Founded in 1950, Hottinger Brüel & Kjaer GmbH (HBK) is the technology and market leader in the field of measurement technology. Until the end of July 2020, the company operated under the name Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM) and was renamed following the merger with its Danish sister company Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. As a subsidiary of Spectris plc, HBK is globally represented with more than 3,000 employees worldwide and a presence in 80 countries. Sensors, electronics, measurement data acquisition systems and software for test and analysis are developed and produced at the Darmstadt site and sold worldwide to customers within many different industries. State-of-the-art technologies, an international environment, and interesting tasks – working at HBK means developing your own ideas, taking responsibility and implementing projects together in teams with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths.
We are currently looking for a Technologist for our Electric Power Test (EPT) team.
The position will be based in Darmstadt, Germany. As far as the internal part of the work is concerned, most of the work can also be done remotely. Occasional meetings in Darmstadt will be mandatory, though. Other locations maybe considered based on the candidates qualification and experience.
Our new Technologist will be responsible to start up and to take the lead in our approach to achieve a “thought leadership” role in the electric power test market. This market includes electric vehicles, electric aircraft, the energy sector including the power grid, and other inverter/electrical machine applications.
In this role he will work closely together with customers, application engineers, engineering, academia, the HBM internal “Academy”, HBK direct and non direct sales organizations and Business Development on a worldwide scale
You will be responsible to support the rapidly growing strategic business initiative “Electric Power Testing” with cutting edge technology ideas and application solutions.
This should be developed based on customer demands, needs and pain points and overcome the “traditional” solutions and approaches currently available in the market.
These technological ideas will be generated with customers and internal collegues, investigated for feasibility, and tested for implementation both theoretically as well as practically. Both technical and also basic commercial aspects need to be considered. Once needs and approaches for their solutions are defined and worked out, these should be presented at congresses and exhibitions, and also - together with Product Management - converted into Key Requirement Documents for engineering.
You will also support our ongoing activities to better educate the HBK staff in all levels towards advanced electrical power testing. Also to develop and establish our consultancy business model, initially executed in person and later transferring to our HBK engineering services team.
Your daily work includes:
You already hold a Ph.D. degree (or are a Ph.D. student close to deliver your thesis for approval) in Electrical Engineering with several years of application, domain or industry experience. In depth know how in electric power measurements, drive development, inverter control, drive calibration and Measurement Uncertainty is highly beneficial. During your career you already attended congresses regarding electrical power and drives (ICEM, IEPE or similar) and presented papers.
Ways to stand out from the crowd
The job will provide you with an opportunity to further your career alongside some of the best and most passionate technology experts from around the world in a leading company within the test and measurement industry. You will be a strong contributor who collaborates closely with colleagues from various business functions all over the world.
Freedom with responsibility is the framework for HBK’s employees. This allows for a good balance between work and family life and for constant development of professional and personal skills in an international and enjoyable working environment.