Senior / Principal Power Systems Consultant

All locations
  • Arnhem, Netherlands
  • Malmoe, Sweden
  • Goeteborg, Sweden
  • Schoenfeld, Germany
  • Dresden, Germany
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oslo, Norway
Energy Systems
Position type:
Full Time


About us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About Energy Systems

We help customers navigate the complex transition to a decarbonized and more sustainable energy future. We do this by assuring that energy systems work safely and effectively, using solutions that are increasingly digital. We also help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry.

About the role

The Power Systems Planning department in DNV Energy Systems in the Northern Europe region is seeking a Senior or Principal Power System Planning Engineer/Consultant. The candidate shall be driven by the challenges of the energy transition and the future power grid, with experience in delivering services in the areas of power system planning and analysis, system studies, integration of renewable generation and future power systems concepts like energy storage, smart grid technologies, and modeling and control of HVDC/FACTS devices. Experience with RfG and grid code compliance simulations and testing, is also an advantage.

The department, consisting of 30-35 highly motivated engineers and consultants, supports transmission and distribution system operators, industrial clients, and renewable plant owners and developers with specialized and innovative consultancy services in the area of power systems.

You will be part of the Power System Planning (PSP) team of DNV Energy Systems in the Northern Europe region. Preferred location is DNV office in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Other offices: Stockholm, Malmo or Gothenburg in Sweden, Oslo in Norway, and Dresden or Berlin in Germany is also possible.

You will be involved in national and international projects, often cross-functional projects where we collaborate with other teams in DNV, and sometimes with external partners, within and beyond the borders of the Northern Europe region. As a Senior or Principal Engineer/Consultant, you will often take the role of Project Manager, or work as a technical expert in projects, delivering own technical work or coaching younger colleagues and reviewing their work. You will also interact with customers, help identify market opportunities, develop our existing services and establish new services.

Your tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Performing modeling and analysis of the behavior of power systems and electricity grids, and various types of power system studies.
  • Performing detailed analysis and investigations related to specific topics, such as:
    • voltage control, frequency control and grid stability
    • grid integration of renewables, storage and electric vehicles energy efficiency, reliability, and power quality
    • fault clearance, protection, and control
    • grid integration of power electronics (e.g. HVDC, FACTS, inverters)
    • grid code compliance simulations
  • Performing site visits, test witnessing and practical validation of studies.
  • Taking the lead in project and proposal work, as project/bid manager or as a technical lead
  • Preparing, reviewing or in other ways contributing to high-quality technical reports and commercial proposals.
  • Reporting the findings of your and your teams work in high-quality presentations for customers and colleagues.

What we offer

By joining DNV you can expect:

  • A challenging and varied job in a dynamic and international environment, as part of a world-leading company with a global reach and more than 12 000 employees around to world.
  • The opportunity to make a difference by actively contributing to shaping the energy transition.
  • Possibility to work on energy transition with large customers, including work with grid operators
  • Being part of a professional team of committed colleagues who value teamwork and support.
  • Flexible working hours and workplace (at least half of the time in the office) and focus on work/life balance.
  • Plenty of opportunities for personal growth: based on your experience, we will create a plan together with you for your personal development for the next few years. We will do this through our 70-20-10 philosophy: 70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training.
  • Attractive benefits package depending on the location you work in

About you

As a successful candidate you bring in:

  • MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering, preferably with specialization in Power Systems and multiple years of relevant experience, or equivalent qualification
  • Knowledge and understanding of core technical areas (Protection and Control, Power System Studies, Grid Integration of Renewables and Storage, Testing & Modelling of Production Units, Grid Code Compliance)
  • Great experience with modeling and simulation of electrical components and networks with tools such as PowerFactory, PSS/E, PSCAD, ETAP, or similar
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English (Dutch is also an advantage)
  • Interest and proven ability in leading projects and interacting with customers. Ability to organize project work, support your project team to deliver, and create a good team spirit.
  • Openness to travel
  • Structured way of working with high precision.
  • High level of creativity, flexibility and initiative.
  • Customer focus, ability to make new contacts and maintain professional relationships internally and externally


Profit Share

You’ll be part of our global profit share scheme that means we all share in our success as a business. If we profit, so do you. This will be part of our Total Compensation approach each year and depends on our year-end results.


taking care of you with travel, life, and accident insurance

Pension Schemes

We care about your long-term financial security and prioritize pension and retirement benefits to reflect our caring values.

Professional Development

We believe in the 70/20/10 learning model, where 70% of your learning comes from performing your everyday tasks and working on different projects, new areas and initiatives to gain new skills. 20% from working with others and mentoring and the rest from formal education.

Hybrid Working

adapting to the changing world of work around the world

Purpose-led organization

You become part of a world-leading company where we know and live our purpose; to safeguard life, property, and the environment, with the opportunity to tackle global change through your work.

Supportive and caring culture

We offer opportunities to connect through social and professional networks. Our largest community CONNECT, organizes after-work events and informal meetings throughout the year.

Attractive rewards

We focus on work/life balance and offer employees flexible working hours and workplace, annual vacation allowance, competitive pension, insurance, and a global profit share scheme.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At DNV, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not only an ethical choice, but also a business decision.

Diversity, fairness, and a sense of belonging are a source of strength for our people, our business, and our customers, and help us to deliver on our purpose, vision, and values.

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Working here

Since 1864 we’ve been dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. Today we remain at the forefront of new technologies and techniques to help our customers transform for a more sustainable future.

At DNV you can expect to deliver career and industry defining work. You’ll be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.

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