Engineering & Science – Wind Power

Electrical Engineers for Career Acceleration program supporting US green growth

Do you want to accelerate your career as an electrical engineer within Europe’s fastest-growing energy company? 

Join us and boost your career through challenging assignments and world-class training. You’ll get international project knowledge, insight into the offshore wind industry, and strong cross-functional electrical expertise. You’ll be responsible for your own tasks and scope and get to apply your knowledge and expertise to influence the engineering of our future wind farms.  

The Electrical Career Acceleration program 

We offer you an intensive three-year development journey across locations in the US and Europe with a mentor to guide and plan your career. You’ll get concrete career opportunities upon completion and a unique chance to be part of a new US Offshore Wind Electrical team. We’ll plan your journey through different departments to ensure that you gain valuable cross-functional experience and build a strong internal network. As part of the program, therell be five different tracks corresponding to different electrical engineering disciplines: 

Your key tasks in the Power Systems track will be to 

  • develop the electrical system design criteria of wind farms with regards to interconnection requirements and coordinate between external and internal stakeholders, including transmission operators, system operators, and project teams 
  • be responsible for ensuring that the electrical design is compliant with US interconnection codes and standards, and for transferring technical requirements back to the design teams in Europe 
  • manage the interconnection study process from initial application through the large generator interconnect agreement, including review of the PSS®E and PSCAD studies, preparation of electrical system design reports, and grid code compliance testing and verification 
  • support projects and business development opportunities in the US. 

Your key tasks in the HV Components and Protection track will be to 

  • develop protection systems design and philosophy in collaboration with our suppliers  
  • be responsible for ensuring that the protection design is compliant with US standards and transfer relevant technical requirements back to the design teams in Europe 
  • execute and coordinate tasks with project members and suppliers of HV components 
  • align and optimize electrical and mechanical interfaces with key stakeholders 
  • coordinate with stakeholders and suppliers during FAT, installation, SAT, SIT, energization, and commissioning. 

Your key tasks in the Array Cables track will be to 

  • be responsible for the engineering of the HV cable systems that connect an offshore wind farm to the transmission grid, define technical requirements to the specific project, and prepare tender materials 
  • ensure proper design of the cable system, including installation in all aspects in relation to project requirements  
  • identify the right level of quality required during manufacturing, installation, and testing of the cables and accessories during project execution. This includes responsibility for the site-specific system design, testing during manufacturing, and onsite installation activities 
  • contribute to the management of interfaces to a multidisciplinary team involving Procurement, Legal, Engineering and Offshore Construction, and external stakeholders.  

Your key tasks in the Electrical Engineering Management track will be to 

  • be accountable for the electrical scope of an onshore substation EPC contract 
  • coordinate tasks between project participants and suppliers within the electrical and mechanical field and ensure alignment across electrical and mechanical packages i.e. LV/MV/HV/SCADA and mechanical equipment 
  • manage and coordinate internal as well as external stakeholders 
  • follow up on time schedules, progress, and results from consultants and contractors. 

Your key tasks in the Electrical HV/LV Operations track will be to 

  • be responsible for ensuring highest possible availability for the US sites managing the HV/LV Asset Integrity  
  • be part of the team handling the technical aspects of the preventive and corrective maintenance, retrofit campaigns and major component breakdowns, or cable faults 
  • handle engineering assignments  
  • conduct HV maintenance, initial fault finding, and lead minor repairs  
  • ensure operation and safety switching, take responsibility for the work specifications (defects), as well as work and contractor management  
  • implement initiatives to increase efficiency in maintaining the asset integrity and helping the team ensuring business continuity plans are in place  
  • help the team ensure that the O&M requirements for the US projects are incorporated, and projects are efficiently transferred from Engineering to Operations.  

To succeed in this role, you: 

  • will graduate in May 2021 or have recently obtained your bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field 
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale 
  • speak and write English fluently, enabling you to communicate efficiently 
  • have a strong analytical approach, enabling you to handle a range of complex tasks effectively 
  • are self-motivated, a quick learner, and enjoy meeting new people 
  • can engage with business stakeholders and adapt to a commercial mindset. 

We’re ready to back your talent 

The Electrical Career Acceleration program is specifically designed to develop our leaders and specialists of tomorrow, and you’ll be part of an innovative environment where you’ll collaborate with leading experts and experience extensive opportunities for constant personal and professional development. 

To be the frontrunner in the green energy transformation, we invest significantly in innovation and empower our employees to help shape the renewable energy technologies of the future. We cultivate a collaborative, dynamic, and diverse work environment and encourage career-long learning and development so our people can realize their full potential. 

Think big. Be bold. Apply now 

Send us your application as soon as possible and no later than November 12, 2020.  

If you’d like to know more about the position, please contact us_recruitment@orsted.com. 

Please note that you’ll have rotations in Europe and in Boston, Providence, or Annapolis based on your rotation scheme. It’s our ambition that you gain as broad an experience as possible, and you should therefore expect some traveling in relation to your work. However, we pride ourselves on having a strong family and life-friendly ethos and approach to our ways of working. As part of our commitment to a more diverse and inclusive workforce, we’re flexible on making reasonable adjustments to working practices, within the constraints of the role’s principal accountabilities.  

When you apply for one of the tracks, you’ll automatically be included as an applicant for the program, including the other tracks.  

For your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application and CV via our online career pages.