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Instrumentation and Control Engineer

Posted 16 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Do you want to work with complex and innovative projects and contribute to the goal of being fossil free with one generation?

Are you interested in complex I&C challenges for heat and power plants?

To enable the ongoing energy transition with increased electrification and reduced emissions Vattenfall is making large investments in our heating plants. Now we are looking for you who want to join us on this journey.

Vattenfall Heat Projects develops and implements all of Vattenfall's new-build heating plant projects in conventional and new technologies.

The Engineering Department consists of an international team of highly qualified engineers from different disciplines and is responsible for the development and execution of the technical project stream.

A selected project team of engineers manages the development and execution processes and coordinates the installation, commissioning and hand-over of the new plants to the future operator in consultation with the stakeholders.

In addition, the engineering department supports the projects with schedule preparation, investment cost estimation, quality management and quality standards.

In order to support the development and implementation of our technical activities in an extensive project portfolio, we are looking for the following team member for Vattenfall.

What will you do?

As an Instrumentation & Control Engineer, your tasks are varied and crucial to the success of a project. Here are the key responsibilities:

  • Oversee all Instrumentation & Control (I&C) activities throughout the project lifecycle, spanning development, establishment, and realization phases.
  • Coordinate engineering activities related to I&C, including interfaces with other disciplines.
  • Take responsibility for I&C interfaces and collaborate with other disciplines in project deliverables preparation.
  • Provide technical coordination for I&C solutions, emphasizing Distributed Control System, Automation, Communication, and Security Systems in power plant-specific tasks.
  • Specify I&C components in adherence to international regulations, standards, and internal Vattenfall standards.
  • Support various project aspects, including procurement, quality standards adjustment, and stakeholder management, reporting to the Engineering Manager and Line Manager Discipline Engineering.




Who are you?

We are seeking an ideal candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Holds a relevant University degree in Automation Technology or alternatively in electrical engineering.
  • Proficient in both Dutch and English, with strong spoken and written communication skills.
  • Possesses a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction within the industrial plant sector, preferably specializing in heat and power generation.
  • Demonstrates a robust knowledge of I&C engineering and practical experience in the realization of power and heat generation plants, as well as process engineering plants.
  • Sound knowledge of various systems, including Distributed Control Systems, Process control technology, security and communication systems, video surveillance system, fire alarm system, access control, intrusion detection system, radio clock, weather station, lift emergency call, alarm tracking system, electroacoustic systems/voice alarm system), IT infrastructure, telecommunications, active network technology, and WIFI.
  • Exhibits leadership qualities and analytical skills, with the ability to establish a structured approach to work for both oneself and the team.
  • Self-propelling attitude and a strong focus on health, safety, and safety in design.

Additional Information

Our offer
Good remuneration, a challenging and international work environment, and the possibility to work with some of the best in the field. You will be working in interdisciplinary teams and you can always count on support from committed colleagues. We offer attractive employment conditions and opportunities for personal and professional development. More Information We welcome your application in English, no later than, 26-05-2024. We kindly request that you do not send applications by any means other than via our website as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to process applications that are not made via our website.

For more information about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact our recruiter Thijs Suurmond via

At Vattenfall we are convinced that diversity contributes to build a more profitable and attractive company and we strive to be good role model regarding diversity. Vattenfall works actively for all employees to have the same opportunities and rights regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, transgender identity or expression, religion or other belief, disability or sexual orientation.

The security of Vattenfall and its employees is essential. For that reason, a pre-employment screening will be part of your recruitment process. The screening is based on the role you will fulfill within Vattenfall. The screening will be performed by a third party, Validata.
We look forward to receiving your application!

Company Description

Vattenfall is a European energy company with approximately 20 000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernized our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. To be able to reach this ambitious goal we are looking for talented individuals who, in addition to their passion for their own role, also have strong team spirit and want to contribute to supporting a meaningful corporate mission.

Vattenfall is a European energy company. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people’s homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation.
At Vattenfall, we are energised for one essential goal. Working for fossil freedom. We are a diverse mix of individuals who make this happen. Thinkers, creators, builders and solvers. Each of our approximately 20,000 employees adding their own superpowers to the team.

Active in 8 countries
3,600 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 39 years