Installation Responsible Offshore

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  • Werkweek: 40 uur

Wat doe je als Installation Responsible Offshore (NPcEI) bij TenneT?

The Operational Installation Responsible Offshore (OIR-O or NPcEI-O) plays a key role in the operation and maintenance of the high- and low voltage electrical installation on offshore platforms and export cables that are part of the TenneT infrastructure in the Netherlands.
In this role, the OIR-O ensures that switching operations are coordinated with all relevant parties (System Operations, Wind Park Operators, Maintenance crew) and are performed in line with all applicable rules and regulations. In case of a disturbance in the power transmission, the OIR-O plays an integral role in ensuring that availability of the grid connection is restored whilst taking required measures to ensure the safety of personnel, the installation and the environment.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and managing safe maintenance operations on the cable systems and platforms by TenneT personnel, subcontractors, Wind Park Operators and Third Parties;
  • Coordinating switching operations between offshore and onshore assets;
  • Ensuring compliance to relevant legislations, Offshore Electrical Safety Standard and SHE-rules for internal and external personnel;
  • Signing off on Permits To Work with electrical aspects, thus providing a safe place to work in close cooperation with the Offshore Installation Manager and OT/S in their roles of NpcWA / VP;
  • Natural ability to share knowledge and experience to improve the operational readiness of upcoming assets;
  • Member of the grid connection system (GCS) management steering team; being member of a self-steering team of 3, being responsible for the custodianship of the GCS for budget & quality.
  • Coordinating high voltage and low voltage switching activities with Project Teams, OWP's, System Operations, Congestion Management, other OIR's working in the on shore domain and third parties and other stakeholders;
  • Nominating GFO-O personnel as NPcWA, SP and IP;
  • Providing guidance to NPcWA's, SP and IP's regarding OESS-related activities;
  • Explaining the OESS regime to stakeholders where required or seen fit.

Wat verwachten we van jou?

  • BSc or MSc level Electrical engineering;
  • Established and accepted safety leader and expert in electrical systems, including AIS, GIS transformers and secondary systems;
  • Proficient in directing electrical operations in both the on shore and off shore domain during normal operations and in emergency situations;
  • Calm and collected, balanced interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficient in coordinating, controlling and reporting corrective actions on the service disruptions in electrical systems;
  • Hands on experience with switching operations in high voltage as well as low voltage installations, in line with the Offshore Electrical Safety standard, which is based on NEN ISO 3140 and NEN ISO 3840;
  • Solid technical affinity mechanical systems (HVA/C, Foam and Gas Fire Fighting and other aux systems) and offshore installations;
  • Language skills in both Dutch and English, both verbal and in writing;
  • Skilled and experienced in off shore operations, including ship access and helicopter access, lifting operations and cargo handling on and near the platform;
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in occupational safety and environmental protection;
  • Knowledge of offshore regulatory conditions and legislation.

Wat kun je verwachten?

TenneT offers a challenging and responsible position, under the "CAO TSO", within an innovative and dynamic international working environment. We offer a competitive salary package (job grade 8 or 9, EUR 3.175 - EUR 7.343, on a fulltime basis) with excellent secondary benefits (40 days off, 6% end of year bonus, EUR 60,- contribution to healthcare insurance, good pension scheme, a company car) as well as good training and development possibilities. This role will require extensive travel, both on land and offshore, and will in require onshore office work as well as offshore deployment ranging from single day deployments up to bi-weekly rotations during extended periods of time.


An assessment can be part of the application procedure.

At entry, TenneT performs a Pre-Employment Screening.
Candidates from the so called 'pre-mobility group' prevail over other internal candidates – when having sufficient capabilities. If anyone from the pre-mobility group applies within the prescribed period, the procedure will first be performed with this candidate.

Waar kom je te werken?

TenneT is Europe’s first cross-border grid operator for electricity. With approximately 23,000 kilometers of (extra) high-voltage lines and 42 million end-users in the Netherlands and Germany, we rank among the top five grid operators in Europe. Our focus is to develop a North-West European energy market, to integrate renewable energy, and to optimize our safety performance. Safety is a core value of TenneT. We set high standards, for our employees as well as our contractors. Taking power further. TenneT is a certified Top Employer, which means that we are demonstrably committed to creating the best working environment for our employees.

TenneT is making a major contribution to ensure that offshore wind farms are connected to the onshore high-voltage grid. These efforts are aimed at realizing the government’s vision of an accelerated transition to a sustainable energy supply. TenneT is fully committed to develop, build and manage grid connections from offshore wind farms to the onshore transmission grid. Grid Service Offshore is the Service Provider for these grid connections.

In 2020, the first two Dutch offshore substation, Borssele Alpha and Beta became operational, with 6 additional 700 MW AC offshore substations following from 2020 through 2026. Within Grid Field Operations, which is a cross border organisation, an Operations and Maintenance department is set up for the Dutch offshore assets. Grid Field Operations Offshore is currently searching for an Operational Installation Responsible Offshore NL (1 fte).

Contact over deze vacature

Wil je meer informatie?

Neem contact op met:
Jonas Dijkstra,

TenneT topwerkgever
TenneT heeft volgens Management Team op de thema's werkgeverschap en excellente uitvoering de maximale 5 sterren behaald. Op klantgerichtheid en productleiderschap scoorde TenneT vier sterren. Deze en andere scores zorgden er voor dat TenneT plek 23 in neemt in de zogenoemde MT500 lijst, de top 500 bedrijven met de beste reputatie van Nederland.