Axpo as employer

Axpo is Switzerland’s largest producer of renewable energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power. 5,000 employees combine experience and expertise with a passion for innovation. Axpo develops innovative energy solutions for its customers based on state-of-the-art technologies in 40 countries in Europe, North America and Asia.

Our culture

We cultivate a culture that empowers our people to seek new solutions, implement projects and develop innovative products in a challenging and changing environment. We rely on the innovative power, leadership and entrepreneurial mindset of our teams.

We are reliable

You can rely on the quality of our work. Our results set us apart, and we’re committed to delivering the best service for our customers. Our entrepreneurial mindset takes us further and supports our success – and yours. Rooted in Switzerland but with a global presence, Axpo stands for security, quality and sustainability.

We act sustainably

Axpo is proud to be the largest Swiss producer of renewable energies. Our success shows that sustainability makes economic sense. Axpo considers it both a privilege and an obligation to respect people and nature in the pursuit of innovative energy solutions. 

We are innovative

Axpo is a technology pioneer. Our people and technology create the foundation for a highly reliable energy supply. With Hydro 4.0 and Grid 4.0 Axpo focuses on innovative energy solutions that leverage the opportunities of digitalisation in hydropower and distribution. With our analytical skills, resilience and ability to assess risks, we’re shaping the future of energy trading and distribution with new solutions for our customers. 

We celebrate learning

Continuous development and learning is a crucial factor in maintaining Axpo’s competitive advantage. We are proactive, committed to shaping change and pride ourselves on strong leadership. We respond quickly and decisively to new challenges and work efficiently towards our corporate goals. Building on the foundations we’ve already laid, we develop our knowledge and expertise continuously. 

We appreciate diversity

Axpo is an extremely diverse company. Our people come from around 60 different countries and are active in a wide range of professional fields. We seek to increase the proportion of female employees and managers. Our diversity of people and skills is the basis for our innovative power. By combining our efforts, we unlock new opportunities for our customers and the market. 

We are socially responsible

Respectful interactions create trust. We embrace responsibility and communicate openly, honestly and considerately with all our stakeholders. As a global company, Axpo recognises its duty to take purposeful action. We are aware of our different stakeholders and their expectations towards Axpo to make a wider, more purposeful contribution. We take a proactive approach to these needs where possible. 

Fields of activity

Axpo operates along the entire energy value chain, meaning that we offer exciting career opportunities in trading and sales, power production and distribution, as well as services. Discover more about everything we do below. 

Trading and sales

We specialise in trading and distribution of energy products and services, both in Switzerland and internationally. Activities range from marketing Axpo’s own electricity production to trading on international energy exchanges or providing tailored solutions for business customers like Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).

Our analysts work closely with traders to develop short, medium, and long-term trading strategies based on market news, data and models. Besides having exceptional analytical skills, successful analysts are knowledgable about quantitative methods and talented at identifying key trends at an early stage.

With enormous volumes of data to process every day, we depend on our extremely efficient IT system – and highly skilled IT professionals. We use the latest technologies and approaches such as cloud computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. 

As entrepreneurial thinkers, we understand the value of a modern and professionally implemented risk management system. Axpo has a large team of highly qualified risk specialists whose diverse backgrounds – including the financial sector – are put to good use in the energy business.

Axpo’s originators translate complex customer needs into concrete products and tailored solutions in the energy sector. This area attracts people with strong analytical skills, a persuasive personality and flair for customer contact.

Our traders operate in various European trading hubs with numerous trading products, including electricity, natural gas, oil, coal and biomass, as well as CO2 and green certificates for energy from renewable sources. With a good level of risk awareness, our traders are analytical thinkers, resilient and good at managing their time and tasks.

Power production and distribution

Axpo’s production and distribution teams ensure the safe and stable operation of our power plants and distribution grids. Shifting energy market demands and technical advances are also driving Axpo’s growth in the field of renewable energies. We empower and encourage our people to support this development through innovative, agile approaches and technical expertise.

Axpo is committed to operating our power plants safely, reliably and in an environmentally responsible manner. We operate in large-scale hydropower and pumped storage, nuclear power, gas, small hydropower, wind power, biomass and photovoltaics. Working with Axpo’s electrical and technical systems, our operations and maintenance teams actively contribute to the security of the energy supply. Engineers in the fields of new energies, hydropower or nuclear power are responsible for operating and maintaining our existing power plants and facilities, as well as for planning and implementing new projects. Our engineers are innovative and open to change, with strong technical skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Our network engineers are involved in the operation, maintenance and construction of networks for Axpo or third-party companies. These tasks demand know-how in electrical engineering, a methodical approach, an awareness for customer needs and a focus on results.

Our data scientists drive the digital transformation of our production facilities and networks. Our people rely on large volumes of plant data ever day. For example, we open up new business areas or optimise existing ones through data analytics and predictive maintenance. This is an important foundation for efficient energy production and supply today. Axpo’s data scientists are highly analytical, lateral thinkers who embrace an innovative or agile mindset.

Services

Within services, Axpo’s people mainly work in corporate functions as well as finance or management. They support their operational colleagues in the areas of corporate strategy, innovation management, and digitalisation. Specialist knowhow and diplomacy are key in the corporate functions where our people respond to the needs of internal business partners and accompany them through change processes.

Our finance team takes care of all financial matters. Specialists work in areas such as accounting, treasury, risk management, tax, procurement, insurance, project management and corporate information management with a focus on optimising, automating and digitalising processes.

In the area of management, our people assume a support or advisory function across areas such as strategy and transformation, human resources, legal, communications and public affairs. Management teams provide services to both internal and external stakeholders. An entrepreneurial mindset and good communication skills are a must.

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