Engineering and construction

Electrical Engineering Graduate

Imagine a future where you put your electrical engineering skills to the test and jump start your career in the rapidly developing North American offshore wind industry  

The Ørsted Graduate Programme is designed to unleash your potential and give you a unique opportunity of a fast-tracked career in Ørsted. We offer you an intense two-year developmental journey where you’ll learn from experts within your field and get international project experience, tools to drive innovation, and a strong cross-functional network with other talents. 


The Graduate journey 
Our Graduate Programme consists of two-three rotations, where you’ll solve business challenges, be responsible for your own assignments and be engaged in our day-to-day business decisions. 


You’ll be part of an intensive two-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 and a unique chance to be part of a developing US Offshore Wind Electrical team. We’ll plan your journey through different departments to gain valuable cross-functional experience and build a strong internal network. We offer four graduate positions in four different tracks corresponding to different electrical engineering disciplines: Power Systems, SCADA Component Security Engineering, HV Cables Project Engineering, and the Electrical Project Management.  


Your key tasks in the Power Systems track will be to: 

  • develop and optimize the electrical system design 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 

  • support the management of the grid interconnection study process from initial application through the large generator interconnect agreement, including review of PSS®E and PSCAD studies  

  • prepare electrical system design reports, and grid code compliance testing and verification in addition to supporting projects and business development opportunities in the US 

  • perform the power system simulations and analysis in software tools such as PSS/e, PowerFactory, and PSCAD, as a key means of supporting the other tasks above. 


Your key tasks in the SCADA Component Security Engineering track will be to: 

  • ensure compliance of critical energy production infrastructure with the IT/OT security standards, in particular NERC-CIP 

  • assess IT/OT security for internal and third-party networks and infrastructure components comprising the wind farm 

  • collaborate with SCADA control specialists to design and procure a safe metering and control infrastructures and solutions to ensure stable revenue data flow and uninterrupted control of electrical components 

  • collaborate with electrical protection systems specialist to propose solutions that meet both electrical systems specific requirements and NERC-CIP security restrictions 

  • assist the responsible engineers on a specific wind farm development projects to supply engineering of the different modules that constitute a complete SCADA Network, SCS, Metering, and Protection systems. 


Your key tasks in the HV Cables Project Engineering 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, including 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 Project Management track will be to: 

  • lead the electrical system design such that it meets the business case targets on operability, safety, reliability, and security, thus ensuring effective design management across the design teams  

  • take accountability that the electrical design is compliant with interconnection codes and other regulatory standards 

  • deliver a cost-effective electrical system on time which transports the maximum amount of generated power to the national/state transmission system with a minimum practicable level of disruption 

  • work with permitting teams to align external stakeholders and regulatory bodies to the design of the electrical system, including the location and routing of infrastructure onshore and offshore 

  • identify bottlenecks and challenges in delivering the electrical system, evaluating the risks, establishing effective mitigations, and driving the process of implementing those solutions. 


To succeed in this role, you: 

  • will graduate in May 2022 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 both technical and business stakeholders and adapt to a commercial mindset. 


Join a world leader in green energy 
Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind energy and ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company. To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development, and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. Here, you’ll get the opportunities that will unleash your full potential, and you’ll experience a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic work environment.  


The best first step you’ll ever take 
Send your application, CV and most recent grade transcripts as soon as possible and no later than October 6, 2021. We’ll conduct interviews shortly after. 


Please don’t hesitate to write to if you have any questions. 


Meet some of our graduates 
Experience what it’s like to be a graduate in Ørsted. Hear their stories and read about how we’ve teamed up with SingularityU Nordic to give you the tools to master innovation and turn visions into reality: 




Please note that you’re expected to do extensive traveling in relation to your work, as you’ll be participating in a minimum of 2 rotations in our European office locations of Copenhagen or London prior to returning to the US. Travelling beyond that will be short trips as needed. 


OBS: Due to technical maintenance, you won’t be able to apply for jobs in the period 9-14 September.