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Senior Mechanical Engineer HVDC

Location: Krakow, MA, Poland
Job ID: R0036427
Date Posted: Jan 4, 2024
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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Our engineers develop the next-generation technologies in HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) that enable to transmit electricity over long distances and via submarine cables which provides access to electricity for billions of people around the globe. You will work in our global R&D organization on a specific development project critical to Hitachi Energy needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve.

The current technology has enabled the connection of renewable energy such as large offshore wind and remote solar generators to the grid and brings clean energy to large cities. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas to make the power grid greener and smarter as we continue to push the technology forward.

Our team is a part of Hitachi Energy Technology and Solutions Development in Krakow, Poland, and is responsible for the development of semiconductor based HVDC and SVC converter valves. At our site in Krakow, we employ more than 100 people working on converter development, electronics and control.

In this role, you get a broad network of contacts within Hitachi Energy's global organization and a good insight into how we work in different functions at Hitachi Energy. You will work in an inclusive environment with a team of competent, professional and friendly colleagues who will help you grow with the tasks. Please find out more about our world leading technology at

Reporting to Jakub Lis, Team Lead/Scrum Master. and supported by Agnieszka Wojtysiak Technology Manager, you will cooperate and will be supported by our global R&D teams and experts. A creative environment allows you to utilize your knowledge and skills in technology and product development to identify and implement innovative solutions for a new Product Platform.

Your responsibilities:

  • Be part of the design process for our future HVDC converter cells and other power electronic sub-systems of our converter stations and take a leading role to take new ideas from idea generation through concept design, prototyping all the way to verification.
  • Work in new product development projects focusing on valve mechanical design tasks involving multi-disciplinary areas – for example heat transfer, electrical insulation, strength of materials and manufacturing technologies.
  • Perform mechanical design for converter valve components including design calculations, preparation of design specifications and technical documents.
  • Preparation of 3D CAD Models, drawings and BOM.
  • Participate in various product verification tests from early prototype testing to final verification of converter valve design.
  • Contribute to solving technical challenges related with EMC/EMI, thermal management & safety.
  • This role requires a product lifecycle perspective in the design work by considering various aspects like reliability, safety, maintainability, tooling and manufacturing requirements.
  • We offer an exciting job in an international environment where you will get great possibilities to develop further within Hitachi Energy.
  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background:

  • You are curious and interested in sustainability and the ongoing energy transition and want to work on key technologies to solve one of the biggest challenges for humanity today.
  • You are a natural team player and enjoy collaborating with others, have a solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years of experience within Mechanical Design and new Product development
  • Deep understanding of mechanical core competences, material selection, manufacturing methods, GD&T and understanding of electrical technology.
  • Knowledge of heat transfer, electrical insulation, strength of materials, fatigue of components and manufacturing technologies.
  • Electromechanical design experience from electric power industry or design of high voltage products
  • Strong proficiency in 3D-CAD modeling is a must, ideally in NX environment.
  • Basic understanding of FEM and Ansys
  • Working knowledge of Team Center PLM system and SAP
  • You bring a high level of self-motivation, curiosity and desire to learn about new technologies.
  • As you will be part of a global business, fluency in written and spoken English is required.
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