Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Edison Technical Recruitment
Farnham, UK
13 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Surrey-based clients are seeking the right individual to join their Power Electronics team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
Principal Power Electronics Engineers are the technical authorities in power electronics design and shape the architectures of electronic projects in the in-wheel motor range. As experts in the field they will also provide mentoring and direction to other Electronics Engineers in the

Reporting, Location & Travel
This role reports to the Electronics Manager and is based in Farnham, Surrey with an occasional requirement for national and international travel, including to China.

Key Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, although are not limited to the following:

Full life cycle design from initial concept through to production
SMPS, PSU and inverter design and development
Simulation, calculation and circuit design
Writing design specifications and reports
Leading validation and verification activities
Leading design reviews
Verification, characterisation and validation testing of electronics
Writing characterisation and validations test specifications and test reports
Actively participating in international conferences and meetings
Building and maintaining relationships with leading suppliers of power electronics components to ensure good knowledge of relevant technology developments
Working in accordance with the company's Electronics Team Processes as well as Development Process and Business Management Process
Supporting manufacturing activities in the UK and ChinaRelevant Skills & Behaviours

High Integrity
Technical leadership
Pragmatic problem solving
Attention to detail
Innovative lateral thinking
Willingness to be hands on
Strong communication
Drive for continuous improvementRelevant Knowledge & Experience


Masters degree in Power Electronic Engineering or similar
Extensive experience in design and analysis of inverters for electric motors
Test and evaluation of power electronics systems
Electrical and thermal modelling and simulation
Multiple journeys through complete development life cycles
Design for EMC
Design for ManufactureDesirable:

Experience in an automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier
Familiarity with relevant automotive legislation, standards and guidelines
10kW to 100kW, 200 to 800V inverter design and the ability to work from a blank page
Expert in component stress and de-rating and reliability estimation
Design for functional safety to ISO26262
Familiarity with Mentor Graphics PADS and DxDesigner (Altium also desirable)
Using and applying DFMEA
Understanding of automotive power-train components
Employee Benefits
In return for a rewarding and fulfilling career, all Employees can look forward to receiving a competitive salary, plus a number of additional employee benefits:

Core hours: we offer a flexible approach to working hours, with core hours available to all Employees, requiring them to be in the office between 10:00 and 16:00 each day, from Monday to Friday. This provides Employees with the flexibility to start work, and finish work at a time that is convenient to them providing a little more freedom to take into account the journey to work and family commitments.
Discretionary Bonus: Employees are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus of up to 15% of annual salary; this is paid annually and is subject to meeting set agreed targets.
Life Assurance: Employees are automatically enrolled into the company's Life Assurance scheme; this provides the sum of four times annual basic salary in the event of death during employment.
Pension Scheme: Employees are automatically enrolled into the Company's Group Personal Pension Scheme, with the company matching contributions from a minimum of 5% up to a maximum of 7%.
Private Healthcare: subject to completion of probation, Employees, their partners and dependents, are able to join the company's private healthcare scheme with BUPA, in addition to an accompanying cash plan with BHSF.
Learning & Development: Employees are encouraged to continue their career development with a variety of training courses and development opportunities available to them, including the offer of learning Mandarin.
Relocation: we are able to offer a relocation package to assist Employees and their families when relocating to within a designated distance/duration from the company's offices

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