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DATE ADDED: Fri 14/06/2019

Lead Power Electronics Engineer

Staffordshire, UK

JOB TYPE: Contract

Lead Power Electronics Engineer


To provide significant technical contribution to one or more Development projects for HVDC related applications

The Role - Lead Engineer (Power Electronics)

• As a Lead Engineer you will report to the Power Electronics Development Team Manager within the Valves Development Engineering Department. The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated, dynamic and rapidly growing team of engineers working on the development of new power electronics applications for power systems, particularly for HVDC converters and the forthcoming “HVDC Grid”. This is a very exciting and dynamic field of power engineering in which the company is a leading contribution has worldwide recognition. HVDC Valves are large and complex structures, with typical dimensions of several metres in each direction and weighing many tens of tonnes. The development of such converters is technically challenging and involves a variety of engineering disciplines, contribution through teamwork and an innovative approach.


• 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

• 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, SP, 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 Zero Deviation policy and promote EHS within the team

• Travel across the EU and other countries for supply chain integration

Skills 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

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Role: Lead Power Electronics Engineer
Job Type: Contract
Location: Staffordshire,

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