First listed on: 23 June 2024

Senior Grid Connection Engineer

Join a dynamic team leading the global grid connection efforts for renewable energy projects. As a Senior Grid Connection Engineer, you'll drive stakeholder engagement with AEMO/NSPs, navigate NER/WEM rules, and oversee project phases from development to operational integration.

Your role will involve technical support using PSSE,PSCAD, and Power Factory, ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks, andoptimizing power systems performance. Ideal candidates hold a degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields, possess stronganalytical and problem-solving skills, and thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. This is an opportunity to shape the future of sustainable energy solutions on a global scale.

Main Duties/Responsibilities: We are seeking a Senior Grid Connection Engineer with proven experience in managing grid connection processes and strong stakeholder engagement skills within AEMO/NSP. The ideal candidate will have a solid technical understanding of NER/WEM rules and will lead/manage the grid connection process across all project phases, from business development through to commercial operation.

  • Oversee the entire grid connection process from initial stages to post-commissioning, covering business development, engineering design, construction, and commissioning phases.
  • Conduct preliminary grid data analysis to determine optimal connection points for renewable energy projects.
  • Coordinate with AEMO, network service providers, OEMs, and technical consultants throughout the grid connection process.
  • Handle PSSE, PSCAD models, grid connection studies, and GPS packages management.
  • Provide technical support to asset management teams and collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure projects meet schedule and budget targets.
  • Assist in tender preparation, financial modeling, and technical documentation for construction contracts.
  • Contribute to power systems studies, impact assessments, and conduct EMT and RMS simulations using PSCAD, PSSE, and DigSILENT-PowerFactory.

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum three years in grid connection engineering.
  • Degree in Electrical/Power System/Control; post-graduate degrees preferred.
  • Strong understanding of NEM, WEM, and transmission systems.
  • Experience connecting projects to NEM/WEM through AEMO.
  • Familiarity with NER/WEM regulatory frameworks.
  • Experience in connection applications, generator registration, and negotiating performance standards.
  • Hands-on experience in commissioning generating assets.
  • Proficiency in PSS/E, PSCAD, and/or Power Factory for generator and power systems modeling.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Application Process: If you meet the qualifications and are excited about joining a team committed to renewable energy innovation, please submit your resume. You may also get in contact with to learn more.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

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