Power Electronics Engineer - Advanced (44071)

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    £50,000 to £60,000 Depending on experience

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    David Powers

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Power Electronics Engineer - Advanced (44071)

Salary:  £50,000 - £60,000

Location:  Wiltshire , South West

Posted Date:  10/07/2019

Expiry Date:  09/08/2019

Our client offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Power Electronics Engineer (BMS) based in their Technical Research Team.


The power electronics role will involve:

  • The development of battery management systems and assessment of alternative battery management solutions and topologies depending on the product requirements
  • Ensuring battery management systems meet regulatory and company requirements for safety
  • Charger design and writing detailed charger specifications
  • Working with the different product teams to gain an indepth product understanding, while using knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative power electronics systems and solutions
  • Ensuring designs can comply with relevant EMC/EMI standards and modifying design where needed to ensure this is the case
  • Thermal management design of power electronics systems
  • Design of both mains and battery powered electronics to meet global requirements
  • The design of heater control hardware and associated protection hardware
  • Power converter design


Education and experience:

  • Minimum BEng/MEng degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or other relevant discipline

Minimum technical knowledge:

Power Electronics:

  • Design of battery management systems, especially for Lithium-Ion technology
  • Some battery application experience, specifically with regard to safety systems and determining system parameters
  • Knowledge of heater control hardware, control schemes and heater protection approaches
  • Thermal management approaches for surface mount and through hole devices
  • SMPS and linear regulator power supply design
  • Design of power electronics for both low voltage and mains voltage systems
  • General knowledge of power electronic devices, including silicon based IGBTs and MOSFETs through to emerging wide bandgap technologies o Understanding of device characteristics and issues with switching behaviour in real circuits as well as power switch driver design
  • Device selection - Interpretation of datasheets and knowledge of design methods to confidently select the lowest cost devices while achieving reliability targets o Knowledge and experience of using power hybrid modules and power SoC modules (e.g. drivers and power switches in one device)

Design Tools:

  • Schematic capture using Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics or other main stream tools
  • Use of SPICE based simulation tools such as Simetrix and LTspice
  • Design calculation tools such as Mathcad, Matlab, Excel.

Design Techniques:

  • Circuit simulation and design tolerance analysis
  • Good quality engineering process understanding and appreciation


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Life assurance

Sport centre

Free on-site parking

Subsidised café and restaurants


Please send your CV with salary expectations and notice period to david. powers

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