R&D Engineer – Systems

March 10, 2023
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Job Description

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

You as R&D engineer will be part of Hitachi Energy business-based Bangalore, you will be responsible for our growing R&D team and Contributing to R&D projects from the initial concept stage to final product rollout.

Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for the overall electrical system including
Selection of appropriate ratings (power, voltage, current) of the equipment
Selection of on-board battery energy and voltage levels or agreeing these with other partners, e.g., bus OEMs
Designing the overall charging system based on an understanding of the dependence on the above
You will be responsible for the control elements of e-mobility charging solutions including overall control architecture, hardware selection, programming and testing.
Developing and assess protection concepts for low voltage – low power charger (100kW 600V DC)
Developing and assess protection concepts for high power chargers (1500kW 1500V DC)
Developing system simulations for grid code compliance (THDi, THDu, power factor, DC ripple etc.)
System design, SLD & MLD (single- and multi-lines diagrams), BOM (bill of materials)
Write tutorial, guidelines, test procedures, report templates for engineering and commissioning engineers
Write technical specifications for internal and external suppliers
Benchmark and cost evaluation
Audit, assessment of external partners, including power electronic converter part
Lab testing (heat-run, EMC, noise, electrical endurance), official type tests certification, factory acceptance tests, site acceptance tests, commissioning, end-user training at a domestic and international level
Support customer project tendering and execution activities

Your background

Ph.D or Masters in on Power Electronics and Control
Industrial experience with low voltage power converters is an advantage
Industrial experience with control software (PLC programming, SCADA, Codesys, WEB-HMI, remote access) is an advantage
Proficiency in the use of simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink or PSCAD.
Experience with low voltage and medium voltage network distribution would be an advantage
Experience with DC network & Energy Storage Systems (battery, supercaps, BMS) would be an advantage
Experience with fieldbus communication CANbus SAE-J19139 would be an advantage
Experience with EV charger and CCS2 protocol would be an advantage
Experience in eRoom, outdoor panel, cooling design, and noise attenuation would be an advantage
Team spirit with the capacity to work independently, complemented by a quick intellect and well-developed analytical skills
Fluent command of English, both written and spoken, preferably supplemented by French or German language skills
Experience working in an Agile development team would be preferred
Experience in working with IEC standard, ANSI etc.

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 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. www.hitachienergy.com