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Senior Project Engineer - Design Lead Auxiliary Power systems and equipment (f/m/d)

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job ID: DE55036466
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2024
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.

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 conversational 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


  • You will do interesting and enriching work, as part of a dynamic, passionate, and collaborative team which is committed to innovation and continuous improvement
  • You will be stretched, encouraged, and supported to grow – we pride ourselves on providing strong learning and development opportunities
  • We offer an environment that fosters collaboration, connection, and diversity of thought
  • Our culture is one of a kind: come as you are and bring your unique attributes, passion and drive at Hitachi Energy, contributing to making us ‘the place to be’ and to our purpose of advancing a sustainable energy future for all
  • Flexible working, including hybrid/remote working opportunities
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package
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