Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Job details
Posting date: 09 April 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 09 May 2021
Location: MK5 6GR
Company: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 56959-11141

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Principal Power Electronics Engineer – Advanced Electric Drive Systems – Milton Keynes - £ Highly Competitive DOE

Our client is a highly regarded engineering consultancy, that has pioneered the application of high performance electric drives across a range of technology sectors, notably in the automotive and motorsport arena. They are now expanding their development teams and require a high-calibre and ambitious power electronics engineer to contribute to the research and development of their award-winning drive systems.

As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be required to

• Hold technical ownership of power electronic circuitry and sub-components through whole product development lifecycle
• Mentor and technically develop the power electronics team.
• Collaborate with internal multidisciplinary engineering teams to ensure design targets are met (e.g. Electronics, Mechanical team, PCB Design, Embedded Software, Controls, E-Machine)
• Ensure all appropriate requirements and standards are met throughout product development lifecycle
• Develop and maintain engineering design documentation for power electronics circuitry and sub-components
• Lead resolution of key development, launch and ongoing quality issues involving power electronic assemblies
• Provide input into new feature development

As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be

• Degree qualified in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering discipline
• Have extensive power electronics design and simulation experience in a relevant industry (Automotive, Marine, Traction or similar)
• Experience developing inverters with working voltages up to 1000V and power ratings in excess of 150kW
• Knowledge of IGBT's, MOSFET's and associated drive / monitoring circuitry (Si and wide band gap device technologies)
• Strong first principles approach with experience delivering tolerance and lifetime calculations
• Failure mode avoidance experience with demonstrable knowledge of associated processes such as DFMEA and FTA
• Knowledge of ISO26262 with experience developing hardware work products in support of safety engineering process
• Knowledge of best practice approaches for design in accordance with global EMC standards
• Competent user of schematic capture and PCB design tools (Preferably with Altium Designer)
• Knowledge of electrified vehicle architectures & platforms

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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