Power Electronics Engineer - Internship

  • Pullach, Niemcy
  • Praktykant/Stażysta
  • 6 - 8 tys. zł brutto
  • 19.11.2018
  • Ważna jeszcze 7 dni (do 19.12.2018)

    Pracodawca ma prawo zakończyć rekrutację we wcześniejszym terminie.

    Essaimage

    Your future in green energy!

    Recently acquired by Alelion Energy Systems of Sweden, specialists in batteries and renewable energy, Caterva is a young high-tech company in the field of distributed energy storage. We are pioneering a new model of grid stabilization. We are looking for 1 Power Electronics Engineer placement students to join our team here in Munich in 2019 as part of our very successful placement program. 

    About the company

    Alelion-Caterva systems have saved thousands of tons of CO2 already and the future benefits are even greater. Protecting the environment is one of our driving forces and something we want you to love. We occupy a world-leading position selling lithium-ion-based energy storage systems to the largest forklift truck manufacturers in the world.

    Additionally, we stabilise the European power grid and have been trading on the European Power Exchange since July 2015, with our algorithms securing an outstanding position in the energy storage industry. Since June 2016, we listed on Nasdaq First North and have an exciting future. Our team is currently 43 employees in Sweden and Germany, and we offer our placement schemes as an opportunity to grow both you as a student, and Alelion-Caterva. If you want to work as an engineer or software developer in a fast-paced environment where you can better the world, this is the place for you!
    More information:                          Caterva: caterva.de/en              Alelion: alelion.com/en

    About our placement program

    Proven to offer high-performing, entrepreneurial students the opportunity to enrich their education with a position in a dynamic startup working abroad. We seek students who are at or near the bachelor level in their field of study. During the past 5 years we have drawn students from the UK, Spain, Lithuania, Ireland, Belarus, Greece and Italy, to our base in Munich. Participants not only grow to match the performance of Alelion-Caterva’s experienced R&D team, but also actively introduce new technologies as part of their tenure.

    During your placement, you will progress through four stages: Introduction, Production, Innovation, and finally Handover to the next generation of interns. In the Innovation stage, you can expect to contribute a useful new project to the Alelion-Caterva system or to introduce an innovative technology to improve an existing solution, and this will become your enduring legacy. You will then help ensure that the next generation of placement students have an excellent start and become effective team members quickly.

    Power Electronics Engineer - Internship

    Workplace: Pullach
    Salary: PLN 6,000 - 8,000
    Salary: 1600-1750 Euros pre-tax per month (+450 Euros Relocation)

    13 MONTH PLACEMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS), COMPUTER ENGINEERING (CE) or ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (EE)

    These placements start arround July 2019 and finish August 2020

    INTERNSHIP:

    The power electronics engineer works with a high degree of independence. You take requirements and creatively design solutions to efficiently and safely overcome obstacles. To improve the performance and efficiency of energy storage systems, we are continuously developing novel concepts for combining power converters with batteries at home. The goal is always to improve the system efficiency. The range of tasks includes power switching using relays/contactors controlled by single board computers, and routing electricity generated by solar installations through electronically controlled hardware safely into our battery systems. You will be able to combine your existing academic knowledge with that of our experienced team to innovate new designs as well as improve existing ones. You will gain valuable experience in a rapidly growing field.

    View our YouTube interviews with previous Students here: https://goo.gl/HzP1kJ

    Responsibilities may include

    • Assemble and conduct tests on energy storage system prototypes
    • Evaluate electronic components (converters, filters, resistors)
    • Analyse device faults and propose countermeasures for serial production
    • Improve Alelion-Caterva’s electronics laboratory setup
    • Physically prototyping concepts using the available workshop

    Skills we are looking for

    • Essential:
      • Strong understanding of 3-phase AC systems and high voltage DC
      • Demonstrable project experience, from inception and design through to implementation and testing
      • Experience with PLCs, PCs, or controller boards
      • Confidence with electric measurement instruments (oscilloscope, power meter)
    • Desirable:
      • Experience with IGBT-based power converters (10-30kW range) and transformers
      • Experience with batteries and BMS
      • Electronic communication methods (RS-232, RS-485, CANBUS)
      • Experience in producing technical drawings using programs such as SPlan
      • Experience with single-board computers, Raspberry Pi etc.
      • Some experience with the command line

    Qualities we are looking for

    • Both practical and theoretical problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent team working and communication skills
    • Passion for and understanding of power electronics
    • Ability to work with a high degree of independence
    • A passion for and understanding of controllers

    Applicants MUST meet the following criteria: 

    • Be available for a placement of 13 months
    • Able to retain their student status throughout the placement because the placement is a required or optional part of their course (not a “Student in suspense”). Your University is required to sign an Internship Contract with Caterva.
    • Be fluent in English, written and spoken
    • The drive and motivation to accept new challenges

    Nationality:

    • Most of these positions will be filled by citizens of the European Union or Switzerland
    • Non-EU applications from exceptional candidates may be considered

    General skills you should have:

    • The ability to learn quickly
    • A keen sense of responsibility          
    • The maturity to work with minimal supervision
    • The ability to live independently away from home

    Other skills we value, but which are not essential:

    • Additional language skills (apart from English). German is especially useful socially.
    • Previous work experience.
    • An appreciation of different cultures

    Skills you will acquire during the placement:

    Technical Knowledge:

    • Understanding of energy technologies such as batteries, power converters, and the issues surrounding stabilization of the mains power grid
    • Experience of the control software used for the storage systems and control of the network
    • Understanding of secure communications, especially in the energy context
    • Knowledge and hands-on experience of product development.
    • Full mentoring will be provided at Caterva-Alelion.

    Work Skills:  working efficiently and effectively, being responsive, understanding organizations and teamwork. A complete working experience in a leading engineering startup that enables you to grow as a professional engineer.

    Communication Skills:  the communications skills needed to work in a dynamic company: face-to-face, telephone, web meeting, and e-mail. Highly proficient use of English, particularly for technical subjects, enabling effective and clear communication.

    Marketing: Understanding the growing market for Caterva technologies, and gaining a genuine appreciation of the market trends from an insider’s point of view.

    Relationships: Working in a multi-cultural environment. Regular interaction with management.

    Working Conditions & Remuneration:

    • Location – Munich, Germany. An international city friendly to students from all over Europe! Excellent public transport, buzzing nightlife, outstanding sports activities – in short “a cool destination”
    • Collegiate company environment: everyone working together on common goals
    • State-of-the-art development Labs with excellent tools and equipment
    • Training: excellent on-the-job training
    • Salary: €1600 to €1,750 Euros pre-tax per month, depending on experience
    • Salary paid monthly - so you must be able to support yourself during your first month.
    • Paid holiday allowance of 25 days per year plus the German/Bavarian public holidays.
    • €450 relocation allowance payable in your final month at Caterva to assist with relocation costs back to your University.

    Applications

    If you feel you are ready for this challenge, please visit below URL for the full placement descriptions:

    http://rcwo.eu/AlelionPoster
    http://rcwo.eu/AlelionInternships

    How to apply

    Applications will be assessed as they are received, so applying early increases your chances.

    Closing date: 28 Feb 2019

    1. Send your CV and a cover letter in English by clicking the "Apply", "Apply now” button
      The cover letter should detail why you are applying for this job, and how you satisfy the criteria required. It should not be more than one side of A4. Please ensure that you specify your nationality.
    2. CVs will be assessed shortly after they have been received and selected candidates will be offered a telephone interview.
    3. The first interview will look at your technical skills
    4. If your skills match Alelion-Caterva’s needs, a second interview will be offered to review your career plan and your motivation for applying. ALL the interviewers in these first two stages have previous experience of completing successful Internships, most in Munich.
    5. Prior to attending the second interview, candidates will be asked to provide a copy of their passport or ID card and confirmation in writing by the University of their Student Status. Candidates will progress only once this information has been received.
    6. Some of the successful candidates from this process may also be interviewed by Robert Owen who is supervising this process.
    7. Candidates that pass these stages will then be shortlisted for interviews by Alelion-Caterva which could involve current students and technical supervisors.

    Successful candidates will start at Alelion-Caterva around July 2019, on a start date mutually agreed to suit both candidate and Alelion-Caterva.

    Please include the following statement in your application: "I hereby consent to processing by the advertiser of my personal data, included in my application documents, for the purposes to implement the recruitment process according to the act of 29 August 1997 on personal data protection (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2016, pos. 922). I also consent to processing of my personal data by the advertiser for the purposes of any future recruitment processes."


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