Statkraft European Wind and Solar

HV Engineer

Valencia or Madrid, Spain
Competitive salary, excellent Benefits + Bonus

If you’re an experienced HV Engineer with a track record of managing projects related to grid connections between users (solar PV, battery storage, windfarms) and the grid and ensuring that projects are delivered efficiently and on time in Spain, then we want to hear from you!

In this role your expertise will be the focal point for technical, commercial, and regulatory issues surrounding grid compliance, and grid connection for transmission and distribution networks. You will be responsible for maintaining and developing existing client and utility relationships.

The role will require strong collaboration with the Heads of Engineering for other territories working on joint projects as part of “Expert Groups” focused on establishing engineering best practice across the business, helping us achieve our goal by realising the potential of renewable energy and making a positive impact on our planet. This role can be based in either Valencia or Madrid.

Why Statkraft? 

Statkraft has been making clean energy possible for over a century. That’s what we offer. 125 years of unrivalled expertise in supplying the world with what it needs most. We envision a world that runs entirely on renewable energy. Because in the fight against climate change, we don’t see renewable energy as part of the solution – we believe it must be the solution. With us, you’ll shape a career that is truly forward-facing with many amazing opportunities and offerings to match.

But there’s more work to be done – that’s why we need you to join us.

About you:

You will manage the grid connection process from REE application through to the design of cost-efficient high voltage and interconnection systems and project management from development throughout the execution phase until energization. As the HV Engineer you will focus 80% of the time on project development and 20% on supporting construction during the first years.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Liaises with project development team to lead and coordinate HV interconnection requirements and for estimation of project CAPEX, OPEX and time scheduling.
  • Developing and building relationships with external clients, DNO’s, TSO’s, HV Consultancies and HV contractors.
  • Manage, lead and coordinate shared connection agreements.
  • Perform grid studies and simulation for specific projects
  • Responsible for the on-time approval and connection of Solar PV plants, from development through to construction stage, ensuring that project designs are in line with company standards, and subject to appropriate review/approval process.
  • Manages and supervises third party engineers or external design services.
  • Conducts site visits and performs project technical feasibility assessments.
  • Provides engineering support and performs site inspections during the construction phase of projects.
  • Carries out a technical analysis of the project during design and construction stage to identify any non-conformities and to propose suitable for project design and/or technical problem issues.
  • Produces HV interconnection cost estimates during development stage, identifying risks, exclusions, contingencies, and assumptions.

What we are looking for:

  • Degree in Industrial Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of experience in HV electrical design and construction in Spain.
  • Experience and sound understanding of the grid connection process in Spain, from application, to national standards and REE requirements applicable to the HV systems, including but not limited to RAT, RLAT standards and REE Grid Code, NTS and relative annexes.
  • Use of design software including AutoCAD.
  • Previous experience in HV infrastructure during development stage in Spain.
  • Experience with medium and high voltage grid connections, including transmission lines and substations.
  • Sound knowledge of MV switchgear panels and MV systems.
  • Experience with underground cable system design and routing.
  • Knowledge of power system studies.
  • Experience with protection and control schemes.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Willingness to travel regularly across the country.

Desirable:

  • Protection and control background
  • Experience with software DIgSILENT, PLS-CADD or CYMCAP
  • Chartered Engineer qualifications and capability to sign HV design documents / projects.

What we offer:

A career with Statkraft is a career filled with purpose – meaning that every employee is not just making a living, they are making a real difference to the planet, our communities and the future. Together, we work on the front lines of changing the game for renewable energy. From hydrogen development to algorithmic trading and everything in between. With us, you’ll shape a career that is truly forward-facing with many amazing opportunities and offerings to match. This includes:

  • Professional and personal development in an exciting company
  • A positive working environment characterised by competence, responsibility and innovation
  • Competitive terms of employment and excellent benefit schemes

Interested?

For us the ideas of our committed and ambitious colleagues make the difference. If you want to share our passion for renewable energy and be a part of tomorrow’s energy world, please apply through our online application form.

Please note: Statkraft manages critical infrastructure and services in several countries. We conduct background checks on qualified applicants before hire.

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Region:

  • Comunidad de Madrid

Job type:

Permanent

Working hours:

Full-time

Working days:

Day

Application deadline:

09/11/2021

Location:

Madrid

Contacts:

Birgit Berry

Company homepage:

http://www.statkraft.com

Office address:

Lilleakerveien 6 0283 Oslo