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Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Salary: £65,000 - £80,000

Full-time, hybrid with London office base

Requiring knowledge in power electronics development and design, this position will play a key role in developing and testing power electronics circuits, taking concepts and prototypes through to commercial product for customers.  

With a focus on hardware development, you will be active in initiating analyses, design reviews, simulations, technical discussions, verification- and validation processes and will have an innovative approach with engineering reasoning. Importantly, your work will include supporting project and test activities and help to ensure that these are completed within schedule and budget.  

What you will do:

  • Develop power electronics hardware and circuitry for power converters and their applications.  

  • Implement, test, verify and troubleshoot power electronics systems (power converters, and PWM systems), thermal power electronics design, EMC/EMI mitigation, PCB design and layout optimization, interfacing with distribution transformers, filter design and thermomechanical systems. 

  • Perform hands-on embedded system hardware design validation and implementation, respecting safety, quality, and international standards.  

  • Work to clear timescales and collaborate with a cross-functional team to deliver projects on time, with ambitious product targets. 

  • Actively participate in technical development and testing across a multi-disciplinary team including transformer designers, power electronics designers, control software engineers.  

  • Create and maintain documentation such as requirements and specification documents, testing reports and product manuals.  

What you will need:

  • Degree in Electrical/Electronics and/or Power Electronics Engineering or equivalent. 

  • Proven electronics design experience, preferably power converters experience (7+ years) 

  • Experience in electronics circuits design and simulation including HiL and SiL simulations. 

  • Experience using tools such as SPICE, Altium, MATLAB. 

  • Good understanding of electronics elements and their principles, integrated circuits IC and high frequency electronic systems.  

  • Ability to design, create and read PCB schematics.  

  • Good understanding of signal processing and passive/active filter designs.  

  • An understanding of best practices related to thermo-mechanical design considerations within the electronics industry. 

  • Experience of conducting laboratory-based testing using lab test equipment such as oscilloscopes, power analysers, multi-meters etc. 

  • Experience designing electronic components fit for large scale production.  

  • Communication skills enabling you to work with multiple departments across the globe. 

  • A drive to learn new things! 


It would be useful to have:

  • Experience in power electronics converters (AC/DC, DC/AC, DC/DC).  

  • Experience in digital electronics systems applications within the power/utilities industry. 

  • Circuit testing and debugging. 

  • A proven ability to use schematic capture and layout tools. 

  • Design experience for low noise, mixed signal, and HF systems. 

  • Soldering and PCB rework. 

  • Willingness to, at times, travel for testing and commissioning.


Your benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules: You will be based in our modern West London offices but will have the flexibility for hybrid work-from-home arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.  

  • Employee Option Plan: You get equity in IONATE, so as we succeed so do you.  

  • Company pension: a competitive, flexible, and sustainable pension product to help you plan for your future.

  • Career Development: It’s important to us that you have the opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth.  

  • Cycle to Work and EV scheme: Low carbon travel is important for everyone, so we have in place both cycle and EV schemes to help you purchase a bicycle or electric car.  

  • Slow travel: We believe in a low carbon future, so if you wish to travel by a lower carbon method – but it takes much longer than flying - we will give you an extra 2 days holiday per year.  

Apply via Workable here

IONATE has a friendly team that collaborates and supports one-another. If you don’t fit all the description above, but you are passionate about the work we are doing and could add value to our team, please get in touch. We believe in making positions fit the skills of people, not the other way around. We are also committed to providing equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. We value diversity in race, gender identity, sexuality, age, family or civil status, disability, religion, or ethnicity and encourage you to apply wherever you come from.  

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