Principal HV Cables Engineer (w/m/d)

BakerHicks AG

  • Publication date:

    17 June 2024
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  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
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Principal HV Cables Engineer (w/m/d)

BakerHicks proudly and passionately implements award-winning, efficient and sustainable projects with our clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. BakerHicks has achieved a leading market position thanks to our diverse skills and open company culture.

Your Tasks

BakerHicks has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious high voltage engineer to support in the expansion into new markets and develop their own team.

Following several very successful years in the power sector in the UK, the BakerHicks power team is expanding to mainland Europe. Headquartered in Switzerland, with offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Denmark, BakerHicks is now offering design services for HV cables, OHL, Substations, HVDC, and Power systems projects across Europe.

BakerHicks is now searching for an ambitious engineer to lead the development of a new team to cover the DACH region. The ideal candidate has specialist knowledge in one of the following fields; HV cables, Overhead lines, or Substations, and has experience working on Transmission Networks in the DACH region.

The candidate will work closely with and be supported by the existing power team in the UK and will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects across Europe and the UK.

This opportunity is open to those with leadership experience or those looking to take the next step in their career.

  • Support in business development activities (Tendering, Client presentations, developing technical capabilities of team)
  • Act as lead engineer for new projects.
  • Identify resource requirements and participate in building a new team
  • Work closely with design teams in the UK, ensuring designs are provided in compliance with local standards.

Your Profile

The candidate will be closely supported by the highly experienced team in the UK, as well as the existing BakerHicks teams in Europe who work in other sectors.

The candidate must have experience in the production of or management of designs, calculations, reports, and drawings for HV power transmission systems, HVDC interconnectors, or

HV renewable energy infrastructure, in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).

The candidate must have full working proficiency in both German and English.

The candidate must have specialist knowledge in one of the following areas; HV cable design, Overhead line design, and Substation Primary design.

The role will involve occasional travel to BakerHicks offices in London and may involve travel around the DACH region depending on client requirements.

While developing new workstreams, there will be the opportunity to work with existing clients and on existing projects in the UK.

An existing network of client contacts in the DACH region is a bonus, but not critical.

Traveling activity

The duration of our projects is usually between 6 and 24 months. Depending on the project and the project phase, the work location is mainly the project location at the customer, although mobile working from home is sometimes possible in consultation with the project management. At BakerHicks you have the opportunity to work with different customers and different technologies. You get to know new cities and are still always at home on weekends.


  • Company Laptop

  • Company Cell Phone

  • Working from home

  • 2 Options for pension fund contracts

  • Flat hierarchies

  • Flexible Working Hours

  • Highest safety standard

  • Allowance for cycling commuters

  • U-Abo for commuters

  • Worldwide travel insurance

  • Part-time possibility

  • Possibility of unpaid leave

  • Full payment in case of sick leave until the 30th day

  • Complimentary accident insurance

  • Employee referral programm

  • 25 vacation days

  • Overtime hours can be fully compensated

  • Opportunities for international projects

  • Comprehensive expense reimbursement policy

Did we spark your interest?



At BakerHicks, it’s important that we create an environment where everyone feels they belong. As a business, we’re fortunate to work with a diverse team of people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. And as individuals, we should expect respectful and positive behaviours that encourage us all to thrive.

Focusing on gender equality, LGBTQ+ and BAE matters, to ensure we’re always listening and always learning, we’ve pulled together a team of people to help steer our strategies for diversity and inclusiveness.



Christoph Stöger
Recruiting Manager - Basel

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