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Power Electronic Engineer

Location: Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Job ID: R0036888
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

Incremento carico di lavoro

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


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