Head of Grid EMEA (m/f/d)

  • Location independent
  • Fulltime
  • Published: 12.05.2021
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At BayWa r.e. we r.e.think energy - how it is produced, stored and can be best used to enable the global renewable energy transition that is essential to the future of our planet. Based in 30 countries, BayWa r.e. is a leading global renewable energy developer, service provider, distributor and energy solutions provider. Operating throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, we are strategically investing in emerging markets around the world, actively shaping the future of energy and taking a stand against climate change. Embracing equity and diversity, we are committed to creating inclusive environments where everyone can reach their full potential. Every day, we are working hard to find new solutions, push technological boundaries and redefine service standards to make renewable energy even better.

Due to our dynamic growth, we are expanding our team and are currently looking for a Head of Grid EMEA (m/f/d). This position can be located in our headquarters in Munich, or in one of our other European offices e.g. in Madrid, Rome, or Freiburg. 

Your tasks

  • In this role you will coordinate our team of specialists, who are handling the grid connection processes within our EMEA Wind and Solar Projects organization (together with the local management)
  • The purpose of your team is to support our EMEA project managers in relation to all grid related engineering and non-engineering topics
  • You are responsible for technical decision-making in coordination with the respective local management
  • You set technical standards for all grid related topics in EMEA in coordination with other technical experts in the group (e.g. Engineering, Product Management,…)
  • You are the strategic driver of sizeable grid connection negotiations and optimizations as being our counterpart for national TNOs and DNOs
  • You are the central coordinator for grid planning processes for our projects throughout EMEA
  • You share best practices / guidelines / standards, driving quality and learnings across EMEA and worldwide with your colleagues in APAC and the Americas

Your profile

  • 10 years of experience in a similar role either with consultancy, utility, developer, EPC or grid operator in the EMEA region
  • Technical and commercial knowledge of grid connection and substation planning, design and construction
  • Strong communication skills as well as practice of a team-oriented leadership style with a good balance of people- and results-orientation in an international matrix environment
  • Knowledge and experience in power flow studies and simulation techniques is beneficial
  • Several years of experience in executing cross-functional processes and projects with a high number of stakeholders with different backgrounds
  • Organized and pragmatic with an ability to find solutions to challenging problems
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written (presentations, reports, documents) and spoken, German or any other European language skills is a plus
  • Ability to build strong, cooperative and productive relationships within the group and also with key industry partners involved in realizing and optimizing grid connections

Your benefits

  • Mobile working  
  • Flexible working hours  
  • Modern office atmosphere  
  • Local benefits apply according to location


Your contact

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us.
  • Sra. Elisabeth Köppl
  • Head of HR EMEA
  • +49 89 383932 5096
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