Grid Analyst

  • Job Reference: 15511
  • Date Posted: 15 September 2020
  • Employer: IBERDROLA S. A.
  • Location: GLASGOW (G2 5AD), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we're investing over £4m every working day to make this happen. We're committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.

ScottishPower Renewables is at the forefront of the development of the renewables industry through pioneering ideas, forward thinking and outstanding innovation. Our ambitious growth plans include offshore windfarms in East Anglia with our team leading the Group's international offshore development. With over 40 operational windfarms, we manage all of our sites through our world leading Control Centre at Whitelee Windfarm., near Glasgow.
At ScottishPower Renewables, we know people are central to building a better future, quicker and we are seeking new talent to join our team.

The successful candidate will cover the management of commercial analysis and contractual coordination of all ScottishPower Renewables' existing and new (all technology) portfolio, onshore and offshore, covering projects in development, construction and operation for UK and Ireland.
Their reach will consist of analysing charging and connections policy to support the management team and for the preparation of investment committee papers for approval covering a range of grid and regulatory proposals.

* Responsible for all operator engagement in UK and Ireland to conclude successful connection and service contracts enabling SPR to meet growth targets in connections and revenues.
* Prepare proposals to SPR's Investment Committee covering a range of technical and commercial parameters including grid charging forecasts, due diligence assessment, Securities and Liabilities and BM Reviews that will minimise charging exposure, maximise connection opportunities and to ensure compliance with CUSC and licence obligations.
* Management of Grid Connections Specific Stakeholder Engagement Plan to ensure alignment with business goals that maximises potential for meeting growth targets and aligns with development pipeline.
* Responsible for the maintenance of business connections procedures to ensure growth opportunities are maximised across UK and Ireland across all voltage levels.
* Coordinate database of all key industry publications and consultations to ensure the grid team are aware of ongoing requirements.
* Provide secretariat and coordination of internal and cross business forums that ensure SPR compliance risks are mitigated, revenue opportunities are realised and development pipeline is optimised.
* Provide reports on assessment and monitoring of market activity of connections and new technologies across UK and Ireland to determine feasibility and viability of optimal solutions for SPR sites.
Preparation of financial control submissions for all grid related charging forecasts and revenues to ensure revisions are provided with accuracy and in line with business requirements.

Skills and Requirements
* Degree in engineering (electrical or mechanical) is preferred but not essential if the candidate can demonstrate knowledge and experience of the grid connection process; other degree disciplines will be considered.
* The jobholder will be expected to have a sound knowledge and understanding of the grid regulatory framework, particularly the Connection and Use of System Code (and related codes), a sufficient relevant appreciation of the GB Grid and European Network Codes and an overall understanding of the UK and Ireland regulatory and code governance framework.
* Experience and proven ability to support and develop collaboration with internal departments including Project Delivery, Operations, O&M Services, Commercial Development, Global Energy Management, Policy, Risk & Assurance and Legal in support of grid and regulatory processes.
* Commercial awareness and negotiation skills essential.
* Exceptional financial / analytical skills and commercial acumen
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, managing and interfacing effectively with cross-functional internal groups of all levels and competencies.
* Experience in performing and interpreting complex financial analysis to enable data and information to be presented to executive brief standard
* Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and time management skills.

To be successful in a role you will need to demonstrate as minimum:

* Technical, engineering or business-related degree qualification or equivalent relevant experience
* Highly organised individual with experience and proven ability to analyse complex issues, identifying solutions in relation to business opportunities
* Ability to competently process large quantities of data
* Experience in grid connection process and arrangements, regulatory and industry governance and generation licence obligations
* Highly IT literate with the ability to operate MS office systems including excel at an advanced and highly analytical level
* Excellent communication skills including report writing, presentation and the ability to speak confidently with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
* The ability to share learned knowledge between projects, departments and different disciplines.
The ability to manage workload and meet demanding timescales on a number of projects simultaneously.

What we Offer
This is a Permanent contract. Starting salary for this role is £40,080 per annum subject to skills and experience. Other benefits for this role include a performance related bonus up to 10%.
As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme. You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.

‘Happy to talk flexible working'

Our Selection Process
* Process they will follow: 10 minute presentation on the "Challenges in Connecting Generators to ‘the grid' and how they can be overcome" followed by a behavioural based interview.
Behaviours of Individual Contributor: Focus to Achieve Results, Collaborate and Share, Be Agile, Develop Self and others

* Location: ScottishPower Headquarters, 320 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5AD
Closing date: 29th September 2020