Power Systems Engineer (Netherlands)

Job Title:  Power Systems Engineer

Location: Netherlands

Department: Electrical Engineering

Reports To: Manager of Electrical Engineering

Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT):

EWT is a global designer and manufacturer of direct drive wind turbines, active in Europe, North America, and Asia. EWT was established in 2004 and is based in the Netherlands. The company offers a broad product portfolio of onshore direct-drive wind turbines.

Job Summary:

As a Power System Engineer at EWT, you will be responsible for the planning, design, analysis, and optimization of electrical power systems, focusing on islanding and grid-connected microgrids. This role involves ensuring the reliable and efficient operation of power grids, including generation, transmission, and distribution networks. Additionally, you will bring your expertise in switchgear and medium-voltage (MV) transformers to enhance the performance and reliability of these systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop electrical power systems, focusing on the integration of switchgear, MV transformers, and power converters connected at DC or AC electrical network.
  • Conduct detailed simulations and modeling to analyze and optimize the performance and efficiency of power systems.
  • Develop technical specifications, design documentation, test plans, and performance reports, particularly for power cables, protection relays, switchgear, and MV transformers.
  • Perform feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, and risk assessments for new projects and system upgrades.
  • Perform load flow analysis, short-circuit analysis, stability analysis, and harmonic analysis
  • Ensure wind turbine electrical systems and power systems comply with local, national, and international grid codes.
  • Prepare and submit documentation for grid code compliance specific to wind turbines.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to power system operations
  • Monitor power system performance, analyze reliability metrics, and propose enhancements to improve resilience and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including mechanical, electrical, and control engineers, to ensure successful project execution.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in power systems technologies, renewable energy integration, and industry best practices.
  • Provide technical support and training to clients and internal teams regarding power systems design, operation, and maintenance.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems, or a related field. A Master’s degree or relevant certifications are highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in power systems engineering, particularly involving switchgear and MV transformers.
  • Proficiency in power systems modeling and simulation tools (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, PSS®E, ETAP, PSCAD).
  • Strong understanding of power electronics, protection relays, and control systems used in power systems applications.
  • Experience in integrating renewable energy sources such as solar PV and energy storage systems within power infrastructure.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and make informed recommendations.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, for collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and preparing technical documentation.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards, international standards (i.e. IEEE, IEC, UL, CEI 0-16), regulations, and best practices related to power systems and renewable energy integration.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and validation of power systems.
  • Familiarity with grid integration and compliance requirements for renewable energy systems.
  • Project management experience or certifications.

Work Environment:

This role requires a blend of office work and field testing, including occasional visits to manufacturing sites, and testing facilities.

Regular interaction with international teams may require flexible working hours and travel.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development within a leading company in the renewable energy sector.
  • A dynamic, innovative, supportive work environment committed to sustainable energy solutions and microgrid advancements.

 For more detailed information you can contact: Human Resources  033-4540520 or  hr@ewtdirectwind.com. Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated!