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Design Lead Auxiliary Power systems and equipment (f/m/d)

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job ID: DE55036466
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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The HVDC - High Voltage Direct Current technology has been on the market for the past 60 years and is used, among other things, to transmit power over long distances & integrate renewables into the grid with minimal losses, using overhead lines, underground and submarine cable systems. Please find out more about our world leading technology at   


The department HVDC Engineering Plant Electrical Design manages the delivery of auxiliary power system for the HVDC stations. Design of this system is complex and depending on information from both internal and external stakeholders. System design, selectivity studies, equipment specification, cable and cable transit systems are part of the scope. The system we manage includes equipment such as: Auxiliary Transformers, Medium & Low voltage switchgear, Diesel Generator Systems, Batteries, UPS and cables. To be able to deliver the system in a safe and reliable way we are now searching for you as Senior Project Engineer - Design Lead Auxiliary Power systems and equipment.

At Hitachi Energy you will have a large global network and you will be part of a stimulating work environment that offers many opportunities to professional growth. 

We offer you a role where you can grow in various ways; in terms of visibility, in your leadership and in the mindset. Don’t hesitate to apply even if you feel that you don’t fulfill all requirements!

Your responsibilities

  • You will have the overall responsibility for the department’s scope of delivery regarding auxiliary power equipment for an HVDC station and will ensure that our deliveries are time and cost efficient with expected quality
  • You will coordinate the team in different kind of projects
  • You will coordinate the team’s work tasks, manage contacts with other departments and external suppliers
  • You will be accountable for Auxiliary Power SLD, List of Load and load calculations, dimensioning of equipment, requirement specification for auxiliary power equipment, review supplier drawings, FAT, cable way and cable design, installation supervision, and commissioning

Your background

  • You have at least 6 years of technical competence and leadership experience, including planning, delegation, guidance and follow-up
  • Experience, especially within auxiliary power or selectivity studies or leading installation/commissioning of low voltage equipment
  • Fluent in spoken and written English as well as basic German language skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • You should be used to managing several tasks simultaneously, without losing the overall perspective
  • The positions may require some travelling for customer and supplier meetings as well as site supervision
  • You should be a person who brings a lot of energy into the group and has a natural ability to make crucial decisions
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