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Head of Grid Connection, Taiwan

Head of Grid Connection Taiwan

 

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.

 

SUMMARY

 

This role involves the autonomous management of a diverse and growing team across the full grid/solar lifecycle of the Taiwan pipeline. 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 strong 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.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

 

  • Build and Develop Grid team in Taiwan , providing assistance during project development by identifying factors influencing and influenced by the grid connections.
  • To 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.
  • To manage the review process for grid connection offers to ensure they meet Lightsource bp requirements and represent the minimum scheme required.
  • To be responsible for the ICPs benchmarking and if necessary, 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.
  • To be responsible for the Long-lead Equipment benchmarking and if necessary, the creation and maintenance of framework agreements with equipment suppliers to ensure Lightsource bp has the required delivery capacity at the appropriate commercial terms.
  • To 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).
  • To play a strategic role in 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 strategies to grow the 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).
  • Introduce and maintain 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.
  • Responsible to represent grid team in all 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.
  • Responsible for 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.
  • Assembling and managing the Grid project team and combining stronger leadership to ensure the work is completed on time and budget
  • 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)

 

KNOWLEDGE

 

  • Strong technical knowledge of Taiwan DNO & TNSP (Transmission Network Service Provider) levels.
  • Strong knowledge and capability of dealing with Energy Market Operators across Taiwan.
  • 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.
  • Solid background on grid code and grid connection regulatory compliance.
  • Solid background on storage regulatory and connection.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

COMPLEMENTARY QUALIFICATIONS

 

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

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Proven track record & experienced in a similar role for minimum of 8 years (desirable 10+).

 

OTHERS

 

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

 

PERSONAL QUALITIES

 

  • Effective communicator
  • Strong computing skills
  • A good team player
  • 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

 

OUR COMPANY

 

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. 

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