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Control Engineer - Power Converters 80-100% (f/m/d)

Location: Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
Job ID: R0031906
Date Posted: Oct 19, 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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About Us:

At our Competence Centre 'Power Converter Solutions,' we hold a leading position in developing, manufacturing, installing, and commissioning high-power electronic converters, focusing on STATCOMs, Rail Power Supply Converters, and static frequency converters for industrial applications. Our expertise also extends to providing power converters for hydro pump storage stations. Our highly efficient converters contribute to the integration of renewable energies into tomorrow's electrical grid while enhancing overall system efficiency.

To reinforce our Control Engineering team, we're seeking a motivated Engineer with a keen interest in power electronics and control technology. If you possess quick perception, independence, a structured approach, and proactive work style, this challenge is tailor-made for you - join us.

Our adaptable work practices ensure optimal personal and business performance, fostering an environment where all employees can develop skills and thrive.


  • Plan control and protection systems for power electronic converter projects, including aiding the sales department in the concept and tender phase.

  • Create specifications for control software programming and documentation, along with fabrication and test documentation for hardware.

  • Select auxiliary components, define technical requirements, and establish interfaces with sub-suppliers.

  • Design software using Matlab/Simulink, with possible support in 800xA Compact Control Builder and/or Codesys for sequence control.

  • Verify software on real-time simulators and during on-site installations.

  • Initiate software deployment and operate as a support specialist for the service group and customers.

  • Conduct on-site commissioning and customer training.

  • Collaborate across projects and teams.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering (University/Technical College, Bachelor's or Master's) with substantial experience in process control and software design using Matlab/Simulink (additional knowledge of 800xA Control Builder or another structured text language is advantageous).

  • In-depth knowledge in power electronics and control (Static Frequency Converters).

  • Fluent in English; strong German language skills are a plus.

  • Enthusiasm for global travel and willingness to commit 15% of working time to commissioning.

  • Responsible team player with exceptional communication abilities.

  • Quick learner for new applications and procedures.

  • Experience in a multicultural/international environment.

Join our dynamic Control Engineering team at 'Power Converter Solutions' and play a pivotal role in advancing our cutting-edge technologies. If you're ready to take on exciting challenges while contributing to sustainable energy solutions, apply now and be part of our journey towards a greener future.

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