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Grid Connection Manager

  • Externa annonser
  • Remote

Hemsida Alight

Welcome to Alight! We’re an entrepreneurial scale-up driven by a strong purpose: to kick carbon off the grid by helping businesses save money with solar from day 1. As one of Europe’s largest solar-independent power producers, our grid operations are a critical part of our projects.

Your impact

As a Grid Connection Manager at Alight, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring seamless grid access for our renewable energy projects in Sweden. You will lead the charge in managing grid access requests, negotiating Grid Offers with TSO/DSOs, and strategically navigating the complexities of grid connections. Your expertise will be instrumental in optimizing project timelines, reducing costs, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. This role requires a dynamic individual who can bridge the gap between technical intricacies and strategic project development, contributing significantly to Alight’s mission of sustainable energy solutions.


KEY OBJECTIVES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Expertise:

  • Manage grid access requests and negotiate Grid Offers with Transmission System Operators (TSO) and Distribution System Operators (DSO).
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of power generation and substations engineering at an advanced level.

Negotiation and Communication Skills:

  • Lead Grid Offer negotiations, covering pricing, milestones, payments, and other critical aspects.
  • Effectively communicate with technical teams at distribution companies, serving as the central point of contact for all TSO/DSO communications.

Strategic Thinking:

  • Provide strategic support during the construction of interconnection assets.
  • Play a key role in developing standardized arrangements for grid connections to optimize installation time and costs.

Project Management:

  • Manage the review process for grid connection offers, ensuring alignment with Alight’s requirements.
  • Oversee cost estimation throughout the project development process.

Market Insight:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of market behavior in Sweden, including future transmission/network reinforcement plans and grid congestion analysis.

Collaboration and Relationship Building:

  • Work closely with Site Development, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and engineering teams to evaluate projects.
  • Develop strategies to grow the project pipeline.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with key players in the network distribution sector and governmental agencies.

Due Diligence:

  • Conduct comprehensive due diligence in all deals, covering permitting and construction aspects of grid connection.

Proactive Problem Solving:

  • Proactively advise development and project managers with strategic assistance throughout the project lifecycle.

Process Improvement:

  • Introduce and maintain departmental procedures to support grid connection applications, capacity checks, and connection assessments.


We’re looking for you

  • Be at the forefront of shaping grid connection strategies in the renewable energy sector.
  • Work with a dynamic team on cutting-edge projects in Sweden.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Contribute to sustainable energy solutions and make a positive impact on the environment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in a DSO or TSO on grid themes
  • Ability to work on-site at our office in central Stockholm or remotely in Sweden
  • Fluency in English, as Alight is an international company and our team is from all over the world

What’s in it for you

You will be part of an entrepreneurial scale-up in a flat, coaching, and knowledge-driven culture with a high degree of autonomy and accountability. Ever since we started, we’ve defined ourselves as a diverse company with global reach, which means that remote and flexible work is how we operate and our people are at the center of everything.


OTHER THINGS WE WANT YOU TO KNOW

  • At Alight, we know the benefits that follow a diverse team, hence we’re looking broadly for talent!
  • Our largest hubs are in Stockholm and Madrid, but our staff is spread across Europe, and our hybrid ways of working provide everyone with a fully flexible work setup
  • We have a fun office vibe with regular team dinners, breakfasts and AWs, and sports activities. For example, we have a session with a running coach every Tuesday, and other ad hoc sports activities organized by employees, always paid for by the company
  • Quarterly company events where we gather our remote team for a few days. This always includes some fun activities such as sailing, skiing etc.
  • Flexible working hours and full flexibility to decide when to work remotely/at the office

Sounds like a fit? Apply today!

  • Externa annonser
  • Remote

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