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Internship Dielectric withstand of Gas Insulated Switchgears 80-100% (m/f/d)

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

Physical understanding of gaseous breakdown and flashover processes. Analysis and evaluation of measurement data, breakdown database maintenance, including SF6 and alternative gases. Support project teams for new project development (high voltage circuit breakers), by means of electric field simulations, maintenance of dielectric evaluation tools and basic tests. The duration of the internship is 6 to 12 months.

Your responsibilities

  • Literature search on recent work regarding breakdown/flashover in technically relevant conditions, also including gases alternative to SF6, data extraction (includes field simulations, e.g. Comsol)
  • Data post-processing, analysis and evaluation of internally performed breakdown measurements; update of breakdown data base
  • In general, familiarizing with the database, possibly suggesting new measurements if relevant gaps or conflicting data are found
  • Collaborate in high voltage circuit breaker (SF6 and alternatives) development project teams related to dielectric design
  • Support the design process with breaker E-field simulations, basic tests and dielectric evaluation tools maintenance

Your background

  • Student (preferably Master-level) in Physics, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • Above average proficiency and interest in programming (e.g. Python and/or Matlab, utilization of Python libraries)
  • Knowledge in High-Voltage Engineering is advantageous
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work in a team, as well as willingness to handle responsibilities independently

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 Richard Kwame Adu Talent Acquisition

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Location Zürich, Oerlikon, Zurich, Switzerland
Job type Full-Time
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