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Primary Design Engineer

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job ID: R0022701
Date Posted: Sep 29, 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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General information:

The Hitachi Energy Indian Operations Center (INOPC) is a competence center with around 1500 skilled engineers who focus on tendering, engineering, planning, procurement, functional system testing, installation supervision and commissioning. However, over the last decade, it has evolved to become the largest engineering hub. The India Operations Centre is a key aspect of the Power Grids business Power Up transformation program. The INOPC team at Chennai supports Hitachi Energy's units in more than 40 countries across a wide portfolio of all the four business units in Power Grid business. To date, the team has executed engineering and commissioning for projects in more than 80 countries.


  • Plant design authority for all electrical and mechanical engineering activities in assigned projects i.e. both Base Solution Engineering and Commercial Project Opportunities. Lead, supervise and coordinate engineering project teams and towards other departments related to scope, schedule & progress, approvals, budget, targets, resource load & cost-to-complete.
  • Ensure Engineering processes and base solutions are applied. Conduct engineering project reviews and report progress and cost-to-complete engineering- and project manager Establishes contacts with suppliers for technical support, to improve material quality and/or to decrease costs.
  • Having primary / secondary substation/plant design expertise and contribute to delivery of transmission, distribution and/or power quality projects Prepare standards and focus on continuous improvements both technically and functionally Track and handle technical issues and follow up.
  • Handle clarification where more than one domain/function/party is concerned plus those topics that cannot be allocated to an engineering domain. Initiate mitigation of possible responsibility gaps in the project team.
  • Collect and consolidate project risks and opportunities from engineering team, technical, but as well related to engineering work, information/data availability and assumptions taken. Define, coordinate & take proactive actions to mitigate risks.

Your background:

  • Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering Minimum 5-7 years of work experience
  • Preferred experience of engineering work related to large rotating machines. Proficient knowledge of T&D equipment, such as switchgear circuit breakers, disconnectors, earthing switches, instrument transformers, power transformers, cables.
  • Knowledge of HV grid power systems and ideally large rotating machines. Grounding and lightning system design, drawings and Bill of Materials.
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