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Scientist - Power Systems

General Information:

Hitachi Energy is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. We keep your lights on, the factories running, our hospitals and schools open. What we deliver is used almost universally, with more than three quarters of the world’s population positively impacted by what we do. Founded on 100+ years of engineering heritage and enriched by diversity, we balance social, environmental, and economic values for a sustainable society. We employ more than 40,000 people in more than 90 countries.

Research Scientist – Power Systems, Raleigh – North Carolina USA

We are looking for a research scientist with expertise in Power Systems for our research center in Raleigh, North Carolina. As a scientist in the global Hitachi Energy Research organization, you will propose and lead cutting edge research projects to push the boundaries of knowledge and technology for Hitachi Energy's future products and services.

Your Responsibilities: 

  • Propose, contribute to and lead R&D projects in power systems and related fields.
  • Collaborate with a global team to identify and solve real-world challenges for our customers.
  • Propose and work on novel ideas and concepts for the next generation of power systems.
  • Network in the company and actively distribute your knowledge and expertise.
  • Collaborate with external partners including universities, startups, and vendors.
  • Disseminate your results in scientific publications, patent applications, and technical reports.
  • 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.

 Your Background 

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Power Systems.
  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in the United States.
  • Deep understanding of power system dynamics and associated control mechanisms.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, team player attitude, initiative, and creativity.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • Fluency in common programming languages like Python or C++


Requirements (at least one of the following):

  • Experience with monitoring and control technologies like SCADA, EMS, or substation automation.
  • Experience implementing and evaluating early-stage control concepts (e.g., simulation, HIL)
  • Proficiency in power system simulation platform like PSS/E, Power Factory, PSCAD/Opal-RT, MATLAB
  • Knowledge of transmission or distribution control room operations
  • Techno-economic analysis and optimization
  • Knowledge of microservice architecture and utility communication protocols
  • Knowledge of Energy Market operations
  • Experience with microgrids and active distribution systems

Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Engineering & Science
Contract Regular
Publication date 2023-11-29
Reference number R0036693

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 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.

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