Research Manager - Power Electronics
Highly Competitive and Great Company Benefits!
Join an incredible company that was founded nearly 30 years ago by 1 man and an inventive mind. Fast forward to today and this Global company with thousands of employees still hold that family run ethos and steer away from conventional thinking.
You will manage a team of engineers to deliver power system projects to our development teams, ensuring team philosophies and working practices are applied to a project.
You will work with different sub-teams within Technical Research, as well as New Product Innovation, other research groups and development teams to gain an in-depth product understanding, whilst using your expert knowledge of the latest technologies to create innovative systems and solutions and solve complex system level problems.
Demonstrate designs are robust and viable for use in product through laboratory testing and driving the team to develop simulations to optimise designs.
Hardware design review activities (schematic reviews and pre/post PCB layout reviews).
Ensure electronic requirements and architecture details are documented by the team.
Managing technical risks in a project through FMEAs.
Produce and present review packs which typically include concept specifications, requirements and specification documentation, risk registers, FMEAs and design guides when needed.
Researching into new and emerging technologies through visiting conferences, trade shows, meeting suppliers, reading papers and patents.
Identify emerging IP and ensure inventions are submitted to the IP team.
Ensuring the team generates suitable test specifications to ensure product reliability, safety and robustness. This includes the development of test environments including simulation, emulation and hardware/test equipment interactions.
Experience in motor inverter design and motor control, particularly brushless DC motors, servo or stepper motors - as well as experience of power converter design.
General knowledge of power electronic devices and modules, including silicon based IGBTs, MOSFETs and wide bandgap technologies.
Understanding of device characteristics and issues with switching behaviour in real circuits, as well as power switch driver design.
Thermal management approaches for surface mount and through hole devices.
PCB layout - size/cost minimisation while achieving layouts for inherently good EMC compliance and thermal design.
Device selection - Interpretation of datasheets and knowledge of design methods to confidently select the optimum device based on design criteria.
It is desirable for a candidate to have prior experience of heater control (e.g., triac drivers and triac control).
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