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VACATURE — Electrical

High Voltage Design Engineer Transmission and Distribution

We are looking for an Engineer in Electrical Power Systems to join our team in Brussels


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


  • Master of industrial engineering or a master of science in engineering (or equivalent by proven experience) with preference in Electrical Power Systems having 5 to 10 years’ experience in the field of Transmission and Distribution systems
  • Proficient knowledge of English, and French or Dutch as second language. Additional language knowledge is an advantage
  • 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
  • Have an open mind towards other probable competence fields as there are: HV/MV system calculations, protection philosophy, protection systems and substation automation
  • Feel comfortable working independently, however with the ability to communicate efficiently
  • Able to function in a team realizing the complete project together
  • Customer-satisfaction must be part of the day-to-day vision
  • With a dynamic personality and a proactive and innovative approach to work
  • With a systematic analytical approach. • Acute sense of responsibility with respect to project financials, project planning and knowledge sharing with colleagues in general
  • Flexible and open to missions abroad (short, medium or long-term)
  • BA5 / VCA Certification