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Job ID 11903
Offshore Wind,Transmission & Distribution
Permanent
USA

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).

Role:

  • 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


Requirements:

  • 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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