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Electric Drives Design Engineer


  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Surrey
  • Posted: 20/05/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 439101539

Job Details

Your responsibilities

Primary responsibilities:

- Capture and interpret requirements, generating clear specifications, proposals and project plans

- Conduct feasibility studies and develop high-level designs for electrical machines

- Detailed electromagnetic and thermal designs of electrical machines of all types, including

permanent magnet, field wound, switched & synchronous reluctance, induction etc.

- Demonstrate that designs are robust, cost effective and fit for purpose, defining appropriate

manufacturing routes where required

- Simulate the transient behaviour of electric drive systems, including electrical machine

performance, efficiency, component temperatures etc.

Secondary responsibilities:

- Select, source and commission software, tools and equipment to support engineering projects

- Keep up-to-date with new technologies and investigate innovative ways of incorporating them into

future products, co-ordinating grant funding applications where appropriate

- Collaborate with the commercial team to generate new opportunities and win client projects

- Build & test prototype electrical machine hardware/systems as required for client/internal projects

- Other activities as required to support the business

Role Requirements

Essential experience:

- Ground-up development of electrical machines from requirements capture through to hardware

- Performance predictions of electrical machines using electromagnetic FEA

- Thermal modelling of electrical machines

- Correlating simulations with experimental results to improve performance predictions

- Fault-finding and diagnostic skills, including acquiring, analysing and understanding complex data

- Knowledge of relevant industry standards and design practices

Desirable experience:

- Electrical machine design for high-volume applications (e.g. automotive or industrial)

- Development of motorsport and/or high-performance automotive hybrid systems (e.g. 100kW+)

- Insulation system design appropriate for battery voltages ranging from 48V-800V

- Previous role in "customer facing" technical environment

- Understanding of automotive hybrid/electric powertrain layouts and their operating modes

- Knowledge of power electronics/inverters and their application at system level

- Development of design verification test plans for electrical machines

- Familiarity with a range of winding topologies, magnet materials, electrical steels and their relative

advantages and disadvantages

If you are interested please apply ASAP. The People Network is an employment agency and will respond to all applicants within three - five working days. If you do not hear within these timescales please feel free to get in touch.