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R&D Intern in Power Electronics Design 100% (f/m/d)

Location: Baden-Daettwil, Aargau, Switzerland
Job ID: R0031611
Date Posted: Sep 18, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Administration & Facilities
Job Type (Experience Level): Internship
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General information:

Hitachi Energy is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation Hitachi Energy Research, in close collaboration with business areas, is developing foundations for the next generation of Power Grids products. Located in the proximity of Zurich, the research centre employs approximately 60 scientists from all over the world with cross-disciplinary expertise. In the Electromechanics Integration Group we perform cutting-edge research, and look at various aspects of making the power system stronger, smarter and greener. We focus on the challenges and opportunities in enhancing grid flexibility and facilitating renewable energy proliferation. In this context, we offer an internship position which provides the opportunity of working on real-world projects in an international team of research scientists.


  • Extension of a MATLAB-based tool for systematic and comprehensive design and optimization of power electronic converters

  • Refinement of physical models and submodels, based both on public literature and own data

  • Implementation, thorough testing, and documentation of the models

  • Adaption of the architecture of the code as necessary to maintain clarity and facilitate easy maintenance

  • Optional further optimization of modulation strategies for isolated DC/DC converters

  • Optional further optimization of the tool, e.g., regarding computational speed

  • Optional improvement of a functionality to graphically render the designed components

  • Collaboration with an international team in research on power electronics

Your background:

  • Degree program (official enrollment is essential) in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer sciences, or a or similar discipline (completion of at least six semesters)

  • Good MATLAB programming skills

  • Knowledge and experience in power electronic converter operation and modelling

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated mindset and ability to work independently

  • Highly conscientious individual with keen sense of responsibility

  • Fluent command of English, written and spoken

  • Duration: 6 months with possibility to extend, starting date: upon agreement

  • Due to Swiss law, for foreign non-EU students, the internship must be a mandatory part of the study program

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