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R&D Team Leader/ Senior Engineer 80 - 100% (f/m/d)

We offer the broadest range of transformer insulation and components products and services to original equipment manufacturers and distributors for power and distribution transformers. From replacements to upgrades and mechanical to digital, we have been the supplier of choice for over 100 years by meeting the diverse needs of an evolving industry. 

As R&D Team Leader for Transformer Components and Services, Bushings Team, you will be working on defined R&D projects. In addition, you will lead a team of highly motivated R&D engineers in our Zurich-Altstetten location who develop modern technologies and products for Transformer Bushings portfolio. You will be supported by a global R&D community including Technology Centers and Research Centers worldwide.  

Our flexible working practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow. 

Your responsibilities 

In your role as a Team Lead 

  • Oversee R&D projects, ensuring successful execution within budget, time, and scope 

  • Distribute tasks, mentor the team, and cultivate an innovative environment 

  • Manage resources, including budget and personnel, and drive efficient processes for increased productivity 

  • Collaborate across internal (Tech, Product, R&D, Engineering) & external (universities, partners) teams to drive co-creation 

  • Champion people development within the team, utilizing established Hitachi Energy tools and fostering growth opportunities 

In your role as a Senior Engineer  

  • Develop and implement new technologies and products in high voltage insulating components, collaborating across R&D and various functions 

  • Lead development projects independently, ensuring on-time, on-budget, and high-quality delivery 

  • Design and develop innovative technologies using FEA tools and manage prototyping and testing to validate concepts 

  • Bridge R&D findings to production (local & global) & support other departments technically 

  • Drive future tech for bushings via ideation, scouting & standards bodies (IEC, IEEE) 

Your background   

  • Master's or bachelor's degree in engineering or applied sciences 

  • More than 5 years working experience, preferably in the energy industry 

  • Bushing's technology and manufacturing knowledge, as well as hands on experience of larger and multi-year projects will be considered a plus 

  • Excellent communication, coaching and conflict resolution skills and a strong understanding of management and leadership principles 

  • Ability to analyze processes and information, identify problems and trends, and develop effective solutions and strategies 

  • Experience with FEM simulation tools (e.g. Ansys, COMSOL) is an important asset 

  • Proficiency in the use of CAD tools (e.g. Creo Pro/E), Windchill, SAP is considered as a plus 

  • Fluent in English 

Location Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Brilon, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Molinazzo di Monteggio, Ticino, Switzerland
Satigny, Geneva, Switzerland
Job type Full time
Experience Management
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-23
Reference number R0049387

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.