Power Converter Engineer (Netherlands)

Job Title: Power Converter Engineer

Location: Netherlands

Department: Electrical Engineering

Reports To: Manager of Electrical Engineering

Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT):

EWT is a global designer and manufacturer of direct drive wind turbines, active in Europe, North America, and Asia. EWT was established in 2004 and is based in the Netherlands. The company offers a broad product portfolio of onshore direct-drive wind turbines.

Job Summary:

As a Power Converter Engineer at EWT, you will be responsible for the design, development, and optimization of power conversion systems for direct-drive wind turbines featuring back-to-back converters. This role requires a deep understanding of power electronics, control systems, and renewable energy technologies to enhance the performance, efficiency, and reliability of our wind energy solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop power conversion systems for direct drive wind turbines, focusing on back-to-back converter configuration.
  • Perform detailed simulations and modeling of power converter systems to optimize performance and efficiency.
  • Develop control strategies for power converters to ensure stable and efficient operation under various wind conditions.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including mechanical, electrical, and control engineers, to integrate power converters with wind turbine systems.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses to evaluate new converter technologies and design improvements.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for power converters to ensure they meet design specifications and performance criteria before deployment.
  • Provide technical support to the service team during the commissioning of power converters.
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of power conversion systems in operational wind turbines, identifying areas for enhancement and troubleshooting issues.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations in the design and implementation of power converters.
  • Prepare technical documentation, including design specifications, test plans, and performance reports.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in power electronics and renewable energy technologies, incorporating new findings into design practices.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics, or a related field. A Master’s degree or relevant certifications are highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in power electronics design, particularly in the renewable energy sector.
  • Proficiency in power converter design and power system design tools and simulation software (e.g., MATLAB/Simulink, PowerFactory, PSCAD).
  • Proficiency in programming for embedded applications using C/C++
  • Strong understanding of control systems for power converters and experience with digital signal processing (DSP) or microcontroller-based control.
  • Familiarity with the operation and control of direct drive wind turbines and back-to-back converter systems.
  • Develop and implement strategies for integrating diverse power converter topologies into renewable energy systems like solar PV, biomass, and energy storage.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex power electronics issues.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, for collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and preparing technical documentation.
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations related to power electronics and renewable energy systems.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and validation of power converter systems.
  • Familiarity with grid integration and compliance requirements for renewable energy systems.
  • Fluent in English, with Dutch or any additional language being advantageous.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily office-based with occasional visits to manufacturing facilities and wind turbine/microgrid sites for testing and troubleshooting.
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, including mechanical, electrical, and control engineers.

What We Offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development within a leading company in the renewable energy sector.
  • A dynamic, innovative, supportive work environment committed to sustainable energy solutions.

 For more detailed information you can contact: Human Resources  033-4540520 or hr@ewtdirectwind.com. Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated!