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Hitachi Energy

SCADA Engineer (based Glasgow or Birmingham)

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Do you want to enable green energy transition, and together with colleagues build customized embedded control systems consisting of both software and hardware to meet our customers' and the world's needs for sustainable, flexible and secure energy?

We are convinced that HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology, solutions for energy transfer with direct current at high voltages, is a long-term sustainable solution. The technology is used for energy transmission over long distances and to connect electricity networks with minimal losses. In addition to energy transfer, HVDC technology also alleviates electricity quality problems and can contribute to the stabilization of connected power grids for offshore wind power or long-distance underwater transmissions, direct current is the only realistic energy transmission alternative.

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This is a hybrid working role, based in either our Birmingham or Glasgow offices, combined with working from your home-office.

In this role as a HVDC SCADA/HMI Engineer you will be responsible for the design of our automation system of the plants and transmissions designing our control cabinet layout, consisting of hundreds of circuit boards for measurements, control, and calculations. Our system also includes user interfaces such as HMI (Human Machine Interface), diagnostic tools and IT (Information Technology) infrastructure and IT security. For this we utilize our in house developed real-time platform MACH to meet the power industry's standards.

We value your potential and personal commitment equal to experience, so do not hesitate to send your application even though you don't meet all the requirements. A team with fantastic collaboration and with different backgrounds is waiting for you to join!


  • You will be responsible for the SCADA and HMI design of HVDC stations. This includes design, documentation, testing and commissioning of the control and protection systems. Supporting the projects across globe during commissioning is an important part of our business offering.
  • Building complete infrastructure of networks and systems to support operations.
  • Work together with our customers, both internally and externally, to ensure our delivery is according to their requirements and standards.
  • Collaborating and networking with engineering colleagues, sharing best practice across different projects and disciplines
  • You will have the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in building some of our many power stations around the world.
  • You will have the freedom to plan and organize your daily work together with a lot of problem-solving.

Qualifications / Background

  • You hold a Bachelor or Master's degree within the relevant technical area.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English and comfortable in customer discussions.
  • Experience with network equipment (firewalls, switches, GPS clocks) and redundant network designs and protocols
  • Experience with Microsoft client- and server operating systems (virtual and bare metal) from legacy to current generations.
  • Experience with Active Directory and the different roles, integration with third-party devices and appliances.
  • Experience with databases and high-availability solutions.
  • Experience with scripting languages and automation technologies.
  • Experience with port-, vulnerability-, and malware scanners, able to digest and communicate the output.
  • Knowledge of intrusion detection systems, security information event monitoring, application control and other Security-relevant systems is a major plus.
  • DataBase Management/SQL.
  • HMI with Intouch application development.
  • Backup/ Image handling on servers and workstations and patch management.
  • Exposure / Basic Knowledge in International electrical (IEEE/IEC) Standards.

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Client-provided location(s): Birmingham, UK
Job ID: Hitachi_Energy-JID3-76666
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • On-Site Gym
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Internship Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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