Lead Power Electronics Engineer

Posted by Rob Quirk




£40000.00 - £60000 per annum

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My Client is looking for a Lead Power Electronics Engineers to join their High Voltage team in the UK.


  • Lead a group of engineers to design, validation and industrialisation of power electronic converter modules for HVDC & FACTs
  • Specification of key power electronics components (IGBTs, capacitor, busbar, heatsink…) and thermal integration
  • Electronics and PCB design
  • Compile DFMEA and design document and know how to apply PFMEA
  • 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
  • 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
  • A PhD or Masters in Power Electronics with a focus on HV (such as HVDC and FACTs applications, Variable-speed drives)
  • In-depth knowledge on power electronic components (IGBTs, thyristors, passive components)
  • Proven ability in product design, validation and industrialisation
  • Thermal Design (loss calculations, heatsink specification, thermal model , 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
For more information about this role please contact our London office
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