Project Manager - HV Substations

Posted 04 January 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureSustainability
Contact NameLisa Keller

Job description

​We have a new role for a Project Manager to work within the renewables industry in Berlin, Germany, focusing on HV Substations.

  • Definition of the plant-specific requirements for the high-voltage substation, including the definition of individual line diagrams and layouts for the high-voltage substation.

  • Determination of basic requirements for control and protection devices for lines, transformers and busbars, as well as development of concepts for auxiliary power supply in high-voltage substations.

  • Development of technical guidelines for the primary equipment of substations and their interface connection.

  • Approval and review of high-voltage equipment documentation.

  • Monitoring and quality control during the installation process of high voltage substations and their auxiliary systems.

  • Participation in factory acceptance tests and on-site operational tests for the primary technology of the high-voltage stations.

  • Overall control of the technical execution process, from the creation of the tender documents to the awarding of contracts and acceptance of deliveries from customers and contractual partners.

  • Work closely with project managers, prepare reports, budget forecasts and schedules, participate in construction meetings and award work under contracts.

  • Ensuring the implementation of technical customer requirements and compliance with the relevant guidelines and regulations, taking into account all safety regulations.

  • Preparation and comparisons of technical and economic alternatives together with preparatory work for cost-intensive investment decisions.

  • Completed diploma or master's degree in electrical engineering.

  • Several years of experience as a designer and project manager in primary and secondary equipment for high-voltage substations (up to 400kV) at a manufacturer, engineering or consulting company, or distribution or transmission system operator.

  • Understanding of the overall design of high-voltage substations and their primary, secondary and auxiliary systems as well as the high-voltage grid system.

  • Knowledge of designing high voltage/medium voltage transformers, cables, control cables and fibre optic cables.

  • Experience in electrical network calculations and control and protection systems of high-voltage substations as well as in the interconnection of transmission lines with high-voltage substations.

  • Ability to determine the scope of work for high voltage substations from scratch as well as substation expansion projects.

  • Experience and ability to lead a team of engineers to carry out complex high-voltage substations and overhead line projects in Germany and abroad.

  • Experience in project management for high-voltage switchgear and in international project implementation.

  • Experience in managing projects financed by international development banks would be an advantage.

  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English and German, French and other languages would be an advantage.

  • Assertiveness, organizational skills, strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team.

  • Experience in project implementation.

  • Driver's licence class B.

  • High level of independence and flexibility, experience in using iTWO, SAP and MS Office.