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Control Applications Engineer

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Job ID: R0040964
Date Posted: Feb 6, 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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General Information:

The Control Applications Engineer will join our Grid & Power Quality Solutions (GPQS) team.  GPQS is working with Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS). FACTS technology enables power system owners to increase capacity in the existing electric power system while improving electrical stability. As a result, more power reaches the customer with a minimal environmental impact and at lower investment costs compared to alternative solutions.   

Your Responsibilities:

  • As Control Application Engineer within Power Quality/Engineering’s Control Design organization, you will work with high quality deliveries and cost-efficient engineering solutions for our customers.

  • You will have the opportunity to participate in Control Application engineering from design to implementation, verification, and commissioning in delivery projects with focus on power control algorithms and logic for FACTS devices.

  • Each project task has specific requirements regarding control functionality and to achieve this, you will need to have frequent contact with other engineering groups, project managers, local Hitachi Energy offices and our customers.

  • In this position you will also have the opportunity to get real-life experience of how Power Quality plants operate around the globe.

  • Commissioning trips of typically 3-5 weeks, up to 2-3 times annually may occur.

  • 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:

  • We are looking for a driven, teamwork-orientated achiever for this position.

  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.

  • We would welcome applications from experienced professionals, as well as driven younger applicants who are keen to take their careers to the next level. To excel in this position, you need to be organized, responsive and solution-driven, with a strong focus on delivering high quality results and serving the customer.

  • A BSc or MSc in engineering, with a specialization in Power systems, automatic control theory, software engineering or similar is required.

  • Preferably you combine your education with some years of experience from similar engineering positions working with deliveries of electrical power plants, converter stations, process control systems or substation automation.

  • An outgoing personality is a must, as this job entails a great deal of customer contacts and close cooperation with colleagues and suppliers.

  • Hitachi Energy is a truly global company and proficiency in English is required.

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