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Head (f/m/d) of Grid Engineering Renewables

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Date: 07-Mar-2023

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: Uniper



Uniper Renewables is responsible for the development of the Solar-PV and Wind-Onshore business of Uniper, predominantly in Europe. The renewables business is one of the most important pillars of our strategic ambition. Our aim is to deliver more than 1 GW growth p.a. by 2025. The geographical set-up and our existing capabilities allow us to enhance the solar and wind of Uniper in all selected geographies. The Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Asset Operations and HSSE teams of Uniper Renewables are combined in one business called "EPCO". For the upcoming business transformation and build up activities, this role has been established. It is part of the Engineering Department, leading the grid engineering activities.



What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for

  • Senior grid expert leading the grid engineering team in Europe
  • Understanding the relevant legislation, regulation, norms and standards related to grids in Germany, UK, Hungary, Italy, France, Poland and Sweden
  • Create guidelines and tools for planning, organizing, executing and controlling the project related activities from development to construction to operation phase
  • Responsible for grid connection of new and existing solar and wind projects including battery storages from A-Z, including the detailed technical review of project requirements including grid connection designs, single line drawings, site layouts, connection requests and negotiations with DNOs and TNOs, etc.
  • Techno-economic assessment and optimization for grid solutions and grid connections
  • Analysis of grid availability in relevant markets and collaboration with project development teams regarding new project origination
  • Providing grid due diligence and analysis for specific projects and project portfolios
  • Optimal cooperation with external partners and within Renewables, consisting of developers, engineers, project-, contract- and offtake-managers, market analysts
  • Reports to the Vice President Engineering



Who we are seeking

  • University degree in Engineering
  • Several years of relevant work experience
  • First management / team lead experience is a must-have
  • Proven track record in business transformation or operational excellence
  • Creative and open-minded individual with a good sense of humor
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Proven track record of international work experience
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Business fluency in English and German




If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Monmani Visoury

Please note that applications by e-mail cannot be considered for data protection reasons.



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date: 01/11/2022




Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.