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Power Systems Protection Scientist

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0020129
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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Innovation is at the heart of Hitachi Energy. Join us at Hitachi Energy Research if you have outstanding scientific or technical expertise as well as drive and passion. Through your research projects you will become part of company-wide community that will shape and help you to develop your career into a technical or managerial leader.

For our research centers in Raleigh, NC and Montreal, QC, we are looking for a Researcher with expertise in the area of Power Systems Protection. You will join a dynamic, motivated and creative team with a broad range of experience and competences. As part of our team you will combine theory with practice, creating, testing and validating new technologies to enable the energy transition.

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and lead research projects in power systems control, substation automation, protection, and related fields.  
  • Identify technology gaps that address present and future business needs.
  • Formulate research hypothesis to address technology gaps, and prove/disprove them through simulation, controller-hardware-in-loop (CHIL), power-hardware-in-loop (PHIL), etc. as required.
  • Network in the company and actively distribute your knowledge and expertise
  • Collaborate with external partners including universities, startups and vendors
  • Disseminate your results in scientific publications, patent applications, and technical reports

Your Background

  • PhD degree in the area of Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power Systems, or in a related field.
  • Extensive experience in power systems simulation and control is required.
  • Proficient in one or more of commonly used power systems simulation platforms like PSCAD, Matlab, PSS/E, etc.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards and protocols such as IEC 61850 (GOOSE and SV), DNP3, PMU protocols, etc. is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), remote terminal units (RTUs), SCADA / EMS, etc. is highly desired. 
  • Hands-on experience with controller-hardware-in-loop (CHIL) and/or power-hardware-in-loop (PHIL) systems such as RTDS, OPAL-RT is beneficial.
  • Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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