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Senior Power Electronics Engineer - Join A Focused R&D / Strategy Division

Senior Power Electronics Engineer - Join A Focused R&D / Strategy Division

Job Title: Senior Power Electronics Engineer - Join A Focused R&D / Strategy Division
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bonus + bens
Reference: PF3418
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 05, 2018 08:27

Job Description

World class advanced engineering and product development business is seeking a proven Senior Power Electronics Engineer. You will have the opportunity work on technically complex projects, leading-edge technology products.
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and experienced Power Electronics Engineer to join a growing team of engineers in a focused R&D / Strategy division focusing on the next generation of advanced / high performance electric motors. You will have an opportunity to join the Power Electronics team as it develops a brand new electric vehicle. Prior experience of the automotive sector is not essential (although highly beneficial); more important is prior experience with HV applications, or invertors, or BMS. 
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Applicants for this particular role must have directly applicable experience in the aforementioned power electronics areas.
The power electronics role will involve:
Working with the different research teams to gain an in depth product understanding, while using their expert knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative power electronics systems and solutions
The design of motor inverters, device selection, gate drive design, operating and protection strategies.
The design of power supplies for a broad spectrum of potential applications and power ratings. 
Ensuring designs can comply with relevant EMC/EMI standards and modifying the design where needed to ensure this is the case.
Specification of associated passive components, contactors, cables, connectors and fusing.
Thermal management of power electronics systems.
Design of both mains and battery powered electronics to meet global requirements.
Whilst the Power Electronics team is responsible for supporting new products at initial design stages, a key focus for any successful applicant will be to research into new technology and look at innovative ways of incorporating this into future products. As an advanced employee, a successful applicant will be expected to:
Develop the concept, proving key technologies and demonstrating the system feasibility
Initiating the production intent solution and developing suitable documentation prior to handover to the development teams
Take technical responsibility for the power electronics content of a project
Demonstrate designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose for a high volume manufacture environment, through detailed laboratory testing, simulation and analysis.