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Senior R&D Engineer for Film Capacitors (f/m/d)

Location: Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Job ID: R0050065
Date Posted: Jun 21, 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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At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals, and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact on our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

High Voltage Products is a business unit within Hitachi Energy. The business unit develop, manufacture and market high voltage products for HVAC and HVDC systems, such as surge arresters, breakers, instrument transformers, capacitors, cooling systems and cable accessories.

Innovation is the heart of Hitachi Energy and our Technology Centers are continuously challenging the technology limits developing the next generation products and solutions utilizing a high degree of innovation.   Join us if you have outstanding scientific or technical expertise as well as drive and passion. Through your development projects you will become part of company-wide R&D community that will shape and help you to develop your career into a technical or managerial leader. Join our Technology Centre and be part of our exciting journey towards a Greener Stronger and Smarter Grid. 

Your responsibilities:

  • You will develop the next generation capacitors focusing on the electrical design.

  • Lead R&D project or work-package, with structured and target-oriented working style.

  • You will build experimental set-ups, conduct tests and analyze test results, possibly including physical modelling.

  • Work with a global R&D team ensuring a knowledge sharing, timely and high-quality deliverables.

  • Close collaboration with our Power Grids Research organization and with academia.

  • Create ideas and proposals for new R&D projects.

  • You will effectively communicate with colleagues, customers, suppliers and other external partners.

  • Document results in the form of technical reports, presentations, IP etc.

  • 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:

  • You hold degree in dielectrics, HV physics and/or electrotechnology, PhD or MSc combined with work-life experience.

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in the field of film capacitors, film metallization (product or process).

  • Sound analytical skills and experience with planning, conducting and analysis of experiments.

  • Ability to also work in other technical areas, as for example: materials, insulation systems, thermal management, multi physics integration.

  • You have experience in, or ability to develop, project management and technical leadership skills.

  • Added advantage if you also have working experience of modelling and characterization of HV capacitors and/or other HV devices with solid insulation.

  • Good communication skills (oral and written) and team worker.

  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

More about us:

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible, and secure whilst balancing social, environmental, and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

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