Power Electronics Engineer

Cardiff £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013692

A leading research and development group has a new vacancy for a Power Electronics Engineer. Joining a rapidly growing organisation you will support the design, modelling, simulation and test of power electronics systems. Candidates must have strong experience in multi-discipline engineering activities and experience in performing lifetime testing.



Commutable from: Cardiff, Bristol, Filton, Abergavenny, Caerphilly, Chepstow, Newport, Bridgend, Monmouth.


Salary: £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 P.A. + excellent benefits


Suitable for: Power Electronics Engineer, Senior Power Electronics Engineer, Principal Power Electronics Engineer, Electronics Engineer



The Role


Working for one of the UK‘s leading research and development organisations you will be working on a number of innovative programmes and will provide power electronics expertise that will enable the realisation of ideas and designs.


Key Responsibilities:


Perform Lifetime testing including vibration, thermal and mechanical shock

Evaluate circuit topologies that optimise converter power efficiency and power density to demonstrate the benefits of using SiC and GaN devices.

Design, modelling, simulation, assembly and test of power electronic systems.

Evaluate candidate power conversion topologies using circuit modelling and simulation.

Create PCB designs to optimise electromagnetic and thermal performance.

Support the activities of the power electronics team as well as collaborate with the other engineering functions of Advanced Packaging, RF/Microwave and Photonics to deliver cross functional projects.

Technical Reporting to project team and wider audience to demonstrate regular progress.



The Candidate


Experienced in perform Lifetime testing

Knowledge of degradation mechanisms in power modules and SiC/GaN transistors.

Experience in Semiconductor physics, design processes and manufacturing techniques.

Understanding practicalities of high-power devices.

Experience in multi-discipline engineering activities including package / PCB / mechanical and software design

Excellent team working skills with the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues

Analytical with good problem-solving skills


For more information send a CV to James Charlett

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