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R&D Team Leader for Mechanical Development Engineer - HVDC Converter Valves

Location: Ludvika, Dalarnas län, Sweden
Job ID: R0042612
Date Posted: Feb 20, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Electrical design engineers develop the next-generation technologies in HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current)  that enable to transmit electricity over long distances and via submarine cables which provides billions to access electricity. As a electrical design engineer, you will work in R&D organization on a specific development project critical to Hitachi Energy needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve.

The current technology has enabled the connection of renewable energy such as large offshore wind and remote solar generators to the grid and brings clean energy to large cities. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas to make the power grid greener and smarter as we continue to push the technology forward.

Our team is a part of Hitachi Technology and Solutions Development in Ludvika, Sweden, and is responsible for the development of semiconductor based HVDC and SVC converter valves. Our department has around 30 employees, focusing mainly on electrical and mechanical design, and works in close collaboration with the global HVDC organization.

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

You are 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. Please find out more about our world leading technology at

Your responsibilities

  • In this role you will lead a team of approximate 15 highly skilled mechanical engineers for developing the converter valves, from concept phase to detailed design and introduction into production in our own factories.
  • Manage team operations and ensure team deliverables meet expectations on quality and technical performance set by the business.
  • Engage regularly with key stakeholders to ensure priorities and resource planning for development work are in line with the business strategy.
  • Support competence development of team members in relevant technical areas
  • Initiate and drive continuous improvement activities and improve operational performance of the department in collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Foster a strong and collaborative team culture based on mutual trust.
  • Enable the team to adapt to a continuously evolving, highly challenging and dynamic business environment, and to perform optimally under these conditions.
  • Ensure good alignment and collaboration with interfacing teams around the globe

Your background

  • You hold Bachelors/master’s degree in mechanical engineering with technical experience in power industry.
  • Experience in people management as direct supervisor, project manager or other management activity.
  • Solid understanding of product development work within R&D organization.
  • Proven analytic skills, combined with broad technical interest and sound quality thinking.
  • Electromechanical design experience from electric power industry or design of high voltage products is valuable.
  • Previous experience in simulation tools, PLM systems, DFM/DFA, quality management, reliability engineering, DFMEA is a merit.
  • As you will be part of a company that operates on the global arena, you must be proficient in English. Preferably you are also fluent in Swedish.

More about us

You will be based in Ludvika, Sweden and we offer flexible working – from – home options. Other flexible possibilities can be discussed prior written agreement is signed. Would you like to help us develop the HVDC technology of tomorrow? Welcome to apply before 2024-02-29!

Recruiting Manager, Magnus Edberg +46 1078 3630, will answer your questions on the position. Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer: Mikael Hjort, +46 107-38 29 86; Unionen: Fredrik Holmgren, +46 107-38 21 85; Ledarna: Christer Fridlund, +46 107-38 29 12. Any other questions can be directed to recruitment consultant Julia Wiklund at [email protected]

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join Hitachi and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams.

Above all, challenge yourself every day. Energy transition,  - “in it to lead it“, is Hitachi Energy over all commitment to delivery with exellence.

Hitachi Energy complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. Hitachi Energy will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Join us on this exciting journey.

Office location in Sweden is in the quite small but in this business very famous town, Ludvika. Located in the center of Sweden, about 2 hours drive from Stockhom. A calm city with areas where you can amuse yourself with activities all year around.

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