Senior Power Electronics Systems Engineer

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.


Position Summary

MEPPI’s Substation Division is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer specializing in FACTS and HVDC technologies to join our dedicated team. In this role, you will lead and perform 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, HVDC). Instruct sales, engineering and projects staff in proper power electronics design and equipment application.

Essential Functions

  • Lead and perform design studies for FACTS and HVDC systems, such as harmonic filter design, loss calculation, audible noise analysis, and control performance analysis. Direct and review technical studies performed by other departments and outside services.
  • Lead and perform equipment design and rating calculations for FACTS and HVDC systems, including development of one-line diagram of FACTS and HVDC systems.
  • Design and implement FACTS and HVDC protection and control systems, including system control performance analysis.
  • Design and implement operation method of FACTS and HVDC systems to meet customer specifications.
  • Lead, plan and execute 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.
  • Lead local design efforts in coordination 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.
  • Guide field engineers and service personnel with start-up, troubleshooting and repair of FACTS and HVDC systems. Coordinate the response to issues in field by providing on time solutions to installation and testing issues.
  • Develop system Condition Monitoring of installed FACTS and HVDC equipment-analyze performance and failure data.
  • Implement and modify, as necessary, FACTS and HVDC design procedures.
  • Assist and support Sales Team with bids and technical proposal development.
  • 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 design standards
  • Propose and evaluate cost reduction initiatives for power electronics equipment and system designs.
  • Support and implement initiatives for new substation product/project offerings.
  • Propose and evaluate cost reduction initiatives for power electronics equipment and system designs.
  • Further the goals and positive, professional image of the Substation Division by conducting business with other MEPPI departments and outside contacts in a timely and cooperative manner.
  • Know MEPPI’s Quality, Safety and Environmental Policies. Be able to fully discuss the importance of these policies and how they impact work.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Power Electronics Engineering with a minimum 7 years of experience in FACTS or HVDC system engineering, or equivalent education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of power electronics, electrical transmission systems and substation equipment,
  • Advanced knowledge of substation theory, protection and control, including fundamental concepts of feedback control.
  • Advanced knowledge of harmonic and harmonic filtering equipment design methods.
  • Advanced interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to read, understand and create technical drawings and material.
  • Advanced computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office products and understanding of CAD and engineering analysis software.

MEPPI offers its employees competitive salaries, commensurate with qualifications and experience, as well as comprehensive benefits including:

  • 401(k) Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer sponsored programs including Flexible Work Arrangement, Wellness, and Professional Women’s ERG, HOPE (community outreach)
  • Onsite Fitness Center and Café
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Paid Parental Leave

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