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Technician High Voltage Laboratory (HVL) in the Netherlands

Employment type: 
Full time
Management, Risk Management, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Operations, Maintenance

Technician High Voltage Laboratory (HVL) in the Netherlands

The KEMA High-Voltage Laboratory is a well-known independent laboratory for testing and certification of medium and high voltage components used in the electrical infrastructure. Our customers are manufacturers and utilities world-wide, in particular Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East.

The KEMA High-Voltage Laboratory issues Type Test Certificates, Test Reports and Inspection Reports for tests on cables, cable accessories, insulators, power transformers, instrument transformers, GIS, switchgear, panels and other components. We have multiple flexible test bays available and can work for several clients in parallel.

Purpose of role

Execution of tasks as Technician in the HVL or at the test location of the customer, in the field of high voltage power equipment. The tasks are usually performed in the direct presence of the customer.

Place in organisation

Responsible to the Head of Section HVL Technicians and during the execution of tests to the responsible test engineer.


As a Technician, you are responsible for the preparation, construction and monitoring of measurement setups for high voltage tests in the laboratory or in the field. Under the supervision of a test engineer you will perform several electrical tests. Next to executing tests you will actively be involved in the maintenance of measuring equipment and measurement setups.


  • Preparation and construction of planned test and measuring equipment under the guidance of the test engineer;
  • Preparing tests objects if necessary;
  • Arranging or making tools if necessary;
  • Checking installations for proper operation and safety.


  • Executing tests under the guidance of the test engineer;
  • Safety in accordance with Safety Procedure High Voltage;
  • Operating installations and equipment;
  • Proper use of measurement results;
  • Applying instructions and regulations;
  • Assisting customers, if present.


  • Dismantling setup after tests, delivering cleared test field, tidying up used measuring tools;
  • Transporting test objects in consultation with the test engineer;
  • Maintenance:
  • Performing preventive and curative maintenance;
  • Keeping assigned spaces operational and tidy;
  • Modifying installations;
  • Proposing improvements of the installation and equipment.

Position Qualifications

  • You have Intermediate Vocational Education degree, preferably in electrical engineering;
  • Experience in a similar job is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of the Dutch language is a must have;

  • Our international customers are very often present during the execution of the tests, therefore knowledge of English and German languages is also very important
  • You can work both: independently and in the teams with other test engineers and test operators.

We offer

We offer a varied job in a dynamic and international environment. The job will be rewarded with a competitive salary and good fringe benefits. We also offer an intense training programme.

Please submit your CV in English.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers' decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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