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Electrical Expert for Technical Optimization


Coventry, COV, GB, CV4 8PB Malmö, Skåne, SE, 21146 Rome, 62, IT, 00192 Madrid, M, ES, 28022 Milano, 25, IT, 20124 Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB


RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd. 

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Electrical Expert for Technical Optimization OPEA

The Technical Optimization Department is looking for an experienced Electrical Expert to drive optimization of electrical Balance of Plant (eBoP) incl. components (e.g. HV/MV transformer, switchgear, cable) and design (incl. GCC) on project and portfolio level for wind, solar and storage projects. Activities range from (a) optimizing design guidelines, standards and specifications over (b) strategic assessments and evaluations to (c) support of actual projects. The role holder will provide technical expertise as a recognized authority for the whole lifetime of projects for complex and business relevant engineering.

Your tasks

  • Optimization:

    • Identify technical optimization opportunities related to eBoP (components, system level and processes); initiate and execute according assessments and projects. Assess the impact on a RES asset, e.g. LCOE, risks, value, implementation effort. Mature the technical optimization measures and facilitate the their business role out.

    • Drive standardization and modularization and develop “pre-designs” where highly synergetic across regions or projects.

    • Adjust and improve internal guidelines, standards and specifications to reflect and enable component and system optimization measures.

  • Assessment and evaluation:

    • Coordinate and manage component prequalification of electrical components (e.g. eBoP, turbine, PV, …). This includes defining assessment criteria, analyzing/challenging supplier input and providing critical review of performance, chances/risks …

    • Actively participate in technical due diligence for partnering projects (e.g. M&A).

    • Support cross-regional and framework tenders incl. the negotiation and procurement process for the eBoP aspect of the project

  • Operational support:

    • Provide 2nd / 3rd level support to special wind, solar and storage projects (i.e. with unique technical challenges) regarding the eBoP, e.g. act as technical advisor and expert support, RCA, during all value chain steps

    • Provide central support for operational assets

    • Support the compliance with regional electrical standards and norms

  • Provide technical expertise on main eBoP components (transformer, cable, switchgear, protection)


 Your profile

  • University degree in relevant electrical engineering discipline

  • Significant experience and expertise in the electrical design, construction and operation of main electrical components (MV and HV) for renewables generation assets

  • Good understanding of power system analysis and experience in software tools such as PowerFactory

  • Good understanding of commercial implications of engineering decisions and track record in adding business value through applying own technical capability.

  • Strong communication & stakeholder management skills with ability to effectively communicate with Management and negotiate with external stakeholders.

  • Excellent teamworking ability and integrative skills

  • Social competence, high level of engagement and intercultural mind set

  • High standard of ethical behavior to uphold RWE Renewables’ reputation and commitment to core values and code of conduct

  • Flexibility to travel domestic and internationally

  • Fluent English language skills

Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 69239, application deadline 28/08/2022.


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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