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Power Electronics Engineer


Hengelo, Nederland

Employment type


Are you a Power Electronics Engineer who wants to accelerate the energy transition? SmartGrid is looking for you.

What we're looking for

As a Power Electronics Engineer you will develop, test, and improve large energy storage systems which will be used for marine, shipping, grid support, solar parks, wind farms, and charging infrastructure. Other applications are, for example, frequency regulation, net balancing, peak shaving and congestion management.


  • Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree in a relevant field, for example, Electrical Engineering.

  • Hands-on experience with Power Electronics and AC/DC converters.

  • Field experience with commissioning and troubleshooting of Power Electronics.

  • Knowledge of grid codes is a plus.

  • Knowledge of inverters, islanding, and grid connection energy management systems.

  • Excellent team player with a practical attitude.

  • Self-starting and motivated personality.

  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate on a professional level with internal and external parties.

About SmartGrid

The current condition of the energy grid is one of the limiting factors of the energy transition. SmartGrid is here to solve that. Founded in 2019 by Kees Koolen, founder and former CEO of, SmartGrid is a subsidiary of Koolen Industries.

SmartGrid offers energy storage systems for industrial and mobile applications, based on the principles of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. Sizes can vary up to several MW per hour, supplied both as standard container solutions and as customer-specific solutions. All solutions are engineered and built in The Netherlands.

SmartGrid’s design makes it possible to make an autonomous link with clean energy production and existing electricity networks in a simple way, in order to supply energy on AC and DC in the various application areas via (temporary) storage. Through our in-house developed software and thorough system integration set-up, our customers can use the energy systems for, among other things, energy trading, peak shaving, load balancing, DC and AC micro grid, and back-up power.

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