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High Voltage Circuit Breakers - R&D Engineer 80 - 100% (f/m/d)

Location: Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Job ID: R0033824
Date Posted: Oct 26, 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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Hitachi Energy, High Voltage Products is renowned worldwide as a specialist in components for power transmission and power distribution. Within the area of High Voltage Products, the Technology Center Switzerland is responsible – as part of a global development organization – for the development and optimization of products like Gas Insulated Switchgear, Generator Circuit Breakers, Surge Arresters, High Voltage Interrupter Chambers, Insulation Components as well  as Control and Monitoring solutions.

For our Business Unit High Voltage Products in Zurich-Oerlikon, we are looking for an R&D Engineer to strengthen our R&D Team for High Voltage Circuit Breakers development.

In this role, you will be contributing to design and product development related activities in ongoing R&D projects from concept to series implementation. Within this setting you will need to find innovative solutions that satisfy a complex combination of diverse requirements, originating from technology, marketing and production, by aligning the perspectives of the contributing experts and working together with engineers and internal stakeholders across the global organization.

Are you looking for technical challenges in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a fast understanding of technical topics and like to navigate through diverse opinions to find a commonly agreed solution? Are you keen on solving highly complex multi-physical problems, together with the world’s leading experts to develop the best-in-class High Voltage Circuit Breakers? We then have the right job opportunity for you! Join our team and be part of an innovative working culture within an international working environment in Zurich.

Please submit your complete application, including CV and motivation letter.

Your responsibilities

  • Contribute to new product and core component development of High Voltage Circuit Breakers in close cooperation with engineers and technical experts

  • Be part of the global R&D team to share and further knowledge in targeted areas of expertise in High Voltage Circuit Breakers

  • Carry out and lead engineering simulations with commercial and in-house tools

  • Be part of the experimental campaigns of High Voltage Circuit Breakers and analyze test results in close collaboration with the technical expert teams, testing laboratories and research center

Your background

  • Master’s degree in mechanical, high voltage engineering, or a closely related subject from a Polytechnical/Technical University with strong experience in physical modelling and numerical simulations

  • Practical experience with numerical FEA simulation tools such as Abaqus or Ansys

  • Practical oriented way of working

  • Self-oriented, committed, willing to learn

  • Excellent communication skills and proactive mentality

  • Genuine enthusiasm for research and development in an interdisciplinary, application-oriented field

  • Flexibility, capability of working in a multicultural environment

  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken, and willing to learn German

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