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R&D Scientist in Power Systems Protection and Automation

Location: Vaesteras, Västmanlands län, Sweden
Job ID: R0041876
Date Posted: Feb 20, 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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For our research center in Sweden, we are looking for a research scientist with expertise in the area of Power Systems Protection and Automation. You will work in dynamic, motivated, and creative teams with a wide range of experience and competence and with access to highly advanced laboratory facilities. 

Your responsibilities  

  • Identify technical requirements and drive innovation within the area of future sustainable energy 
  • Develop and provide solutions for technical challenges in R&D projects 
  • Validate new concepts via software simulations or laboratory tests and optimize the solutions to meet the technical requirements 
  • Manage R&D projects or work-packages with a structured working style, target-oriented strategy, and effective leadership 
  • Create ideas and proposals for R&D projects within the domain of power systems protection 
  • Interact and actively communicate with team members, customers, suppliers, as well as collaborators in partner companies and universities 
  • Deliver results in the form of software, hardware, technical reports, patent applications, scientific papers, and presentations 
  • Build a network in the company and actively share your knowledge and expertise 

Your background  

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields 
  • Knowledge and research experience within the power systems protection domain 
  • Knowledge of the power systems automation field, including commonly used protocols (e.g. IEC 61850) 
  • Multidisciplinary knowledge in related fields (e.g. digital signal processing, software engineering, communication networks, machine learning, etc.) is beneficial 
  • We consider it to be an advantage if you have previous experience of leading R&D projects 
  • You have a curious mindset and can easily adapt to new challenges 
  • You have excellent communication skills and team player attitude 
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken 


Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? Does the above description sound like you? We are exciting to hear from you!  At Hitachi Energy we value you as a person and believe in personal development. Please apply today, even if you do not meet all the criteria above. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so don’t delay – apply no later than 1st of March.  

Recruiting Manager Tanbhir Hoq, [email protected], will be happy to answer your questions regarding this position. Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer; Bo Westman, +46 107-38 38 04; Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, + 46 107-38 29 12; Unionen: Karin Ulvemark, +46 730-70 01 20. All other questions should be directed to Talent Partner Renée Lundgren, [email protected] 

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