Engineer - Onshore Cable Installation

  • Location: Arnhem
  • Education level: Bachelor
  • Vacancy reference: 8163

Duty location for this position is Arnhem, The Netherlands

Your tasks and responsibilities

This technical specialist and member of the Engineering and Service team which supports the German and Dutch projects in to all kinds of the needed technical knowledge. With respect to onshore cable installation he/she is especially involved in:

- Establishing technical concepts in agreement with Asset Management;
- Steering technical plannings for licensing and construction process;
- Preparation of decision proposals especially for technically unclear facts, not specified installation or component designs and exceptions/ changes/ deviations;
- Ensuring quality during the building and installation phases regarding pre-conditions and guidelines (a.o. contracts, standards, specifications) especially by choosing, (de)briefing and controlling of site supervisors;
- Support for risk and contract management;
- Collecting and transfer of Lessons Learned to colleagues, into Employer requirements & guidelines and into following projects.

Your profile

- Bachelor study of Civil Engineering or comparable;
- Profound professional experience with respect to HDD and other technologies for underdround installations of pipes, cables or comparable;
- Negotiation skills in English and Dutch language;
- German communication skills has a preference;
- Safe handling of MS Office (including MS Project);
- High level of mobility (including personal presence at construction sites during construction season) and assertiveness;
- Team player, independent and self-initiative;
- Class B drivers license.

We offer

TenneT offers a challenging and responsible position within an innovative and dynamic international working environment. We offer a competitive salary package (job level 9 Cao TSO - Euro 3735 - 7601 gross a month on full time basis) with excellent secondary benefits (eg; 6% end of year bonus, EUR 60,- gross, health insurance allowance, good pension scheme) as well as good training and development possibilities.


An assessment can be part of the application procedure.

At entry, TenneT performs a Pre-Employment Screening.

Further information

TenneT is Europe’s first cross-border grid operator for electricity. With approximately 23,500 kilometers of 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.

The energy transition and an aging onshore asset base have driven TenneT's investment portfolio for Germany and the Netherlands up to 35 billion in the coming decade. It is TenneT's responsibility to connect offshore wind farms to the high voltage grid on shore in the Netherlands and Germany. Within the NL offshore grid program, TenneT will realize – as a contribution to the National Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth – offshore connections with a total capacity of 3,500 MW in the period until 2023. Additionally TenneT will develop 7 GW of offshore wind capacity pursuant to the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2024-2030. In Germany offshore connections with a total capacity over 7 GW have been realized, exceeding the German goals. Another 3 GW is planned in Germany for the upcoming 7 years. The onshore challenge is consisting of the replacement wave caused by aging assets, which have e.g. led to the bay replacement program, and capacity growth to facilitate the energy transition.

Contact information

Get in contact with:
Kelly van der Doelen,
+31(0)26 3733906