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Power Systems Engineer

Posted on Jan 1, 2020 by EUMETSAT

Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Working for EUMETSAT, you can make a world of difference and be a part of something that makes a positive impact on society. You will be at the cutting edge of satellite technology, with a meaningful role in an organisation focused on space-based observations of the Earth's weather and climate.

EUMETSAT is Europe's meteorological satellite agency - monitoring the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

We are looking for an experienced Power Systems Engineer to be responsible for the operation and maintenance activities of the Headquarters Building's power supply and security systems infrastructure.

What you'll be doing

  • Managing EUMETSAT's power supply and building monitoring infrastructure in compliance with the applicable Service Level Agreements;
  • Ensuring regular servicing and maintenance of all power supply and security systems, which includes the procurement and management of such contracts;
  • Supporting organisational objectives to contain consumption of energy and related costs whilst reducing carbon footprint;
  • Providing expertise and operational competence in the field of power supply infrastructure, uninterruptable power supply (UPS), backup diesel generators and actively participating in related steering groups;
  • Implementing and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, such as Electrical Safety in the Workplace (i.e. DIN, EN, VDE, UVV, etc.);
  • Planning the renewal and future development of all power supply, safety and security systems and supporting the budget planning for these systems;
  • Delivering technical expertise and supporting the planning and implementation of new building projects;
  • Participating in the 24/7 on call service;

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, of a minimum of EURO 5797 NET which is negotiable based on skills and experience
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave
  • Private medical coverage for employee and family
  • Attractive final salary pension
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays
  • Training and development support
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable)



University degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant professional experience, knowledge

and skills in power electronics;

Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of applicable German and European regulations such as EN, DIN, VDE, UVV, VDMA and the ISO 9001 standard;
  • Proven experience in the design of complex power distribution systems including short circuit and selectivity calculations;
  • Proven experience in the design of complex power distribution systems including short circuit and selectivity calculations;
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in planning and operating uninterruptible power supply systems. Proven experience with medium voltage systems;
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in power distribution to computing equipment and cooling systems;
  • Good knowledge in automatic control engineering and networking;
  • Proven experience in a full time 24/7 operational environment where un-interrupted service must be ensured;
  • Proven experience on applying occupational health & safety regulations and fire prevention concepts;
  • Computer literate, in particular, a good knowledge of MS Office and Outlook, AutoCAD, CAFM and Project Management tools;

More about us

EUMETSAT's role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT can recruit nationals only from the 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

Closing date - 2 nd December

Reference: 820585820

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