Power Electronics Engineer

Job Ref: 59907
Sector: Engineering
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 08 May 2019
  • Staffordshire, England, UK Staffordshire Staffordshire GBR ST17 4LX
  • Competitive
  • Faye Jackson
  • 01329 227000
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Lead Power Electronics Engineer

You will be working on a next generation HVDC convertor. The role will be focused on validating and testing this in a lab environment.


  • 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 Alstom Zero Deviation policy and promote EHS within the team
  • Travel across the EU and other countries for supply chain integration

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

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

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