Power Electronics Engineer - R & D

28 Nov 2017
26 Dec 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is one of the world's leading solid state laser manufacturers. Their lasers find widespread use in a multitude of scientific and industrial applications worldwide.

To support expansion plans and increased commercial activity the company is looking to recruit a highly experienced innovative and enthusiastic Power Electronics Engineer to design and develop electronic power systems, whilst working within a busy multi-disciplinary engineering R & D team.

The position will focus on the design, build and test of power electronics systems for high-power and high voltage, switched-mode power supplies from an initial design specification and oversee their implementation into production.

- You will be responsible for generating conceptual designs based on technical specifications for high-power and high voltage, switched-mode power supplies.
- Circuit simulation and optimisation.
- Design and simulate power electronics circuits including physical layout.
- Design interface, gate drive and control PCBs creation and verification of embedded control software.
- Assist in building of prototype power electronics and control systems and testing to verify simulation.
- Participate in the creation of functional specifications, and test procedures.
- Identify opportunities for improvements in functionality and manufacture.
- To review, update, alter or redesign current electrical items as defined/specified by the head of the Research and Development Team.

Skills / Knowledge:
- Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering.
- Broad hardware (analogue and digital) electronic engineering design skills
- Good understanding of power electronics and ability to comprehensively understand customer requirements
- Strong communication, teamwork and leading abilities
- Analytical and conceptual capabilities
- Good written and oral English
- Confident in presenting to management and technical specialists
- Knowledge of the design of high voltage components (power supplies, DCDC converters, inverters, chargers etc)
- Experience in rapid prototyping systems, Simulink, Matlab, Vector tools and a hardware design simulation tool.
- Liaising with Manufacturing, Quality team and Supply Chain team to understand current issues and help find solutions.
- Testing and development support of the product life cycle to ensure ongoing quality expectations.
- Project Management

The successful applicant will also be an analytical, organised thinker with the ability to work both alone and in a team environment, and have good time/project management skills.

They offer the successful candidate:

- Competitive rates of pay and holiday entitlement
- Employee Benefits Programme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Company contributory pension scheme

You must be eligible to live and work within the UK. This company operates an equal opportunity policy.

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