High Voltage Test Engineer

Woburn, MA
Engineering – Systems Integration & Structures /
Full-time /

Giving everyone in the world access to clean, reliable, affordable energy will require substantial expansion of global electricity transmission networks. VEIR is developing a new generation of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS)-based transmission lines, enabling long distance, reliable, low loss, cost–effective power transfer in far smaller right–of–ways. VEIR’s innovations overcome the main barriers to transmission expansion, enabling the world to access the very lowest cost renewable power. 

VEIR is looking for an Electrical Engineer who will own the High Voltage testing, to qualify a first-of-a-kind superconducting transmission line systems, including overhead, underground, and indoor installations. The HV test engineer will lead the testing efforts, both in-house and/or at external testing facilities related to BIL testing, HI-Pot testing, partial discharge testing, impulse testing, and any other necessary high voltage qualification testing for new design infrastructure-critical superconducting transmission lines. This individual will be responsible for identifying high voltage qualification requirements, and developing, implementing, and executing a test plan to achieve qualification and certification in accordance with various applicable standards, such as: NESC, CIGRE, etc.

You Are:

    • Hands-on by nature. You love to work with your hands doing projects–People often call you a tinkerer. Whether there is dirt literally under your fingernails or figuratively, you love to tackle projects. 
    • A strong communicator keeps others informed as we work.  You should understand and be a master of communicating with the team, whether it be digital or verbal.
    • A capable collaborator. You understand that we can accomplish more as a team than as an individual.  Working by yourself is essential, but the ability to help the group achieve its objectives is key.
    • Safety Focused.  You exemplify the best in our industry in visible safety leadership. 
    • Challenge the Process. You question the standard dogma of our industry and believe that there are better ways of doing things - We just need to explore them 
    • Curious by nature, you want to understand why things work and how certain decisions were made.
    • Detail driven.  You have an exceptional eye for detail.
    • Process-oriented. You recognize the importance of having documentation to drive test procedures but are comfortable stopping when things don’t make sense.

You Will:

    • Own the high voltage qualification and certification of new-design, first of a kind superconducting transmission lines.
    • Interface with and travel to third-party testing facilities to execute high-voltage test plans.
    • Develop and execute comprehensive test strategies for component, subsystem, and system-level testing, including high-voltage electrical stress testing
    • Troubleshoot electrical issues in a range of test stands for a variety of purposes.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop test cases and procedures covering a range of operating conditions and use cases.
    • Analyze test data to identify trends, anomalies, and areas for improvement in product performance and reliability.
    • Prepare detailed test reports summarizing findings, conclusions, and recommendations for design enhancements or corrective actions.
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize testing processes, increase efficiency, and enhance the overall quality of transmission line system products.

Basic Qualifications:

    • At least 5 years of related professional experience
    • BS in Electrical Engineering
    • Experience with Electrical Design of power equipment and electrical systems
    • Proven experience in high voltage testing methodologies and equipment (e.g., AC/DC hipot testing, partial discharge testing).
    • Familiarity with relevant national and international electrical standards (e.g., IEEE, UL).
    • Strong understanding of electrical safety principles and practices (NFPA 70E).
    • Proficiency in using electrical test equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, multimeters, power supplies).
    • Knowledge of high voltage components (e.g., transformers, cables, insulators).

Preferred Qualifications:

    • MS in Electrical Engineering
    • Experience with High Voltage Electrical Design of power equipment and electrical systems
    • Experience working in or with high-voltage test facilities.
    • Experience qualifying and/or certifying first-of-a-kind hardware or technology for high-voltage applications.
    • Example industries include power transmission or generation utilities, testing laboratories,
    • Experience with data acquisition and analysis software (e.g., LabVIEW, MATLAB).
    • (Optional) Experience with building or modifying test fixtures for unique applications.

Expected Outcomes in 12 Months:

    • 3 months: Ramped up on the understanding of VEIR’s high-voltage components & conductor. Reviewed and contributed to VEIR’s qualification test plan development for high voltage testing.
    • 12 months: Established testing procedures and coordinated with necessary third-party testing facilities to begin qualifying VEIR’s first-of-a-kind transmission line pilot system for high-voltage operation.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. We strive to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and are committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed as all other employees.  

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