James Hooker

Resourcer – Renewable Energy (UK)

+44 (0)7521 510657

Renewable Energy

Grid Connections Manager - Renewable Energy



£80000 - £90000 per annum

Grid Connections Manager - Renewable Energy
London Office HQ - Remote / Hybrid
Salary: £80,000 to £90,000 DOE

Our client is a leading IPP who develop, build, own, and operate solar photovoltaic and BESS plants globally. Due to the ongoing expansion of their business, they are currently seeking to hire a Grid Connection Manager to join their London-based team.

The Grid Connection Manager will work as part of the Construction Team, who is responsible for the delivery of various renewable energy projects across the UK. The primary objective of this role is the completion and submission of grid connection opportunities on time and within budget, with a focus on completing the existing pipeline of 5 projects currently in development with the average size of projects being between 20MWp to 60MWp. Between solar and BESS, there are >500MW of target acquisitions in the UK in 2024.


  • Ability to manage multiple work streams.
  • Ability to work independently and be responsible for all aspects of the Grid connection process for solar and energy storage projects, including evaluating and assessing grid connection options, considering technical, financial, and regulatory factors and collaborating with project managers, engineers, and other team members to ensure seamless integration of grid connection activities within project timelines
  • Be the primary liaison with Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), Independent Connection Providers (ICPs), and other stakeholders to secure grid connection agreements.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the UK grid connection process, regulations and standards.
  • Strong knowledge of renewable energy technology, with a focus on solar and energy storage systems.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship-building skills
  • Commercial acumen, including the ability to identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure timely and cost-effective grid connections.

About Us

Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Inclusive Application Process

Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We believe there is no solution to climate change without people. We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world.

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