MV Drives Power Electronics Senior R&D Engineer (80-100%)

Basic Info

Turgi, Aargau, Switzerland
Job type
Research and Development
Senior professionals ( > 5 years of work experience)

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

The Medium Voltage Drives R&D team is in charge of the design and development of the power electronics frequency converters subjected to multiple operation conditions and constraints required on different application fields and industries such as marine, oil and gas, food industry, metals, water, etc. In such a framework and as part the Power Electronics and Components R&D team, we are looking for a Senior R&D Power Electronics Engineer with special focus on MV Drives system design, specification, testing and qualification of the main components of different existing and new ABB MV Drives Frequency Converters product families.

Your responsibilities

  • Member of the MV Drives - Power Electronics and Components R&D team leading the system design, specification, testing and qualification of the main components and sub-systems of MV frequency converters. The tasks cover the phases from the conceptual design of the Power
  • Electronics Converter Systems using simulation tools to their final validation in the R&D labs
  • R&D technical support to the different MV Drives Product Platforms organizations: sales, engineering, supply chain management, service, etc.
  • Contribution to the maintenance and further development of the key Power Electronics Technologies Expertise and Know-How of the MV Drives Power Electronics and Components R&D team, including IP and Standards activities
  • You will be part of advanced R&D activities in the field of power electronics for the existing and next generation of ABB MV Drives products, in close cooperation with a highly qualified senior team of R&D engineers and scientists

Your background

  • University Master degree, PhD in the field of electrical engineering with focus on Power Electronics
  • Solid background experience (> 5 years) in Power Electronics system design and development or equivalent related experience. Expertise and focus in High Power and Medium Voltage converters is an advantage
  • Experience in 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 lab environment. Expertise in solutions and components qualification including reliability testing in MV environment is desired
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. German is a plus
  • Interest in applied research and development, self-organized, motivated person, that likes to work in a research team composed of experts in different domains
  • Availability to travel sporadically

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at

ABB Switzerland Ltd.
Nathalie Bierschenk
Talent Partner
Phone: +41 79 101 37 57

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