Primary Layout Design Engineer for HVDC systems

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EVP Global Functions
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Mid-level Professional

A Snapshot of Your Day 

  • Your day starts smoothly with your own focus time where you define your working agenda for the day.
  • After that you prepare the first meetings with internal colleagues for upcoming negotiations with your client. In the whole engineering approach, you are one of the key persons designing the plant layout of HVDC systems and you will coordinate different disciplines to design an optimal and cost-efficient layout solution for the project, in compliance with the industry practice and customer requirements. 
  • You may have to meet with the Layout contributors in person at the office or via Microsoft Teams in case of remote working, and you will be involved in the finding of improvements and solutions in your layout concept with the interdisciplinary project team.
  • During afternoons you may have customer meetings in which you will present and discuss the plant layout and obtain the Client early feedback.
  • Afterwards, you could have internal meetings with the project team to define the next steps in the design process and to update the project schedule if needed. 

How You’ll Make an Impact 

  • To deliver a high-quality primary 2D or 3D layout design of HVDC stations in line with the agreed delivery timescales and budget in line with the process.
  • Responsible for the 2D / 3D design of layouts and cross sections considering IEC standards, national and EHS requirements.
  • Preparation of Earthing & Lightning Protection layout 
  • Preparation of foundation layout drawings including  calculations based on internal procedures
  • Preparation of Erection key diagram for installation based on engineering input and creation of busbar and clamp schedules 
  • Responsible for co-ordination with the client, civil, other interfaces for delivering the layout design.
  • Monitoring of the engineering delivery progress for it’s own deliverables, including obtaining the needed input on time so timely delivery is guaranteed. 
  • Escalating issues as and when required to the Line Manager.

What You Bring

  • Completed university degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or comparable. Alternatively completed training as a technician with correspondingly relevant working experience in the area of high-voltage switchgear would be desirable. 
  • Working experience in 3D layout design of high-voltage substations / switchgears
  • Knowledge of international standards for AC & DC systems above 1 kV (including IEC, IEEE, EN and VDE) 
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD tools (Autodesk products such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Navisworks)
  • Very good written and spoken English and willingness to travel internationally (<10%)
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, ability to analyze and learn as well as motivation, result orientation and enthusiasm for the job.

About the Team

In our multicultural team, we are responsible for the entire design of HVDC and FACTS plant layouts. We form a central function in the design process and are continuously in discussion with all interface partners. In addition to the project business, we are heavily involved in the digitalization of our engineering processes and develop solutions to simplify and automate routine work. As part of the team, you are the driver of our Digital Readiness project, with which we want to make the vision of the Art of Engineering a reality.

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 92,000 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. 

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. 


  • Attractive onboarding and induction program with a great working and leadership culture
  • Hybrid Office and New Ways of Working with the possibility of flexibly designing your own work agenda
  • Participation in worldwide turnkey projects and helping to shape the global energy transition
  • Development in various expert or management roles in the broad spectrum of Siemens Energy

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