Power system specialist Facility development Local network
Umeå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Plant engineer, electrical power
Work model On location
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Company description

Vattenfall Eldistribution AB distributes electricity to households, businesses and society - around the clock, all year round. Our electricity grid is over 12,000 miles long and we distribute electricity to almost 900,000 customers. We build, operate, maintain and invest in our electricity network so that you as a customer will receive a reliable supply. Read more about us here: https://www.vattenfalleldistribution.se/

Job description

Do you want to have an exciting and developing everyday life and work for a fossil-free future? Then we have the job for you!

We are now looking for another Power System Specialist specializing in local networks for us at Vattenfall Eldistribución. With us, you get to be part of and influence tomorrow's climate-smart society and create the electricity grid of the future. We are looking for someone who has a burning interest in technology development and electric power and wants to work at the forefront of the energy transition that is taking place. As a Power System Specialist with us, we promise that you will be challenged in exciting and complex issues with the task of developing Vattenfall's local network.

The Facility Development department within the Asset Management unit currently consists of 14 employees with high technical competence and we need more! Vattenfall Eldistribución is facing major investment increases in the coming years and it is important to develop our facilities so that they can be built resource- and cost-effectively while being climate-wise sustainable and robust. Facility development contributes to developing the electricity grid in step with societal development, and we are responsible for, among other things, for technology development pilots, technical review of investment projects and technical governing documents. Our department is characterized by high competence, will and energy. We are fully focused on the task and also make sure to have fun at work.

As a power system specialist local network facility development, the main task is to:

  • Drive, coordinate and participate in development initiatives, both technical pilots and investigations
  • Identify construction technology development areas and propose technical studies within the framework of the technology development portfolio
  • Ensure implementation of developed technology through evaluation, inclusion in facility design documents, training and experience feedback
  • Translate the results from technical development projects and investigations into requirements in technical documents and communicate, anchor and implement changed requirements to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop, create and manage technical guidelines and requirements specifications
  • Environmental monitoring of technical facility development in collaboration with the organization
  • Participate in external and internal technical working groups regarding facility design

Requirements specification

We are looking for you who have:

  • Master's degree in electrical engineering, energy systems, technical physics or mechanical engineering, preferably with a focus in electrical power or energy technology. Corresponding competence can be acquired in other ways that we deem equivalent
  • Several years of work experience in the electricity industry with a focus on local or regional grids
  • Interest and experience in working with technology development
  • Understanding of the structure and function of the electricity network and knows what is required to achieve a high level of supply and personal safety
  • Knowledge of local network components such as network stations, cable, cable cabinets, overhead lines, poles, switchgear and distribution transformers
  • Ability to take into account both technical and financial aspects in the short and long term and find solutions that ensure both regulatory requirements and customer needs
  • Can apply the electricity industry's laws, requirements and guidelines
  • Easy to express yourself verbally and in writing in both Swedish and English
  • Driving license B is a requirement

We consider it meritorious if you also have:

  • Specialist knowledge in primary and secondary equipment, with advantage in medium and low voltage cable, but also in grid stations, switchgear, distribution transformers, relay protection, RTU, fault indicators and measuring instruments
  • Several years of experience in technology development projects, as a specialist and/or project manager
  • Extensive experience in formulating and concretizing technical requirements as well as interpreting standards and regulations
  • Very good knowledge of the high current regulations, ESA and appropriate IEC standards
  • Been involved in industry-wide forums such as CIRED, SEK or EBR

In addition to the formal skills we ask for, we attach great importance to your personal qualities. As a person, it is important that you are action-oriented and result-oriented, which means that you are driven by reaching set goals. Since in this role you will be involved in working long-term with the design of the electricity network, it is important that you have the ability to work both strategically and analytically. You are self-motivated and it is natural for you to structure your approach and push your tasks forward in an efficient way to achieve results. You are not afraid of deep dives into various problems and complex issues. We also see that you have good verbal skills and possess high and well-developed collaboration skills as you participate in different projects and work with different stakeholders. We believe that you as a person want to deepen your technical knowledge as a specialist and we want to support you on that journey.

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We offer you

In addition to helping you shape the smart energy society of the future, we offer a workplace with good opportunities for development. We encourage you who want to progress and explore new areas within the company. With our career and development model, we want to create clarity in which opportunities you have to develop in the direction you want. It is important that the whole life works and therefore we are keen that our employees experience a good balance between work and leisure. We are convinced that diversity and inclusion lead to innovation, improved business results and increased engagement, and we strive to represent diversity among our customers and the society in which we operate.

Read more about our benefits here.


Preferably one of our offices in Solna, Trollhättan or Umeå, but also location in Luleå, Västerås, Uppsala, Gothenburg or Linköping can be discussed. Travel may occur in the position.

For more information about the role, contact recruiting manager Joar Johansson on 072-701 60 71 or joar.johansson@vattenfall.com. For questions about the recruitment process, contact recruiter Renée Li, 070-248 36 17 or renee.li@vattenfall.com

Why you should work with us!

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 19,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people's homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We are determined to enable fossil-free living within one generation. 

To succeed we must become fossil free ourselves. But that's not enough. We are looking beyond our own industry to see where we can really make a difference. Together with our partners, we are taking on the responsibility to find new and sustainable ways to electrify transportation, industries and heating.

Application due date 2024-04-24
About the employer
At Vattenfall you’ll take part in a bigger challenge: To make it possible to live fossil-free within a generation. We want to show the way to a sustainable future and stimulate a climate smarter life. This requires new perspectives and actual changes. It requires people who want to make a real difference. Join us and power fossil-free living!