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R&D Engineer - High-Voltage and Generator Circuit Breakers 80 - 100% (f/m/d)

Hitachi Energy, High Voltage Products, is renowned worldwide as a specialist for power transmission and distribution. As a Local Product Group of High Voltage Products, the High Current Systems unit is responsible for the development, sales, manufacturing, and service of generator circuit-breaker systems.

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

For our Business Unit High Voltage Products in Zurich-Oerlikon, we are looking for an R&D Engineer to strengthen our R&D Team for High Voltage and Generator Circuit Breakers development.

In this role, you will be contributing to design and product development related activities in ongoing R&D projects from concept to series implementation. Within this setting you will need to find innovative solutions that satisfy a complex combination of diverse requirements, originating from technology, marketing and production, by aligning the perspectives of the contributing experts and working together with engineers and internal stakeholders across the global organization.

Are you looking for technical challenges in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a fast understanding of technical topics and like to navigate through diverse opinions to find a commonly agreed solution? Are you keen on solving highly complex multi-physical problems, together with the world’s leading experts to develop the best-in-class High Voltage- and Generator Circuit Breakers? We then have the right job opportunity for you! Join our team and be part of an innovative working culture within an international working environment in Zurich.

Your Responsibilities

  • Execution of product-development-related engineering tasks for specific R&D projects from concept to series implementation, ensuring robust and cost-effective designs.

  • Continuous development and improvement of our Methods and Best practices in regard to design and assessment of mechanically highly stressed components.

  • Maintaining technical alignment with our local and global cross functional experts.

  • Execute and supervise assembly, disassembly, and inspection of prototypes together with other experts.

Your Background

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related subject from a Polytechnical/Technical University

  • Solid background in solid and structural mechanics as well as dynamics

  • Good knowhow in 3D CAD and numerical simulation software tools (e.g. FEM) required

  • Strong interest for product design and development from prototype to series implementation

  • Enjoying hands-on work such as prototype assembly and testing support

  • Previous working experience in R&D environment is a plus

  • High expectations on quality of work in all regards

  • Independent, proactive and goal-oriented personality

  • Practically oriented and hands-on way of working

  • Excellent command of English and German, both written and spoken

Location Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-23
Reference number R0046359

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.