R&D Engineer

Älvkarleby, Arenastaden
Bewerbungsfrist bis

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 grids?
If yes: we have a great opportunity for you!
The section Power Technology works with power system analysis 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 and productions. 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.
As an R&D Engineer you will strengthen our Power Technology Section by working to develop and use new technology in the distribution system towards better and more efficient control of power system components, Microgrid (understanding new components of grids, grid codes, and overview of the grid). The competence is crucial for Vattenfall in many areas such as several upcoming microgrids, electrification of different industries, as well as wind power projects. The position is needed for strategic development and business case analysis for new grid solutions such as dimensioning of energy storage and its dynamic behavior and understanding of how bottlenecks can be avoided by using new technology.
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. 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.
Your main tasks and responsibilities as R&D Engineer
You will have the opportunity to be a part of the Power Technology team that delivers major and often challenging assignments together with other R&D Engineers from other teams, experts from Vattenfall, and consultants.
• You will be responsible for power system studies using different software depending on if you study bottlenecks, short-circuit levels, voltage stability, frequency stability, or very fast transients.
• You will lead your own customer focused projects, including communicating and developing customer relationships with both Business Areas Distribution and Wind.
Your profile and personal skills
• Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Power Technology or similar.
• At least 3-5 years experience as an Electrical Engineer with a power system profile
• You have strong command in simulation tools such as PSS/E, PSCAD, DigSilent Power Factory, and Matlab.
• Experience in design and analysis of power systems for either distribution grids, energy industries, or wind power systems are meritorious.
• 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.
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 high priority to enable a good balance between work and private life.
Location: Arenastaden (Solna) or Älvkarleby
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 receiving your application with CV and cover letter via this page, no later than April 28, 2019.
For more information about the position you are welcome to contact hiring manager, Jonas Persson, Head of Section Power Technology +46 703 102 777. For information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact recruiter Ann Nilsson, +46 727 085 755.
Trade union representatives in Sweden Annika Stålenheim (Akademikerna), Anders Bohlin (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna) and Juha Siipilehto (SEKO). You can contact them via the main switchboard +46-8-739 50 00.
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.