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Senior / Principal Power Electronics Engineer

  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Salary: Market related per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

Principal Power Electronics Engineer – Advanced Electric Drive Systems – Milton Keynes - £ Highly Competitive DOE

Our client is a highly regarded engineering consultancy, that has pioneered the application of high performance electric drives across a range of technology sectors, notably in the automotive and motorsport arena. They are now expanding their development teams and require a high-calibre and ambitious power electronics engineer to contribute to the research and development of their award-winning drive systems.

As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be required to

  • Hold technical ownership of power electronic circuitry and sub-components through whole product development lifecycle
  • Mentor and technically develop the power electronics team.
  • Collaborate with internal multidisciplinary engineering teams to ensure design targets are met (e.g. Electronics, Mechanical team, PCB Design, Embedded Software, Controls, E-Machine)
  • Ensure all appropriate requirements and standards are met throughout product development lifecycle
  • Develop and maintain engineering design documentation for power electronics circuitry and sub-components
  • Lead resolution of key development, launch and ongoing quality issues involving power electronic assemblies
  • Provide input into new feature development

As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be

  • Degree qualified in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering discipline
  • Have extensive power electronics design and simulation experience in a relevant industry (Automotive, Marine, Traction or similar)
  • Experience developing inverters with working voltages up to 1000V and power ratings in excess of 150kW
  • Knowledge of IGBT's, MOSFET's and associated drive / monitoring circuitry (Si and wide band gap device technologies)
  • Strong first principles approach with experience delivering tolerance and lifetime calculations
  • Failure mode avoidance experience with demonstrable knowledge of associated processes such as DFMEA and FTA
  • Knowledge of ISO26262 with experience developing hardware work products in support of safety engineering process
  • Knowledge of best practice approaches for design in accordance with global EMC standards
  • Competent user of schematic capture and PCB design tools (Preferably with Altium Designer)
  • Knowledge of electrified vehicle architectures & platforms

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.