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Control & Protection Software Design Engineer - HVDC (Glasgow/Birmingham)

Location: Glasgow United Kingdom
Job ID: R0040327
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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Do you want to enable green energy transition, and together with colleagues build customized embedded control systems consisting of both software and hardware to meet our customers’ and the world’s needs for sustainable energy?

We are convinced that HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology, solutions for energy transfer with direct current at high voltages, is a long-term sustainable solution. The technology is used for energy transmission over long distances and to connect electricity networks with minimal losses. In addition to energy transfer, HVDC technology also

alleviates electricity quality problems and can contribute to the stabilization of connected power grids. For offshore wind power or long-distance underwater transmissions, direct current is the only realistic energy transmission alternative.

In this role as a control & protection software design engineer at Hitachi Energy, you will be a part of a department which is responsible for automation systems and digital real-time control of the plants and transmissions. The need for this expertise is increasing and we are therefore looking for both freshly graduated students and senior engineers to join our team.

Are you ready to contribute to an ultra-relevant industry to save the planet? Do not hesitate to send your application. We appreciate potential and personal commitment equal to experience. We offer you an exciting and stimulating work environment, where you become an important team player collaborating to deliver our world-class technology and developing the best HVDC control for our customers.

This role is based in the United Kingdom (Glasgow/Birmingham). Please note we are unable to provide any visa support on this position.


  • You will be part of all phases of delivery, which includes design, maintenance, testing, integration, verification, and deployment of the HVDC control & protection application functions needed for safe and reliable operations of plants and transmission links.
  • The position also includes documentation and customer trainings.
  • Opportunity to travel internationally for long and short assignments.
  • 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.
  • Sense of responsibility, and the capability of planning and organizing your daily work and a problem solver who takes initiatives to solve challenges.

Qualifications / Background

  • You hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree within the relevant technical area.
  • You have previous experience working with Control & Protection Design.
  • Experience in design and testing of control system.
  • You have a strong interest or skills within industrial application development and programming.
  • As you will be a part of a global business, fluency in English is required, written and spoken alike.
  • Experience or strong interest in digital technology, signal processing and control system design is seen as an advantage.
  • Experience from the power system industry - for example power system control and protection systems and automation, simulation and modelling procedures (real-time or offline) is also seen as an advantage in the role.
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