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Senior Scientist, Smart Grids
VTT

Original publication date 15.11.2019

Form of employment: Full time, Regular
Locations: Espoo, Finland, Tampere, Finland
Job area: Smart energy and transport solutions
Application period: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Wednesday, November 27, 2019

About us

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious. www.vttresearch.com

We are now looking for a Senior Scientist, Smart Grids, to ensure research excellence, which is our most important differentiator. Excellence is built by a common, ambitious research and customer agenda and supporting and coaching everyone in the team through substance.

Smart Grids team is developing solutions for the future low-carbon energy system in which the electrical grid has a focal role. Our Smart Grids team understands how the electrical grid operates as a part of the whole energy system now and how it changes in future due to several simultaneous global development drivers, including changes in the energy mix, increasing amount of electric vehicles and energy storages, emergence of new digital technologies and stricter requirements for electricity supply reliability.

In this position you have the opportunity to think big, influence strongly different sectors of industry and society and leave your mark for the bright future. At VTT you can every day exceed yourself.

With us you will be responsible for

As a Senior Scientist you contribute and support the team’s research agenda. As one of the key researchers in the team, you lead research and participate in research and customer work yourself. With your high ambition level and goal-oriented mindset, you ensure the high quality as well as high impact of the research work for customers and the society.

You have strong simulation skills and a solid background and experience in development of monitoring and control functionalities of future smart grid, and capability to implement demonstrations in VTT’s high-level laboratory infrastructure as well as in real operational environment. Expertise of basic electrical engineering is a key asset for us and we are able to utilize this expertise in multidisciplinary research combining it with e.g. ICT competences. Our team of experts also has strong market and regulation expertise, both regarding the current structures and future development needs.

We expect you to have

Preferably with a PhD in the relevant field, you have solid understanding of power systems and development needs associated with them. Our ideal candidate has successfully prepared and managed joint research proposals to different funding instruments such as EU H2020 and Business Finland. You have a strong track record in driving excellence in research. As a Senior Scientist, you create a positive drive and get people excited by coaching and setting ambitious targets together with your colleagues. You have good communication skills with the ability to build collaboration and networks with different stakeholders. You are proficient in English language.

As a person you are
  • Motivated to work in a customer-oriented, multidisciplinary research organization
  • Curious and open-minded, identifying commercial opportunities from our research
  • A team-player with ability to work independently
  • Outgoing with good communication skills and professional attitude
  • Willingness to travel within Finland and abroad.
We offer

VTT is a place to make a difference in collaboration with other brilliant minds. Our mission is to create impact that generates sustainable growth and wellbeing in society as well as in industry.

Our people are the core of the next generation VTT. Therefore, our personnel’s wellbeing, flexible work opportunities and competence development are key priorities for us.

With us, you can make an impact for a better future and you can be part of solving the biggest challenges of our time.

For further information

For more information about the position, you can contact Geert-Jan Bluemink, Research Team Leader, Power Systems and Renewables (tel. +358 20 722 2139) on 19.11.2019 or 26.11.2019 between 13:00 and 15:00.

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV and salary request as soon as possible, latest by Wednesday 27th November 2019. https://jobs.vtt.fi/vacancies