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Manager - HVDC Control & Protection

Location: Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0030327
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Do you want to enable green energy transition and together with colleagues build customized HVDC control systems to meet our customers' and the world's needs for sustainable, flexible, and secure energy?

We are convinced that HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology, solutions for energy transfer with direct current at high voltages, is a long-term sustainable solution. The technology is used for energy transmission over long distances and to connect electricity networks with minimal losses. In addition to energy transfer, HVDC technology also alleviates electricity quality problems and can contribute to the stabilization of connected power grids. For offshore wind power or long-distance underwater transmissions, direct current is the only realistic energy transmission alternative.

Our success is made possible by the dedication and competence of our people. Knowing this means we need leaders with a focus on developing and empowering their team and a dedication to the Hitachi Energy company values.

We are looking for an engaging and driven person to lead the HVDC control and protection team based in the United Kingdom. You will be part of HVDC team and report to the Head of Engineering.

Are you ready to contribute to an ultra-relevant industry to save the planet? Do not hesitate to send your application. We appreciate potential and personal commitment equal to experience. We offer you an exciting and stimulating work environment, where you become an important team player collaborating to deliver our world-class technology and developing the best HVDC control for our customers.

This role is based in Glasgow / Birmingham in the United Kingdom.


  • Lead a team of engineers with the responsibility to develop the HVDC control and protection system. 
  • Provide direction to the teams with technology, focus on safety, on-time delivery, quality, and margin improvement.
  • Support the project deliverables ensuring the KPI
  • Collaborate with the local and global management to align on the strategic and operational plans.
  • Responsible for process adherence and quality assurance.
  • Be a positive role model for your team by living our vision, delivering promises, and develop people.
  • Adapt and implement strategic initiatives to fit your team to achieve business alignment.
  • Plan team composition, individual development and competences needed to meet business needs, in alignment with internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Ensure quality output and take ownership of team’s delivery and monitor process adherence as well as leading continuous improvement efforts within your team.

Qualifications / Background

  • You hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree within the relevant technical area.
  • You have previous experience working with HVDC Control System.
  • You are open, communicative, responsive, adaptive, and able to lead through change in a rapidly changing business environment.
  • Strong interest and preferably documented experience in management techniques, developing teams and individuals to unlock their potential.
  • Comfortable in making decisions and able to take ownership.
  • More than one year of experience as a Line Manager/Team Leader
  • Proficiency and fluency in English is required.
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