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Technical specialist for HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Systems (f/m/d)

A Snapshot of Your Day
HVDC is a backbone technology for a sustainable future, it utilizes converters to efficiently transmit power from large offshore wind parks to the onshore electrical grid. We are looking for people who are excited to learn about HVDC technology, IEC61850 communication and special Automation Systems, and who wish to become part of our team and make a real difference to the global energy transition.

As an Associate Control Engineer on an HVDC project, your role involves configuring the IEC61850 communication interface between the central control system and various systems like switching devices and HMI (human-machine interface), all linked via a single IEC61850 network. You'll also handle the configuration of specialized Automation Systems, use PC-based tools for interface configuration, load configurations onto lab target hardware, and conduct hardware-in-the-loop tests to ensure performance. Your will often in the lab, collaborating closely with the control hardware and other team members across multiple HVDC projects.

This position offers a chance to engage in HVDC system development, working as a part of project team that includes other control engineers and specialists in areas like Human-Machine Interface (HMI), switchyard control, and real-time simulation. You'll actively contribute to shaping the new electrical grid for a sustainable future.

How You'll Make an Impact

  • Be responsible for the configuration of the IEC61850 communication interface for the HVDC control system
  • Take charge of configuring the special Automation System used in our HVDC solution
  • Install required software in lab setups, for configuration and debugging
  • Maintain the interface definitions and Automation System configuration files in a structured way
  • Work on multiple HVDC projects with a close-knit team on a successful project development
  • Validate the correct functionality in a hardware environment and offer support to others in your team

What You Bring

  • Apprenticeship (German: Ausbildung) in electrical systems, mechatronics, interface engineering, automation or similar
  • Eagerness to work in a team, to learn, and to contribute to the energy transition
  • Precise and organized working style
  • Ability to deal with complex technical systems
  • Experience in the configuration of automation systems is an advantage
  • Strong English skills, German proficiency is beneficial

About the Team
Our Grid Technology division enables a reliable, sustainable, and digital grid. The power grid is the backbone of the energy transition. Siemens Energy offers a leading portfolio and solutions in HVDC transmission, grid stabilization and storage, high voltage switchgears and transformers, and digital grid technology.

Who is Siemens Energy?
At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 94,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we're also using our technology to help protect people and the environment.

Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation.

Find out how you can make a difference at Siemens Energy: https://www.siemens-energy.com/employeevideo

Our Commitment to Diversity
Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character - no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences.


  • In addition to an attractive remuneration package in line with the market, you can expect an attractive employer-financed company pension scheme
  • We also offer the opportunity to become a Siemens Energy shareholder
  • We offer our employees the opportunity to work flexibly, and our inspiring offices provide space for collaboration and creativity
  • The professional and personal development of our employees is very important to us. We provide them with the opportunities to learn and develop in a self-determined way, various attractive programmes and learning materials are available for this purpose
  • In relation to the "compatibility of family and work", we have a wide range of offers, e.g. flexible working time models, childcare places at many locations, the possibility of trial part-time work or even a sabbatical

We value equal opportunities and welcome applications from people with disabilities.


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Technical specialist for HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Systems (f/m/d)


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