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Electrical Engineer/Designer

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Job Description Electrical Engineer/Designer

What exactly does an electrical engineer/designer do? In short, the electrical engineer designs, develops and maintains the electrical systems and/or components according to the required specifications, with a focus on safety, reliability, quality and sustainability. Do you want to work as an electrical engineer or do you want to hire an electrical engineer? Then click on one of the buttons above to see the open vacancies or the available candidates. Would you like to know more about what an electrical engineer does? Then read more about the salary, education level, general skills, main tasks and qualifications of electrical engineers below.

What is the salary of an electrical engineer?

A starting electrical engineer without experience earns around € 4500 gross per month. This salary can go up to € 8000 when the electrical engineer has a senior function.

What education must an electrical engineer have completed?

A completed HBO/WO education in Electrical Engineering is often requested. However, if the candidate already has several years of experience in a similar position or has completed similar training, this is just as valuable.

DCCF skills

The DCCF, or Data Center Competence Framework, is an international technical framework containing guidelines that data center employees must comply with. This ranges from skills and responsibilities to qualifications. In this way, no ambiguities can arise for both the employee and the employer.

Skills Electrical Engineer

  • Designs the power infrastructure (e.g., transformers, switchgear, grounding, circuit breakers, UPS, PDUs, etc.) on both the supply and distribution sides.
  • Develops detailed electrical distribution diagrams and specifications with power calculations and layouts to meet customer requirements (current and future) in accordance with local electrical code and industry requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise to train Customer Facility Engineer personnel on the safe and optimal electrical operation of the facility.
  • Supports, advises and substantiates the specialist content to contribute to the data center design (architect).


Main tasks

  • Drawing electrical diagrams (single lines, etc.).
  • Define and execute electrical design (specifications and calculations).
  • Comparing electrical data center networks with regulations and standards.
  • Choosing materials and equipment for the electrical infrastructure.
  • Supervising and preparing the roll-out of new electrical installations.
  • Advising and supporting electrical changes, adjustments and extensions.
  • Failure analysis and testing management.
  • Can use best practices and new technologies.



  • Power infrastructure design



  • Electrical distribution diagram
  • Electrical distribution specification and calculation



  • Project Management


Qualifications and Competencies

DC-competency (From DCCF©)

See the competence framework for clarification.

A.6. Architecture Design – Level 3

A.7. Sustainable Development – Level 3

B.2. Electrical Engineering – Level 3-4

B.8. Documentation Production – Level 2

KPI area – Efficiency and effectiveness of electrical design and engineering

EPI-DC Framework© Disciplines

  • Project Management
  • ICT Infrastructure
  • Physical Infrastructure
  • Monitoring/Reporting/Control

EPI courses required;

  • CDCP
  • CDCS

Added value;

  • CTDC
Senior datacenter engineer inhuren

'I like working in a
clean technical high
quality environment'

Bart CDCP works at DC People since 2017
as Senior Datacenter Engineer

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