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Chief Engineer - Electronics - Electric Propulsion Technology Leader

Chief Engineer - Electronics - Electric Propulsion Technology Leader

Job Title: Chief Engineer - Electronics - Electric Propulsion Technology Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability)
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: PF4614
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 22, 2019 11:53

Job Description

Leading powertrain consultancy working at the forefront of electric propulsion and dynamic electric systems is seeking a proven Electronics Technical Leader to oversee all electronic engineering decisions, manage a motivated team, work with customers and road-map future electric propulsion challenges.

We are ideally seeking a Chief Engineer / Technical Leader able demonstrate strong knowledge of electric drive technology such as power electronics, motors & control systems, ideally with experience of working with electric drives over voltage range 12V – 600V. You will also be required to demonstrate credibility to handle a range of customer situations.

This opportunity may also suit a proven senior engineer looking to take the next-step in team and technical leadership.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take a technical leadership role in all stages of the development lifecycle, from initial concept generation through to final delivery and support.
  • Take ownership over understanding client requirements and drivers and foresee technical challenges.
  • Lead the definition of technical solutions, systems architectures and design solutions for product or system developments
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to deliver robust system solutions and products ready for manufacture
  • Managing internal and external resources to meet the design, build, test and manufacturing criteria
  • Any other tasks that are reasonably assigned to you by your line manager, including development activities, which are within your capability and grade

Proven ability:

  • Exceptional knowledge of power electronics and electrical drives
  • Electronics design leadership and technical authority
  • Direct experience in developing power electronics-based products such as inverters / converters preferably for automotive applications
  • Proven track record of strong project management skills with a strong element of process control


  • An aptitude to provide a strong level of leadership and ability to coordinate and lead multi-disciplined teams
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills at all levels
  • High degree of flexibility and willingness to travel
  • High level of idea generation and promotion of business cases for IP generation