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Power Electronics - Chief Engineer (Automotive)

Ref no. BHN568790
Salary £65,000 - £80,000/annum
Location Birmingham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Power Electronics Engineer with experience from the Automotive market (Ideally EV Powertrain) to work in a R&D centre on new product development for XEV's.

Key skills required for this role

Power Electronics


Power Electronics

Job description

About the Role

Are you ready to drive the future of powertrains in the automotive industry? Join us at our UK R&D Centre, where we're pioneering the electrification of our passenger car business. We are seeking a seasoned Technical Specialist / Lead Engineer in power electronics hardware to spearhead our efforts in this exciting field.


  • Strong Foundation: Demonstrated proficiency in numeracy and literacy.
  • Extensive Experience: Minimum of ten years' experience, preferably with a portion in automotive.
  • Logical Aptitude: Sound logical reasoning skills.
  • Expertise in Power Electronics: Deep understanding of Power Electronics Design, especially in Automotive Inverters, with a focus on "Design for Manufacture."
  • Device Knowledge: Familiarity with power electronic devices, ranging from silicon-based IGBTs and MOSFETs to emerging SiC/GaN based technologies.
  • Standards Adherence: Experience in developing hardware compliant with IEC 61508 (or similar standards like ISO 26262).
  • Tool Proficiency: Familiarity with relevant CAD/CAE tools for Power Electronic product design.
  • Team Collaboration: Proven track record of collaborating with engineering teams in designing and testing power electronics.
  • Safety Conscious: Experience with RA/SSOW in an HV test environment.
  • Results-Oriented: Demonstrated ability to achieve results through focused objective-oriented work.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design Leadership: Lead the design of power electronics hardware for traction drive and power conversion systems.
  • Requirement Analysis: Gather and analyze requirements from various stakeholders.
  • System Design: Design power electronics systems including IGBT/SiC drives, power converters, gate drive designs, and more.
  • Architecture Support: Assist in developing electrical and electronics architecture for e-drive applications.
  • Performance Analysis: Conduct analysis/simulation of electrical and thermal performance.
  • Test Equipment Development: Design and build power electronics test and measurement equipment.
  • Validation Testing: Develop validation tests for electrical test benches, HiL, and vehicles.
  • Innovation: Drive innovation by developing concepts, proving key technologies, and demonstrating system functionality.
  • Problem-Solving: Provide expertise for investigations and problem-solving activities.
  • Safety Assurance: Lead hardware DFMEA and support functional safety analysis.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant EMC/EMI standards.
  • Supplier Management: Manage the technical delivery of suppliers.

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