Principal Consultant - ABB Power Grids

Seize this opportunity to take on a highly visible position in a global organization. The Principal Consultant acts as a lead for consulting assignments of high complexity within the Power Consulting unit. In this role, you’ll be part of a renowned global team of power system and energy consultants, in which you will get opportunities to contribute to the development of new consultancy products and services and also participate in the creation of consulting business strategy.

The Power Grids division, which is the world's leading supplier of power and automation products, systems and service solutions for the entire value chain from power generation to the transmission and distribution of electricity. Our offer spans transformers, HV products, systems for power transmission and solutions and automation for integration and interconnecting power grids – to enable a stronger, smarter and greener grid.

You will be a part of the ABB Power Consulting Sweden, which is an independent and technology agnostic business unit organized under Power Grids. ABB Power Consulting is a world leading consultancy company and one of the few of this size that is solely focused on power system and energy industry. Today, ABB Power Consulting has leading centers in USA, Brazil, EU, India and China and both competence and projects are shared world-wide. Besides working with customer defined projects, ABB Power Consulting has own R&D of new generation of consultancy services for power and energy industry that is financed internally.


As a principal consultant at ABB Power Consulting you will be a part of our drive to support our customers to deal with their Energy Trilemma. Addressing the energy trilemma for clean, secure and affordable energy impacts all the agents of the energy sector (generators, final consumers, distribution and transmission companies, regulators, government, etc.) and in particular is and will continue to drive changes in our electricity energy systems globally for many decades to come. 

You will be responsible for driving key business outcomes for the company in relation to renewable energy projects and opportunities. This will include;

  • Develop key client relationships within the energy and renewables sector;
  • Proposal planning and preparation and assisting with scope of work plans;
  • Providing a consultative approach in converting proposals into projects;
  • Be the subject matter expert in one or several areas, depending in previous experience

In this exciting new consultant role, you will get the opportunity to lead the alignment and development of consultancy products and services to meet customers’ needs. You will oversee and deliver major, often challenging assignments and be able to establish contacts at senior levels (e.g. with the Technical Director). In addition, you will work with customers at a strategic level and coach them, consult the business on, and propose, consulting solutions to meet and exceed your customers’ expectations.

As the Principal Consultant, you support business development in sales activities by negotiating contracts and leading sales activities with multiple local units, in order to win major consulting assignments. The job includes creating work plans and cost estimates, establishing a risk management strategy for consulting assignments, and ensuring, besides providing technical expertise, also that the right actions are taken to mitigate and control risks. You will form and lead teams to deliver assignments with a focus on operational execution.


The successful candidate has a PhD or Master’s degree in electrical engineering, electrical power systems or similar. We see that you have a minimum of ten years’ experience in the design, understanding and performance of power systems but also:

  • Significant experience in managing and delivering renewable energy projects;
  • The ability and experience in providing a consultative solution to key customers;
  • A strong commercial acumen with the ability to drive key business outcomes in relation to tendering, project development and execution.

As a person, you have an analytical mindset and you are independent, self-going, and take your own initiatives to solve problems. You have a proven experience in creating opportunities in the markets (orders capture). You have excellent influencing, collaborating and communication skills. It is necessary to be fluent in both Swedish and English, both written and spoken alike. 

Additional Information

At ABB, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow through our various business units, in a multi-national, multi-cultural organization, which prides itself in its commitment to safety, to its people, and to be on the leading edge of technologies that power the world sustainably – now and in the future. ABB offers its employees a variety of development opportunities, both on-the-job and through in-house training programs.

This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to help shape ABB’s technical consulting business for the future. Are you ready for a new exciting challenge? Does the above description sound like you? Welcome to apply today at and search for job ID SE655 21 742

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. For questions, please contact Recruiting Manager, Amer Omanovic, +46 722 50 66 78Union representatives – Sveriges Ingenjörer: Mikael Hjort +46 240-78 29 86, Unionen: Göran Börjesson, +46 240-78 32 89, Ledarna: John X. Eriksson +46 240-78 27 20. All other questions can be directed to Recruitment Consultant, Märta Grimaldi +4673-684 41 15.



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