Senior Principal – HVDC / Offshore Grids

Lead the team as a Senior Principal in HVDC / Offshore Grids in Brussels. Develop solutions, build relationships, and drive projects for Elia Grid International.

Elia Grid International
Elia Grid International
Brussels, Belgium  UTC+01:00   Hybrid   Full Time   51-100   2 months ago

Who we are

Elia Grid International (EGI) is a global engineering consultancy company, part of Elia Group (Belgium) and 50Hertz (Germany), specialising in complex power system challenges. Our goal is to provide high-quality solutions for the challenges of the energy transition. Our multidisciplinary team of experts offer strategic, technical, and regulatory advice in all fields related to power transmission, as well as a range of specialist solutions to a diverse and international client base in the power sector.

Elia Grid International has offices in Belgium, Germany, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Malaysia, and Thailand.

Your function

EGI wishes to reinforce its team working on Infrastructure in the context of deep integration of renewable energy sources, Energy and Balancing Market Integration. To achieve this, we are looking for an experienced Senior Principal – HVDC / Offshore Grids.

In this role, you will proactively develop new revenue streams within current and prospective customers, identify and understand customer needs, and develop solutions to meet them. You will be building relationships with industry players and collaborating directly with the C-Suite of utilities, Project Developers, System Operators, Investment funds. You will be leading a team of HVDC experts and report directly to Chief Operation Officer.


  • Lead the development of Technical Specifications on Large HVDC and complex Offshore Grid Projects.
  • Take part in the early design and coordinate the Front-End Engineering and Design phase of such projects. Oversee procurement and tendering activities and support the project Owners in various phases of their projects.
  • Drive and stimulate the development of HVDC and Offshore solutions proposed by EGI.
  • Lead a local team of subject matter experts based in North America and facilitate a smooth collaboration between the local and the global organization.
  • Contribute to the continuous evolution of the company by adopting best practices, seeking improvement opportunities and engaging in the development of strategic partnerships.
  • Support in daily business, resource planning, sales and operations planning, recruitment, and management of consultants/contractors.
  • Ensure that all project activities are carried out according to policies, quality standards, and financial targets.

Your profile

  • 10-25 years of professional experience in the HVDC field in leadership positions (Team Leader, Project Manager, Project Director, Chief Engineer or similar)
  • Master’s in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Industry expert with credibility and a name in the industry to open doors and command respect when proposing solutions.
  • Proven success in business development, specially producing solutions and shaping offers to solve customer challenges at C-Level contacts.
  • Experience overseeing the delivery of strategy or operational consulting services to the electricity transmission sector.
  • Managing large and complex projects in a global team of experienced professionals and experts
  • Knowledge of strategy development, market & regulations, business transformation, offshore grid, interconnectors, digitalization or other topics related to the energy transition.
  • Fluency in English is mandatory.
  • Mobility and flexibility, willing to travel up to 25% of the time for international assignments depending on the business development needs.

What we offer

  • Permanent or freelance contract;
  • Attractive salary package and an extensive array of fringe benefits;
  • Exciting, professional and international environment in a fast-growing company;
  • Unique training, personal development and growth opportunities;

At EGI, we value diversity and inclusion. We are firmly committed to promoting gender equality in all aspects of our organization, from recruitment to professional development. We believe that diverse teams are more creative, innovative, and high-performing. Join us to contribute to an environment where everyone has equal opportunities for growth and fulfilment.

Choose EGI and help us guide the worldwide power sector into a future of clean and sustainable energy, smarter and more flexible grids, decentralized production and HVDC systems that span across seas and land to interconnect countries, regions, and different energy markets for the benefit of generations to come.


Brussels– Mobility required: 40% worldwide (willingness to travel abroad for international assignments depending on the business development or project needs).

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About the role

May 02, 2024

Full Time


Oct 30, 2024


Brussels, Belgium

Senior (10-25 years)


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