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Job ID 11903
Offshore Wind,Transmission & Distribution

The Senior Grid Connection Engineer will be part of a new global offshore wind execution team with a major international energy developer.

Taylor Hopkinson is retained to build out a global offshore wind team for one of the world's leading energy businesses. This team will develop & execute projects in the US & UK as well forming a global centre of excellence for a rapidly growing offshore wind portfolio.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in the US (location flexible, Northeast preferable).


  • The electrical engineer reports to the Electrical Engineering Manager and is responsible for providing deep technical expertise in public electrical grid connections and renewable energy projects
  • Leadership of engineering studies, Risk assessments and Management of Change (MoC)
  • Contributing to the strategic long-term development of implementing engineering technical practices to support safe design and operation of critical assets
  • Applying knowledge of Power system concept design and Electrical Grid and Transmission system operator interface management
  • Conducting Grid assessments to assess Grid stability and Grid code compliance
  • Assessing Electrical Transmission voltage selection, loss estimates, and optimisation
  • Defining scope of work for contractors within electrical discipline and ensure quality and accuracy for study deliverables
  • Analysing HVDC concept selection
  • Utilising knowledge of Wind Turbine Generator technology, as well as Static Synchronous Condenser, Dynamic Synchronous Condenser & Shunt Reactors technology
  • Managing any specific delegated budget for electrical engineering activities and delivers to meet project cost and schedule requirements
  • Independently acting as company responsible engineer, executing and supervising assigned work scopes
  • Participating in Root Cause and Failure Analysis (RCFA).
  • Developing and maintaining the company's internal electrical Engineering Technical Practices (ETPs) while also providing technical guidance on application of codes, standards, project design criteria and ETPs.
  • Involvement with the development of industry standards and practices
  • Providing informal mentoring/training to other members of the team to build engineering quality in the discipline, driving continuous improvement in processes and networking broadly to ensure knowledge sharing and lessons learned capture


  • Professional Engineer and/or Chartered Engineer
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Engineering or related discipline relevant to electrical engineering.
  • Experience from the wind industry business is preferable including knowledge of associated codes and standards.
  • 10+ years experience with electrical power systems
  • Demonstrable experience with public electrical grid connections
  • Good working knowledge of industry and regulatory standards for either eastern hemisphere (e.g. IEC) or western hemisphere (e.g. NEMA/ANSI).
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to influence and drive decisions.
  • Fluent written and spoken English language
  • Good communicator, able to technically address with conviction verbally and written across Projects and Operations on technical matters at all levels of the company.
  • Able to demonstrate pragmatism when balancing technical decisions and operational needs (deliver safe & competitive solutions).
  • Knowledge and experience of power system modelling and protection relay coordination.
  • Knowledge and experience of hazardous area classification and management of electrical and instrumentation equipment in either onshore or offshore hydrocarbon environments.
  • Knowledge of Control system interface requirements to electrical systems.
  • Experience of working across different cultures, supporting different operating regions and engaging with a wide variety of customers or suppliers.

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