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Role Summary/Purpose:

We are looking for Lead New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer to join our global FACTS (NPI) team. The position will be based in Tampere, Finland.
Grid Solutions delivers mainly high power (>100MVAr) Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) as Static Synchronous Compensators (STATCOM) and Static Var Compensators (SVC), Fixed Series Capacitors (FSC) and Synchronous Condensers (SC). These are used to control power system voltage and reactive power flow as well as to improve the power system stability and transmission system efficiency. FACTS devices are also typically used to improve the integration of renewables to the power system making the future power system more sustainable. The Center of Excellence of power electronics-based products STATCOM and SVC is in Tampere, Finland, while the Center of Excellence of FSC and SC is in Saratoga Springs, United States.
In this position, you will mainly be doing research and development around SVC and STATCOM solutions and you will be reporting to global FACTS NPI Manager.

Key tasks:

Your main task is a control system design research and development. The target is to implement innovative control system features and algorithms mainly for STATCOM and SVC to comply with highly demanding customer specifications. You are expected to have capability to specify, design, validate and document the implemented solutions. Although you are focused on the R&D part of the control system design, you will be having close collaboration with Control Software Engineering team.
In this very versatile role, you have possibility to become recognized expert in the field of control system design, power electronics and power systems. Your areas of expertise will include:
  • Control system design of grid connected power electronic devices
  • Power engineering
  • High power FACTS devices
  • Integration of energy storage to the compensator
  • Analyses of dynamic behaviour of FACTS devices
  • Research and development process

In this role, you will be focusing on the product development as well as future products and technologies. Therefore, you will have the possibility see larger technology trends in the field of electrical power engineering. Due to the innovative nature of the role, you are expected to contribute on patents and scientific publications. This role gives you real opportunity to work for the more sustainable and green future power system.
The research and development work will comply with the good design practices starting from rigour specification definition to implementation, validation and documentation. Although you are joining to the NPI team located in Tampere, Finland, you will have close collaboration with the local Control Software Engineering team as well as HVDC NPI team located in Stafford, UK.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Rigour execution of NPI projects
  • Design and implementation of new control features
  • Produce high quality study documents and specifications
  • Plan, Specify, Organize and Participate testing
  • Participate to technical negotiations with end customers and other stakeholders
  • Support equipment sourcing (technical inputs, equipment evaluation)
  • Support technical Tendering
  • Create innovative solutions
  • Research and development in the field of FACTS control system design
  • Problem solving and root-cause analysis
  • Educate stakeholders
  • Taking responsibility from own work

Required Qualifications

  • MSc (or higher) degree in Power / Control System Engineering or equivalent
  • Specialized knowledge in Electrical Power Engineering and Control system design
  • Understanding of control theory behind grid connected devices
  • Knowledge in compensation systems, power electronics
  • Knowledge and experience on some of simulation tools for electric systems such as PSCAD, Matlab Simulink, RTDS or PSSE
  • Fluent written and oral skills, both in English and Finnish – other language skill is a benefit
  • Strong prioritizing and time management skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Understanding of grid-connection of voltage source converters
  • Good negotiation skills and ability to influence on multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work in groups as well as individually
  • Curious and open-minded
  • Desire to work in international environment
  • Willingness to take leading role in project
  • Passion to work towards green world
  • Proven academic record

Additional Information

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