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Research Scientist, Autonomous Distribution Grid

Company: ABB Group
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Research Scientist, Autonomous Distribution GridTake your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.As Research Scientist, you will contribute to our electric system and solution research in the area of autonomous distribution grids. You'll focus on engineering development, control, protection, automation, and management products/solutions for the Electrification businesses.Reporting to the R&D Director, you will work as part of the US leg of ABB Electrification Research, which shares worldwide research and development responsibility for several important technology areas, including software & control, connected systems, etc.Your responsibilities

  • Learn and evaluate the use cases, functionality, and performance matrix of autonomous distribution grids including distribution automation engineering, control, protection, automation, and management functions for electric utility system solutions
  • Prototype algorithms for the above functions, and validate these algorithms in appropriate hardware and software platforms
  • Participate in internal/external collaboration to demonstrate ABB's technology leadership in the modern power distribution system areas
  • Support the pilot application of the developed technologies on utility, commercial or industrial premises
  • Travel to and collaborate with internal/external partners
  • Generate intellectual properties for ABB
  • Publish results in peer reviewed journals and attend top conferences sponsored by IEEE Power Engineering Society and other related professional societiesYour background
    • MS in Electrical Engineering with Minimum 2 years of industry experience.
    • PhD in Electrical Engineering is preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of autonomous distribution grid technologies, including.
    • Distribution protection, control, and automation, microgrid operation and control, and distribution grid resilience topics.
    • Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies and implementation experience.
    • Digital signal processing and data fusion techniques.
    • SCADA communication protocols (Modbus, DNP3, IEC61850).
    • Familiar with Software-as-a-Service (Saas) technologies.
    • Familiar with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) system implementation experiences.
    • Familiar with PLC and logic programming.
    • Embedded system and/or edge programming experience a plus.
    • Programming experiences in Python, C/C++, Microsoft Azure, and other development platforms.
    • Good knowledge of modern power distribution systems, including DER and IBR integration requirements and challenges.
    • Grid-connected microgrid design and operations.
    • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.Benefits
      • Retirement plan
      • Life insurance
      • Disability insurance
      • Medical insurance
      • Wellbeing programMore about usABB's Electrification Global Markets organization is responsible for the go-to-market strategy and generating profitable growth for the Electrification Business Area. Our 10,000 strong commercial team represents the portfolio of all Electrification Business Area Divisions in over 100 countries. Our unmatched domain expertise across key industry verticals and channels combined with our truly global footprint makes us able to deliver extraordinary business results, supporting our customers with solutions which address their current needs, whilst considering the future emerging trends such as Urbanization, Digitalization and Shift to Electricity and Sustainable Energy.We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.ABB in the United States requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or in specific and limited circumstances, be approved for a sincerely held religious belief or a medical/disability accommodation.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABBABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfhttp://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdfAs an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@abb.com. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner. #LI-Hybrid

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