Power Electronics Research Engineer

Location: Farnham, Surrey

Job Type: Permanent

Job Skills: inverters electric motoros power electronics modelling simulation thermal control PCB automotive Matlab Simulink

Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum

Power Electronics Research Engineer

Main Duties & Responsibilities

The Power Electronics Research Engineer works as part of the Advanced Motor Research Team

(AMR) to innovate, design, test and analyse with the goal of ensuring that the clients products

are the best on the market over the long term.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, although are not limited to the following:

 Generate ideas for improvements to the clients custom power electronics system for its

electric motors

 Develop, test and analyse design improvements

 Develop high-level concept designs to support feasibility work with prospective


 Develop simulation models and environments for power electronics systems and promote

use within the company

 Interface with external research establishments

 Actively participate in international conferences and meetings

 Build and maintain relationships with leading suppliers of power electronics components

to ensure good knowledge of relevant technology developments

Relevant Skills & Behaviours

The client values and measures itself against the following ‘Best-Self’ Behaviours:

 Pioneering

 Driven

 Tenacious

 Collaborative

 High Integrity

 Responsible

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the following relevant skills and


 Research and development

 Analysis of experimental data

 Technical leadership

 Accuracy and attention to detail

 Presentation skills

 Experienced in using PLECS, MathCAD, Simulink, Altium

Relevant Knowledge & Experience

Candidates should assess their suitability against the following essential and/or desirable

relevant knowledge and experience:


 Design and analysis of inverters for electric motors

 IGBT & Wide band-gap power devices

 Electrical/electronic thermal modelling and simulation


 Phd qualified

 Experienced at working in a laboratory environment

 Previous experience of technical innovation

 Test, evaluation and life testing of power electronics systems

 Electronics cooling system design

 Designing to relevant legislation, standards and guidelines

 An understanding of motor control

 An automotive OEM or tier 1 supplier background

 Design of electronics for vehicle powertrain systems

 Familiar with DFMEA

 PCB design

Location: Farnham, Surrey

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