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(Senior) R&D Control Engineer - Power Conversion (f/m/d) - 80-100%

Location: Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
Job ID: R0035010
Date Posted: Nov 1, 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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In our R&D department in Turgi, we are currently looking for a skilled and motivated engineer to join our team of R&D specialists. Are you interested in developing control software for medium voltage high-power grid-connected converter applications, such as Static Synchronous Compensators (STATCOMs), railway and grid interties as well as variable-speed pumped energy storage plants? Are you passionate about working in close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and the company’s global R&D team drawing on your demonstrable communication skills? Then this job is for you!

Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow.

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to R&D projects from the initial concept stage to final product rollout

  • Analyze power converter systems and develop system simulations to and assess control and protection concepts

  • Develop real-time control software architecture concepts and tools, with focus on slow (open-loop) control and customer station layer connectivity

  • Specify, program and test real-time control and protection software on real-time simulators

  • Support customer project tendering and execution activities

  • Support lab testing as well as on-site installations at a domestic and international level

Your background

  • Diploma/Master/PhD in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Power Electronics and Control

  • Industrial experience with Power Converters and their Control Software is an advantage

  • Experience in communication protocols, such as IEC61850, OPC-UA, IEC60870-5-104 and DNP3, as well as Micro Scada environment

  • Experience with Hitachi Energy’s MACH control platform and HiDraw programming environment would be an advantage

  • Experience with test automation and python programming would be an advantage

  • Proficiency in the use of simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink

  • Team spirit with the capacity to work independently, complemented by a quick intellect and well-developed analytical skills

  • Fluent command of English, both written and spoken, preferably supplemented by German language skills

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