To direct and participate in the concept and design of complex electrical engineering control and simulation projects for Advanced Power Products application and in a manner to ensure products provide superior performance, durability, quality, serviceability at the most affordable cost. Engineer with experience modelling, simulation, and validation of Electrical systems such as Invertors, Converters, Generators, Chargers, etc. The role will be responsible for Simulation and Validation for Advanced Power Products systems and components working with global team. A strong understanding of Power systems operation and functionality is required.
**Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:**
+ Determining detailed functional requirements for Advanced Power Products and Components and implement the same in a simulation environment to evaluate performance characteristics
+ Carrying out detailed model creation and validation for existing and in-development power products like inverters, converters, and controllers, using test data and component details
+ Developing and validation of control strategies for optimum power dispatch among various power sources like PV, Wind Turbines, Diesel Gensets, Battery Energy Storage Systems, etc
+ HIL based validation of primary, secondary and tertiary controls strategies of power electronic equipment, such as inverters and chargers, and power systems, such as islanded and grid-connected microgrids
+ Analysis of data from various sources (simulation, test, and field data) for model validation and gleaning insights into the system behaviour.
+ Work closely with global team on new product development (NPI, NTI)
+ Communicate technical information to customers, team members, suppliers, and other business units
+ Knowledge of the NPI process.
+ Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
+ Relevant work experience required: Bachelors with 5-to-8-year experience, Masters with 3 to 6 years in Controls development and validation of Electrical systems and Components preferably in technology like power sources, energy storage systems, hydrogen fuel cells, hybrids, electric vehicles (EV), etc
+ Experience in electrical systems modelling/simulation and plant model development.
+ Working knowledge of Matlab/Simulink for controls development and validation
+ Working knowledge of various HIL benches like dSPACE, Opel-RT, etc
+ Excellent analytical and communication skills
+ Advanced knowledge of Matlab / Simulink with a focus on controls development and code-generation for embedded platforms
+ Working knowledge of PSCAD or PowerFactory with a focus on dynamic simulations with custom designed controllers and automation of simulation using scripting (internal (DSL), or external (Python))
+ Working knowledge of Power Electronics design and simulation, focussing on different converter topologies, thermal simulations, etc
+ Advanced knowledge of the model-based software development, MIL/SIL/HIL based validation, and embedded software development
**Top Candidates Will Also Have:**
+ Strong project management skills – Developing, maintaining, and executing to a project management plan. Ability to develop & leverage a global network of engineering resources.
+ Willingness to travel domestic/international up to 10% when job role requires
+ Incumbent will have opportunities to work with a diverse cross function team for development of world class engineering solutions for our global products.
Relocation is available for this position.
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