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HVDC Senior Expert

02 . Feb . 2022
Position Code
Consulting Division Engineering Consulting HVDC & Insulation Coordination
Place of Work
Milan - Italy
Our Experience

CESI has been involved for decades in consultancy on High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) infrastructures, studying the feasibility of the interconnections, developing technical specifications, providing services of owner’s engineering, quality assurance and commissioning. CESI carried out outstanding activities all over the world from Italy to Europe, China, South America, North America, Central Asia and Middle East. CESI skills and experience are worldwide recognized having worked on behalf of the most important Transmission System Operators and International Investors.

Team and location

As HVDC Senior Expert the candidate will be part of our team that works on the main Power Equipment/Systems of both HVDC Stations. After a first period of integration and familiarization with our methodology and approach in the Headquarters in Milan, the business activity will also require the availability of periods abroad the duration of which can be in the range from few days to few weeks.

Job description

The candidate shall have good knowledge of the fundamentals of the electrical power system and shall also be acquainted on the application of the most common software tools for network modeling (e.g., PSCAD, ATP, EMTP-RV, PSSE, DigSilent or equivalent). According to the various projects, the candidate will be called to develop different activities. In feasibility stage, he/she shall contribute to the selection of the optimal parameters for the HVDC equipment, to be chosen by means of networks and performance studies. During the specification of a HVDC substations, he/she shall define the station layout, the electro-mechanical arrangement, the main equipment selection (e.g. transformers), as well as the possible filter banks (shunt compensators, smoothing reactor, …), the ancillary equipment and the control & protection systems. In construction / commissioning phase, he/she follows the factory and site acceptance tests, assuring the quality of the supplied products. The candidate shall directly interact with the clients and shall guarantee the excellence of the delivery in full compliance with the technical and economic targets of the project. For the execution of the projects, the candidate will coordinate the activities of junior engineers.

What Cesi is looking for

Education Level: Master degree in Electrical Engineering


Managerial skills:

  • Optimization of internal and external resources,
  • Project coordination and scheduling,
  • Flexibility to lead consultancy in very different countries,
  • Capability to interact with the client.
  • Skill in managing complex and challenging projects

Technical skills:

  • Main HVDC components (transformers, breakers, disconnectors, filters, bushings, switchgears, smoothing reactors and surge arresters);
  • Software tools for network modeling (e.g. PSSE, PSCAD, ATP, DigSilent or equivalent);
  • Applicable standards for Converter Stations.

Languages: English, Italian. Fluency in English is required. The knowledge of other foreign languages will be considered a plus, particularly Spanish, Arabic or French.

Years of Experience: at least 10 years



What Cesi is offering

A challenging job in a dynamic and international environment focused in shaping the future of energy. The position is rewarded appropriately.