5 months ago

Principal Power Electronic Engineer

Warwick 46K - 68K Permanent

Job Reference: 1229863

Posted on behalf of

Sprint Power

An automotive design consultancy specialising in low-carbon vehicle engineering and technology is currently seeking a Principal / Senior Power Electronics Engineer. Responsible for the inception, development and release of electronic system designs across a broad range of company projects.

 

The Principal / Senior Power Electronics Engineer will:

  • Provide technical ownership of power electronic circuits, through concept, development and validation
  • Provide technical delivery of development activities to meet timescale and cost targets for R&D products and customer projects
  • Support the planning of power electronics-related activities
  • Interface with suppliers and partners with technical requirements and feedback for existing and new designs
  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines (e.g. embedded SW, PCB layout, mechanical design etc.) to develop complete systems
  • Support system integration by providing debugging capability and validation support

 

The successful Principal / Senior Power Electronics Engineer will have:

  • Degree qualified in an Engineering or Science related discipline as a minimum; ideally Chartered or working toward Chartership status
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience successfully supporting development projects in an automotive, aerospace or similar electronic engineering environment
  • Experience in the design and analysis of DCDC converters and inverters, up to and above 20kW and >60V using MOSFET, IGBT and wide-bandgap technologies
  • Strong knowledge of a broad range of isolated and non-isolated topologies
  • Use of schematic capture and PCB layout tools (preferably Altium Designer)
  • Experience in mathematical modelling and simulation of circuits and systems, e.g. SPICE, PLECS
  • Use of reliability, risk or safety analysis tools for the analysis of hardware, e.g. FTA, DFMEA
  • Qualification of systems to automotive standards, including EMC and environmental testing
  • An understanding of functional safety analysis, design, and validation to standards such as ISO26262 or similar
  • Experience in either developing or supporting converter control software is an advantage

 

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