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February

Grid Connection Engineer

Airswift - Melbourne, VIC

Engineering
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Overview

We are currently recruiting for a Grid Connection Engineer to work for our client who operate in the wind energy sector.

Location- Melbourne

Responsibilities

  • Support power system studies to define the wind farm generator performance standards and to develop the wind farm control system functional design specification and reactive plant requirements. Coordinate activities with the grid modelling department;
  • Review of Balance of Plant (BoP) design, drawing and document submissions from subcontractors against industry best practice, law, international and local standards, in addition to company contractual and interfacing requirements from the perspective of grid connection compliance;
  • Ensure grid connection deliverables required to be submitted by company are provided in a timely, safe and high-quality manner;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure grid connection issues are resolved in a timely manner;
  • Undertake and support the procurement, design, installation, commissioning and testing of wind farm grid monitoring equipment, and control systems;
  • Undertake generator performance standards compliance testing, model validation (R2) testing, and generator registration with AEMO, including liaising with site based personnel;
  • Engage and manage power systems engineering consultancies when required;
  • Research and prepare formal responses to inquiries regarding wind farm technical performance. Prepare and deliver technical presentations to customer;
  • Attend and provide input to various safety, design, technical and risk meetings, workshops and reviews;
  • Assess Variations, Requests for Information (RFIs) and payment claims
  • Review tender specifications.


Required Experience
  • Tier one company experience valued
  • Experience in review of grid connection compliance design in a construction environment;
  • Any grid connection experience, especially wind farm registration will be highly valued
  • Generator and power systems modelling - wind farm modelling highly valued
  • Experience using PSS/E, PSCAD, PowerFactory simulation tools
  • Substation electrical design well regarded;
  • Any experience in negotiation with major stakeholders, such as clients, consultants, contractors and authorities;
  • Experience in high pressure environment


Qualifications
  • Registered or Certified Professional Engineer (RPEng or CPEng)
  • Engineering degree in Electrical or Power Systems


Please apply if you hold the above qualifications and experience. Due to the high volume of applications, unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.