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Electronics Engineer

Retrack Personnel Holdings Limited

White Waltham


£60000 - £90000/annum


Posted: 12/06/2024

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My client is in need of an Electronics Engineer based in Maidenhead due to expansion.

They are a rapidly expanding aerospace company located in Berkshire, specializing in the design and production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). As a key player in the industry, they are currently in a phase of significant growth and are actively seeking talented engineers to join their dynamic Research and Development (R&D) team. Our drive trains cater to a family of aircraft with payloads exceeding 300 kg, showcasing their commitment to cutting-edge technology and innovation.

Position Overview:

As the Inverter Designer, you will take a lead role in designing innovative inverters for Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, ranging from 1 kW and 24V to 30 kW and 400V. This position involves driving new hardware designs from a clean slate across various drive train platforms. You will be responsible for component ownership, ensuring resource readiness for upcoming projects, and proactively addressing potential challenges. Collaboration with the R&D team, encompassing emotor, battery, propeller, and integration specialists, is integral to the success of this role.

This is not a graduate role as it requires several years of proven professional experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Inverter Modelling:

* Develop and implement inverter models for BLDC motors, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

* Utilize simulation tools for analysis and validation of inverter designs.

* Inverter thermal modelling.

* Knowledge of motor control strategies.

Semiconductor Selection and PCB Layout:

* Identify and select suitable semiconductors for inverter applications.

* PCB layout process, optimizing design for reliability, manufacturability, and thermal performance.

Test Procedure Development:

* Develop comprehensive test procedures to validate inverter functionality and performance.

* Design for Manufacturing (DFM):

* Implement a DFM approach to ensure efficient and cost-effective production processes.

Education and Previous Experience:

* Degree or PhD in Electronics.

* Proven experience in similar aerospace, automotive, or motorsport industries working with BLDC or PMSM inverters.

* Proficiency in PCB design software.

* Strong communication skills suitable for a fast-paced working team.


* Salary negotiable and dependant on skill levels and experience

* Company Pension scheme plus insurance benefits

* 20 days of Annual Leave + bank holidays

* Company 24-hour healthcare support line (Conditions apply)

* Three-day long weekend every fortnight (Fri-Sun)

* Freshly cooked all you can eat meat and vegetarian lunch on Friday

* Casual dress

* Company sick policy

* Free Parking – On-Site Parking


Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £90K
Location: Maidenhead


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