Senior Lead Engineer - Primary Systems within Business Area Wind - Offshore

Vattenfall A/S

Udlandet (øvrige)

Vattenfall is one of Europe´s largest electricity generators and producer of heat, with operations in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Our strategy is to reduce emissions from power generation with an ambition to become fossil free within one generation.

Do you want to shape the future? Join our journey towards Fossil Free Living within one generation.

We are looking for a Senior Lead Engineer – Primary Systems to work within our Business Area Wind, Offshore, Engineering.

The Engineering department is the technical know-how centre within Business Area Wind, setting the standards and guidelines as well as being embedded within our projects to drive technical excellence through the whole project lifecycle.

Working within the Electrical Infrastructure & SCADA department of Engineering, the Senior Lead Engineer for Primary Systems shall be responsible for the technical leadership of all AC primary electrical systems across the offshore business, ranging in voltage from 33kV to 400kV. The scope of primary system scope includes transformers, circuit breakers, harmonic filtering as well as passive and dynamic reactive compensation systems.

You will have the following key responsibilities:

  • Technical Leadership of all high voltage Primary Systems comprising both Passive and Active scope areas.
  • Overall Technical Authority for High voltage active systems across portfolio of wind farms and full lifecycle.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of work processes, technical topics and standards within Engineering spanning the entire BA wind portfolio.
  • Lead technical investigations on asset performance/optimisation and equipment failures.
  • Ensure maintenance of technical excellence and control of IP/Patent environment in association with R&D.
  • Provide HSE leadership through ensuring in is inherent in the design and process for all products and systems within scope area.
  • Act as approving authority for technical documentation related to the design, construction, commissioning, and maintenance procedures across high voltage primary system scope.
  • Identify competency gaps within department and seek resourcing solutions (internal and external) to maintain and build range of technical capability.
  • Act as Vattenfall technical ambassador for industry events/consultations relating to scope area.
  • Support team members to inject technical leadership into all stages of the project lifecycle, monitoring and controlling levels of technical variation within Product/Project portfolio and building learnings into standardisation strategy and processes.
  • Act as a mentor for colleagues in scope area. Demonstrate technical leadership and drive beyond normal job responsibilities.

Your background:

  • Extensive experience within transmission/distribution systems up to extra high voltage level.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a wider range of substation high voltage AC equipment and system integration for both onshore and offshore substations.
  • Experience in the design, delivery and operation of transmission/distribution substations.
  • Ability to identify and lead key technical topics relating to high voltage transmission systems, balancing both technical and commercial imperatives.
  • Act as reviewer of key technical documentation. Ability to take decisions in field of responsibility.
  • Participate in and, on occasion, lead technical investigations into equipment failures.

Choice of Vattenfall locations at Hamburg, London or Kolding.

Our offer:
Work in an open, agile and modern environment and collaborating with great colleagues who support each other. Offering you a work environment with diverse, international and inspiring colleagues where we focus on resilience, knowing that this is a key element for your wellbeing. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working conditions supported by a smart travel policy. The advantages of working for Vattenfall are about more than money – join our journey towards Fossil Free Living within one generation.

Our organization:
Energy is our contribution to quality of life – day after day. With around 20,000 colleagues Vattenfall provides comprehensive electricity and heating offerings to several million customers in northern Europe. For the work ahead we need people who are fully dedicated to our customers and to a sustainable society – people like you.

Business Area Wind is responsible for Vattenfall’s Onshore and Offshore Wind as well as other non-hydro Renewable activities like solar PV and batteries. Today we develop, construct and operate wind generation in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. In addition, we have a clear strategy to develop our solar PV and battery operations further.

More information:
We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter via the application button at this page. Please send in your application as soon as possible and do not wait until the last day. Applications will be handled continuously throughout the application period. Last day to apply is 20th of January 2020.

For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Vanessa Koop, Recruitment, phone +49 40 79022 7786.

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.

We look forward to your application!

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