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TenneT is growing fast to realize its strategic ambitions. We play a leading role in driving the energy transition. We are looking for a passionate Lead Electrical, Automation and Information Systems (m/f/d) at our location Hannover or Arnhem who will contribute to this and that might be you?

Your contribution to TenneT

The team
Electrical, Automation and Information Systems

is responsible for delivering engineering services and 2 nd & 3 rd level support for technical systems & technical equipment, for driving and managing best practices sharing & implementation, technical standardization , Information Security Management and continuous improvement of technical standards, as well as for ensuring technical lessons learned and technical fault management (governance, process, infrastructure).

Leading a team of 15 team members , especially motivation, inspiring, coaching and development of people

Providing engineering services for electrical, automation & information systems and equipment, as well as providing 2nd & 3rd level support for systems/equipment, which require senior engineering knowhow

Strategy development as well as planning, contracting and implementation of special maintenance and fault management contracts, e.g. 3 rd level support for HVDC control

Implementation and improvement of the Information Security Management System , taking over and assigning related legal roles

Ensuring harmonization, technical standardization and best practices sharing within operations offshore and in cooperation with our core partners, e.g. Asset Management

Development and implementation of technical innovations for Operations Offshore and d

riving process excellence for the processes continuous improvement, technical standardization, technical quality assurance and fault management for all automation and information systems

Your profile and background

Academic working and thinking level and a relevant master degree in automation engineering, information technology or comparable
Relevant working experience in the area of automation and/or information systems
Leadership vs. Management : being able to balance transactional and transformational leadership in the best interest of the team

Leadership : being an inspiring and motivating leader by providing orientation and guidance for all team members with respect to Mission & Ambitions; establishing a high performance culture based on a high quality of interaction (strong team cohesion) and quality of direction (solution and progress orientated way of thinking and working)

Management : applying management functions and systems (organizing, planning, controlling, staffing, directing) as required to ensure business performance and development; Strategic thinking, hands-on mentality and result orientation; Strong entrepreneurship, determination and pragmatic problem solving.

Stakeholder Management: develops and maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholders on Management level, who are essential for achieving results. Influences others in their perspectives and actions, understands the interests and decision-making process for stakeholders, and based on this develops win-win solutions

Empathy & Reflectiveness: high level of self-reflection and willingness to learn and change; willingness to understand the needs of others as well as supporting them in self-reflection and development

Curiosity: intrinsic motivation to understand problems/challenges and to experiment with new concepts/ideas

Determination: having the attitude accepting failing/mistakes but not excepting not trying; willingness and motivation to achieve results and getting energy from demanding challenges

Our recruiting process

Our offer

We are family friendly and flexible

Health – your basis

Modern working environment

Attractive remuneration and social benefits

Personal development

This will be our challenge

Grid Field Operations is executing Field Operations, Maintenance and (Baseload) Projects. We ensure the integrity and safety of our assets entrusted to us, while also ensuring their maximum availability. We make sure that the onshore grids of TenneT is reliable in Germany and the Netherlands.

Additional information

As of October 2023
The weekly working time is 37 hours
The position is unlimited
Job interviews for this position will be partly in English. Please send us your application document in English as well

TenneT is a leading European grid operator committed to a secure and reliable electricity supply – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are shaping the energy transition for a sustainable energy future. As the first cross-border transmission system operator, we plan, build and operate an almost 25,000 kilometres long high and extra-high voltage grid in the Netherlands and Germany and are one of the largest investors in national and international electricity grids, on land and at sea. Every day, our 7,400 employees give their best and ensure with responsibility, courage and networking that more than 43 million end consumers can rely on a stable electricity supply.
TenneT is an equal opportunity employer for ALL and is fully committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for recruitment, promotion and employment regardless of their ethnic origin, skin colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual identity, marital/family status.
Lighting the way ahead together


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