Senior Grid Connection Manager, Netherlands

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Job ID 16313

An exciting new opportunity has just come available with a market-leading solar developer for a Senior Grid Connection Manager, based in the Netherlands.

The successful candidate will work closely with the development, construction, and asset management team to ensure the successful completion of projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.


  • Build and Develop Grid team in the Netherlands, helping during project development by identifying factors influencing and influenced by the grid connections.
  • To manage and be responsible for the submission of grid applications in the Netherlands
  • To manage the review process for grid connection offers to ensure they meet requirements and represent the minimum scheme required.
  • To be responsible for the ICPs benchmarking
  • To be responsible for the Long-lead Equipment benchmarking
  • To contract the engineering/studies/surveys/drawings as necessary to start the design process of the Contestable Works with the DNO/DSO, ICPs to secure/advance grid connections work (COD dates).
  • To play a strategic role in the development of standardised arrangements for grid connections that reduce installation time and cost whilst maintaining or improving the plant.
  • In a proactive manner, advise development and project managers with technical assistance through the life of the project.
  • Working closely with the Business Development team to progress and develop strategies to grow the pipeline in the country.
  • Represent Grid Department at relevant Development Meetings and Delivery Meetings as required


  • Proven track record & experienced in a similar role for minimum of 8 years (desirable 10+).
  • HV TL & MV DL and Substation permit, construction, design experience for PV projects.
  • Experience in electrical integration of renewable power generation and grid codes.
  • Strong technical knowledge of Netherlands DNO & TNSP (Transmission Network Service Provider) levels.
  • Strong knowledge and capability of dealing with Energy Market Operators across Netherlands.
  • Understanding of future transmission plans from key jurisdictions across Netherlands.
  • Understanding of the grid connection process, grid application process and grid offer negotiations across key jurisdictions in Netherlands.
  • Direct contacts with key transmission and governmental agencies in the Netherlands jurisdictions.
  • Understanding of market operations and behaviour in Netherlands from a commercial and trading perspective.

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