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Grid Connection Engineer - Renewable Energy

Vacancy number • PUB407801

Grid Connection Engineer - Renewable Energy

  • Brisbane
  • Closes 17 June
  • 40 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Renewable Energy
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Brisbane

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Closing date: Monday, 17 June 2024


Brunel are working closely with a global, leading, renewable energy EPC company who are looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer seeking a dynamic leadership role in grid connection for their Brisbane office. This is a fantastic opportunity to make an impact in the renewable energy sector and contribute to the development of sustainable energy solutions.

About this role

  • Lead and manage grid connection projects for solar farms, battery energy storage systems (BESS), and wind projects.
  • Oversee the design, construction, and commissioning of high-voltage substations.
  • Facilitate generator connection, registration, and commissioning in compliance with Australian and New Zealand market requirements.
  • Utilize power system modeling tools (e.g., PSS/E, PSCAD, PowerFactory) for project analysis and planning.
  • Conduct harmonic calculations and contribute to harmonic filter design and operation.
  • Have hands on knowledge of the grid connection application process and working relationships with AEMO and NSPs.


  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in electrical engineering.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering a must.
  • Proficiency in power system modeling software such as PSS/E, PSCAD, or PowerFactory.
  • Strong background in high-voltage substation design, construction, and commissioning.
  • Previous involvement in solar farm, BESS, or wind projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in generator connection and commissioning within the Australian/NZ market.
  • Familiarity with harmonic calculations and harmonic filter design/operation.
  • Well versed in grid connection compliance with AEMO and NSPs.


Work on some of the largest renewables projects in Australia and New Zealand with a well established leader in the energy industry.

About Brunel

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.
Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.
Brunel is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

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If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Tim Chapman quoting publication number: PUB407801