• Italy
  • City

  • Rome
  • Industry

  • Solar Energy
  • Job Type

  • Hybrid , Office
  • Posting date

  • February 16, 2024
  • Job application is closed.


Cristina Dima

  • Permanent
  • Italy
  • Competitive RON / Year
  • Applications have closed

Website WTS Energy

Grid Manager

February 16, 2024

Job Description

Job summary


We are looking for a Grid Consultant (Manager/Engineer) whose main purpose  will be to ensure the grid connections on large-scale solar projects in Italy are delivered and to ensure that the connection process is appropriately managed from early design to successful completion in Rome/Italy.




• To provide technical assistance during project development and ensure the factors influencing and influenced by the grid connection are considered.

• Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the TSO/DNO.

• To carry out technical due diligence and risk assessment on grid connection schemes/grid offers received from TSO/DNO.

• Manage Consultants and Developers to support Grid delivery.

• Proficiency with the web portals relevant for the grid connection e.g. e-distribuzione, MyTerna (including superuser appointment), GAUDI.

• Desirable but not mandatory proficiency with the GSE and Customs Agency (Agenzia delle Dogane) processes and web portals;

• To provide the cost estimates and grid connection delivery timescales.

• Take ownership of the process of grid applications ensuring they are submitted in a timely manner and progress through the DNO/TSO and National processes without delay.

• Establish relationships with competent HV/MV contractors and EPCs to drive performance and value without compromising quality.

• To review the technical designs submitted by HV/MV contractors and /or EPCs.

• To be able to act on new connection methods arising from DNO/TSO policy changes and changing industry standards.

• Develop grid connections design that reduce installation time and cost.

• Develop and maintain key processes.

• Assume the role of technical responsible of the company (“Responsabile Tecnico ai sensi del DM 37/08”)



Proven track record of 5 years’ experience in Italy within the Grid connection space

• Full conversant with the end-to-end TSO/DNO/ICP process for renewable connections.

• Have conducted technical due diligence and risk assessment of the grid offers/agreements.

• Have conducted design reviews of the HV/MV substation and design studies.

• Good network of contacts across the TSO/DNO and ICP environment.

• Established relationships with TSOs/DNOs.

• Previous experience in the design and construction of HV/MV substations.

• Experience with construction of grid connections for solar plants.

• Ability to write reports and effectively communicate complex technical matters with clarity.

• Ability to work in a team environment including Operations team, Business Development, EPCs etc.

• Strong knowledge of the entire connection process in Italy: from grid offer request to the entry into operation, through all the intermediate steps (grid design validation, planning consent validation, operation agreement etc.).

• Strong technical knowledge of HV (36-380kV) and MV (1 – 35kV) connection work in Italy.

• Strong knowledge of the requirement for grid code compliance, TSO/DNO connection procedure and administrative authorizations required for connection of renewable plants in the Italian market

Education, Qualifications and training

• A degree qualification in electrical power engineering or a mix of electrical/renewable energy engineering is mandatory

• Chartered engineer preferable but not mandatory

• Knowledge and experience of power systems, power systems studies and grid connection of renewable projects in Italy.

• Have previously worked with TSOs/DNOs, grid consultancies or HV/MV contractors in Italy

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