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R&D Experienced Professional

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Business Information:

The Hitachi Energy India Development Centre (IDC) is the Research and Development centre with around 500 R&D engineers, specialists and experts who focus on developing, maintaining - Technology, Products, Digital solutions including product integration, testing, cybersecurity and certification. The India Development Centre is in Chennai and Bangalore which includes various product test labs spread over 20000 Sq.ft.

Mission Statement:

MACH control system is the brain in HVDC transmission systems. Modular Advanced Control for HVDC (MACH™) control provides advanced fault registration and remote-control functions. The system is designed to run 24/7 for thirty years or more, allowing the HVDC system to be controlled and protected in the most reliable way throughout its lifetime.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Global R&D projects by adapting the HVDC base Control and Protection software (MACH) based on the provided study reports and performing the HIL (Hardware in loop) testing in the lab environment.
  • Setting up and maintaining the lab environment for the different HVDC R&D projects.
  • Developing Control and Protection solutions encompassing full development cycle (design to delivery) for the future HVDC technologies, ongoing HVDC projects and other business units.
  • Performing pre studies for the proposed Control and Protection ideas using EMT tools and identifying the right solutions.
  • Performing power system Protection studies using EMT tools based on project requirement to optimize the fault detection algorithms and setting philosophies.
  • Developing the automated testing solutions using secondary injection test

Your Background:

  • 2 to 7 years of experience in the mentioned field.
  • BE/BTECH in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Knowledge and/or experiences in at least of one of the following areas: HVDC, Electric Power System Analysis, Protection Relays, Automatic Control Theory, Power System Simulation.
  • Should understand different Control and Protection schematics of a HV/LV electrical substation.
  • Basic knowledge about communication protocols like IEC61850, MODBUS etc and SAS system.
  • Should have experience in developing the test cases for the Protection function testing using secondary test kits like Omicron, Doble etc.
  • Knowledge on PSCAD, MATLAB, or any other simulation software available for electric power system and control system and RTDS, Hyper Sim, or any other electric power system simulators is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge about HVDC Control and Protection system will be considered as a plus.
  • Automation of test cases using the python, Omicron etc scripts is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in both spoken & written English language is required.


Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-12-22
Reference number R0038439

About Hitachi Energy

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 employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.