Working as an engineer in Bayreuth
The business landscape of the Wagner city of Bayreuth is diverse in every respect. The spectrum ranges from small and medium-sized companies to large corporations and global players and covers almost every industry. However, many of the local companies have one thing in common: they are always on the lookout for skilled workers from the engineering sector. They can expect not only a wide range of exciting projects and career opportunities, but also a great deal of quality of life that the region has to offer.
“The Bayreuth area in particular is home to a wide variety of companies that offer interesting entry-level opportunities for engineers. At the same time, you can live very well here with us at a relatively low cost of living – thanks to the direct proximity to the holiday regions of the Fichtelgebirge and Franconian Switzerland as well as the great range of leisure and cultural activities on offer.” Nadine Walter, Managing Director of ATLAS TITAN Süd GmbH, which supports Bayreuth companies as a partner in technical project management.
- Environmental Engineer
- Planning Engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Power Plant Engineer
- Energy Engineer
- Gas / Water Engineer
- Infrastructure Engineer
“Our partner projects cover exciting topics in a future-oriented industry that are often new technical/planning territory. This means that engineers here have the opportunity to work on projects that have an important meaning for society as a whole.”
A strong focus on energy topics – especially for engineers – in Bayreuth is undoubtedly thanks to TenneT, Germany’s largest transmission system operator, which has its headquarters here.
“We are actively shaping the energy transition and give our engineers, most of whom work in the field of electrical engineering, the chance to make things happen,” explains Andrea Behrens, Lead Talent Acquisition at TenneT.
“Our teams have their finger on the pulse of the future of energy supply, also thanks to the intensive cooperation with local research institutes and especially the University of Bayreuth.” A partnership that will be intensified in the future to research and develop new energy technologies. Among other things, the Bavarian Centre for Battery Technology (BayBatt) at the University of Bayreuth will advise TenneT on the integration of large-scale battery storage in the grid – so-called grid boosters – in 2022.
- Electrical Engineer
- Civil engineer
- Engineer for electrical power engineering
- Renewable energy engineer
Exceptional and exciting tasks for which TenneT is constantly looking for committed and competent engineers include various grid expansion projects such as SuedLink and SuedOstLink, programmes for integrating renewable energies and innovative concepts such as vehicle-to-grid or blockchain technologies.
“The exciting thing about our work is definitely the international demand and the very specific focus on identity management. For example, we are looking for engineers in the field of software for the implementation of middleware and application components, as well as field application engineers who support our sales department worldwide in the creation of individual hardware and software concepts for our customers,” explains DESKO Managing Director Alexander Zahn.
A very special B2B niche awaits engineers at the internationally positioned DESKO GmbH, which has been developing solutions for reading and checking identity documents for 30 years. Whether at border controls, at the airport, in the bank or public authority, at the hotel check-in or at the car rental: the areas of application range from the reading of data to their optical capture to a complete authentication. More than 250,000 DESKO ID scanners are in use worldwide every day.
- Software Ingenieur
- Ingenieur Infrastruktur
Tracking identity with AI
“What makes working for us so exciting for engineers is not only the diverse technical fields of application and use, but also the exclusive insights into other tech companies for which we develop individual solutions,” emphasises Florian Schwarz, CTO at HERMOS AG.
For example, the Upper Franconian team of the internationally active group of companies is currently working on one of the largest projects in the company’s history – the FAIR particle accelerator facility in Darmstadt, one of the largest construction projects worldwide for top international research.
In order to be optimally prepared for such professional challenges, HERMOS has specifically developed and established a career model that offers young talents and experienced professionals attractive development opportunities – both in management and expert careers – including corresponding further training opportunities.
- Energy Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Engineering Informatics
As part of the globally active STRABAG SE and number one in German structural and civil engineering, ZÜBLIN AG, which has also chosen the Bayreuth region for one of its Bavarian locations, also sets standards.
“Anyone who joins us as a site manager, for example, can advance in two career steps first to project manager and finally to senior site manager for national and international projects.” – Florian Schraudner, Commercial Group Manager at Züblin AG, Bayreuth area
- Structural engineer
- Engineer Site Manager Turnkey Construction
- Civil Engineering
“We are looking for forward-thinking problem solvers with strong technical and interpersonal skills.”
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