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Project Lead Engineer - HVDC

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Business Information:

The Hitachi Energy Indian Operations Center (INOPC) is a competence center with around 1500 skilled engineers who focus on tendering, engineering, planning, procurement, functional system testing, installation supervision and commissioning. However, over the last decade, it has evolved to become the largest engineering hub. The India Operations Centre is a key aspect of the Power Grids business Power Up transformation program. The INOPC team at Chennai supports Hitachi Energy’s units in more than 40 countries across a wide portfolio of all the four business units in Power Grid business. To date, the team has executed engineering and commissioning for projects in more than 80 countries.

Responsibilities :

  • Technical contribution Engineering Development: As a technical lead for all engineering disciplines - evaluates, selects and applies standard techniques, procedures and criteria to perform task or sequence of tasks, for conventional projects with few complex features. Executes assignments using established solutions.

  • Authorization: May act as a design authority for a particular engineering discipline and completes engineering assignments for that discipline.

  • Construction support: Collaborates on project installation, commissioning and site activities, clarifying potential issues or providing solutions to correct engineering errors. Provides technical support to commissioning and start-up activities.

  • Sales support Assists in creating proposals for projects through coordination of proposal documents and engineering estimates Assists in performing engineering risk analysis before submitting proposal.

  • Contract management Supports Contract Manager in issuing claims (new scope of work, cost impact, time impact, risk quantifications, etc.).

  • Planning and control: Create work plans and cost estimates in one’s area of responsibility.

  • Risk and opportunity: Evaluate risks and opportunities, strategizes mitigation of one’s engineering projects/programs.

  • Supports the Project Manager in overall project risk and opportunity assessments and implementation of resulting actions, identifies opportunities for repeating and new businesses.

  • Customer: Interacts with customers, contractors, suppliers Attends project meetings and presents all technical aspects of project assignments.

  • Supply chain management Oversees the creation of subcontracts and manages subcontractors jointly with other involved functions, including supply chain management.

  • Technical leadership: Collaborates and networks with engineering colleagues within Hitachi Energy. Knowledge sharing shares best practice across different projects and disciplines.

  • Processes and tools: Utilizes standard processes, tools and techniques. Ensures that engineering activities comply with required safety regulations and contractual requirements.

  • Living Hitachi Energies core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.     


Background :

  • Electrical Engineer with Master of Engineering in Power Systems.

  • Extensive knowledge of Power Systems studies and modelling of electrical network /HVDC/FACTS.

  • Understanding and design of Electrical Power Systems and controls.

  • Preferably knowledge on IEC/IEEE standards.

  • Preferably Understanding application of Power Electronics in HV/EHV system like HVDC & FACTS.

  • Proven skills in using computers as a calculation tool.

  • Preferably experience of power system simulation tools such as PSSE, EMTDC /PSCAD, Power Factory and calculations in Matlab / Mathcad.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skill, Fluent English.

  • Extensive knowledge of Power Systems equipment and their purpose, such as Power Transformers, Capacitors,Reactors, Instrument Transformer and measuring equipment, Circuit Breakers, Disconnector, Surge Arrester etc.

  • Knowledge in selection, sizing and integration of above equipment based on customer functional specification.

Basic Info
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-08-08
Reference number R0020952
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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.