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R&D Engineer for Film Capacitors

High Voltage Products is a business unit within Hitachi Energy key part of the energy transformation. The business unit develops, manufactures, and markets high voltage products for HVAC and HVDC systems, such as surge arresters, breakers, instrument transformers, capacitors, cooling systems and cable accessories. Innovation and sustainability is the heart of Hitachi Energy, and our Technology Centres 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 and/or process design
  • Lead R&D project or work-package, with structured and target-oriented working style
  • Build experimental set-ups, conduct tests, and analyze test results, possibly including physical modelling.
  • Work with a global R&D team ensuring knowledge sharing, and 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.
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and other external partners
  • Document results in the form of technical reports, presentations, IP etc.

Your background :

  • Background in dielectrics, HV physics and/or electrotechnology, PhD or MSc
  • Ideally 5 Years of 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, Multiphysics integration.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience in, or ability to develop, project management and technical leadership skills.
  • Bonus if you also have working experience of modelling and characterization of HV capacitors and/or other HV devices with solid insulation.
Location Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-12-27
Reference number R0039239

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.