Energy Technology Engineer for Grid Operation (m/f/d)

Centrum für internationale Migration und Entwicklung (CIM)
November 8, 2018
San Salvador, El Salvador
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
$40,000 - 50,000



The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is the ideal partner for you if you are looking for a responsible, development-related position. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, allowing you to put your knowledge and skills to good use where they are needed most. CIM is jointly run by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Employment Agency, and has been providing combined development and labour market policy expertise since 1980.

The Ente Operador Regional (EOR) in San Salvador, El Salvador is looking for an

Energy Technology Engineer for Grid Operation (m/f/d)

We are looking for you:

Ente Operador Regional (EOR), the Central American energy authority, is looking for your expertise to provide operational support for Central America’s energy transition. EOR has been responsible for power grid operation in Central America’s six Spanish-speaking countries since 2006. It therefore plays a vital role in regional integration in the energy sector, which is becoming more and more important due to Central America’s economic growth. With the increasing integration of variable renewable energy such as solar and wind energy, EOR is stepping up its efforts to transform the electricity network into a smart grid. To achieve this, technical standards must be adapted and staff capacities increased.

Your tasks will involve:

  • Developing and implementing a structural concept for a regulatory framework and defining technical standards for reliable network operation
  • Developing technical guidelines and contingency plans for use at the regional level
  • Developing and implementing training measures, with a focus on real-time power grid management
  • Refining regional standards for process visualisation

Your profile:

  • University-level degree in engineering, electrical engineering, energy technology or another qualification relevant to the field
  • Experience working for a grid operator, energy provider or a relevant regulatory authority
  • Several years’ experience in the field of energy and quality management
  • Extensive experience with technical standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Fluent business English and, ideally, good Spanish

What we offer:

  • A varied and interesting job with a high level of responsibility in an international environment
  • The opportunity to work with other organisations in the field of development cooperation
  • Preparatory measures for your assignment abroad
  • A local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years with an option to extend
  • Attractive monthly allowances and social security benefits in addition to the local salary

Citizenship of an EU-member state to meet the criteria of the Integrated Experts program

Country-specific information can be found on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office: (German only)

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Please submit your application using our online portal at, where you can also find out more about the services we offer. If you have any queries, please contact Matthias Brandes-Geiger +49 (0)6196 79-3572

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