• Electrical Grid Specialist – Onshore Wind Power Sweden Solna
  • Vattenfall in Solna, , Sweden
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Job Description

Do you want to be part of the journey towards fossil freedom?

Are you a highly motivated leader with experience in electrical engineering?

We are now looking for an experienced Grid Manager to join the Project Delivery department of our Onshore Wind Business Unit.

Vattenfall is one of Europe’s largest electricity generators and producer of heat, with key markets in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Our strategy is to lead the energy transition to enable fossil freedom.

Central to our mission is our wind power business.

In this position you will be responsible for managing all technical aspects of the grid connection agreements in our onshore wind power projects, with a specific focus on the Swedish market. The role also involves Electrical Engineering design and contracting elements.

You will report directly to the Head of Construction Design, where you will have a close connection to your colleagues in the team and the wider Project Delivery... department, as well as direct interaction with other internal stakeholders, such as Market & Site Development, Procurement, Offshore Wind and Operations & Asset Management.

Building and maintaining a strong network with external stakeholders (e.g. DNO and TSO) as well as specialist consultants will be key to providing the required support throughout the development timeline. Effective management of external stakeholders is a vital part of the role.

Travelling to other Vattenfall locations up to twice a month is to be expected.

Main Responsibilities & Tasks


• Assess grid capacity requirements for new sites and undertake grid connection feasibility studies to help identify the most advantageous grid connection points

• Point of contact with Distribution Network Operators and Transmission System Operator on all grid technical matters

• Hold discussions on grid connection possibilities with grid operator and be responsible for grid company relationship management

• Negotiate grid technical requirements, prepare contract documents and secure the grid connection agreements necessary to connect the wind farm to the grid, aligned with the project strategy

• Where appropriate, challenge requirements and suggest alternative (more cost-effective or timely) grid connection solutions

• Strong commercial awareness relating to contract compliance, cost control and relative value of engineering solutions

• Provide reliable information on grid tariffs, connection costs and substation equipment for project financial models, for both investment and operational costs

• Monitor and manage the grid risk in collaboration with our project/risk managers in both development and construction

• Ensure the windfarm is fully compliant with relevant internal, local, national and international regulations and grid codes to enable timely energisation and operation of the asset


• Prepare and review electrical designs

• Provide technical and commercial support to project development and construction teams in all grid and electrical BoP related questions

• Share knowledge, and provide support and guidance to team mates

• Prepare and review electrical content of tender and contract documents for BoP and WTG packages

• Liaise with suppliers, contractors, consultants and internal stakeholders, throughout the entire lifecycle of the wind farm project, with main focus on the development and construction phase

• Lead negotiations of electrical volume for WTG and BoP contracts


Business knowledge and skills
• Minimum 5 years’ post-grad experience in electrical engineering and grid design in Sweden, preferably in wind power industry
• Strong experience and knowledge of Swedish grid codes, and other relevant industry codes and design standards
• Deep knowledge of power systems, grid technical requirements and experience in the connection processes of grid operators
• Proven experience of negotiating electrical/grid contracts with grid operators
• Proven experience in preparing and reviewing tender and contract documents
• Experience in wind farm electrical BoP design
• Experience in liaising with regulators and contributing to industry consultations
• Driver’s license (beneficial but not essential)
• Spoken and written proficiency in both Swedish and English is a must

• Minimum B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

Personal skills

You are independent, have a high degree of self-motivation and can adapt quickly to new and challenging situations. You are result-oriented, and are able to organise and prioritise your work effectively to meet all required demands and deadlines. You possess good interpersonal skills and are an effective communicator who can collaborate well with others. You conduct yourself as a senior specialist and have an interest in leadership, along with a willingness to support your colleagues and contribute to the broader development of the team. You have a proactive attitude in delivering the most effective solutions and an innovative mind-set.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Additional Information

Our Offer

A challenging and rewarding, international work environment, and exciting opportunity to work in one of Vattenfall’s most expansive and dynamic business areas, contributing to our vision of fossil freedom. You will be working in an interdisciplinary engineering team and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development, and the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

Additional information

Hiring Manager: Rob Miller, mobile 072-23 30 327

Recruiter: Catalina Roa Rodriguez, mobile 070-00 26 802

Location: Solna, Stockholm is the preferred location, but we are open to other Vattenfall locations such as Luleå, Umeå, Trollhättan or Uppsala for the right candidate.

Application deadline: 2nd June 2024

We welcome your application in English, including CV and cover letter. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website.

Trade union representatives in Sweden

Rolf Ohlsson (Akademikerna), Anders Bohlin (Unionen), Christer Gustafsson (Ledarna), Rebecka Hedsell (SEKO). To contact the representatives, please call Vattenfall's switchboard, +46 0 739 50 00.

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to building a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be a good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation. Click here for further information.

Since Vattenfall is a part of the Swedish critical infrastructure, many of our services are security classed. If this position is security classified the final candidates might be subject to a security vetting process, according to Swedish legislation.

Company Description

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company driving the transition to a sustainable energy system. We have been electrifying industries, powering homes and transforming life through innovation for more than 100 years and now have a mission of working for fossil freedom. We employ around 21 000 people mostly in our core markets in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the UK
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