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Project Lead engineer (automation & control)

Our Grid Edge Solutions Europe is part of the energy transition, helping our customers effectively manage renewables and distributed energy resources integration, deploy microgrids, and unlock new economic opportunities. Backed by more than thirty years of innovation and leadership in energy storage, management, and optimization our customers trust our unique combination of industry expertise and solutions. Together we’re advancing a sustainable energy future for all.

We are looking for Project Lead Engineer who will join our Grid Automation Business Unit located in Genova, Italy.

As software engineer you will drive the control automation project engineering reporting to the Engineering Manager.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Understand project requirements and translate those to functional diagrams
  • Design, develop and tests the control automation software as per functional description
  • Execution of the activities coordinating with the project team
  • Support the commissioning of projects
  • Proactively seek and implement improvements in the execution process
  • Living values of safety and integrity
  • Be part of a team and act as a team player
  • Support of bid & proposal team 


  • Excellent knowledge of IEC 61131-3 standard PLC Programming Languages includes Ladder Diagram, Functional Block and Structured Text. Control loop experience is required.
  • Good knowledge of control loop concepts is required.
  • Good knowledge of industrial protocols as IEC60870-5-104 and Modbus (RTU/TCP) is required
  • Knowledge of OPC and IEC61850 is not a must but considered as a plus.
  • Good knowledge of protocol simulators and TCP/UDP sniffing tools is appreciated.
  • Knowledge of Microgrid systems, battery storage, renewable generation is considered as a plus.
  • Knowledge of applications such as peak lopping, islanding, synchronizing, black-start, frequency and voltage regulation, PF are considered as a plus.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office tools
  • Fluency in both spoken & written English is required.
  • Fluency in both spoken & written Italian is a plus.
  • Flexibility to travel worldwide and to be available to perform commissioning activities are required
Location Genoa, Ligura, Italy
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-02-23
Reference number IT53819563

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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. 

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