Electrical Engineer


Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Electrical Engineer on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Langenfeld, Germany. For further information about this position please apply.

For this role it is mandatory that you have a license to perform grid connections MV in Germany.

Electrical Engineer
Langenfeld, Noordrijn-Westfalen, Duitsland

To date the company has constructed over 100 grid scale solar farms and 30 energy storage facilities, while its O&M service is monitoring more than 24,000 sites. The technologies they have deployed and manage are generating over 1GW of renewable energy and we have a further 2.5GW portfolio of projects in development

The Electrical Engineer will be a resource for electrical activities across all projects. Providing a resource for the electrical design, grid connection and electrical safety considering relevant industry standards and regulations.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Electrical power systems, specifications, and designs, in accordance with VDE-AR-N 4105:2018-11and relevant ISO/ IEC/BS standards.
  • Knowledge in design of Low Voltage (LV) and Medium Voltage systems (MV) and their respective grid connection equipment.
  • Knowledge in MV/LV electrical equipment design, specification, selection, and design (including UPS, cables, metering, CTs, switchgear, transformers, inverters, inverter string configuration etc).
  • Liaison with grid companies, electrical equipment manufacturers, technical advisors, and consultants.
  • Cable sizing and optimisation calculations; issuing of MV/LV DC cable schedules for procurement and/or installation requirements.
  • Knowledge in Earthing system design and Lighting Protection Systems.
  • Interpretation of relevant ISO/IEC/BS standards and documentation for EPC designs e.g.: Transformer Oil bunding requirements, E-Stop designs etc.

Skills & Competencies

  • Minimum three years of professional PV, BESS, Wind system design experience at commercial/ utility-scale.
  • Proficient in electrical systems design, including electrical power distribution systems and renewable connections.
  • Familiarity with Elaplan or similar power system electrical design packages to assist with cable sizing and/or protection settings, schemes and optimisation.
  • Experienced user of the following software, AutoCAD, MSOffice (particularly Excel for data analytics), Outlook, SharePoint.
  • Knowledge in SCADA and communications Systems.


  • Knowledge of inverter specification, array sizing, yield optimization, module selection and component assessments.
  • Knowledge of PVSol or WindPro.
  • Knowledge of site surveys, construction inspection, and As-Built documents, O&M manuals, and O&M handover documents.

Personal Characteristics

  • Entrepreneurial – Self driven and comfortable with a fast-paced, competitive environment.
  • Resilient – Used to work under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
  • A natural collaborator, keen to add value to the wider business.
  • A positive and pro-active problem solver.
  • A true team player – fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Qualifications & experience

  • Degree qualified in electrical engineering.
  • Alternatively, qualification as master electrician
  • Authorised to perform grid connections at the medium voltage system.

We are looking for candidates living in Germany Langenfeld near Dusseldorf, 30mins from Cologne & Essen.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

To apply for this job please visit www.orionjobs.com.