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R&D Engineer Power Electronics 80-100% (f/m/d)

Location: Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
Job ID: R0039714
Date Posted: Dec 18, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY LTD
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Our R&D engineers develop the next-generation technologies in power electronics converters, which supply railways with electricity, drive turbines and pumps in Pumped Hydro Storage Plants, and facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. As a power electronic engineer, you will work in our global R&D organization on maintaining our current platforms and development projects critical to Hitachi Energy needs.

Our team is part of Hitachi Energy’s Technology and Solutions Development (T&SD) organization, in Turgi (Switzerland) and Krakow (Poland) and is responsible for the development of semiconductor-based medium voltage converter platforms. We develop converter platforms for applications like Static Frequency Converters, STATCOM or Pumped Hydro Storage. For our team in Turgi, we're looking for a hands-on engineer who brings fresh ideas to make the power grid greener and smarter as we continue to push the technology forward.

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 highly skilled professional, and friendly colleagues who will help you grow with the tasks.

In Hitachi Energy work/life balance is important for us. Please find out more about our world leading technology at https://www.hitachienergy.com/

Your responsibilities

  • Build up and maintain measurement test setups to verify performance, efficiency and robustness.

  • Support a fast, iterative design process in a cross-functional, dedicated team. Use fast prototyping and lab mockups to close learning loops and achieve results quickly.

  • Working in laboratories; bringing up prototypes; evaluating design limits and driving component selection and qualification

  • Contribute to solving technical challenges related with EMC/EMI, thermal management & safety.

  • Driving field failure investigations and root cause analysis on current platform products

  • Driving design to value activities and improvement activities on current platform products.

  • 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 cutting edge technologies to solve one of the biggest challenges for humanity today.

  • You are a natural team player and enjoy collaborating with others, have a solution-oriented approach, and strong communication skills.

  • BSc/MSc degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering and related work experience

  • Experience with working with laboratory equipment and converter prototyping and testing

  • Experience with power electronic converters/power supplies development process is a plus.

  • Experience with specification, selection and qualification of power devices, and passive components like capacitors and filter components

  • Understanding of control theory for Power Electronics applications

  • Strong commitment to safe work practices and dedication to following all relevant workplace safety guidelines.

  • As you will be part of a global business, fluency in written and spoken English is required.

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