Hardware Test Engineer (TheBattery)

  • Staff
  • Almere
  • University degree
  • Higher Vocational Education
  • More than 3 years

Are you passionate about coordinating, developing, and conducting tests on cutting-edge electrotechnical products in a dynamic R&D environment? Are you ambitious to work in the rapidly evolving market of energy storage, and contributing to the global energy transition? If so, please read on!

Hardware Test Engineer (TheBattery)

We are looking for an experienced hardware tester who has hands-on experience with power electronics, battery systems, transformers and/or power convertors. The test procedures are mostly explicitly described with references to applicable codes and standards. The hardware test engineer is also responsible for the complete test field where several battery storage systems (approximately 2MWhcapacity) are connected to a 10kV 1MW power supply and a 400V 750kW power supply.  

Your key responsibilities will include: 

  • Maintain, improve and ensure safety of The Battery test field as NEN3140 WV appointed person; 
  • Switching low voltage side of the test field;  
  • Setting up test environments, update and adjust test plans in alignment with project management; 
  • Execute type test procedures such as round trip efficiency, power quality, EMC and functional testing; 
  • Coordinate and support test activities of our experienced R&D engineers; 
  • Data acquisition and reporting. 

Within our R&D department, the Test & Compliance team collaborates on projects across Alfen's diverse product groups, including Transformer Stations, Charging Points, and Energy Storage Systems. Our team consists of experts in various fields such as Test Automation, Software Development, Hardware Design and Electrical Engineering. Together, we strive to enhance the R&D test strategy by adopting industry best practices. 

At Alfen, our R&D department thrives on a multidisciplinary and enthusiastic workforce. We foster a socially and technically supportive environment where mutual respect is the standard. We highly value feedback and encourage the sharing of ideas. Open communication, collaboration, and personal development are integral to our culture. 

What we offer:

We present you with an intellectually stimulating and hands-on challenge right at the heart of the energy transition. You will have an independent and impactful role with room for personal input, innovation, and initiative. Alfen is a rapidly growing company that is dedicated to capturing the energy market and leading the way in the energy transition. All this is accompanied by a pleasant, open, and informal work atmosphere, where work-life balance is valued.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package, including a phone and a laptop, and you will enjoy 27 vacation days along with 13 additional ADV (Additional Days of Leave) per year. Moreover, you will join a team of motivated colleagues who are eager to share their expertise, and we will provide you with opportunities for continuous professional development.

Your profile:

You are genuinely passionate about working in an R&D testing environment, and you possess significant experience in testing electrotechnical products, now ready to take the next step in your career. We are seeking a natural leader with excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills. Moreover, you identify with the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering;  
  • 5+ years of experience in hardware testing of electrical engineering products;  
  • Experience in preparing test plans and writing reports;  
  • Profound knowledge of codes, standards and directives for electrical products;   
  • Skilled person electrical safety at least VP NEN3140, preferably IVWV NEN3140. 

Does this opportunity interest you?

If you are excited about the Hardware Test Engineer (TheBattery) position, please submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the "Apply" button. For more information you can also contact our Recruiter, Tamarah.