R&D Engineer Wind Power

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R&D Engineer Wind Power

R&D Engineer within Wind Power at Power Technology

Do you want to be part of developing grid solutions for the future energy landscape? Do you want to be a force in taking Vattenfall forward in this direction enabling our grids to make room for new active customers, include higher amounts of weather dependent power production, and speed up the communication and control of our new grids and substations?

Are you looking for a diverse working place characterized by team spirit, cooperation, flexibility, and an open atmosphere? If yes: we have a great opportunity for you as our new R&D Engineer within wind power!

As an R&D Engineer we need you to strengthen our Power Technology Section by working to develop and use new technology in connection to wind power and more efficient use of power system components. You will be a member of the Offshore Power Technology team, which examines different HVAC and HVDC interconnections, compares HVAC and HVDC, and performs cable studies. By working on these topics, we expect you to improve your already good understanding of new grid components and grid codes. The competence is crucial for Vattenfall in many areas, such as several upcoming new large wind power plants, connection of different synchronous power systems, electrification of large industries, as well as new grid solutions for a future of more flexibility and weather-dependent fluctuations in the grids.

Your responsibilities as R&D Engineer within Wind power

In this existing R&D Engineer role, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the Power Technology Section that delivers major and often challenging assignments together with other R&D Engineers from other teams, experts from Vattenfall, and consultants. You will conduct power system studies using different software depending on if you study bottlenecks, short-circuit levels, voltage stability, frequency stability, or very fast transients. Moreover, the position leads your own customer focused projects including communicating and developing customer relationships with Business Area Wind.

The competence needed is an Electrical Engineer with a power system analysis profile. The competence is very important in the coming years for Vatten¬fall, due to the great need to support Business Area Wind with analysis and research around subjects such as: power system analysis, stability and control, margins in components, and reducing cost for maintenance.

Your qualifications and personal skills as R&D Engineer within Wind power

We see that the successful candidate holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Power Technology or similar. While it is not a must, it is advantageous that you have a minimum of three years of experience in the design and analysis of power systems for either distribution grids, energy industries, or wind power systems. Moreover, you have strong command in simulation tools such as PSS/E, PSCAD, DigSilent Power Factory, and/or Matlab. Since you will work in an international, diverse environment, fluency in English is a must, while a good command of Swedish is not a requirement but will be considered as a merit.

On the personal level, you are analytical, committed and self-driven with good communication and interpersonal skills. You are capable of leading teams and able to communicate clearly at all levels. You are able to develop rough ideas and ambitions into concrete and successful projects. As the work involves extensive interaction both internally and with external partners and suppliers, a good understanding of commercial aspects and an ability to establish and maintain relationships and networks is key. A passion for new technology we believe is a necessity for this role.

Location: Flexible Stockholm, Älvkarleby or Kolding (Denmark).

For information about the position please contact Jonas Persson, Head of Section Power Technology +46 703 102 777. For information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact recruiter Shala Jamshid, Shala.Jamshid@vattenfall.com

Trade union representatives are: Shahriar Badiei (Akademikerna), Anders Bohlin (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Juha Siipilehto (SEKO). They can all be reached via Vattenfall swithborad: +46 8-739 50 00.

We welcome your application, including CV and cover through the portal, last day to apply 29h November 2020. Selection and interviews are held after last application date. We do not accept applications through email.

“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.”

“Since Vattenfall is part of the Swedish critical infrastructure are many of our positions security classed. If this position is security classed the final candidates can be subject to a security vetting process, according to the Swedish legislation.”

Our offer

We offer you a flexible and warm work environment, a diverse group in age, gender, and nationalities where everyone is on an equal footing. A team of considerable freedom to shape your own day-to-day activities and the opportunity to work in an exciting and changing technical field of strategic importance to the company. At Vattenfall we put highest priority to enable a good balance between work and private life.

Our organisation

Vattenfall R&D is responsible for conducting corporate business driven technical development that creates value for Vattenfall and helps realizing our strategy. We work in agile teams close to the business of Vattenfall. The corporate R&D unit employs 120 people located in three different offices in Sweden and Denmark. The section Power Technology works with power system analysis and control needed to understand bottlenecks and dynamic behaviors in the electrical grid as well as optimization and control of the power system including both its loads, productions, and control.

At Vattenfall R&D we go from ideas to real projects in short time. We know that our employees change the future of Vattenfall and their ideas are extremely important for the changing energy landscape.

Vattenfall plays an active role in implementing new ways of controlling the power systems. We believe the decentralized production will be the next energy revolution supported and driven by our customers, local control systems, IT, electrical components, as well as your engagement. This means great development needs in the electrical area.

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