UK&I Grid Manager

Company/ Firm Name

Brookfield Asset Management

Location

London, UK

Published Date

26 August 2022

About the job:

Business - Renewable Power & Transition



We are a leading owner, operator and developer of renewable energy and decarbonization technology with over 21,000 megawatts of generating capacity and an established a diverse development pipeline of ~69,000 megawatts. Our assets, located in North and South America, Europe, India and China, comprised a diverse technology base of hydro, wind, utility-scale solar, distributed generation, storage and other renewable technologies. For more information, please visit https://www.brookfield.com/our-businesses/renewable-power.



Brookfield Culture


Brookfield has a unique and dynamic culture.  We seek team members who have a long-term focus and whose values align with our Attributes of a Brookfield Leader:  Entrepreneurial, Collaborative and Disciplined.  Brookfield is committed to the development of our people through challenging work assignments and exposure to diverse businesses.




Job Description


Company


Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with over $725 billion in assets under management. We have over a 120-year history of owning and operating assets with a focus on property, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity. Brookfield is a global organization with over 180,000 employees and operations in 30 countries in 5 continents. Brookfield is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and on NYSE Euronext under the symbol BAM.A.

For more information, please visit https://www.brookfield.com/


Our asset management business consists of 5 business groups (Renewable Power & Transition, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity, and Credit & Insurance Solutions) in addition to the Global Manager group which covers the corporate functions.



Business - Renewable Power & Transition


We are a leading owner, operator and developer of renewable energy and decarbonization technology with over 21,000 megawatts of generating capacity and an established a diverse development pipeline of ~69,000 megawatts. Our assets, located in North and South America, Europe, India and China, comprised a diverse technology base of hydro, wind, utility-scale solar, distributed generation, storage and other renewable technologies. For more information, please visit https://www.brookfield.com/our-businesses/renewable-power.


Brookfield has also has recently announced the Brookfield Global Transition Fund (BGTF) co-led by Mark Carney.  BGTF builds on Brookfield’s leadership in renewable power and deep operating capabilities to scale clean energy and invest capital to accelerate the global transition to net zero.



Role Purpose


  • Brookfield Renewable Europe has created an in-house development team to develop and buy a pipeline of projects across the UK&I and technologies, to ultimate deploy capital at its target returns. Target project type, technologies and size range from small Distributed Generation (DG) to utility scale, solar to hydrogen, greenfield to small platform M&A

  • This team is expected to work collaboratively across the Brookfield multiple functions, regions, teams, business, funds and portfolio companies, leveraging resources where appropriate. The key stakeholders are technical/operations, legal, markets and M&A

  • The role is for an experienced Grid Manager professional to work closely with, and support the UKI Development Team (CDO, UKI Development Director, Ireland Development Manager, analysts etc) to secure, optimize and deliver optimal grid connections across technologies e.g., onshore and offshore wind, PV, BESS, hydrogen etc, through Joint Development Agreements (JDAs) and M&A.

  • Primary focus is on UK TSO and DNOs, though experience in Ireland will be a material plus

  • Brookfield has a material development exposure in Europe through its portfolio companies but in addition is keen to rebuild its own development presence across Europe, through M&A and organic growth, supported by a strong current PPA pipeline.


Key Accountabilities


  • The candidate is expected to lead all aspects related to grid, including proactively finding available connection capacity directly with the TSO/DNOs, lead the application and negotiations processes, and support all the relevant teams with constant optimization and improvements, from a technical and financial perspective, to financial close and beyond. Both alone and/or with external co-development partners.

  • This is a role only suitable for someone who is senior, independent, technically minded, self-sufficient, with very good market knowledge and able to work collaboratively through multi-disciplinaries virtual internal teams and consultants as needed. Problem solving and execution perseverance will be key.

  • The ideal candidate will speak English and one or two more core European languages. Location ideally in Scotland, with some flexibility.

  • In order to efficiently perform this role, the ideal candidate is expected to have and further establish relationships with all relevant parties like TSOs, DNOs, Grid consultants, land consultants, developers, Technical Advisors, OEMs, EPCs, Asset Management and O&M providers etc.

  • Ensuring health & safety standards are developed, maintained, and adhere to the group’s HSSE policy requirements, including the management of external consultants



Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • The role benefits from a good understanding of all aspects planning and permitting law and process, grid/electrical systems and regimes and various operators

  • Project Management (including budgeting, cost & capex management) experience is essential

  • Good presentation, structuring and financial skills are essential to ensure internal and external success of this role and ultimately capital deployment

  • Brookfield has deep technical expertise to draw upon, but this person is expected to be proficient in natural resource assessment and technical constraints, to be able to independently assess projects and efficiently coordinate internal and external experts

  • The candidate is expected to have a deep and proven track record and qualifications in relevant areas for this role, having worked for other good developers, grid operators or technical consultants and with an academic background preferably in a technical area.



Brookfield is committed to maintaining a Positive Work Environment that is safe and respectful; our shared success depends on it.  Accordingly, we do not tolerate workplace discrimination, violence or harassment.


We are proud to create a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are grateful for your interest in this position, however, only candidates selected for pre-screening will be contacted.