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Electrical Engineer – High Voltage Bushings 80-100%

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Our local product group Insulation & Components is the technology leader in design and manufacture of high voltage bushings. All renowned international companies of the electrical industry active in power generation, transmission and distribution are among our customers. We have a top position in the high voltage bushing areas worldwide. In this role, you will be responsible for transferring customer requirements into a product design, ensuring cost-effective solutions and maximum customer satisfaction. Based on your strong technical expertise you balance between superior quality and the need to meet challenging delivery deadlines. Do your credentials include technical expertise for sophisticated analysis as well as economic thinking? Do your credentials include the drive and ability to improve existing products and processes? If so, this is an excellent opportunity for you to excel.

Your responsibilities

  • Translate customer requirements into technical specifications for tailor-made products
  • Apply Finite Element tools (dielectrical, thermal and mechanical) for the design of high-voltage and high-current bushings
  • Design and develop complex models or simulations and apply advanced computational programs for technical analyses
  • Check and document technical feasibility of projects, including risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis
  • Expand our current collaboration with universities to ensure continued state of the art engineering
  • Assume overall responsibility for manufacturing costs and delivery deadlines for proposed technical solutions
  • Improve our existing product portfolio
  • Improve the tool landscape towards an integrated environment
  • Work in close cooperation with all departments involved in related processes
  • Raise efficiency and improve effectiveness with regard to Engineering Bids and Proposals
  • Act as principal investigator or lead a group of engineers investigating root causes of problems or field failures (using FMEA methods, etc.), develop solutions and prepare related recommendations and reports

Your background

  • Solid degree (university) in Electrical Engineering, preferred in high voltage technology
  • Experience in high-voltage engineering and/or power engineering industry would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in the use of SAP, Office365, FEM (Comsol), and Creo
  • Excellent command of German and English, both written and spoken, at negotiating level
  • Team spirit with keen sense of initiative and willingness to travel (5 to 10%)

More about us

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. Hitachi ABB Power Grids Switzerland Kim Renee Hipwood Talent Acquisition

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Location Zürich, Altstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
Job type Full-Time
Contract Regular/Permanent

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