Senior Grid Engineer within Technology Services

Our Vision

We hope you will consider this exciting opportunity – we think you’ll be a great fit! As you will know, we believe passionately in the world’s transition to net zero, and our global coverage, international specialists and ‘trusted advisor’ approach have earned us an outstanding reputation with clients across sectors, technologies and geographies.

Our Values

This role is highly important in ensuring the business continues to thrive and grow, always with a view to our passionate aspiration of supporting the world’s transition to net zero. As with any role in the business, there will be a requirement for adaptability and flexibility, with an emphasis on our core values:

  • Entrepreneurial & innovative
  • Client focused, developing long-term relationships
  • A people business
  • Technically excellent in our service offerings, with a focus on adding value
  • A fun place to work

We believe in Being Confident, Being Curious and Taking Ownership, and we encourage these behaviours across our entire organisation. If this sounds like your kind of workplace, we hope you’ll consider joining us!

Background to the role 

As part of our ongoing development, we are now seeking to complement our growing Technology Services team with an experienced Senior Grid Engineer.

Duties and responsibilities

Your role will focus primarily on:

  • Engaging with the electricity transmission, distribution companies and the Electricity System Operator in the UK.
  • Practical understanding of the UK transmission and distribution grid application process, in terms of the application documentation, regulatory timescales and application fees for generator connections
  • Understanding transmission securities and liabilities and how these apply to generator projects
  • Reviewing generator offers from National Grid and providing written briefs to clients regarding key attributes of the offers
  • Supporting clients as they investigate the feasible options to apply to the UK and overseas electricity systems to connect generator projects and managing the grid application process.
  • Sharing your knowledge and experience with the team to further develop the team’s expertise
  • Management and mentoring of graduates/consultants.
  • Understanding, communicating, and analysing energy regulatory framework and keeping abreast of changes and impacts to clients.
  • Developing business relationships with companies and co-professionals that will provide new opportunities for the business to provide our range of services.
  • Contributing to “Thought Leadership” on your areas of expertise to support the enhancement of our brand.
Person Specification

While we recognize every candidate has their own unique set of skills and experience, we feel the idea candidate for this role should be able to demonstrate knowledge of, or have experience in the following skills and attributes:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (e.g., Electrical or Mechanical engineering) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn client management and development of longstanding client relationships.
  • Experience in, or willing to learn the financial management of projects, meeting strict timelines and budgets
  • Commercial awareness of the energy industry.
  • Good working knowledge of the full lifecycle of regulatory framework for connection renewable projects to the grid for both Transmission and Distribution projects
  • Good understanding of use of system charging and how that applies to generator projects
  • Experience of dealing with Ofgem would be an advantage
  • Experience in the Offshore and Onshore renewable energy sector and knowledge of the oil and gas sector would be an advantage.
Further Information

Technical Excellence

The Technology team operates across a broad range of projects from single wind turbine installations and onsite generation to multi-GW offshore generation, grid and private wire projects. Engineering standards and practices are constantly evolving and as a business it is essential that we remain current and maintain constant vigilance on the technical quality of our work. You will liaise with our power systems and engineering design teams and work closely with the Head of Development Project Management and the Director of Technology Services, to refresh and enhance our systems and practices. A key part of the job will be to write and check work released to clients and to work with the team to engender pride in the quality of our outputs. Client and internal feedback should be used by way of continuous improvement.

Staff Development and Mentoring

You will be working with a hard-working, busy team of professionals. A key part of your role will be to support staff by sharing your knowledge. Our continual aim is to bring out the best of everyone, and wherever possible provide a tailored career trajectory. Our team leads should be leading by example, getting involved in all aspects of project delivery as appropriate and remaining available and accessible to support staff.

Develop and Enhance the Service Offering

In the medium-term, and working with business development sector leads, you will explore enhancement and development of the Development Project Management Service – this will build on our existing services and be based on market trends. Working with the other Technology teams you will look for new opportunities for improvement or expansion of ITPEnergised’s services.

Business Planning Support

You will support the Head of Development Project Management and the Director of Technology Services with business planning around key service areas by contributing to the business plans and budget setting, identifying the focus sectors, service line enhancement and new service areas, to support revenue and growth opportunities.

Work Location

Your work location is up to you! We are big believers in flexible working, and that includes working from home. If you prefer an office environemnt, we have offices in Edinburgh. Glasgow, London and Bristol, and we are happy to talk about hybrid working patterns.

You may be asked to attend meetings at our office locations, or travel to clients’ offices or sites as project work requires. This may include international travel, where necessary.

Outline Remuneration Offer
  • Salary: DOE (agreed salary to be based on skills and experience)
  • Pension: 5% EE contribution / 5% staff contribution
  • Holidays: 34 days pro rata (including bank holidays and 3 compulsory days over Christmas and New Year)
  • One professional membership subscription
Additional Employee Benefits
  • Life Assurance up to 3 times your annual salary
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Truly Agile and Flexible Working
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mentoring Scheme
  • Talent Development Programme
  • True Ownership and Accountability from Day One
  • Regular Team Lunches and Coffee Mornings (optional, but encouraged)

If this role is of interest and you like the sound of how we like to work, we’d love to hear from you. Cover letters are optional, but they really help in the shortlisting process.

Equal Opportunities

ITPEnergised is committed to providing all employees and candidates for employment with equal opportunities. We wish to ensure that all employees shall have equality of opportunity for employment and advancement based on their suitability for work – regardless of their race, religion, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, age, working hours, type of contract, disability or community background.

Application Process

To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to by

31st January 2023

Please include confirmation of your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.