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Electrical Engineer as PhD student (f/m/d) for Sustainable Energy System

Location: ERL S SP 9

Mode of Employment: Part-time / Fixed Term

A Snapshot of Your Day
Green hydrogen and its derivatives are envisaged to play a major role in decarbonizing various sectors in industry, mobility, buildings, and others. To increase the worldwide green hydrogen production, large electrolyzer plants up into the gigawatt range must be developed. In this context you will be working closely with our electrical engineering team within the Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) department in Erlangen, Germany, to develop, analyze and evaluate grid configurations and power electronic converter systems suitable to connect future high power electrolyzer plants to the electricity grid. The tasks range from the conceptual development of connection schemes including simulations to the test device setup to proof-of-concept tests. In addition, you will work in closely related research and development projects. You will receive inhouse academic supervision by our technical experts and graduated colleagues (f/m/d). The position has the potential to be converted to a permanent full-time position within the electrical engineering team of SES.

How You'll Make an Impact

  • Familiarization with special demands of hydrogen electrolysis systems
  • Simulative analysis of possible grid connections for high power electrolyzer plants
  • Simulative analysis of possible power electronic configurations in close cooperation with our power electronic technical experts
  • Design converter concepts for high power DC/DC applications
  • Control development of high-power DC/DC converters and configurations
  • Development and extensive testing of high-power DC/DC converters prototypes
  • Development of protection and fault management algorithms in DC grids using high power DC/DC converters
  • Setup of a laboratory-scaled demonstrator to examine the developed concepts
  • Close collaboration in related research and development projects

What You Bring

  • Master's Degree / Diploma in Electrical Engineering in power electronics
  • A list of publications is a plus
  • Simulation experience: Matlab/SIMULINK, PSCAD|EMTDC, DIgSILENT PowerFactory is a plus
  • Programming: C/C++, Python, Fortran is a plus
  • Creative and committed to personal development and continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English - knowledge in German is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and with high internal motivation in a dynamic environment

About the Team
Our Transformation of Industry division is decarbonizing the industrial sector. Increasing electrification and efficiency are key and demand for green H2 and derivative fuels will rise. We enable decarbonization of the industrial sector and the transition to sustainable processes, building on a strong industrial customer base, a global network, diverse technologies, and integrated execution capabilities.

Find out how you can make a difference at Siemens Energy: https://www.siemens-energy.com/employeevideo

Who is Siemens Energy?
At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 92,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we're also using our technology to help protect people and the environment.

Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation.

Our Commitment to Diversity
Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities. Siemens Energy celebrates character - no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences.


  • Exciting insights into a large international company
  • Lay the foundation for your career with us

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Electrical Engineer as PhD student (f/m/d) for Sustainable Energy System

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