System specialist OT & Automation
LULEÅ, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Automation engineer, electrical power
Work model On location
Are you the one?

Company description

An exciting everyday life - for a fossil-free future. With us, you get to be part of and influence tomorrow's climate-smart society and create the electricity grid of the future.

The automation area is growing rapidly and Vattenfall Eldistribución is installing more and more automation in the electricity network. In addition to the need for reinvestment of outdated equipment, there are strong driving forces through increased demands for fewer and shorter power outages and enablers for further digitization. The OT & Automation group is responsible for the operation and management of automation equipment, such as RTUs, HMIs and switches, throughout its life cycle and works actively as a technical requirement setter in the facility investment projects.

Job description

Your work areas

As a System Specialist in the OT & Automation group, you work in the borderland between IT and electric power/control plant. You will collaborate with our investment projects to guide the design of communication and remote control solutions for new construction of transformer stations in Sweden. You will also participate in the work with management of automation equipment in our electricity network.

Examples of tasks:

  • Participate and represent the group in investment projects for the new construction of substations, by acting as a requirement setter for communication and remote control solutions.
  • Administration work and lifecycle management for automation equipment.
  • Requirements and review of technical solutions in procurements against material suppliers.
  • Collaborate with development departments both internally and externally to develop new technical solutions.
  • Further develop our management process and collaborate with other departments.

Requirements specification

We are looking for you as

  • Has post-secondary education, preferably at university engineering level with a focus on automation, electricity/telecommunications, data communication and networks, IT/OT. Eg Electrical engineer, Automation engineer, Computer technology or equivalent knowledge through previous experience.
  • Fluent in Swedish and English, both spoken and written.
  • Has a B driver's license.

It is meritorious if you

  • Has knowledge and experience from working with remote control terminals, HMIs, PLC programming, switches, routers, networks and related management.
  • Has basic knowledge of electrical engineering, electrical power systems, process automation, IEC 61850, IP-based communication solutions or project management

We place significant emphasis on your personal qualities and welcome both recent graduates and experienced candidates. We believe that you are a service-oriented person with a strong curiosity for technical solutions in electricity grids and automation. You have the ability to coordinate various technical issues within the area and manage a wide network of contacts both internally and externally through good communication, cooperation skills and structure. Furthermore, we believe that you are prestigeless and take responsibility in your own work.

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We offer

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 innovative thinking, improved business results and increased engagement.

We strive to represent diversity among our customers and the community in which we operate and thus encourage female applicants for this position.

Other information

For more information about the position, please contact recruiting manager Christian Falck on 072 553 07 61. Union representatives for this position are Anne-Marie Sjöbohm Academics, Christian Ericsson Leaders, Ulf Tengman SEKO, Asim Nokic Unionen. All contact persons can be reached via Vattenfall's exchange 08-739 50 00.

Location: Trollhättan, Luleå and Solna.

Travel in the service occurs, mainly based around the place of placement.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Welcome with your application containing your CV no later than May 15. We carry out ongoing selection of applications and may make a decision before the application deadline. If you have any questions about your application, contact recruiter Meysa Mohamed, or 070-2245159.

Vattenfall is part of Sweden's critical infrastructure, thus many of our services are security classified. If this position is security classified, a security check will be carried out before employment, in accordance with the Security Protection Act. Vattenfall Eldistribution AB is one of Sweden's largest electricity grid companies and supplies electricity to approximately 850,000 private and business customers. Read more at

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 2024-05-22
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!