Software Internship

  • Stage
  • Zwolle

Website VONK

VONK is a leading player in providing electrical & instrumentation (E&I) and control & automation (C&A) solutions in the oil & gas and energy markets.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a software student which can standardise our Power Management System (PMS) which has been used in several of our projects.

We are looking for a talented trainee at HBO level for four to five days a week. Someone who thinks along with us in our plans, and who works hard to implement them. Affinity with a technical work environment, being able to think from the customer’s perspective. The internship will be from January 2021 until June 2021 at our office in Zwolle.


The Power Management System controls the stability of an electrical complete power plant or electrical distribution network. It manages the optimum running condition of the generated electrical power versus the distributed (consumers) on the plant. The PMS will achieve this by managing all incoming and outgoing feeders of the switchboard(s). This control is done by the PMS PLC’s via serial or hardware I/O connected to the High voltage and/or Low Voltage switchgear.

The PMS can be split up in the following main functions:

  • Load sharing:

o   Active power load sharing

o   Voltage management

o   Reactive load sharing

o   Frequency management

o   Spinning reserve

o   Fixed de-rated load generation

  • Load shedding based on:

o   Loss of generated power

o   Overloaded generated power

o   Rate of change of frequency

  • Close inhibits of large consumers
  • Start / stop generator sets
  • Sequential starting of generated power
  • Peak shaving
  • Event & alarm logging
  • Human Machine Interface

We would like to have the following output:

  • Functional description of the PMS
  • Detailed description from which we can develop the software
  • System overview block diagram
  • Sales leaflet
  • Pricing sheet

What do we offer?

We offer a fun and challenging internship. We give you space to learn and to work independently. VONK has an interesting, informal work environment with its own workplace and inspiring colleagues.

We expect quite a bit from you, which is why we offer something: an internship compensation of € 450 gross per month and hopefully, the satisfaction of being successful.

Are you interested?

Are you enthusiastic to learn and to get your internship started? Apply at and make our growing organization even better!

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