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Senior Power System Engineer

Job description



Our client is a well-established, UK-based, asset management firm specialising in the origination, development, investment and management of real, renewable energy and power generation assets. With deep knowledge of the complete value chain and entire lifecycle of renewable energy projects, their local teams have successfully developed, financed, built and operated energy storage assets in the UK. With this strong foundation and an ambition for growth, their team have coalesced a strong pipeline for the development of future energy assets. They are dedicated to the transition to a low-carbon energy ecosystem. With expertise and resources in green technology, digitalisation, power trading/optimisation and project finance, their vision is to become the preeminent UK renewable energy sponsor.

Currently we're looking for a Senior Power System Engineer to join this team & to support the project development from the project inception through to energisation. A. A job with this company means a job with the market leader in one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing sectors, gaining exposure to diverse roles and highly experienced partners. This is a full-time role which is remote & on-site as required.​


  • Manage grid connections activities of grid scale battery storage system (BESS) including grid applications, review/evaluation of grid offer and connection options and the supervision of the connection work.

  • Carry out initial BESS system design, substation design and feasibility studies.

  • Carry out grid compliance studies including transformer inrush and fault level studies to provide technical support for the procurement of BESS and BoP equipment

  • Provide technical support for EPC tendering

  • Identify the project specific constraints, specify technical requirements and collaborate with the contractors to optimise the system design and engineering solutions.

  • Work closely with Project Manager to monitor project development process and review technical deliveries throughout the design, construction and commissioning.

  • Supervision of Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and/or Site Acceptance Test (SAT)

  • Attend technical meetings with key stakeholders (EPC, NG/DNO, Technical Due Diligence, ...).

  • Technical assessment of new BESS projects in the development portfolio



  • Proven knowledge of power system studies, UK Grid Code and connection compliance requirements, e.g. G99, P28, G5, …

  • Experience with design software DIgSILENT or ETAP

  • Ability of keeping up-to-date with new products / technology and technology advancements in the industry

  • Commercial awareness of system design and engineering solutions

  • Excellent communication skills and collaboration abilities


  • Knowledge of Li-ion battery, inverter, BESS integration including control, protection, safety design and regulation requirements

  • Experience of working with DNOs and National Grid

  • Experience with grid application process


  • Bachelor or Master degree in engineering (with a specialism in Electrical Power Engineering or equivalent)

  • 3~5 years design experience with utility HV and EHV Transmission and Distribution network connection

I am keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please contact Mark Canning at Anderson McQue by sending an up-to-date CV via the link provided to speak further about this opportunity.

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