Senior 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 Head of Grid, the Senior 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 for Grid connections from inception through to connection.

The Senior Grid Project Manager will lead a team of Grid Project Managers and Junior Grid Project managers to meet the company's goals and objectives for development.

The Senior Grid Project Manager’s primary role is to assist and manage the Grid Project Managers to develop new grid connections to meet the commercial and technical requirements of the asset, as well as achieving this for their own projects. The Senior Grid Project Manager and Grid Project Managers are the main point of contact with the DNO (District 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 connection to be ready for energisation.

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

The role requires experience and a track record in connecting projects to the grid, including minimising programme delays. Also required is a high-level understanding of commercial, legal, technical and construction activities required to successfully deliver high value Grid Connections for energy-based projects.

What we need from you:

  • Ensuring that health and safety is at the forefront of all decision making – ‘Everyone Safe Always’.
  • Line Management of Grid Project Manager(s) and mentoring of Junior Grid Project Managers, ensuring their projects are being managed within the agreed budgets and timeframes and are being maintained with a systematic tracking and reporting regime.
  • Critical review of Grid offers for new connections identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Lead in detailed technical discussions with DNOs, ICPs, IDNOs, Designers, Development Project Manager, EPC, and Legal Counsel.
  • Liaise with the development Project Managers to ensure all connection surveys are completed.
  • 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 to realise them.
  • Arrange electricity meters 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) and telephone connection requirements for the connection.
  • Work collaboratively with ICPs to ensure DNO’s meet requirements.

What skills will you have?

  • Extensive experience in the development of Grid Connections preferably with a working knowledge in energy storage or the renewables sector.
  • 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.
  • Leadership skills

We need from you:

  • MS office, Word, Excel, Outlook etc.
  • AutoCAD preferable
  • Engineering Based Degree or equivalent qualification preferable.
  • Organised approach to work
  • Good communication both written and verbal
  • High levels of accuracy
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • 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.

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Closing Date: 30th 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:

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.