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Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Job Title: Principal Power Electronics Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire
Salary: Up to £60k + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW4947
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 17, 2019 08:44

Job Description

Great opportunity to join a small but growing company developing a new flagship product. Working within the advanced engineering function and reporting directly to the Engineering Director, you’ll have overall responsibility for the technical aspects of developing a new product. 
This includes the Electrical, Electronic, Software and Mechanical aspects and will have managerial responsibility for the Electrical, Electronic and Software Engineers.
As a member of the engineering management team, the role has design authority and significant responsibility for the achievement of the engineering and overall long term strategy of the business.
Definition of the strategy for, and delivery of, cost-effective, high-quality, high-reliability modular power conversion and control electronics to integrate with unique High Speed Electrical machines
Line management and personal development of a team of between 4 and 8 electrical, electronics and software engineers
Technical lead of specific high profile New Product Introduction (NPI) projects
Maintain and develop team capabilities to meet the engineering strategy and other company objectives
Work with business development to identify and progress opportunities for new products
Ensure all electrical/electronic engineering delivery is rigorously executed with robust control of configuration, standards, quality, utilising a suitable industry recognised engineering approach
To develop and continually improve departmental processes
Application of balanced risk management in the execution of engineering scope, both from a development and diagnostic perspective, using FMEA, FTA etc
Manage costs and support regular budget rounds and reviews
Keep abreast of emerging technology that could be utilised
Work closely with production engineering to incorporate best practice for manufacturing operations and on DFMA projects.
Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject
Chartered Engineer through membership (preferably as Fellow) of a recognised institution
Post-graduate qualification preferred (MSc, MBA, PhD etc.)
Very strong background in a power conversion electronics, grid code compliance, generator design and application and control systems architecture and design
Design of 3-phase grid tied inverters in the 10 – 1000kVA power class
Experience in legal and regulatory compliance (e.g. CE marking)
Multiple experiences of the New Product Introduction (NPI) cycle with detailed understanding of the process phases
Team management experience
Project management and multi-project environments
Experience with DFMA and Lean
Must have had exposure to a small company environment
Used to operating at senior manager level with direct engineering responsibility
This position would suit a Senior Electronics Engineer who has some leadership experience and wants to develop their career further into Engineering Management. 
The environment would suit an engineer with excellent communication skills who can influence others, has the technical Ability to make sound decisions as well as the ability to develop and implement new processes from scratch. 
We need a clear thinker who is analytical and has the energy and passion to motivate a team to deliver a new product for this business.
Benefits Package:
Pension Scheme
Company bonus
Life Assurance
Health Insurance
Cycle to Work Scheme
Childcare Vouchers
25 days holidays per year plus bank holidays
Employee Assistance Program
Free parking on site
4.5 day week, including a modern flexible approach to working