Principal Power Electronics Engineer

26 July 2022
Location : Birmingham

Contract Type : Full Time

Description :

Job Purpose

Changan is undergoing a major transformation to electrify the powertrains of our passenger car business. The UK R&D Centre is at the forefront of this work to develop the future generation of electrified, connected, and intelligent powertrains. We are looking for an experienced power electronics hardware engineer to join us to lead our work in this area.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical / Electronics Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience working on the specification and design of power electronic hardware systems
  • Knowledge of power electronic devices, including silicon based IGBTs and MOSFETs through to emerging SiC / GaN based technologies: gate driver, control architecture and measurement circuits, selection/characterisation of devices for inverter
  • Knowledge of PMSM and/or BLDC machines is essential.
  • Knowledge of DC/DC , AC/DC ,DC/AC converters and battery charger applications would be advantageous
  • Experience of developing hardware to meet IEC 61508 (or domain specific variant, e.g. ISO 26262)
  • Experience of MATLAB/Simulink Power Electronics Tool chains is advantageous
  • Experience of using automotive communication protocols: CAN/ CAN FD is advantageous
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills, including the ability to write clear documentation
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a cross functional team
  • Organised and able to prioritise effectively

Main Duties

  • Lead the development of power electronics hardware for traction drive and power conversion systems
  • Capturing and analysing requirements from different stakeholders
  • Design power electronics systems: IGBT/SiC drives, power converter including transistor selection, gate drive design, power inverter design, measurements circuits, microprocessor selection and protection strategies.
  • Support the development of electrical and electronics architecture for e-drive applications including HV harness and connectors schematics
  • Perform analysis/simulation of electrical and thermal performance
  • Design and build power electronics test and measurement equipment for internal development activity
  • Developing validation tests for electrical test bench, HiL and vehicle
  • Can develop concept, proving key technologies and demonstrating the system functionality
  • Provide expertise for investigations and problem-solving activities
  • Lead the hardware DFMEA and support functional safety analysis
  • Ensure compliance with relevant EMC/EMI standards
  • Managing the technical delivery of suppliers

Other Features

  • Role based in UK with core CAUK team. Occasional travel to other CA sites, on development trips and to visit suppliers is a requirement
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK with permanent visa or residence (candidates requiring visa sponsorship cannot be accepted for this role)
Package : Competitive salary package, negotiable dependant on experience / qualifications.