Test Engineer within Digital Grid Operations Unit

Location BE-Antwerpen
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Location Details
Antwerpen, Belgium
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

Are you committed to address climate change and positively impact society and the world? Do you enjoy collaborating with market leading clients and competent and engaging colleagues? Then you may find the role as Digital Grid Operations Engineer in DNV GL Energy to be a great fit for you!



DNV GL Energy is looking for a Test Engineer within Digital Grid Operations departament based in Antwerpen, Belgium to support the Intelligent Networks & Communication unit within DNV GL.

The candidate will get the opportunity to be involved in data communication projects and tests, perform interoperability and conformance tests on products to analyze and determine if they confirm with globally standardized communication protocols.


The overall purpose of the job is to support Intelligent Networks & Communication unit in its role to help DNV GL safeguard life, property and the environment and achieve our company vision: To be a trusted voice to tackle global transformations.


For our international projects, you will need to travel abroad (about 30%) carried out in national and international project teams in collaboration with both DNV GL and clients’ experts and consultants.



This appointment is within the Intelligent Networks & Communication unit:
Within our department, we help to drive the digital transformation that our customers are facing in respect to their operational technology (OT) solutions. Interoperability is a major aspect in this digital transformation. In a typical energy OT environment, several components and devices from different manufacturers must interoperate flawlessly. Open communication standards are a basic requirement to realize connected infrastructures and device interoperability.   As an engineer for DGO, he/she will be involved in data communication projects and tests, perform interoperability and conformance tests on products to analyze and determine if they confirm with globally standardized communication protocols, such as IEC 61850, DLMS and DNP3.0. Execute the tests, with test tools that are developed by DNV GL, in our lab in Arnhem or at the customer site. Next to working with our test tools, it is also possible to play a role in the development of our test tools.



As a Digital Grid Operations Engineer for Intelligent Networks & Communication unit you will have these main roles and responsibilities. 

  • Develop and maintain the DNV GL test tool software packages
  • Execution of data communication tests
  • Remain in close contact with your customers during the execution of a test
  • Write clear test reports
  • Participation in advisory project related to data communication


  • Contribute to the development of current and new services based on market needs you identify
  • Support to senior consultants in business development activities and developing commercial proposals

Position Qualifications


To qualify you must have, ie essential skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business IT and/or electrical engineering
  • Experience in the area of software development or testing (C#, C++ and C),
  • Familiar with data communication protocols, tele/data communication networks
  • Fluent in English and Dutch written and spoken 

Key competencies, skills and personal attributes

  • Strong communication and organizational skills (both verbal and written), able to work effectively within a consultancy environment.
  • Able to co-operate well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; and supports others in pursuit of team goals
  • Eager to learn


 A career in DNV GL is not just a job. It is an extraordinary opportunity to develop and enrich your life and make more of a global impact than you ever believed possible. Discover more here > https://www.dnvgl.com/careers/why-dnvgl.html



We have an enviable client list – we work with the biggest names out there. Our position enables us to lead the development in many industries. Whether we work with renowned companies, innovative startups or joint industry projects, you will get a chance to utilize your expertise together with specialists from a wide range of disciplines. It will all broaden your view and deepen your skills.


Our culture will help you learn and grow. Be assured that it is not just something we talk about. Every year we invest 5% of our revenue on research and development. We also invest strongly in competence development and progression for our people. From on the job learning to joining networks, receiving coaching and participating in training programs, we help to support you progress. 



Joining us is an opportunity to make the world a better place. Employees in DNV GL feel strongly about the company’s Purpose to "safeguard life, property and the environment”. This is our reason for being since our foundation in 1864. Our Vision to be “a trusted voice to tackle global transformations”, gives our people direction and expresses what we would like to accomplish in the long term.



You will be part of a culture that embrace the values of caring, daring and sharing. These are the three core values that shape our performance; We care for each other, our customers, our planet, and we take care of ourselves. We dare to explore, to experiment, to be different, and to be courageous, curious, and creative. We share our experience and knowledge. We collaborate with each other and our customers, and we continue to grow and develop as a result.



Our benefits package is specifically designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.  

  • Receive a competitive compensation package
  • Get secured for the future with our pension scheme, profit share, health care and wellness benefits
  • Enjoy the flexibility to handle your work in a way that suits you and your lifestyle
  • Work with some of the most engaging and competent colleagues in the industry
  • Receive guidance from colleagues around the globe through coaching, mentoring and networks
  • Advance your skills and expertise, through individual development plans and tailored training
  • Develop your managerial skills, by going through our state-of-the-art leadership programs
  • Be part of a world renowned and growing organization with origins dating back to 1864


DNV GL: Each day, you will find us at work with over 100,000 customers, in more than 100 countries, building the invisible infrastructure of trust.  Discover more in our corporate video https://www.dnvgl.com/about/index.html


We are the independent expert in risk management and quality assurance. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.


In the power and renewables industry

DNV GL – Energy delivers advisory, certification and testing services to stakeholders in the energy value chain. Our expertise spans energy markets and regulations, onshore and offshore wind and solar power generation, power transmission and distribution grids, energy storage and sustainable energy use. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. Learn more at www.dnvgl.com/power-renewables 


Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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