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Principal Engineer - Power Electronics


BH-158 NE




£52,000 to £60,000 Per Annum


Pension and Benefits


Tyne And Wear

Contract Type:


Principal Electronics Engineer – Principal Engineer – Power Electronics - required to lead a multi skilled power electronics design team in the technical execution of rail auxiliary power and batter charging rail projects.

  • To support the Business Development and Commercial teams by review of technical proposals and defining project costs.
  • Act as a technical interface to customers including visiting customer premises
  • Deliver products to customers meeting compliance, cost and timescales
  • To define and model products to ensure design meets all requirements in all operating conditions.
  • Produce the system functional descriptions for design and disseminate the requirements to the rest of the technical team.
  • To define, control and monitor the technical work packages allocated to the project delivery team.
  • To review and approve all documentation, component specifications and technical procedures.
  • Schedule and chair design reviews of all project sub systems to ensure compliance with the technical requirements, product safety, risk, cost and manufacturability.
  • To identify and communicate technical scope growth, specification creep and resulting project variations.
  • To lead the generation of safety documentation e.g. Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA).
  • Maintain the testing validation plan and ensure that all products are fully compliant prior to dispatch via qualification testing
  • To support all quality initiatives
Skills and experience required
  • Senior Engineer with experience of power electronics products, requirements, testing and qualification.
  • Experience in the design and test of Power Electronic Converters (AC:DC, DC:DC, DC:AC) and/or Motor Drives.
  • Simulation tools including Matlab/Simulink.
  • Power Electronics experience in the rail sector is ideal, experience of Energy, Defence and/or Industrial Power Products is desirable 
Salary / Remuneration 
  • Salary in the range £52,000 to £60,000 dependent on experience
  • 25 days holiday plus public holidays
  • Company pension scheme and a range of flexible benefits 
If this sounds like the role for you, please apply today!
This Principal Electronics Design Engineer / Lead Engineer vacancy is being handled by Langham Recruitment Ltd. Langham Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency and is registered in England and Wales (reg 11525223).