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MV Drives Power Electronics R&D Lead Engineer - MV Converter System Design (80-100%)

MV Drives Power Electronics R&D Lead Engineer - MV Converter System Design (80-100%)

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

Our R&D engineers and scientists develop breakthrough technologies that change the way the world works, and industries do business. We constantly push the limits of convention, while retaining our focus on delivering solid returns for our customers and shareholders. In the role of Medium Voltage system design lead engineer you will have opportunity to extend and further develop the successful ABB Medium Voltage product family. You will utilize your knowledge and background from power electronics and electrical drives to fully understand the limits of the current solutions and identify opportunities for further development to meet ever emerging market requirements. You will explore applicability of new technologies and solutions and work with our global R&D teams to design new products based on those.

This is a position with global grade


This position reports to

R&D Team Lead

Your responsibilities

  • In depth analysis of the current ABB Medium Voltage drives solutions. Identifying design limits and opportunities for further development. Actively follow technology and product development in the electrical drives industry, identify technologies and solutions applicable for future ABB medium voltage drives products.
  • Technical support to Product management in investigation of the emerging market requirements, standards compliance framework as well as industry trends that together shape the requirements for future medium voltage products.
  • Analysis of possible solutions and conceptual design within the R&D team, including simulation, rapid prototyping, proof of concept design and laboratory testing to verify applicability of new solutions.
  • Defining test programs for new components, sub-systems and full products including reliability test plan (DFMEA, design, component lifetime calculation, HALT, ALT, environmental testing, design margin testing, etc.)
  • As a senior/chief engineer drive technically R&D projects to design and deliver new solutions on time, cost and quality.

Your background

  • University Master degree, PhD or equivalent expertise and practical experience in the field of electrical engineering with focus on Power Electronics and orientation to High Power and Medium Voltage converters' design and applications.
  • Background experience in Medium Voltage Power Electronics Converters' system design and development is desired and an advantage.
  • Experience in system modelling, simulation and system design analysis using state of the art simulation and engineering tools.
  • High interest and focus on practical experimentation, testing and validation in MV lab environment and new products and functionalities' introduction to the market. Expertise in solutions and components qualification and certification including reliability testing in MV environment is desired and advantageous.
  • Interest in applied research and development, self-organized, motivated person, who likes to work in a highly qualified globally distributed research and development team composed of experts in different domains.
  • Readiness for business trips and short term work in other global ABB R&D locations.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Canteen
  • Flexible work practices
  • Gym membership

More about us

ABB System Drives is a global supplier of high-power, high-performance drives, drive systems and packages for industrial processes and large infrastructure applications. With our industry leading technology and global support, we help our customers, partners and equipment manufacturers with asset reliability, performance improvement and energy efficiency in mission critical applications. Our people and culture are the foundation of our success. We all together make the difference for our customers every day. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). The recruiting process is being led by Peter Reinhardt, Talent Partner ABB Switzerland Ltd. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com. ABB Data Privacy Statement:https://new.abb.com/privacy-notice/candidate Work model: hybrid #LI-hybrid

MV Drives Power Electronics R&D Lead Engineer - MV Converter System Design (80-100%)


Veröffentlicht am 08.12.2023

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