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Grid Connection Manager Taiwan

Job Title              Grid Manager – Taiwan

Department      Delivery & Grid


About Lightsource bp   


Lightsource bp specializes in the financing, development, and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. Our team comprises of 500 industry specialists, across 13 countries working towards our ambition to delivery 10GW of solar capacity by 2023.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By being part of the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s transition to a more sustainable future.

Whilst we have been established for 10 years, we pride ourselves of our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By joining our team, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.


What you’ll do (the role)            




This role involves the management, co-ordination, and interface for the development, construction, and operation of the grid interconnection for solar projects in Taiwan. You will be required to work closely with the development, construction, and asset management team, using high level communication and problem-solving skills to ensure the successful completion of projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.

The position requires both technical and commercial knowledge, as well as strategic planning skills and the ability to form strong working relationships. A network of contacts, and knowledge of the DNO/DSO-ICPs and government agencies responsible for grid connections is essential to success in this role, as is the necessary expertise and drive to contribute to the rapid growth of our development and construction pipeline.




  • Working within the Taiwan Grid team, provide assistance during project development by identifying factors influencing and influenced by the grid connections.
  • Manage and be responsible for the submission of grid applications in Taiwan that include all relevant information required by the Transmission operator / DNO’s, ensure they are submitted in a timely manner, and they progress through the DNO processes without delay.
  • Manage the review process for grid connection offers to ensure they meet Lightsource bp requirements and represent the minimum scheme required.
  • Benchmark ICPs and if necessary, support the creation and maintenance of framework agreements (including performance management) with ICPs to ensure Lightsource bp has the required delivery capacity at the appropriate commercial terms.
  • Support the Long-lead Equipment benchmarking and the creation and maintenance of framework agreements with equipment suppliers to ensure Lightsource bp has the required delivery capacity at the appropriate commercial terms.
  • Contract the engineering/studies/surveys/drawings as necessary to start the design process of the Contestable Works with the DNO/DSO, ICPs to secure/advance grid connections works (COD dates).
  • Support the development of standardised arrangements for grid connections that reduce installation time and cost whilst maintaining or improving plant.
  • In a proactive manner, advise development and project managers with technical assistance through the life of the project.
  • Working closely with Business Development team to progress and develop the project pipeline in the country.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with key DNO/DSO, ICPs and governmental agencies related to the grid connection offer T&Cs and the implantation of the grid connection facilities.
  • Understanding of market behaviour in Taiwan including future transmission/ network reinforcement plans and grid congestion analysis
  • Work closely with PPA, Business Development and Commercial engineering teams in the evaluation of project Rights (look to purchase grid and land).
  • Support the introduction and maintenance of departmental procedures to support grid connection application, grid capacity checks and grid connection assessment, ICP auditing.
  • Formalise a standardised response sheet to common risk items as identified by Investor and Technical Advisor alike.
  • Represent Grid Department at relevant Development Meetings and Delivery Meetings as required by Lightsource bp.
  • Key grid interface in commercial side of M&A projects between Business Development and Commercial Engineering.
  • Represent grid team in matters related the projects in the Taiwan pipeline on risk and mitigation plans for grid connection, grid offer, costs, and schedule of implementing grid connection facilities.
  • Undertake DNO/DSO due diligence in all deals in Taiwan including permitting and construction aspects of grid connection to the grid.
  • Attend Lightsource bp sites and third-party premises as required.
  • Present reports periodically to appropriate management / governance team.
  • Participate in reviewing due diligence reports, feasibility of projects, analysing Grid code compliance & Power system constraints.
  • Be able to resolve Grid sharing agreement, Substation sharing, EP and other grid and commercial related issues to the projects in Taiwan
  • Have good understanding of design packs required for power generation and substations engineering (in terms of Primary, secondary, Civil, construction, commissioning, and energisation)
  • Ability to work flexibly across multiple projects, including active management of subcontractors and resources
  • Proactively manage projects, risk, identifying threats and opportunities to the business and offer appropriate mitigation.
  • Participate in Technical specifications preparation, design optimisation reporting, carrying power systems studies and coordination with Engineering Excellence teams


Who we’re looking for




  • Strong technical knowledge of Taiwan DNO & TNSP (Transmission Network Service Provider) levels.
  • Knowledge and capability of dealing with Taiwan Energy Market Operators.
  • Understanding of future transmission plans from key jurisdictions across Taiwan.
  • Understanding of the grid connection process, grid application process and grid offer negotiations across key jurisdictions in Taiwan.
  • Direct contacts with key transmission and governmental agencies in the Taiwan jurisdictions.
  • Understanding of market operations and behaviour in Taiwan from a commercial and trading perspective.
  • Background on grid code and grid connection regulatory compliance.
  • Background on storage regulatory and connection.




    • Attained an education, ideally a degree in Power System Electrical Engineering but other relative qualifications and supporting working experience would be considered.




    • Skilled in Energy, Power Systems, Power Transmission, Project Management, Control Engineer, Account& Contract Management, Substations Design, Renewable Energy, Storage and Smart Grid.




    • Proven track record & experienced in a similar role for minimum of 8~10 years.




  • HV Engineer, Protection & Control Systems, RTU/SCADA Controls, Power Transformer, Cabling, Testing & Commissioning, Grid Connections, Contestable Works, Cable System Design, DNO Design.


Why you’ll make a great member of the team




    • Effective communicator and good team player.
    • Strong computing skills.
    • Proactive and positive work attitude.
    • Keen and dynamic approach to innovation.
    • Able to coordinate with multiple internal and external teams.
    • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.


Why you’ll want to work for us


Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.


Be you


We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.


Be responsible


Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity. 


Be recognized


Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.


Be inspired


Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.


Our Core Values


Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.