Power Electronics Engineer

  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Career Category: Research, Development, Design, Engineering

Role Summary / Purpose

This role aims to support the development of energy recovery converters within the Substations business unit. The purpose of the unit is to provide our customers with traction fixed installation solutions that comply with the highest safety and quality standards. This includes train braking energy recovery systems that increase the overall efficiency of the system.


Your mission:

• Analysis of customer specifications
• Design of AC/DC and DC/AC converters in the range of 1-10MW and 750-3000V
• Modelling of Voltage Source and Line Commutated Converters
• Specification of components (IGBT/Thyristors, cooling, magnetics)
• DC & AC Harmonics calculation and filter design
• Verification of compliance with specifications and standards
• Prototype validation and testing

Your profile:

• Master’s Degree or above in Electrical Engineering or related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in Power Electronics
• Understanding of functional characteristics of Power Electronics and knowledge of control for converters
• Knowledge in IGBT-based Voltage source Converters (VSC). Knowledge of Thyristor-based Line Commutation Converters (LCC) is a plus
• Knowledge of simulation tools like PSCAD, MATLAB/SIMULINK, PLECS, etc
• A positive attitude, initiative, proactiveness and an enthusiasm and passion for power electronics and traction engineering
• Demonstrable success in achieving and exceeding customer milestones
• Good problem solving and solution building skills
• Good communication skills to team, peers, and management

What We Offer

Your success in our globally operating company will be supported by an ambitious international team, excellent working conditions as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.


Back to all career opportunities

Apply Today * required

  • Sécheron SA - Geneva, Switzerland
  • HR department
  • Rue du Pré-Bouvier 25

    1242 Satigny – Geneva


  • hr.geneva@secheron.com
  • +41 22 739 41 11