Project Engineer – Power Electronic Systems











Electrical and Electronics Engineering


Broadford Park, Shalford,, Surrey

Bianca Harris

01268 582926

Position Title: Project Engineer – Power Electronic Systems

Duration: Permanent

Location: Surrey

• Our Clients’ currently has an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer – Power Electronic Systems to join our Design, Development and Engineering Centre based in Shalford, Surrey.

• Power Electronic Systems project engineering, specification and integration of high voltage, electronic components into the overall vehicle architecture (e.g. body, chassis and powertrain systems).
• Systems include DCDC Converters, On Board Chargers, Inverters and HV junction boxes.
• Perform the role of in-house expert on these systems.
• Document and maintain development roadmaps of the commodity suite with focus on features related to weight, efficiency, performance and integration with the charging infrastructure and associated systems.
• Review and analyse product specifications and identify areas of optimisation and improvement.
• Work with stakeholders, within and external to the Clients’, in order to identify solutions, projects and milestones that will contribute to the success of the vehicle programme.
• Management of technical deliverables, project plans and open issues decks for assigned systems to support on time delivery to the vehicle programme.
• Realisation of the vehicle features using a combination of carry-over, modified and new components in collaboration with the Body, Chassis and Powertrain function groups as required.
• Guidance to ensure that key components are correctly located and packaged in accordance with vehicle requirements.
• Compliance with any necessary environmental and EMC regulations.
• Specification and development oversight of design features and functions in conjunction with our technical partners and Tier 1 suppliers.
• Support other function groups to ensure compliance with process driven development methods.
• Participation in system review, verification & validation activities including leading FMEAs, DVP planning and ISO26262 compliance.

The Person:
• Significant experience of HV Electronics or component delivery within an automotive engineering environment.
• Demonstrable understanding of High Voltage Electrical architectures and underlying principles and technologies including thermal management, lifetime operation, control strategies and current capacity versus weight saving.
• Experience of project engineering with Tier 1 suppliers, preparation of project documentation and reports. Risk management, mitigation and recovery planning.
• Working knowledge of associated systems such as MGUs, Batteries and Charging Systems.
• Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (FMEA, DVP, quality planning, PPAP etc.) and full product lifecycle activities.
• Ability to communicate the requirements of the vehicle programme to a supplier and manage the cost/benefit/compromise when adapting and enhancing existing and new technologies.
• Articulate, self-motivated, and able to work well on own initiative.
• Possession of an Electronics, Control Systems, Automotive or similar honours engineering degree.
• Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered.
• Full driving licence is essential.
• No visa or other restrictions for working in the UK or travelling in the European Union.


Project Engineer – Power Electronic Systems


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