Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC)

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Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC)Permanent
Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC)Norfolk, UK
Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC)
Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC)55-65k
Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC)Onsite
Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC)GF7032

Senior Power Electronics Engineer –  (AC/DC)
£competitive salaries

Our research and development client specialises in electric motors, controllers, and inverters for various applications. They are looking to recruit a Senior Electronics Engineer – Production (AC/DC) to join their Electronics Engineering team.

The Senior Electronic Engineer is an integral member of the project team responsible for delivering development projects of varying size and complexity. The Senior Electronics Engineer is responsible for the power electronics hardware design on multiple projects and will be responsible for the control, sensing, communications, and thermal requirements of the design under the direction of the Lead electronics engineer taking designs into production.

The role reports to the Lead Electronics Engineer.

• Working closely with the Engineering team to ensure projects are worked to time and within budget. Assisting the lead electronics engineer with project timelines, budgets, and resource requirements.
• Liaising with firmware team to ensure that company coding standards are adhered to and that resources are aligned to deliver project functional requirements
• Designing AC/DC converters, with the application of low voltage battery charging to a written specification. Taking design from concept schematic through to release for manufacture/certification using the company processes
• Lead all manufacturing requirements and processes required for AC/DC designs, including such processes as FMEA, DFM/DFA and Verification and Validation plans/reports
• Carrying out feasibility studies for new technical innovations.
• Supporting test engineers to carry out testing where required. Test, Develop and verify design against specification in accordance with companies’ values, policies & process. Writing test plans to a high standard and in place before any testing conducted with reports completed aligned with the verification and validation process.
• Contributing to the ongoing improvement of the standard design process.

• Ensure company standards are met for hardware designs, both regulatory & practice, both in designs and design methodology
• Power electronics development aspects of AC/DC converters and their application to battery charging and integration into motor controllers.
• Ensure deliverables are met in accordance with the project plans, assessing resources required to complete work packages, communicating any problems / updates to leadership team
• Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly environment reflective of HSE principles

Person Specification
• Process driven with the ability to enhance, improve and develop processes as the business grows and looks to continuously improve
• Exceptional attention to detail and capable of maintaining high standards even under pressure, produces accurate results
• Passionate and driven to deliver value to the business
• Technically strong with a commercial mindset
• Problem solving and resourceful – focuses on cause, not symptom, proactive approach and can identify best use of resources to deliver value
• Accountable – takes responsibility for outputs and actions
• Constructively challenge – able to positively challenge the status quo to realise benefit
• Support QA and continuous improvement
• “Can do, Will do” approach. Will “walk the extra mile” as required.

• Degree in an engineering related discipline or relevant experience/qualification
• Ideally working to or achieved a chartered status or equivalent as part of personal development plan.

• Experience of working within an engineering or manufacturing based organisation.
• Working experience with full-bridge, push-pull and forward isolated converters for inverter and battery charging systems, 2-5kW+ single phase, good experience of LLC converters, PFC and input filtering
• Experience of various battery chemistries (Li-ion, Lifepo4, Lead Acid)
• Simulation experience of complex circuitry using such programs such as Simulink, Matlab, Simetrix or LTSpice
• Experience using Electronics CAD Software (Preferred Altium)
• Understanding of thermal management requirements for electronics and working in a multi-disciplinary team to find solutions for thermal design considerations
• Experience in a product development environment, familiar with New Product Introduction (NPI) Primary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), First Article Inspection (FAI) Verification and Validation (V&V)
• In depth knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of electronic engineering
• Understanding of firmware design & control considerations needed when developing hardware which must interface with a programmable block.
• Analogue design of current and voltage sensing systems and general signal conditioning.
• Experience in EMC compliance & design considerations

Preferred Experience
• Working experience with additional AC/DC Topologies, i.e. flyback
• Experience with 3-phase AC to DC systems
• Experience with bidirectional AC/DC Systems
• Hands on experience with designing own magnetics. Fundamental understating of proximity losses, skin effect losses, core losses. Deep understanding of material properties in ferromagnetic materials
• Experience with control loop theory and ability to evaluate system requirements, simulate and work to produce control algorithms

• Empathy with the mission, vision, values and ethos of the company
• Ability to work overseas as required
• Resilience; ability to cope under pressure
• Positive about change and continuous improvement
• Engaging, personable and approachable.
• Seen to be demonstrably and consistently supportive in working with all staff
• Process driven; results orientated
• Can work at pace, with fast changing priorities; shows agility and adaptability
• Delegation skills
• Works with a growth mindset
• Good degree of self- awareness
• Works in alignment to others, as a default position
• Planning, organisational and time management skills
• Team worker with ability to use own initiative
• IT skills including email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MRP software
• Full driving licence and own vehicle insured for business use

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV for our review and consideration.


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