Power Electronics Research Engineer

Power Electronics Research Engineer

I am working with one of the most pioneering companies in the world. They are a diverse team of creative engineers and researchers. They undertake research into a wide range of electronics including sensor technologies, power electronics, embedded systems and software. They strive to get the latest technologies in our products, working with NPI and wider research teams to consider all aspects of complex products including thermals, optics, electromagnetics, aero-acoustics, mechanical design, microbiology and machine learning.

About the Role:

Research into new technology and investigating ways of incorporating this technology into future products.

Collaborate with various teams to understand and capture the power system requirement.

Design of both mains and battery powered power electronics hardware.

Design to meet global compliance, safety and EMC standards for the product.

SPICE simulations to show plausibility of electronic designs.

Schematic capture and PCB layout of designs.

Thermal management design of power electronics.

Hand soldering and build of individual prototype electronics using mixed technology components.

Testing and validation of prototypes using state of the art lab equipment.

Document work in well-written, precise reports and produce condensed information and imagery for presentations to senior management.

About you

Degree (or equivalent) and /or experience in electronic engineering or comparable discipline.

Experience in at least one of: motor drives, inverters, SMPS, heater control, chargers, battery management systems, power transfer.

Good knowledge of power electronic devices, including silicon based IGBTs and MOSFETs and wide bandgap technologies and ability to interpret device datasheets.

Some knowledge of analogue electronics a plus.

Experience using SPICE based simulation tools using manufacturers device models.

Experience of schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Design, Mentor Graphics or other mainstream tools.

Experience in hand soldering of through hole and surface mount components using soldering iron or hot-air rework station.

Experience of programming microcontrollers is a plus.

Fluent in spoken and written English.

Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.


Performance related bonus.

Company paid Life Insurance.

Discounts on our machines.

On-site gym and sport centre.

Competitive pension scheme.

Flexible benefits program with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the option to

purchase additional holidays.

27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays.

Free on-site parking.

Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea and a free lunch.

Private Medical insurance for all employees.

Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependents.

Digital GP and prescription service.

If you are interested in this role or looking for something similar, please contact our Managing Consultant Nick Willis-Stovold directly at or call them for a confidential discussion on 01275 371981.

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Job Reference: NWS4923_1656083998


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