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Research Professional – Control and Optimization for Power Systems

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic research professional to join our Autonomous Systems and Control research group! We support Siemens businesses from the early phase of finding opportunities through designing algorithms and building prototypes for customer solutions up to validating these solutions in the field.

Our close contact to the business enables the opportunity to participate in projects in all areas of power system automation, power generation, renewables integration etc., making for an exciting and challenging environment! Have a look at our recent Picture of the Future publications on Energy Systems to get an overview of Siemens’ recent developments in this area.


The Challenge:

This person will:

  • Define specific technology roadmap elements for control and optimization of power systems based on advanced automatic control, optimization, and machine learning methods
  • Implement these elements in research projects by acquiring R&D funding from Siemens’ business units and governmental funding agencies
  • Lead and execute R&D projects to implement these roadmap elements in feasibility studies, technical specifications, prototypes, laboratory and field tests, as well as eventually into larger systems and product components.
  • Provide guidance to junior research scientists, peers, and managers within our team and our business units
  • Support the research group’s strategic technology, business, and people development
  • Build a Siemens internal network to collaborate on larger, international projects
  • Develop a network with universities, research labs, and other companies to jointly pursue governmental funding opportunities and develop a brand recognition externally
  • Protect the results of your work through patent applications and publish protected results at conferences or in top journals.

The Candidate:

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related fields with strong focus on automatic control and optimization for power systems required
  • 5+ years of post-PhD experience in the same field, e.g. in an industrial research center, a national lab, or in academia required.
  • 3+ years of experience in management of R&D projects required.
  • Prior experience in defining and implementing technology roadmaps
  • Strong theoretical background and practical experience in different optimization and automatic control methods like nonlinear and mixed-integer programming, and model-predictive control, robust and nonlinear control, reinforcement learning
  • Solid understanding and practical expertise in power system design, engineering, and operation and corresponding modelling and simulation methods and tools
  • Good knowledge of power generation devices like wind turbines or photovoltaic plants is a plus.
  • Proven track record developing new research demonstrated by a strong publication record and early developments to the level of a working system prototypes as well as involvement in writing funding proposals for research grants.
  • Knowledge of tools and programming languages typically used to support design and validation of optimization and controller design, e.g. C/C++, MATLAB, Simulink.
  • Established network with US research institutions and academia is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal & written) skills in English required. Capable of presenting complex technical topics in a clear and structured way, ability to moderate discussions, meetings, and projects.
  • Flexibility and resourcefulness to work in a growing, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of specialists.

About Us

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 172 years. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in operating and strategic companies: Smart Infrastructure, Digital Industries, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Healthineers & Siemens Energy. (see also http://www.siemens.com/businesses/us/en/).

Right now, we’re powering a whole country, finding ways to prevent malaria, making cities smarter, developing renewable energy, designing 3D robots, transporting people at 250 mph and helping NASA explore Mars. Our experience has shown that key technology components coming from areas like advanced controls, AI, analytics, IOT, Cyber-Security, additive manufacturing and materials science are extremely relevant for such innovations.

Siemens Corporate Technology plays an important role in this as a strategic partner to Siemens’ operative units. It provides pre-development (aka research) services, prototyping, technology evaluation and assessments as well as technology consulting to all of Siemens’ businesses.

We help business units discover new business ideas and develop them into software solutions and successful products. Our research results influence Siemens products and are reflected in patents and publications in journals and conferences. Moreover, the team pursuits government funding opportunities, often in collaboration with top academic partners.

We also offer a generous remote working environment as well as robust health and wellness benefits to promote healthy living and support the best lifestyle for you and your family.


Join Us

At Siemens we are always challenging ourselves to build a better future. We need the most innovative and diverse Digital Minds to develop tomorrow‘s reality. Find out more about the Digital world of Siemens here: www.siemens.com/careers/digitalminds

We are more than employees; we are actively helping to make people’s lives a little better every day. Would you like to be a part of that? Then join us. We offer you a high level of practical relevance as well as an opportunity to individually contribute your knowledge and your visions around the world. Whether you’re helping to develop products for the operating units or working in interdisciplinary projects for the business areas: At Corporate Technology you’ll be working in the heart of Siemens’ technological research together with the best.

Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/deemed-exports/deemed-exports-faqs?view=category&id=33#subcat34


Organization: Corporate Technology

Company: Siemens Corporation

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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