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Power Electronics Design Engineer

£32,000 - £37,000 per annum
Gibson Technology Ltd

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Contract Type: Fixed term for 18 months to start no later than 22nd May 2020.

Working Pattern: Full-time; Working 40 hours per week.

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Department: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Location: Gibson Technology Ltd, Main Street, Repton, Derbyshire, DE65 6NZ

Salary: £32,000 – £37,000 per annum

Closing Date: 23rd February 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative Power Electronics Design Engineer to work in collaboration with the University of Sheffield and Gibson Technology Ltd.

Gibson Technology is a world leading supplier of expertise in high performance race engines, based near Derby. Due to expansion and diversification into new markets, we are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our business. You will become part of a dynamic new team working to design and develop advanced novel power electronic systems to be used for ultra-power dense portable electrical generation.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in the company’s new electrical capabilities division. As a proactive person, you will have the desire to create something new and be enthusiastic and motivated in your approach. The role will mainly be based at Gibson Technology in Repton, South Derbyshire, although as an employee of the University of Sheffield you will also have the opportunity to access the facilities and expertise within the Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department there.

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months funded through Gibson Technology and Innovate UK via a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) (www.ktp-uk.org/), a UK Government scheme promoting sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. As part of the KTP role a structured training and development programme will be provided, tailored towards your personal development and future career. A key aspect of your position will be working alongside a KTP funded Electrical Machine Design Engineer to integrate the developed models into portable electrical generation.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to develop the knowledge that will underpin the company’s future, with excellent long-term prospects for career progression within Gibson Technology post-project.

Key Roles and responsibilities

You will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including:

  • Development of time domain simulation models of power electronic systems.
  • Driving the progress of Gibson Technology’s electrical engineering department: creating new abilities and resources as well as developing products.
  • Work within a team to develop complete power system solutions, including AC-AC, AC-DC and DC-DC conversion stages to connect to the grid and/or other loads.
  • Contribute to electrical research activities.
  • Integration of the developed models into Gibson Technology’s software.
  • Maintain a systematic record of scientific outcomes.
  • Project manage the workload including budget, meeting schedules and technical tasks.
  • Embed new technologies, practices and processes into the company for commercialisation.
  • Support commercial and pre-sales opportunities.
  • Engage with the company’s partners and customers throughout the project to ensure their requirements are met.

Skill set required

  • Postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • ‘Hands-on’ and practical experience with electrical and mechanical machines, systems and testing.
  • Strong scientific background in electrical engineering; experience of power and control electronics is essential.
  • Experience in using software tools such as Matlab and Simulink, PSpice, would also be preferred.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Highly motivated to learn and develop new skills in both electrical machines and power electronics.
  • Good analytical skills and a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Work well in a team and independently.

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