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Power Systems Protection Scientist

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 to 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

Innovation is at the heart of Hitachi Energy. Join us at Hitachi Energy Research if you have outstanding scientific or technical expertise as well as drive and passion. Through your research projects you will become part of company-wide community that will shape and help you to develop your career into a technical or managerial leader.

For our research centers in Raleigh, NC and Montreal, QC, we are looking for a Researcher with expertise in the area of Power Systems Protection. You will join a dynamic, motivated and creative team with a broad range of experience and competences. As part of our team you will combine theory with practice, creating, testing and validating new technologies to enable the energy transition.

Your Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and lead research projects in power systems control, substation automation, protection, and related fields.  
  • Identify technology gaps that address present and future business needs.
  • Formulate research hypothesis to address technology gaps, and prove/disprove them through simulation, controller-hardware-in-loop (CHIL), power-hardware-in-loop (PHIL), etc. as required.
  • Network in the company and actively distribute your knowledge and expertise
  • Collaborate with external partners including universities, startups and vendors
  • Disseminate your results in scientific publications, patent applications, and technical reports

Your Background

  • PhD degree in the area of Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power Systems, or in a related field.
  • Extensive experience in power systems simulation and control is required.
  • Proficient in one or more of commonly used power systems simulation platforms like PSCAD, Matlab, PSS/E, etc.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards and protocols such as IEC 61850 (GOOSE and SV), DNP3, PMU protocols, etc. is preferred.
  • Hands-on experience with Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), remote terminal units (RTUs), SCADA / EMS, etc. is highly desired. 
  • Hands-on experience with controller-hardware-in-loop (CHIL) and/or power-hardware-in-loop (PHIL) systems such as RTDS, OPAL-RT is beneficial.
  • Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills in English.

Basic Info
Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-05-09
Reference number R0020129
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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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