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Technical manager of an energy facility

A technical manager of an energy facility performs the following work and tasks: managing the operations and maintenance of the energy facility and concern for the organisation of work in organisations where the basic activity is the production, transfer and distribution of electrical or thermal energy or gas.

The worker can perform tasks if they have an appropriate education, work experience and professional qualification.


  • The work and tasks of a technical manager of an energy plant may be carried out by:

    •  workers with university or higher professional education (level 7) in electrotechnology or mechanical engineering with at least three years' work experience in organisations whose basic activity is electricity or thermal energy or gas generation, transmission or distribution;
    • or workers with higher professional education (level 6) in mechanical engineering or electrotechnology with at least five years' work experience in organisations whose basic activity is electricity or thermal energy or gas generation, transmission or distribution.


    Copy of diploma and certificate of suitable work experience from the employer

    Legal basis

  • Applicants must undergo a professional training programme and take a test of knowledge.

    A professional training programme comprises general and special parts. Applicants' professional competence is verified with a test of knowledge.

    The final success of the test is established by the examination board with “pass” or “fail”.

    Applicants may retake the test twice. If an applicant fails the test in one or two subjects, only the test in that subject is repeated. If an applicant fails the test for the third time, they must undergo professional training again.

    The price of professional training and tests of knowledge is calculated in accordance with the price list.

    Applicants who pass the test are issued a certificate of professional competence.

    The certificate is valid for five years. After the certificate expires, applicants must occasionally take a written test. When taking the occasional test, applicants receive a test paper with questions from the general and special parts of the programme. The test paper includes three questions from each subject with one correct and two incorrect answers. The test in each part is passed, if the answers to at least two questions are correct.


    Certificate of professional competence

    Legal basis

Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad

There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU:

Cross-border provisions of profession

Performance of the profession in Slovenia is possible on cross-border/temporary basis. Prior to commencing the service, you must submit a written application to the competent authority.