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Senior System Design Engineer

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General information:

Hitachi energy is seeking an Senior System Design Engineer for its Raleigh, NC location. FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) technology enables power system owners to increase capacity in the existing electric power system while improving electrical stability. As a result, more power reaches the customer with a minimal environmental impact and at lower investment costs compared to alternative solutions. The G&PQS group in Raleigh, North Carolina, is now expanding the team which develops and delivers this state-of-the-art technology to customers in the North American market. We are looking for you who want to be part of enabling grids for the future.


Your main task will be to work with system design of our plants to assure the highest quality and robustness in our delivery projects and tenders. You will be in close contact with the other engineering disciplines, sub-suppliers, project managers, customers and other Hitachi-Energy units globally. You will also have close connection to research and development activities for our complete product portfolio. Defining the overall technical solutions and requirements for involved main components based on our customer's technical specifications. As a System Design Engineer, your mission will cover several technical areas, which provide great opportunities for varied and developing work. Your tasks will include main circuit design and related design studies as well as possibilities to perform power system studies to verify the plants' performances in our customers' networks. You will be responsible for the entire System Design's scope in delivery projects and to coordinate all related tasks to ensure we deliver on time and within budget. You will Lead technical discussions with customers and suppliers related to proposed solutions and design concepts. Your activities will include supervise, plan and actively participate in Factory Acceptance Tests and Site Acceptance Test with customer and/or other Hitachi-Energy units. You will support and guide less experience colleagues, helping to be developed as FACTS System Design Engineers. You will support other areas of the organization with the more complex problems situations related to the tenders, projects, and existing FACTS installations. 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:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering required with at least 8 years of experience in the Power Systems field, Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States. Candidates with additional experience will be considered. Minimum 4 years of experience with FACTS technologies. HVDC or other grid applications of power electronics is a plus. Masters of Science degree in Power Electronics/Power Systems will be evaluated as 1 year of experience in power systems.

Basic Info
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-03-29
Reference number US54937116
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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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