Grid package manager


A grid package manager is responsible for overseeing the grid connection of the offshore wind farm. They work with the appropriate private and governmental organisations (such as EirGrid) to ensure compliance with grid regulations, co-ordinate the relevant desktop studies and surveys for the grid routing (onshore and offshore) and input to other key elements of the development including substation and landfall.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management and manufacturing.

Typical employer


Place of work


Typical working pattern

Full time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in electrical engineering or similar. Experience in one or more of the following is required: renewable energy development including markets and technologies, electrical engineering, contract negotiations and management.

A detailed understanding of grid connection processes, regulations, and standards within Ireland.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include junior roles within the development company or the transmission system operator.

Career possibilities

Grid package managers can progress to other senior commercial roles in the offshore wind industry, including project manager and project director.

Full time salary estimate

€60,000-€90,000 per year (Grid package manager) to €120,000 (Project Director), depending on experience.