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Project Management R&D Trainee Program (f/m/d)

Our Power² Trainee Program for Germany aims to jumpstart your career with a unique journey within Hitachi Energy’s various R&D functions. It will take you through three 6-month long work assignments, with the second assignment being an international placement, and then conclude with you establishing yourself in a permanent position with Hitachi Energy. During this journey you will encounter many different business segments and experience career enhancing learning opportunities within our teams. 


  • Project management in product R&D for distribution automation solutions

  • Support software and hardware development for automation and communication devices

  • Responsible for the complete software and hardware development life cycle (design, implementation, testing and integration)


Your responsibilities

  • Join a team of experienced professionals, collaborate with local and regional colleagues within the global R&D community and contribute to drive the energy transition worldwide

  • Gain broad and deep understanding of Hitachi Energy’s solution portfolio

  • Active participation in trainings to improve personnel and technical skills

  • Understanding of our company and business unit strategies  

  • Develop your strengths with the help of regular feedback and clearly established performance objectives supported by a mentor

  • You will believe in a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation. You will work in a collaborative environment that encourages all voices to share their unique perspectives and fuel innovation

  • 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

  • Master's degree electrical or software engineering

  • Proficient in written and spoken German and English, additional languages are considered as an advantage

  • Valid permanent work permit to work in Europe

  • Experience in agile software development processes

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills

  • A drive to learn new skills as well as open to receiving and providing feedback

  • A positive attitude with an innovative and creative mindset

  • International mobility required for your assignments

Location Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job type Full time
Experience Entry Level
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-13
Reference number R0049915

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.