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Power Electronic Engineer

Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Job ID: R0024517
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Power Electronic Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Napoli, Italy.

Who We Are


Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


  • Design of Traction and Auxiliary Power Converters for Railway Applications
  • Input Requirements Analysis to define detailed requirement for the design of Traction and Auxiliary Power Converters                                                                                         
  • Propulsion\Auxiliary systems and Power Converters modelling and simulation to define power components sizing and topology choice       
  • Electric and Thermal analysis and calculations of power converters
  • Drafting and issue of detailed electric schematics, Technical specifications for component and system, Testing specifications, Bill of Material
  • Power Converters\components experimentation
  • Power Converters\components validation in routine, type and combined test
  • System integration test and validation on board
  • Commissioning and service support

Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of Power Electronic circuit and Power Converters topology.
  • Excellent knowledge of power semiconductor devices and technology (IGBT, Diode, Gate units, switching modulation technique,Si- SiC technology etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Power Electronics passive component and technology (Capacitors, Inductors, transformers, Contactors, bus bar and power cabling, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Power Electronics cooling system (Natural air, forced air, liquid, blower and pump characteristics, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of electronic circuit simulation (PSpice, Matlab, simulink, etc,.) 
  • Excellent knowledge of Power Electronics test circuit, measurement and experimentation
  • Good knowledge of reference standards for Power Electronics on railway applications.
  • Excellent Capability to manage projects from the requirements definition phase to the final validation and analysis of the feedbacks from the field.
  • Good knowledge of requirements management and dedicated tools (IBM Rational DOORS)
  • Good knowledge and use of electrical CAD tools for development of schematics and wiring diagram (Autocad, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of GPLM management process.
  • Team working and problem solving capability
  • External resource/supplier management capability.
  • Excellent knowledge and use of the main office automation software / tools

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Focus on Innovation and new electronics technology
  • Knowledge of Power Traction Battery and green Traction technology
  • Analytic approach
  • Flexibility
  • Result orientation
  • Readiness to travel occasionally

Education / Qualifications

Master's Degree in Electronics Engineering (preferred focus on Power Electronic)


Good knowledge of written and spoken English

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or

expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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