High Voltage & Medium Voltage Design Engineer - Energy

20 May 2019
05 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of the world's largest engineering consultancy companies and with more than 150 years of experience, TRACTEBEL is able to offer to its customers multidisciplinary solutions in energy, water and infrastructure. Its broad range of expertise extends across Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America, and allows to rise to our clients' most demanding challenges with the same high-quality engineering and consulting services no matter where their projects are. TRACTEBEL is part of ENGIE Group, a global energy company and leading provider of electricity, natural gas and energy services..

Tractebel's Energy Entity seeks for a :

High Voltage & Medium Voltage Design Engineer Transmission & Distribution

Working Environment

The "Energy" Business Line is responsible for all the engineering activities related to the development and realisation of projects in the following fields:
  • Power, Heat and Desalination
  • Gas: energy generation and pipelines
  • Wind, on-shore and offshore
  • Hydrogen, Energy Storage and Solar PV
  • Transmission and Distribution of Electricity
These projects go from the pre-feasibility studies up to final commissioning of the installations. .
The "Transmission & Distribution" Electrical Competence Centre is in charge of the following tasks related to Transmission & Distribution and electrical activities for the other product lines (e.g. power plants, renewables, gas...).
Feasibility and Basic Design.
  • Electrical System Studies.
  • Detailed Electrical Design.
  • Procurement of electrical equipment including factory acceptance testing.
  • Electrical Design Review.
  • Site supervision, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities.
  • Audit of electrical installations.
These activities are executed within different contractual contexts as for instance consulting, owners engineering, EPCM missions as well as EPC contract execution. The concerned contracts could cover the following geographical areas: Europe, Africa, Middle East or Asia.

Your function

  • You realize the design and manage the various aspects related to studies of HV and MV substations.
  • You have a good knowledge or willing to acquire knowledge necessary for specific project needs with respect to:
    • Basic HV, MV and LV system design (one line, overall and detailed functionalities).
    • Power Transformers, Auxiliary Transformers, Earthing Transformers and Reactors.
    • HV and MV Gas Insulated Switchgear.
    • Medium and Low Voltage switchboards.
    • Individual HV and MV substations components as there are: circuit breakers, switches, insulators, capacitors, surge arresters, voltage transformers and current transformers.
    • Substations auxiliary equipment: LV distributions switchboards, batteries, rectifiers, UPS-systems and diesel generators.
    • HV and MV cables.
    • Overhead Lines.
    • Design of earthing grid for substations.
    • Design of lightning protection systems
    • Knowledge of lay-out concepts or at least willing to learn.
    • Knowledge of typical building utilities (lighting, sockets, HVAC-systems, fire protection and fire fighting systems) or at least willing to learn.
    • Knowledge on HVDC, FACTS and SVC are an advantage.
  • You integrate different HV, MV and LV systems and equipment and guarantee the electrical, mechanical and civil interfaces.
  • You write technical specifications, tender files, comparison reports, test- and commissioning documents.
  • You analyse and realize the technico-commercial comparisons of tenders.
  • You manage the technical and commercial follow-up of contracts.
  • You realize Factory Acceptance Testing of HV, MV and LV equipment.
  • You coordinate and supervise the on-site assembly of HV, MV and LV systems and equipment.
  • You coordinate and supervise on-site testing (Site Acceptance Testing).
  • You participate and/or supervise the commission of HV, MV and LV systems and equipment.
  • You finalize contracts with all administrative issues required.

  • You have a master of industrial engineering or a master of science in engineering (or equivalent by proven experience) with preference in Electrical Power Systems having at least 5 to 10 years' experience in the field of Transmission and Distribution systems.
  • You have proficient knowledge of French, Dutch and English. Additional language knowledge is an advantage.
  • You are highly motivated, eager to learn and broaden your knowledge with respect to the field of Transmission and Distribution in general and HV and MV systems and equipment in particular.
  • You have an open mind towards other probable competence fields as there are: HV/MV system calculations, protection systems, mechanical aspects of substations and civil aspects of substations.
  • You feel comfortable working independently, however with the ability to communicate efficiently;
  • You are able to function in a team realizing the complete project together.
  • Customer-satisfaction must be part of your day-to-day vision.
  • You have a dynamic personality and a proactive and innovative approach to work.
  • You have a systematic analytical approach.
  • You have an acute sense of responsibility with respect to project financials, project planning and knowledge sharing with colleagues in general.
  • You are flexible and open to missions abroad (short, medium or long-term).

Our offer
  • An interesting and varied job in an international environment with a good work/life balance;
  • A stable work environment where professional growth and development are stimulated (via the Tractebel School and the ENGIE University);
  • An attractive compensation package with fringe benefits;
  • A permanent contract to ensure the roles offered are in accordance with your skills, interests, career goals and lifestyle.
Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Mar 20, 2019

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