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Senior Control Engineer - Power Converters 80-100% (f/m/d)

Location: Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
Job ID: R0043273
Date Posted: Mar 12, 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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Within our competence centre ‘Power Converter Solutions’, we have a leading position in the development, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of high-power electronic converters mainly for STATCOMs, Rail Power Supply Converters as well as for static frequency converters for industrial applications. We also provide power converters for hydro pump storage stations. With our highly efficient converters we contribute to the integration of renewable energies into the electrical grid of tomorrow and at the same time improve the overall system efficiency.

To strengthen our control engineering team, we are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated and skilled Engineer with interest in power electronics and control technology.

You have a quick perception as well as an independent, structured, and proactive work style, if this is the right challenge for you - join us.

Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow.


  • Planning of control and protection systems for power electronic converter projects including support of the sales department in the concept and tender phase

  • Specifications for the programming and documentation of the control software as well as the test documentation of the hardware.

  • Selection of auxiliary components and define technical requirements and interfaces with sub suppliers

  • Software design with Matlab/Simulink. Additionally support with 800xA Compact Control Builder and/or Codesys for sequence control

  • Verification of software on the real-time simulator as well as on site installations

  • Provide technical expertise for the customer and your colleagues.

  • Bring the software into service and operate as a support specialist for the service group as well as for the customer

  • Perform commissioning and customer training on site

  • Prepare the technical documentation of your work

  • Work in a strong project team in collaboration with your colleagues from the control team, project management, system- and mechanical engineering


  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering (university / technical college, Bachelor or Master) with sound experience in process control and software design with Matlab / Simulink (additional knowledge of 800xA Control Builder or another structured text language is an asset)

  • Comprehensive knowledge in the field of power electronics, control (Static Frequency Converters) and simulations (HIL, SIL)

  • Experience of site commissioning of power converters

  • You are fluent in English and German

  • Enjoy global traveling and commissioning of 15% of the working time

  • Responsible team player with strong communication skills

  • Fast learner for new applications and procedures

  • Experience of working in multicultural/ international environment

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