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Control & Protection Design Engineer (Glasgow or Birmingham)

We are convinced that HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology, solutions for energy transfer with direct current at high voltages, is a long-term sustainable solution. The technology is used for energy transmission over long distances and to connect electricity networks with minimal losses. In addition to energy transfer, HVDC technology also

alleviates electricity quality problems and can contribute to the stabilization of connected power grids. For offshore wind power or long-distance underwater transmissions, direct current is the only realistic energy transmission alternative.

In this role as a control & protection software design engineer at Hitachi Energy, you will be a part of a department which is responsible for automation systems and digital real-time control of the plants and transmissions. The need for this expertise is increasing and we are therefore looking for both freshly graduated students and senior engineers to join our team.

Are you ready to contribute to an ultra-relevant industry to save the planet? Do not hesitate to send your application. We appreciate potential and personal commitment equal to experience. We offer you an exciting and stimulating work environment, where you become an important team player collaborating to deliver our world-class technology and developing the best HVDC control for our customers.

This is a hybrid working role based in either our Glasgow or Birmingham offices, combined with working fromyour home-office.


  • You will be part of all phases of delivery, which includes design, maintenance, testing, integration, verification, and deployment of the HVDC control & protection application functions needed for safe and reliable operations of plants and transmission links.
  • The position also includes documentation and customer trainings.
  • Opportunity to travel internationally for long and short assignments.
  • You are 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.
  • Sense of responsibility, and the capability of planning and organizing your daily work and a problem solver who takes initiatives to solve challenges.

Qualifications / Background

  • You hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree within the relevant technical area.
  • You have previous experience working with HVDC projects.
  • Experience in design and testing of control system.
  • You have a strong interest or skills within industrial application development and programming.
  • As you will be a part of a global business, fluency in English is required, written and spoken alike.
  • Experience or strong interest in digital technology, signal processing and control system design is seen as an advantage.
  • Experience from the power system industry - for example power system control and protection systems and automation, simulation and modelling procedures (real-time or offline) is also seen as an advantage in the role.


Location Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-05-24
Reference number R0039468

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.