Statcom expert & Project Manager

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Berlin - Germany

Our company

Elia Grid International (EGI) offers consultancy and engineering services to a diverse and international client base in the power sector.

Based on innovative and proven expertise, combined with hands-on experience from our European Transmission Systems Operators (Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in Germany), Elia Grid International is the trusted partner in delivering solutions for the challenges of the energy transition.

Our clients can rely on a team of experts who have developed valuable competences within the Elia Group and also from international assignments for third parties.
Elia Grid International has offices in Brussels, Berlin, Dubai and Singapore.

Job description

With your extensive experience in HV Reactive Power Compensation System technology and proven track record in project management, you will take responsibility for the preparation, planning and implementation of EGI Statcom projects. Your responsibilities will include the quality, budget, schedule and reporting of your project and/or sub-project. In addition to your specialist experience, you must also be an efficient organizer, assertive, a capable communicator and a team player.

Your duties will include:

• Defining plant specific requirements for the  Statcom system especially defining single line diagrams and  Statcom layouts included in client substation;

• Determine basic requirements for Statcom components and equipment, transformer and busbar control and protection equipment and Statcom auxiliary power supply concepts;

• Editing technical guidelines for Statcom components and equipment and their interface connection;

• Approval and checking of Statcom equipment and plant documentation;

• Supervision and quality checks during the Statcom plant and its auxiliary system installation process;

• Quality control by taking part in factory acceptance test and on-site operational tests Statcom plant primary equipment;

• Controlling the entire technical implementation process from developing concepts, drafting tender documents to awarding contracts and accepting delivery from customers and contracting parties;

• Actively collaborating with project managers, drawing up reports, budget forecasts and schedules, attending construction meetings, placing orders under framework agreements;

• Ensuring that technical customer requirements are implemented and compliance with the relevant guidelines and regulations in accordance with all safety regulations;

• Drawing up comparisons of technical and economic alternatives and doing preparatory work for cost-intensive investment decisions;

Your profile

A diploma or master’s degree in electrical engineering;
• Several years’ experience with Statcom, Reactive Power Compensation systems (SVC, MSCDN, etc…) and primary and secondary equipment for HV substations (up to 400kV) as design engineer and project manager for a manufacturer, engineering / consulting company and/or distribution / transmission system operator;
• Understanding of overall HV substation design, its primary, secondary and auxiliary equipment as well as HV grid system;
• Knowledge in HV/MV transformer and cable design, control cables and optical fiber cables;
• Experiences (basics) in electrical network calculation, insulation coordination and Statcom design studies;
• Capable to determine the work scope for the integration of Statcom systems in existing HV substations;
• Experiences and capability to guide a team of engineers to execute complex Statcom system projects in Germany and abroad;
• International project management and experiences for Statcom and HVAC and/or HVDC projects;
• Experiences in managing of international development bank financed project would be an asse;
• A sound grasp of spoken and written English and German (both mandatory), French and another language would be an asset;
• Assertiveness, a good organizer and communicator who is also a solid team player;
• Experience in project implementation;
• A category B driving licence;
• Extensive autonomy and flexibility, experience in the use of iTWO, SAP and MS Office.

We offer:

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional and international environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing EGI means opting for a future full of promise!

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