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​​R&D Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Our R&D engineers and scientists develop breakthrough technologies that change the way the world works, and industries do business. We constantly push the limits of convention, while retaining our focus on delivering quality products and solutions to our customers.  

 

Power Electronics in Hitachi Energy has over 100 years of history, it’s started from development and manufacturing of Mercury-Arc Valves; introduction of breakthrough technologies like HVDC; pioneering power semiconductor manufacturing; bringing electricity to transportation; and enabling Smarter, Stronger and Greener Power Grids.   

 

Hitachi Energy has committed to Net-Zero in the 2050 strategy, focusing R&D development to deliver technologies which support achieving The Carbon-Neutral Future. The backbone for the grid transformation is Power Electronics, where we are developing new efficient solutions for: integrating renewables, providing energy storage, improving power quality, and enabling green transportation & eMobilty solutions.  

 

The Power Electronics team has being established in Krakow in 2021, as part of this team, you will be working in a small, cross-functional team of highly skilled engineers consisting of Power Electronics, Control Engineers, HW Electronics and Mechanical Engineers. You will develop a new breakthrough modular converter platform based on wide bandgap semiconductors (e.g. SiC) for a range of grid and DC applications. You are expected to push the technology boundaries in terms of efficiency, size and operational performance. If you are ready for the challenge, then join us. 

 

Reporting to Agnieszka Wojtysiak Technology Manager GI T&SD Krakow supported by Adam Ruszczyk Senior Principal R&D Engineer you will cooperate with global R&D teams, in case of technical questions you will get direct support from Simon Round Corporate Executive Engineer – Power Electronics & Digital. A creative environment allows you to utilize your knowledge and skills in technology and product development to identify and implement innovative solutions for a new Product Platform. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Be part of the design process for our future HVDC converter cells and other power electronic sub-systems of our converter stations and take a leading role to take new ideas from idea generation through simulation, circuit design, prototyping all the way to verification.
  • Take responsibility for specification, selection, qualification and verification of semiconductors, passive component and protection concepts.
  • Contribute to feasibility studies on converter topologies, while gaining knowledge on Power Grids applications and requirements.
  • Support a fast, iterative design process in a cross-functional, dedicated team. Use fast prototyping and lab mockups to close learning loops and achieve results quickly.
  • Build up and maintain measurement and test setups to verify performance, efficiency and robustness.
  • Contribute to solving technical challenges related with EMC/EMI, thermal management & safety.
  • We offer an exciting job in an international environment where you will get great possibilities to develop further within Hitachi Energy.
  • 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:

  • You are curious and interested in sustainability and the ongoing energy transition and want to work on key technologies to solve one of the biggest challenges for humanity today.
  • You are a natural team player and enjoy collaborating with others, have a solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills.
  • You have a MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or comparable, and at least 5 years of professional experience working in the field.
  • You have proven experience with development processes for power electronic converters or power supplies, and are competent with working with laboratory equipment and converter prototyping and testing.
  • Ideally you can complement this with experience with simulation tools like Spice, SIMetrix, Simulink or PLECS and/or understanding of control theory for power electronics applications.
  • You bring a high level of self-motivation, curiosity and desire to learn about new technologies.
  • As you will be part of a global business, fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Location Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-13
Reference number R0050742

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.