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Principal Electronics Engineer

Principal Electronics Engineer

Job Title: Principal Electronics Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tyne & Wear
Salary: £55- 60k + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW5065
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 19, 2020 09:40

Job Description

Great opportunity to join an established company designing and manufacturing high performance electric motors, generators, drives and power electronics. Offering bespoke solutions to a variety of markets including the rail, aerospace, energy, military and industrial markets at home and overseas.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, this role provides an ideal opportunity for someone to apply their experience, knowledge and expertise in a relevant market sector from the design phase through to delivery.

This is a challenging high profile role, that requires an Engineer to lead a multi skilled power electronics design team in the technical execution of one or more projects.  Working as the technical interface between the Company and the Customer, your team will deliver a product which is technically compliant to the requirements of the customer within their prescribed lead time and budget.  You'll need to have demonstrable experience in design and test of Power Electronic Converters (AC:AC, DC:DC, DC:AC) and / or Motor Drives, and be able to demonstrate your experience in using simulation tools including Matlab/Simulink. 

You will also need to work closely with project managers to define, control and monitor the technical work packages allocated to the delivery team. This will include the need to schedule and chair design reviews and ensure product compliance with technical product requirements, relevant industry standards & safety requirements, risk mitigation control plans and cost targets.

We are ideally looking for detailed knowledge of power electronic systems design including Analogue and Systems Engineering, Digital Electronics, System Simulation, Embedded Systems and Control Engineering, and knowledge of EMC standards and mitigation through design.  Knowledge of microprocessor control, software development, thermal design and specification of electromagnetic assemblies would prove advantageous.

You'll likely be degree qualified or above in Electronic Engineering and have proven managerial and leadership skills, preferably in a relevant market sector.

25 days plus 8 Bank holidays 
Life Assurance
Flexible working 
40 hour week (shorter Fridays).