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Project Engineer - Grid Automation

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

Interested to contribute to the energy transition by making the electrical grid smarter, greener and stronger? Then, we have following a great opportunity for you within our operating unit for Substation Automation systems!

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and curious project engineer to strengthen our innovative engineering team, that is specialized in the control & protection area of substation automation projects. As a project engineer, you will be responsible for the successful execution of the control & protection scope (i.e. hardware engineering, software engineering and/or testing) of our substation automation projects globally. Within those projects, you will be working closely together with the project manager, the SCADA engineer and the customer in successfully delivering those projects. Depending on the size of the project, you will technically lead a small team of engineers, based in our global engineering centers in India and/or Czech Republic, that support you in delivering the project on time and with the highest quality.

In addition, you will be part of a large world-class engineering community within our Hub Europe organization, surrounded by colleagues with many years of expertise and knowhow on executing large and complex substation automation projects globally. Truly a great working environment to learn, to develop and to contribute to our company’s vision of advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure!

Responsibilities as a Control & Protection engineer:

  • develop together with the project core team the protection and control concepts for (sub-)transmission systems in close collaboration with the customer

  • be responsible for the hardware design of the Bay level cubicles within the substation (electrical design software: E3)

  • be responsible for the configuration of Protection and Control IEDs for (sub-)transmission substations in line with customer specification (main software: PCM600)

  • lead the Factory Testing of the project within our test field in Baden, Switzerland or in Czech Republic and lead the Factory Acceptance Test in front of our customer.

  • in case your project is based in Switzerland, have the opportunity to perform or lead the commissioning activities of the project

  • lead a small team of engineers, based in our global engineering centers in India and/or Czech Republic


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering, or related field

  • Previous experience in substation control & protection systems and communication protocols like IEC61850

  • Previous experience with our Hitachi Energy protection and control IED portfolio (Relion family and PCM600) and/or previous experience with E3.Series (for hardware design) is a big plus.

  • Open-minded team player with high standards towards customer focus, safety, quality and efficiency. Ability to work in an independent manner but also to coordinate with different stakeholders within the project team.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Structured and pro-active engineering approach, with a high commitment towards maintaining project budget and project plan

  • Spoken & written proficiency in German and/or English language

  • Enthusiastic, flexible and curious

Ort Baden, Aargau, Switzerland
Jobtyp Full time
Erfahrung Experienced
Position Engineering & Science
Vertrag Regular
Veröffentlichungsdatum 2023-04-13
Referenznummer R0017470
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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. 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