connection in a Permanent, Full Time Position.

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated candidate with proven grid connection experience, strong stakeholder engagement skills with AEMO/NSP, and a solid technical understanding of the NER rule.

  • Provide technical support to the Development Team for various renewable energy sites including:
    • Preliminary analysis of grid data to assess connection locations.
    • Identification of grid opportunities within the National Electricity Market.
    • Liaison with AEMO, network service providers, and technical consultants throughout the grid connection process.
    • Manage PSSE and PSCAD models and grid connection studies.
    • Assist the asset management team with technical grid connection issues including registration support, loss factor analysis, and assessment of market rule change impacts.
    • Provide design inputs to grid connection, substation, and collector network aspects of projects.
  • Support Business Development activities including preparation of tenders, providing input to financial models, and travel to attend meetings and conferences as required.
  • Assisting with the provision of written material and presentations regarding technical issues for inclusion in board papers, workshops, investment memorandums, and permitting documents if required.
  • Continually learn new technical skills and keep up to date with market and industry technology, to deliver the responsibilities of the role.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering (Electrical).
  • Strong understanding of the National Electricity Market and the transmission system that underpins its operations.
  • Experience in the connection of projects to the NEM through the AEMO registration process.
  • Capability to assess changes and identify opportunities within the NEM.
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory framework imposed by the NER.
  • Experience in connection application, generator registration, and negotiation of generator performance standards.
  • Experience in commissioning generating assets including Hold Point testing.
  • Prior grid connection engineering experience on the NEM (wind farm registration will be highly valued).
  • Generator and power systems modelling experience - wind farm modelling is highly valued with PSSE and/or PSCAD and/or Power Factory.
  • Experience using PSS/E and/or PSCAD and/or Power Factory simulation tools.
  • Solid understanding of the generator connection process in the National Electricity Market.
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge in plain English to internal and external stakeholders.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultants will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Fiona Bell on 02 6268 9931 or email Fiona.Bell@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.