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Research Scientist in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Management

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

At Hitachi Energy, we aim to advance a sustainable energy future for all. We bring power to homes, schools, hospitals, and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people while learning and developing yourself on projects that impact our communities and society. Bring your passion and energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.

Innovation is at the heart of Hitachi Energy. Join us at Hitachi Energy Research if you have outstanding scientific or technical expertise, drive, and passion. Through your research projects, you will become part of the company-wide community that will shape and help you develop your career as a technical or managerial leader. Prior knowledge about power systems is welcome, but it is not a requirement.

Research Scientist in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Management – Krakow, Poland

For our research center in Krakow/Poland, we are looking for a Researcher with expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and thermal management. You will join a dynamic, motivated, and creative team with a broad range of experience and competencies. As part of our team, you will combine theory with practice, creating, testing, and validating new technologies to enable the energy transition.

The research area in which you will work includes the thermal design of the electrical products, analysis and optimization of the manufacturing processes, heat management in the operation of the electrical devices, and other topics related to mass and heat transfer. As a market leader accelerating the evolution of the world’s energy system, we put substantial effort into research and development to constantly increase the quality and reliability of our products. You will be able to contribute to this development and create cutting-edge solutions.

Your Responsibilities

  • Participate in research & development projects and lead technical initiatives to provide optimized and innovative design concepts for new-generation products in power systems and green energy solutions.
  • Conduct thermal-flow simulations. Provide results and formulate clear conclusions and practical recommendations. Report your work and findings in project documentation.
  • Propose, contribute to, and lead research and development projects for numerical simulations of products for energy systems.
  • Collaborate globally with Hitachi Energy's teams of researchers and engineers to identify, analyze, and solve real-world challenges in optimizing designs for future-generation products.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the latest numerical analysis technologies, algorithms, and software packages. Recognize opportunities for their practical application in industrial conditions.
  • Actively promote your knowledge within the company and outside.
  • Collaborate with local and global external partners, including universities, startups, and vendors.
  • Disseminate your results in technical reports, scientific publications, research conferences, and patent applications.

Requirements

  • Master’s or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related fields such as Power Engineering, Physics, Material Engineering.
  • Strong fundamentals in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, thermal management, dynamic and static analysis, and a basic understanding of typical manufacturing technologies.
  • Working experience with CAD/CAE modeling and CFD/FEM analysis. Knowledge of the commercial tools (e.g., Ansys Fluent/CFX/IcePak, StarCCM+, COMSOL, CREO, …)
  • Understanding of phenomena such as natural and forced convection, turbulence models, and radiative heat exchange. 
  • Knowledge about heat generation due to electromagnetic effects (ohmic and magnetic losses) will be a plus. 
  • Skills and experience in programming will be a plus. 
  • Willingness to take an interdisciplinary approach and learn new knowledge when working with experts from different domains.  
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

In addition, the following skills would be beneficial for the role:

  • Knowledge about power network business, green energy, respective requirements, and industry standards. 

We encourage you to apply for this position. You will work with a team of scientists to develop new products and technologies for Hitachi Energy. Every day, we search for next-generation solutions and work on their implementation to make energy distribution and transmission more sustainable, flexible, and secure. With our work, we want to contribute to solving global inequalities and climate change challenges.

Our people have different educational backgrounds, come from various countries, and have different ages and experiences. We value creativity and support self-development and knowledge sharing. Diversity, equality, and inclusion are our principles, and they are essential ingredients to foster an open and collaborative working environment.

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve utility, industry, and infrastructure customers 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 are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible, and secure while balancing social, environmental, and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and an unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately 10 billion USD. www.hitachienergy.com

Lieu Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland
Type d'emploi Full time
De l'expérience Experienced
Fonction du poste Engineering & Science
Contrat Regular
Date de publication 2024-04-15
Numéro de réference R0048922
More about us

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 are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. www.hitachienergy.com