Thyssengas Energiewende

Help us to shape the energy revolution successfully.

Our gas infrastructure and knowledge will smooth the way towards the climate-friendly energy sector of the future.

If we want to achieve the climate targets we have set, we need a new energy sector.

Solar and wind power plants already make a large contribution – 40 per cent – to electricity generation and are growing at an increasing speed.
But renewable electricity can only yield its advantages when it is available whatever the weather.

For supply to match demand, an extremely powerful storage and control system is essential.

In addition, electricity only covers one portion of our energy requirements. Gas provides a considerably larger part. With innovative power-to-gas technology, we can achieve the carbon-neutral conversion of renewable electricity into the universal energy source, hydrogen. In addition, as necessary, methanisation can take place, converting this hydrogen (H2) together with carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthetic methane (SNG). We support the energy revolution because in this way we can transport both hydrogen and SNG through our gas infrastructure and make them available as green gas over a wide area.

In all these innovations, our gas infrastructure plays the central role.

It consists of pipelines with a length of around 4,200 kilometres and very powerful compressor stations. For decades, it has transported gas energy to customers and users in our region, with outstanding reliability. A collaborative effort that we work on from our locations in Dortmund, Duisburg, Bergheim, Elten, Hünxe and Ochtrup.

We can only achieve the goal of climate-friendly energy, however, if we can attract people who want to work on this future with us. The task is demanding, important and offers you exciting perspectives into all fields. This is as much the case for apprentices, young professionals and experienced workers – for technicians, engineers and business people. We have places on our team for top workers and talents who want to take part in working on the new energy sector with full commitment.

Dr. Thomas Gößmann, chair of the board of managers and Jörg Kamphaus, commercial manager

The satisfaction that comes with working on something big is not all.

We also offer you security, development opportunities, support in balancing family life and work, attractive remuneration and much more. Our transparent company structure, with around 330 employees at present, and growing – gives us the opportunity to support every individual in a targeted way.

We look forward to a future with you.

New for almost 100 years.

We monitor our lines from the air with regular helicopter flights. Currently, we are testing drones that ought in part to take over this task in the future.

Thyssengas built the first ever gas pipeline in Germany, supporting the industrial development of our region in the process.

We have held onto this pioneering spirit.

Today, we manage gas pipelines with a length of around 4,200 kilometres. In addition, there are our large technical installations, such as our compressor station in Ochtrup. The gas infrastructure thus created runs from the coast to the Siegerland. Millions of people, and the largest industrial area in Germany, trust us to provide a reliable source of energy, ensure access to the most economical suppliers and in this way support competition. Up to 2018, we invested over 100 million euro in the compressor station at Ochtrup, in two stages. This allowed it to become a powerful hub for the natural gas trade in Germany.

We intend to make other innovative contributions to a successful energy revolution in the future. This all only happens because of our competent, highly professional employees. That is why we are looking for people who would like to work in the top league.

Where your work leaves good marks.

What other transport system can claim to work in such an environmentally friendly way as ours?

Almost invisible, nearly emissions-free, it transports huge quantities of energy across country.

In doing so, it neither burdens the roads or the rivers. However, to extend our system we do sometimes have to disturb the natural world. When we do this, we always strive to leave the landscape in a better state than before our construction measures. Biologists and landscape planners support us in this – and you can find detailed information on our rewilding measures here.

This is something we do even if it takes great technical effort and investment.

For example, we built a new pipeline through a bird sanctuary of several square kilometres in Rysum on the North Sea, without any traces of our work being seen or heard. The birds and their chicks were completely undisturbed. This was only possible using technically and financially costly horizontal drilling, crossing the protected area underground.

When we enter into places where people live, we do it in close consultation with local farmers, inhabitants and authorities. Transparency and considerateness are our watchwords.

Our economic strength is your solid foundation.

Our business model offers you particular security for the future.

The foundation of our strength is a prudent policy of investment, one which, because of strict regulatory requirements, we closely cooperate on with the Federal Network Agency. As soon as these investment plans are approved as sensible and important for German energy supplies, the long-term return on our investment is guaranteed. In this way, we achieve stable results, year on year. Thus, the path to a future of continued growth is automatically laid: in the coming years, we will invest more than 500 million euro in the extension of our network. This also provides a calm outlook for you personally.

It is this sector-specific situation, within the free market, that allows us – and you, as an employee – a particularly high level of planning security.

With a secure position at Thyssengas, you will find starting a family, buying a home and achieving other life goals much easier.


Taking on responsibility – within and without

We have our roots in our region and thus feel a sense of responsibility that goes beyond matters of energy supply.

We support the Berufsbildungswerk Volmarstein (vocational training centre) in achieving professional inclusion for young people by offering internship placements. Within our support programme for the “football kids” of the Anne-Frank-Schule, we offer them the chance to train with a Borussia Dortmund coach, to celebrate success as a team and at the same time improve their school results.

Simply being an employer is not enough for us.

You don’t live to work. You want to live and work. If you join our team, we feel responsible for you. That is why we offer you a whole package of measures to help you keep your life in balance.

Starting work comes easy.

When you arrive here, we will immediately welcome you openly and integrate you in the team. You will be supported by individual induction plans and our onboarding days for new colleagues. Your ideas can run free; the paths to good decisions are short.

Moving up is also simple.

Because many colleagues are approaching retirement age, we have an urgent need for professionals, whom we prefer to train up in-house. That means: whether you are fresh from school, university or another employer, you will be supported in a targeted way. And we prefer to create competence within the firm and keep it there, rather than outsourcing tasks. This gives you a stable work environment and good development opportunities.

Our workforce is a valuable resource that we like to protect.

Your health and safety in the workplace are right at the top of our list. Thanks to occupational check-ups, flu jabs and preventive treatment grants, you can stay as healthy as you, and we, would like.