Career Prospects

Career opportunities for electrical power engineers are exceptionally good, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Graduates can choose from a number of career paths, with attractive positions open to starting engineers in the areas of product design, consultancy and research. At higher levels, electrical sustainable energy engineers often move into management positions. Electrical power engineers are found in larger companies (including distribution and transmission system operators), as well as in such prominent firms as Siemens, ALSTOM, ABB, Shell and Philips. They also find employment in research institutes (e.g. TNO and ECN), high-tech companies and consultancy firms (e.g. CESI). Some graduates choose to continue their education and pursue doctoral studies.