Junior Grid Project Manager

Discover BSR:
British Solar Renewables creates smart energy systems for a net zero carbon future. British Solar Renewables develops (BSR Energy), builds (BSR EPC), and maintains (BSR O&M) utility-scale solar, wind and storage projects in the UK and internationally. Having developed and built in excess of 700MWp BSR are a major contributor to the UK Renewable Energy Sector.

What we offer:
We’re building a community of passionate individuals committed to shaping the future; providing the chance to work on cutting-edge projects in the renewable energy sector. Offering a culture where collaboration and inclusivity thrive alongside opportunities for professional growth and development. Join a team making a real difference.

What you will be doing in this role:
Reporting to the Grid Project Manager, the Junior Grid Project Manager will be responsible for the development of Grid Connections for large-scale renewable and sustainable assets including Solar PV and energy storage projects. Drawing on internal and external resources this position will involve the planning and implementation of an agreed list of functions and deliverables across the project life from initial connection application through to final connection.

The Junior Grid Project Manager’s primary role is to develop new Grid connections to meet the commercial and technical requirements of the asset. The Junior Grid Project Manager will be the main point of contact with the DNO (Distribution Network Operator) for their connections and will work closely with the development and EPC teams to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken for the project to be ready for connection.

Working within agreed budgets and time frames, the Junior Grid Project Manager will be expected to maintain a disciplined tracking and reporting regime using recognised project management techniques and tools.

The role requires an understanding of commercial, technical and construction activities required to successfully deliver high value energy-based projects.

What we need from you:

  • Critical review of Grid offers for new connections, identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Have involvement in detailed technical discussions with DNOs, ICPs, IDNOs, Designers, Development Project Managers and Legal Counsel.
  • Facilitate with the Development Project Manager all connection surveys required.
  • Identify grid cable route requirements.
  • Review and agree a commercially and technically viable communications system with the DNO.
  • Identify possible cost savings and opportunities within the grid offer and work with the project team and DNO to realise them.
  • Work collaboratively with ICPs to ensure DNOs meet requirements.
  • Arrange metering for new connections.
  • Facilitate the Joint Operating Agreement for new connections.
  • Secure MPANs and import agreements for new connections.
  • Maintain the grid status information records for each site with progress and the grid connection specification.
  • Ensure project milestones comply with the grid offer milestones.
  • Co-ordinate regular update meetings for the DNO PM and relevant development PM.
  • Record, issue and obtain approval of minutes and action plans from all DNO meetings.
  • Identify and facilitate any Low Voltage (LV) requirements for the connection.
  • Identify and facilitate any telephone connection requirements for the connection.
  • Other Grid-related tasks as required by the project.

What skills will you have?

  • Renewable Engineering based Degree or equivalent qualification preferable.
  • A good working understanding of MS office - Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
  • A qualification in Project Management is desirable, or the willingness to work towards one.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A team player who listens, learns and actively communicates across all levels of the Group.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Driving licence.

What you will get from BSR:

  • Monthly Social Buzz: Elevate your work experience with monthly events that spark connections and camaraderie.
  • Flex Your Way: Dive into a dynamic work-life balance with our hybrid working arrangement that lets you work from home three days a week.
  • Family First: Cherish family moments with our family-friendly parental leave because we know what truly matters.
  • Support Beyond Work: Your well-being is a priority. Dive into our Employee Assistance Programme offering comprehensive life support.
  • Rewards Galore: Celebrate your dedication with our annual bonus scheme and referral programme – because hard work deserves its spotlight.
  • Professional Growth: Stay ahead of the game with an annual reimbursement for one professional membership.
  • Time to Unwind: Enjoy 25 days of holiday per year, plus bank holidays, with the freedom to roll over up to 5 days for that extra escape.
  • Secure Future: Your tomorrow matters. Secure it with our robust pension scheme.
  • Health Matters: Rest easy with private healthcare and life insurance coverage, because your well-being is non-negotiable.
  • Stress-Free Commute: Forget the parking hassle – enjoy free office parking, ensuring your journey to success is smooth.

Tips from the recruiter:

  • Tailor your application: Stand out from the crowd, align your application with the role’s specific requirements.
  • Mind the Deadline: Ensure your application is submitted by the specified closing date.
  • Prepare for Success: If invited to interview, come with thoughtful questions about the role and company.

Closing Date: 26th April at 12 noon

If this opportunity sparks your ambition, fuels your passion, and aligns with your vision, we invite you to make your mark. Send your compelling application to: recruitment@britishrenewables.com.

At BSR, we are committed to equal opportunities in employment. Our hiring decisions are not just about roles; they are about the right people shaping the future. If you need reasonable adjustments for the interview process, contact us at the provided email address – because diversity fuels innovation.