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Subject Matter Expert Power Electronics

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Posted: 19/11/2022

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An incredible opportunity has arisen to join a leading engineering manufacturing firm in Warwick, in the capacity of Subject Matter Expert - Power Electronics

* Responsible for the development of power electronics products for electric and hybrid vehicles.

* Perform the role of in-house power electronics expert.

* Create and evolve a development roadmap for high voltage products (including inverters, DCDC converters and On-Board Chargers) to ensure that using the latest developments and optimised in a way to support world leading vehicle developments from the group.

* Explore possibilities for marginal gains, to push the limits of what is technically possible.

* Identify and develop IP that can be leveraged to create innovative products.

* Develop optimal solutions for projects and translate these into requirement specifications that can be presented to suppliers and partners.

* Interpret vehicle level requirements to translate into relevant technologies that should be exploited to create specific IP

* Ensure that the technical strategy and vision of the solution is translated to relevant stakeholders, including Project Engineers who will be instrumental in delivering the technical solution.

* Support of Project Engineers throughout the project lifecycle, which will include periods of taking responsibility for development activities during the programme.

* Maintain technical oversight of all programmes to ensure that key components

* (e.g., structure, controllers, heat exchangers) are correctly located and packaged in accordance with vehicle requirements.

* Act as the authority in system review, verification & validation activities including leading FMEAs, DVP planning and ISO26262 compliance.

The Person:

* Significant experience of power electronics within an automotive engineering environment.

* Demonstrable understanding of HV electronics systems within an automotive environment, including power modules, immersed cooling, switching frequencies, current ripple, and heat generation.

* Ability to confidently communicate concepts such as pin fin cooling, bus bar design, creepage and clearance and electrical noise generation.

* Experience of development engineering with Tier 1 suppliers, preparation of project documentation and reports. Risk management, mitigation, and recovery planning.

* Working knowledge of associated systems such as batteries, cooling systems and charging infrastructure.

* Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (FMEA, DVP, quality planning, PPAP etc) and full product lifecycle activities.

* Ability to communicate the requirements of the vehicle programme to a supplier and manage the cost/benefit/compromise when adapting and enhancing existing and new technologies.

* Inspiring, articulate, self-motivated, and able to work well on own initiative. Able to influence and align stakeholders to our aspirations and vision moving forwards.

* Possession of an Electrical, Control Systems, Automotive or similar honours engineering degree.

* Post graduate qualifications are essential

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