Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Primat recruitment
£50000/annum Pension, 25 days annual leave, life assure
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Principal Engineer (Power Electronics)

£50,000 (Negotiable upon experience)

Newcastle upon Tyne

We are an established company with over 35 years' experience designing and manufacturing high performance electric motors, generators, drives and power electronics. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne we offer bespoke solutions to a variety of markets including the Transport, Aerospace, Energy, Military and Industrial markets, are customers span the globe.

This pivotal role is to lead a multi skilled power electronics design team in the technical execution of one or more projects. The Principal Engineer should have detailed knowledge of Power Electronics and experience in industrial application, being able to demonstrate relevant work experience.

Key Responsibilities

* To deliver a product technically compliant to the requirements of the customer within the prescribed lead time and meet the financial requirements defined by the tendered budget.

* To define and model the product system in line with the customer requirements and the tendered bid to ensure the design meets all requirements and is stable in all operating conditions.

* To define and produce the system functional description for the design to disseminate the requirements to the rest of the technical team and to ensure customer acceptance of the design is achieved at the earliest opportunity.

* To work closely with the project manager to ensure that the project execution is approached in the most efficient and risk reduced manner.

* To define, control and monitor the technical work packages allocated to the project delivery team.

* To schedule and chair design reviews of all project sub systems to ensure compliance with the technical requirements, product safety, risk (programme and technical), cost and manufacturability.

* To assist in the management of the customer to ensure that the documentation deliverables do not exceed the tendered scope of work.

* To attend and present design review materials at the customer premises (as necessary).

Soft Skills

· Good communication and presentation skills, written and oral.

· Motivated and organised individual who is at ease liaising with customers and suppliers as well as other internal functions within the company.

· Capable of determining a strategic technical direction and steering the team to fulfil the agreed objectives.


Degree qualified (BEng 2:1 or higher) in Electronic Engineering


Post graduate qualification in Electronic Engineering (M.Eng or PhD), Member of IET, Chartered Engineer



At least 5 years design and test experience of Power Electronic Converters (AC:AC, DC:DC, DC:AC) and/or Motor Drives. Be able to demonstrate experience in using simulation tools including Matlab/Simulink.


Experience of Rail, Energy, Defence and/or Industrial Power Products. Support for preparation of technical bids.

Knowledge of Power Electronics Design, Analogue and Systems Engineering, Digital Electronics, System Simulation, Embedded Systems and Control Engineering. Knowledge of EMC standards and mitigation through design.


Knowledge of microprocessor control, software development, thermal design and specification of electromagnetic assemblies. Proven managerial and leadership skills i.e. experienced in managing day to day running of a team of 3-6 multi-disciplined engineers.


£50,000-£55,000 (Negotiable upon experience)

Pension 5% Contribution, Life Assurance x 4, 25 days annual leave, Free Car Park, Discretionary company bonus scheme

Sponsorship Offered
Relocation Allowance