Senior Engineer - Power Electronics

# Permanent

Baker and Baker Recruitment are representing a client in the Warwickshire region of the UK who are looking for a Senior Engineer (Power Electronics) to join their team on a permanent basis

Job Title: Senior Engineer (Power Electronics) – Electrified Powertrain

Salary: £35k-£55k (Depending on Experience)

Permanent/Contract/Fixed Term: Permanent

Location: Warwickshire                 

Must Haves:

1.      Designed/Developed from design to production

2.      Power Electronics – Inverters/Actuators

3.      Running of project/programs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and review electrified powertrain system requirements and architectures for customer and internal programs in automotive, aero, and off-highway applications for ASIL C/D applications.
  • Create detailed designs for high power (>150kW, 300-800V) traction inverters and associated digital and mixed-signal control and interface circuits, actuators, and sensors.
  • Microcontroller hardware implementation (ideally Infineon AurixTM automotive family).
  • Schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer. Understanding of creepage and clearance requirements for HV circuit design (LV123, HV3 level). BOM generation and coordinating with contract PCBA manufacturers.
  • Create detailed design documentation showing worst-case calculations, circuit and thermal simulations, component selection, costed BoMs, test requirements, and validation test reports.
  • Work with EP mechanical engineers to develop integrated electronic/mechanical/thermal design concepts.
  • Define and review test plans and DVPRs for Electrified Powertrain systems and components (LV124 etc), from traction inverters to fully integrated electric drive units (EDUs).
  • Safe use of high power, high voltage development, and test equipment such as high power battery emulators, PSUs, power analysers, loads, motor test dynos, etc within a dedicated high voltage development lab and EDU test facility, up to ~1MW and 800Vdc.
  • Familiar with digital motor control schemes for a variety of motor technologies (IPM, SPM, ASM, SR, etc) – FOC, field weakened operation, overmodulation, harmonic current injection for NVH, fault and protection schemes, etc.
  • Designing to meet EMC requirements for EDU components (ISO7637 etc) at subsystem level.
  • Ability to generate and develop subsystem DFMEA and HARA from program initiation.
  • Provide accurate project timing, resource, and cost planning information to support Program Management and Business Development activities.
  • Work with EP control software engineers to test and develop inverter and motor control software and test electronics hardware.


General Responsibilities:

  • Where appropriate, undertake Project Lead role - leading a small/medium project team to deliver a successful project outcome from both a technical and commercial perspective
  • Contribute to and deliver technical conference and white papers
  • Be fully aware of and actively comply with company policies and procedures
  • Exhibit a passion for learning and facing new challenges
  • Understand and follow company values, professional standards, and technical best practices project management, quality, communication, etc.
  • Actively undertake continued professional and personal development
  • Participate in activities to share technical knowledge and know-how across the business Potential for worldwide, short and long-haul travel



  • A degree (2:1 or above) in electrical or electronic engineering or a related subject OR equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Engineering experience relevant to a supplier, technical consulting, or engineering services environment
  • Be a natural collaborator, able to build and manage effective working relationships with your direct team, colleagues, and customers
  • A good understanding of power electronics and electric motor fundamentals
  • Effectively communicate complex ideas and information to a range of audiences and stakeholders
  • A “can do” attitude with high levels of commitment, enthusiasm, and motivation
  • Open and honest with high professional standards and ethics
  • Passionate about developing your own knowledge, experience, and skills
  • Innovative thinker and problem solver
  • Mathematical aptitude coupled with strong practical skills
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve results
  • Strong project management
  • Commercially astute
  • Ability to take innovative designs from design concept through to delivery to a diverse variety of global customers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-19 considerations:

The end client is working to full Government guidelines in relation to Covid-19 and safe practices

Reference ID: SEPE001


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