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R&D Principal Engineer – Power Quality

Location: Vaesteras, Västmanlands län, Sweden
Job ID: R0019331
Date Posted: Dec 3, 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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Climate change, increase of renewable energy, and the challenges of creating a stable and reliable power system across the world are some of the drivers for the Grid and Power Quality Solution business at Hitachi Energy. In this role, you will make a difference by using your knowledge about power systems and energy storage as our aim is to improve power quality in the grids.

Your responsibilities 

  • Utilize your knowledge in Power Systems, Energy Storage and Power Electronics design to identify and implement innovative solutions and improvement in our shunt compensation solutions such as STATCOMs and enhanced STATCOMs.
  • Maintain recognized expertise in Power Systems with Energy Storage by continually reviewing developments in current technologies.
  • Proactively seek and implement initiatives to improve operations and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Identify and manage risks in research and development projects, and in the wider organization.
  • Possibly take the role as EPIC Owner or Product Owner in Agile Teams and coach colleagues in relevant technologies, processes and/or tools
  • Contribute to the development of strategic technology plans and roadmaps.
  • Act with integrity and transparency in a complex environment and seek collaborations within, and possibly outside, the company.
  • Live Hitachi Energy Core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background 

  • You hold a master’s degree in electrical engineering or similar, and you have worked several years with power systems or power electronics and thereby gained good understanding of power quality (FACTS) or energy storage systems
  • Very central is your experience from design and testing of energy storage systems and circuits as well related standards.
  • You have experience with the areas of converter control or hardware and system dimensioning.
  • You work well with tools like Matlab, Simulink and PSCAD.
  • Ability to approach work with a systematic way of thinking and propose solutions based on structured analysis.
  • Experience in project management or other leader roles to be able to take on coordinating larger efforts requiring technical leadership
  • You have good communication skills and fluency in English; both written and spoken

More about us 

If you recognize yourself in the description above, you are warmly welcome to join our great team in Grid and Power Quality Solutions! Don’t hesitate to apply by December 12th even if you feel that you don’t fulfill all requirements! Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position can be filled in a shorter timeline.

Recruiting Manager Richard Mannerbro, [email protected] will answer your questions about the position. Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer: Stefan Andersson, +46 107 38 08 21; Unionen: Karin Ulvemark, +46 107-38 51 42; Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, +46 107-38 29 12. All other questions can be directed to Talent Partner Renee Lundgren, [email protected]

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