Head of Interconnection, Italy

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Job ID 11040

Opportunity for an expert grid and interconnection professional to join of the Europe's leading solar developers in the role of Head of Interconnection, Italy.

The Head/Director, Interconnection will achieve grid connections required for large utility-scale portfolios of PV projects throughout Italy

This individual will be responsible for managing the relationship with local DNO/DSOs to ensure the timely and cost-effective connection of projects during the development and construction process.


  • Responsibility for the management and submission of grid applications for Italian projects
  • Inclusion of all relevant documentation and information required by different DNOs, to ensure applications proceed without delay
  • Advise the Italian Grid team, by providing assistance during project development and construction, identifying influencing factors relating to grid connections
  • Manage the review of grid connection offers to ensure they meet the high standards and requirements of organisation
  • Responsibility for the creation and maintenance of framework agreements with ICPs and equipment suppliers to ensure company delivery capacity and correct commercial agreement terms
  • Provide technical assistance to Project Managers
  • Develop and maintain contacts and relationships with DNOs/DSOs and Governmental agencies
  • Collaborate with business development and commercial engineering to evaluate prospective M&A project opportunities
  • Represent department at key internal meetings
  • Represent company key external meetings and third-party sites


  • Min. 8 years' professional experience in a comparable role
  • Expert technical knowledge of UK DNO and Transmission Network Service Provider levels
  • Strong understanding of 5-year and 10-year transmission plans for key Italian jurisdictions
  • Full understanding of Italian grid connection process and grid offer negotiations
  • Extensive experience with grid code and grid connection regulatory compliance
  • Degree or higher level education in Power Engineering or related discipline; equivalent work experience considered

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