City:  Bremerhaven
Date:  Apr 28, 2024

Project Manager* ‒ Electrotechnical Projects in Wind Energy

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

Who we are ...
Our primary focuses at Fraunhofer IWES are on wind energy and hydrogen technologies. Our institute is home to more than 300 scientists and employees as well as over 100 students from over 30 countries pursuing careers in applied research and development at nine sites. We secure investments in technological developments through validation, shorten innovation cycles, accelerate certification procedures, and increase planning accuracy by means of innovative measurement methods. 

This team is looking for you...
You will join our »Power Electronics and Grid Integration« group at our site in Bremerhaven. Our work deals with the grid integration of wind turbines as well as wind farms and hybrid farms. At present, the team consists of four research associates and several students. We support each other irrespective of our projects and backgrounds. A culture of open exchange and cooperation, even beyond team boundaries and sites, are particularly important to us.


What you will do

These duties await you...
You will manage various industry and research projects, where you will be in constant dialogue with (inter)national customers and partners. For example, during the discussion and coordination of the test plan and the subsequent test execution on the test bench. While doing so, you will record new findings and results in scientific documentation and reports. In addition, there are also infrastructure projects for which you will manage and supervise the purchasing processes, among other things.

No two days at work are ever the same!
You will take on test bench duties as part of a work rotation and also support your team during the preparation of a test campaign on the test bench or the execution of a measurement campaign abroad with our mobile test system. You will also be involved in the test bench preparation for accreditation in accordance with DIN 17025. Furthermore, you will provide support with the acquisition of new projects and the compilation of tenders.


What you bring to the table

What is your specialist background?
You have completed your diploma or master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Management specializing in Electrical Engineering or Energy Engineering? Do you also already have some project management experience and at least theoretical understanding in the fields of grid codes, power grids and controls, as well as power electronics? Perfect!

Your profile is complemented by...
Are you communicative and able to keep track of things, even when organizing large-scale projects? Do you enjoy designing new processes and improving existing ones? Great! Perhaps you have worked on test benches before and are familiar with the challenges that may arise. But do not worry if you don’t have all those skills just yet, you can also get your career off to a flying start with us. If you do already have experience, you can build upon it. Here at the IWES, we operate on an international level, so good English skills in addition to your German will make your day-to-day work easier.


What you can expect

How would you like to develop?
We support you on your professional journey. Whether personally, professionally, or methodically, we find the right qualification measures for you. It is also possible to be responsible for your own doctorate here. We offer you our full support! Do you want to immerse yourself in additional fields and work independently to drive new topics forward? With us, you get to shape your range of duties actively!
What we can offer you ...
Our flextime and core time system allows you to plan your working day flexibly. In addition, you also have the option to work remotely. Not sure who can look after your children in an emergency? We help by offering emergency childcare. Interested in employee discounts for events, clothes, vacations, etc.? With us, you can select from a varied range of offers and easily take advantage of them for yourself via an app. For sustainable mobility, you can also benefit from the Deutschland-Ticket as a job ticket.


We set store by diversity and equality!
Our open institute culture as well as mutual tolerance and respect ensure that every person feels comfortable with us from the start. We achieve this, for example, through our onboarding program for new employees as well as by raising awareness of and providing training on diversity and equal opportunity issues. We firmly believe that diversity is key to our success. Join us and experience this for yourself! 


Eager to learn more?
If you would like to find out more information about the IWES, our research aspects, and your future colleagues, please visit our career website:


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability.


The position is limited to 3 years. The weekly working time is 39 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis, preferably close to full-time. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.


With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future.


Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


If you have any further questions, please contact:
Ms. Madeleine Graßmann
People and Development
The entire team is on hand to assist you further.
Phone: +49 471 14 290-230


Only online applications via the portal can be considered.
Please note that we observe the provisions of the valid General Data Protection Regulation when processing applications.


Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems 


Requisition Number: 72306                Application Deadline:


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