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Lead Power Electronics Engineer

Job Title: Lead Power Electronics Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: West Midlands
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: Asap
Reference: 11571
Contact Name: Jefferson Wiredu
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 08, 2019 12:25

Job Description

Job Description

Our client is renowned for their work within the power sector.


Rubicon Consulting is currently recruiting for a Lead Power Electronics Engineer for a contract position based in West Midlands.


• Lead on design, validation and industrialisation of power electronic converter modules for HVDC & FACTs 
• Circuit simulation for design and testing 
• Specification of key power electronics components 
• Electronics and thermal design integration 
• Compile DFMEA and design document and know how to apply PFMEA 
• Decisive in addressing technical hurdles and maintaining performance 
• Review and approve the drawings and design documentation when required 
• Ability to undertake deep technical reviews of technology with engineering experts 
• Implement and perform validation tests and design-proving tests 
• Innovation on new technical ideas for patent applications 
• Work closely with supply chain for power electronics components 
• Integration with other departments (engineering, manufacturing, S&P, SQA) for product development and support tendering and project delivery 
• Actively broadening and deepening HVDC knowledge and share specialised expertise to other engineers 
• Technically lead a group of engineers for a development project if required 
• Familiarity with REACH compliance and environmental impact of their work 
• Strick adherence to Client Zero Deviation policy and promote EHS within the team 
• Travel across the EU and other countries for supply chain integration 

Candidates should have proven experience of the design and development of power electronic converters (preferably at high power ?1MVA). A good understanding of power semiconductors, their control, protection and application is critical. It is also expected that applicants will have an experience in developing passive components as part of a power electronics converter, such as inductors, capacitors, etc. 


In addition to relevant experience, an enquiring mind and desire to learn new skills together with an ability to motivate and engage the power electronics engineering team are essential qualities. Ideally, the candidate will have a good track record of leading a team of engineers in delivering on time and to budget critical development projects. 

Skills and Experience: 
• In-depth Power Electronics and High Voltage knowledge (such as HVDC and FACTs applications, Variable-speed drives) 
• Power electronic components (IGBTs, thyristors, passive components) 
• Proven ability in product design, validation and industrialisation 
• Thermal Design (loss calculations, heatsink specification, CFD) 
• Power Electronic control & protection 
• Design for excellence (DFX) (e.g. manufacturing, cost, size, weight, efficiency, performance, test, maintenance) 
• Simulation tools such as Matlab-Simulink, PSCAD-EMTDC 
• Specification & report writing and reviewing 
• Design & type testing programmes 
• Ability to interact with other engineering disciplines and good at sharing knowledge 
• EHS compliance ability
• Knowledge/understanding of high-power and high-voltage design and control issues 
• Understanding of multi-modular converters 
• High Voltage engineering 
• Prior experience in a manufacturing environment 
• Prior experience of supplier chain integration (e.g. technical communication, clause-by-clause review, production line audit) 
• Intellectual property and the patent process experience 
• Ability to coordinate and lead a small group of engineers 
• Chartered Engineer or ready to apply for the status 

Specific Abilities: 
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills 
• Self-motivating, proactive and results driven approach 
• Strong problem-solving and root cause identification skills 
• Able to work to deadlines with high quality 
• Ability to synthetize complex issues and come up with solutions 
• Proficient in the English language, written and verbal. Other languages are bonus

• Proactively support Project Teams and give training in quality tools and methods

Please contact me for more information should this be suitable, alternatively, if you know someone who may be looking for a job like this, please feel free to pass this on.

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