Power Electronics Design Engineer

Power Electronics Design Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear & Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Louis Wellings

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    +44 (0)151 666 8952

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Due to ongoing growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Power Electronics Design Engineer to join a specialist Design and Manufacturer of Electrical Machine and Power products for a variety of industries, based at their office in Gateshead.

The client is an award winning Design and Manufacturer of customised Power Conversion systems, combining years of experience across a wide variety of industries, providing world class service and bespoke solutions for their clients. 

Main objectives will be to support in the design, development and testing of hardware / software solutions, working alongside a Principle Project Engineer & Project Manager.

Responsibilities would include, but not limited to:

The development, analysis, and validation of design solutions to meet the project requirements using prototyping, simulation and validation by test techniques.

Generation of all functional, component, manufacturing, test and validation specifications.  Contribute to the delivery of accurate project documentation.

Ensuring that all design solutions are robust, reliable, meet the budgeted cost and are on time.

Support related activities such as drawing and printed circuit board development.

Liaise with test and production departments during product introduction process, including design of test rigs.

Support with the installation and commissioning of equipment at the customers premises.

To assist the Principal Engineer in the planning, test set-up and operation of qualification tests as necessary, including tests conducted off site.  The production of accurate qualification test reports

Preparation of materials for design reviews.  Provide advice on all aspects of design and engineering to management and staff to ensure effective decision making.

Actively follow the Company’s Health and Safety Policy, Procedures and safe systems of work, and be responsible for your own health and welfare, working with colleagues to ensure that the working environment is safe. This includes following instructions and actively participating in training and development to ensure compliance and best practice in this area.

Participate in, and where requested, lead risk mitigation activities including DFMEA and Hazard analysis

From time to time, perform duties outside of your role as the needs of the business require.

The Power Electronics Design Engineer will have:
Degree in Electronics Engineering with disciplines in Power.

Design and test experience of Power Electronic Converters (AC:AC, DC:DC, DC:AC) and/or Motor Drives.

Be able to demonstrate experience in using simulation tools including Matlab/Simulink.

Knowledge of Power Electronics Design, Analogue and Systems Engineering, Digital Electronics, System Simulation, Semiconductor Switching devices and thermal design, specification of electromagnetic assemblies.

Knowledge of EMC and mitigation through design and awareness of Embedded Systems and Control Engineering.

Salary £45k plus discretionary company bonus scheme.


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