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Research Manager (Power Electronics) - Research

  • Location: Malmesbury
  • Salary: Market related per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

Research Manager (Power Electronics) - Wiltshire - £ Highly Competitive DOE

Our client is a high-profile technology and product leader and is now seeking a talented and experienced Research Manager to join an expanding Electronic Systems Research Team. You will be working at the cutting-edge of drive technology, leading the development of innovative and world-leading products for the global market. You will lead a team working to generate new ideas and technologies to enable specific product features, as well as researching into future technologies. 

Research Manager (Power Electronics) –  You will be required to

  • Demonstrate designs are robust and viable for use in product through laboratory testing and driving the team to develop simulations to optimise designs.
  • Hardware design review activities (schematic reviews and pre/post PCB layout reviews).
  • Ensure electronic requirements and architecture details are documented by the team.
  • Managing technical risks in a project through FMEAs.
  • Produce and present review packs which typically include concept specifications, requirements and specification documentation, risk registers, FMEAs and design guides when needed.
  • Researching into new and emerging technologies through visiting conferences, trade shows, meeting suppliers, reading papers and patents.
  • Identify emerging IP and ensure inventions are submitted to the IP team.
  • Ensuring the team generates suitable test specifications to ensure product reliability, safety and robustness. This includes the development of test environments including simulation, emulation and hardware/test equipment interactions.

As Research Manager (Power Electroncis) – You will have

  • Experience in motor inverter design and motor control, particularly brushless DC motors, servo or stepper motors - as well as experience of power converter design.
  • General knowledge of power electronic devices and modules, including silicon based IGBTs, MOSFETs and wide bandgap technologies.
  • Understanding of device characteristics and issues with switching behaviour in real circuits, as well as power switch driver design.
  • Thermal management approaches for surface mount and through hole devices.
  • PCB layout - size/cost minimisation while achieving layouts for inherently good EMC compliance and thermal design.
  • Device selection - Interpretation of datasheets and knowledge of design methods to confidently select the optimum device based on design criteria.
  • An ability to demonstrate research and innovation skills, as well as being a key contributor to strengthening the culture of innovation within a team and wider department.

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.