Systems Engineer I -Power Electronics in Greater Pittsburgh Area at Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/14/2021

Job Snapshot


About the Division

Mitsubishi Electric Substation Division (SSD) provides an incredible suite of turnkey professional services to the power utility and commercial & industrial marketplaces. SSD Designs engineered solutions primarily for generation, transmission, and distribution of power. SSD customers benefit by working with the SSD team employing a complete suite of engineering, design and drafting professions, capable of assisting to develop and specify large capital, multi-site projects. No project is too big or too complex. All projects are supported by a complete team of logistical, project management and site-specific specialists. Unique to Mitsubishi Electric, SSD projects always include the most complete offering of on-going support, customer training, quality assurance and system warranties. The products or systems offering as part of the SSD solutions include:


  • Gas-insulated switchgear & substations (GIS) systems
  • Air-insulated switchgear & substation (AIS) systems
  • FACTS based static VAR compensators (SVC)
  • FACTS based static synchronous compensator (STATCOM)
  • FACTS based Fixed Series Compensator (FSC)
  • High Voltage DC (HVDC) Systems
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Photovoltaic Energy Storage
  • Turnkey Professional Services
  • Substation Services

Job Description and Requirements

Job Description

Perform and support FACTS and HVDC system design, equipment design and rating, and system configuration, including factory test and commissioning test, development, technical consultation and leadership for power electronics-based products (i.e., SVC Statcom, FSC, HVDC). Instruct sales, engineering and projects staff in proper power electronics design and equipment application.

  • Perform design studies for FACTS and HVDC systems, such as harmonic filter design, loss calculation, audible noise analysis and control performance analysis. Assist with technical studies performed by other departments and outside services.
  • Perform equipment design and rating calculations for FACTS and HVDC systems, including development of one-line diagram of FACTS and HVDC systems.
  • Draft outlines of FACTS and HVDC protection and control systems, including system control performance analysis.
  • Design and implement operation method of FACTS and HVDC system to meet customer specifications.
  • Participate in site commissioning tests for FACTS and HVDC systems. 
  • Develop equipment and system design specifications using customer specifications and input to ensure the designs meet all performance and customer requirements.
  • Coordinate and communicate local design efforts with MELCO power electronics engineers.
  • Coordinate system design through implementation of equipment factory test and real-time digital simulator test at the factory in Japan. 
  • Support field engineers and service personnel with start-up, troubleshooting and repair of FACTS and HVDC systems.
  • Monitor factory and field test plans to ensure adequate techniques and uniform, cost effective practices. Review and interpret factory test results for power electronics equipment and systems.
  • Establish and maintain SSD design standards

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Power Electronics Engineering with 0 to 2 years of experience in FACTS or HVDC system engineering, or equivalent education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate knowledge of power electronics, electrical transmission systems and substation equipment. 
  • Intermediate knowledge in substation theory, protection and control, including fundamental concepts of feedback control.
  • Basic knowledge of harmonic and harmonic filtering equipment design methods.
  • Intermediate interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Intermediate analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to read, understand and create technical drawings and material.
  • Intermediate computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office products and understanding of CAD and engineering analysis software.

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Ability to safely work in an energized high voltage substation environment.
  • Ability to use appropriate personal protection equipment as needed.
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to climb ladders, catwalks, stairs, and work in high places at project sites as required.
  • Ability to lift up 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time as required with extended domestic assignments for startup and commissioning activities.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability