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As well as being an important source of renewable energy, hydro power’s ability to balance other forms of generation means it will play an increasingly important role in making a climate

smarter society a reality. Your superpowers could help maximise the operational efficiency of our stations or find new ways to improve biodiversity.

How is it connected to our expertises?

Engineering & Science

Helping hydro adapt

The need for hydro to play a greater role in balancing intermittent renewable generation means there are no shortage of challenges for your engineering and science superpowers to overcome!

Deepening understanding

Your expertise in areas such as hydrology and hydraulics could help us gain better understanding of rivers and how we can best deal with changing precipitation trends.
As a Mechanical Engineer you will come up with clever ways our hydro assets can be more flexible to meet the changing demands of the energy system, as well as provide insight as to how that may impact on wear and tear on dams, turbines and waterways.
With a background in biology you could be working on research to gain greater understanding into fish behaviour to limit our impact on the local environment.

Operation & Maintenance

Using new tools

Hydro power may be one of the oldest energy sources, but you’ll be using the latest technologies to improve the way we operate and maintain our plants as well as benefitting from better and safer ways of working.

Continuous improvement

With a strong focus on detail and a desire to solve problems, as a Production Technician you’ll identify ways to continuously improve operational procedures. Your experience as an electrician could see you as a Control Room Engineer, looking at how best to use innovations such as machine learning to improve remote monitoring and surveillance of facilities. As a Maintenance Development Engineer you’ll be helping our plants benefit from improved ways of working such as real-time condition-based monitoring to boost efficiency and reduce operating costs.

How is it connected to our expertises?

Helping hydro adapt

The need for hydro to play a greater role in balancing intermittent renewable generation means there are no shortage of challenges for your engineering and science superpowers to overcome!

Deepening understanding

Your expertise in areas such as hydrology and hydraulics could help us gain better understanding of rivers and how we can best deal with changing precipitation trends.
As a Mechanical Engineer you will come up with clever ways our hydro assets can be more flexible to meet the changing demands of the energy system, as well as provide insight as to how that may impact on wear and tear on dams, turbines and waterways.
With a background in biology you could be working on research to gain greater understanding into fish behaviour to limit our impact on the local environment.

Using new tools

Hydro power may be one of the oldest energy sources, but you’ll be using the latest technologies to improve the way we operate and maintain our plants as well as benefitting from better and safer ways of working.

Continuous improvement

With a strong focus on detail and a desire to solve problems, as a Production Technician you’ll identify ways to continuously improve operational procedures. Your experience as an electrician could see you as a Control Room Engineer, looking at how best to use innovations such as machine learning to improve remote monitoring and surveillance of facilities. As a Maintenance Development Engineer you’ll be helping our plants benefit from improved ways of working such as real-time condition-based monitoring to boost efficiency and reduce operating costs.

You’ll be helping hydro power play a greater role in decarbonisation.

What we offer

  • Challenging roles to make the most of your technical and engineering expertise
  • Strong team ethic and highly supportive colleagues
  • Opportunities to work in many locations
  • Attractive employment conditions with excellent benefits package
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development
Work with us
  • Project: Laxelerator
  • Team: Research & Development Centre

Improving understanding of fish behaviour to minimise environmental impact

The Laxelerator test flume built at our Älvkarleby R&D centre is combining expertise in hydraulics and biology to develop greater understanding of fish behaviour.

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