CDI – Power electronics system engineer in medium voltage applications

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SuperGrid Institute brings together 180 employees, of 28 different nationalities who work together within a dynamic environment in the city of Lyon. As an independent research and innovation centre, we are dedicated to developing technologies for the future power transmission system, the “supergrid”, including HVDC & MVDC technologies.

As a multi-disciplinary research centre with advanced simulation capabilities & multiple test platforms, including numerous associated laboratories, SuperGrid Institute uses its comprehensive expertise to provide a wide range of services and solutions to support our customers in developing power systems, equipment and components. We specialise in system architecture and work on ensuring network security and stability while allowing for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources. Find out more by visiting our website: www.supergrid-institute.com

General Context

The medium voltage direct current (MVDC) technology is emerging in power distribution and collection after the high voltage direct current (HVDC) has been demonstrated and exploited as the economically viable solution for long-distance transmission of bulk power. The MVDC technology has been implemented in some pilot projects in China and Europe. The researchers evaluate the interest of MVDC in solar and wind applications. The benefits of MVDC technology can be analysed in terms of energy efficiency, power dispatch, power capacity, power supply range, raw material consumption, CO2 emissions, resilience of distribution network or ancillary services to the AC grid (www.supergrid-institute.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/A4_MVDC-electricity-network-consulting_october-2021.pdf). A power converter is the key enabling technology in the MVDC systems. The AC-DC converters interface with AC systems (either high, medium or low voltage) and DC-DC interface with DC systems (www.supergrid-institute.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/dc-solid-state-transformer-mvdc-networks-supergrid-institute.pdf).

Objectives / Missions

The selected candidate will support the R&D team working on power electronics systems for medium voltage applications. In particular he/she will contribute to one or several projects (customer or collaborative) related to MVDC systems with the following responsibilities:

  • analyse the electric network requirements,
  • review the state of the art,
  • design the topology and control of power electronics converters,
  • specify the requirements of converter components,
  • develop the cost-performance models for the system techno-economic analysis,
  • support the tests of converter prototypes,
  • propose innovations and contribute to scientific articles,
  • write technical reports.

Candidate Profile

  • Master (or equivalent) in electrical engineering specialised in power electronics and/or power systems,
  • strong analysis and synthesis skills,
  • team work,
  • autonomy,
  • proactivity,
  • problem solving,
  • presentation skills,
  • rigour,
  • curiosity and creativity,
  • English/French speaking.

Please send your application to the following adress : job-vwpn5r@mail.flatchr.io

Job Features

Contract TypeCDI
Start DateSeptember / October 2022
Qualification requiredMaster's degree / Engineering school

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