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21/01/2023

CLOSED – Grid Development Analyst

About the role

Low Carbon is a leading renewable energy company committed to the development, investment and operation of renewable energy at scale. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, wind, energy storage, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency.

Low Carbon, a certified B Corp, has a proven track record in the development, construction, financing and management of renewable energy assets and remains involved in the projects for the long term with a dedicated asset management team that manages assets on balance sheet and for third parties. With a significant international renewable energy pipeline in development, Low Carbon is well-positioned to capitalise on opportunities as the need for renewable energy and energy security increases.

We are extremely proud of the highly professional and talented team at Low Carbon.  We have built a positive learning culture that incorporates respect, trust, collaboration, and a shared passion to combat climate change.  It is an open, friendly and supportive environment, and we are proud to say we work here. As we grow, we are committed to increasing diversity in the team, and continuing to foster an inclusive environment where we can learn from each other.

 

Our Team

Our UK Development team consists of a small group of experts, working closely together to develop a portfolio of subsidy-free solar, onshore wind and battery storage projects throughout the UK.  We are looking for ambitious independent people who are driven, collaborative, creative and fun to work with. This is a great opportunity to make a significant difference in the take up of renewable energy in the UK.

This role is based in Gloucester and you would need to be in the office c3-4 days a week.

 

Role Description

We are looking for someone to join the origination team to progress development opportunities with specific focus on connection design and project inception. Using your knowledge of distribution networks and working alongside the wider development team you will build and submit grid applications, deliver technical review of grid offers and maintain Network company communications through the pre and post application process.

You will support the wider team on all aspects of the identification and securing of development opportunities and ensure project management systems are updated regularly with new data as it’s provided. You will be passionate about applying your skills to the development and build out of a portfolio of new utility scale solar and battery storage projects throughout Great Britain.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyse and deliver new grid opportunities, submitting connection applications to the relevant network businesses to secure capacity
  • Support the origination team in the identification of possible challenges and opportunities within grid connection scenarios to expand the businesses project portfolio
  • Identify and mitigate issues with grid offers and support the relationship between the business and network operator representatives to maintain an industry leading portfolio of projects
  • Maintain the expansion and update of our internal GIS systems to support the technical analysis of grid connection applications
  • Produce high quality reports and assessments for the grid elements of new projects
  • Maintaining a continued focus on process improvements – the way that it was done yesterday is not necessarily the best way to do it tomorrow
  • Inputting into the wider development strategy for each project and providing project information to both internal and external stakeholders

 

Experience / Requirements

  • Degree qualified or equivalent with level of experience in data led role
  • Have strong analytical skills, ability to identify key information from a range of sources and collate into well defined, accessible outputs.
  • Knowledge of the distribution and/or transmission networks would be advantageous, as would experience in planning, design or project/account management roles.
  • Experience in the connection application process and knowledge of the industry policies and legislation which govern how this process works would be beneficial
  • Be proficient in Microsoft office applications with a great degree of IT literacy
  • Hold a passion for using technology to better processes and strive for improvement
  • Possess strong communication and report building skills with experience in producing evidence-based recommendations
  • Full driver’s license
  • Proven ability to work and communicate with remote colleagues

 

The Person

  • You will need to be a confident and professional self-starter capable building trusting and positive relationships with your team members
  • You’ll be adept at understanding new topics quickly
  • You’ll have great verbal communications skills and have the ability to convey key points to audiences at all levels
  • You’ll be highly organised and be comfortable working with multiple projects and priorities
  • You’ll be adept at using technology to increase efficiency with a passion for risk analysis and mitigation
  • You won’t sit back and wait for things to happen, you’ll be comfortable taking on responsibility and making decisions
  • You will have strong written communications and presentation skills

 

Our Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Annual Bupa Health Check
  • Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Cycle scheme
  • Sodexo for commercial discounts and perks

Low Carbon

Low Carbon is a leading, privately-owned UK investment and asset management company, specialising in renewable energy with the aim of having a lasting and positive impact on climate change.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 51-200
Funding Level: Debt Financing
Total Amount Raised: $230 M
Year Founded: 2011

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