SENIOR RESEARCH ENGINEER, POWER ELECTRONICS

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Aerospace Redefined

Collins Aerospace Applied Research and Technology’s mission is to accelerate transformative aerospace technologies for a safer, more connected and sustainable world. We seek candidates with proven research credentials in the power electronics domain to join the Electrical Systems discipline for Collins Aerospace Applied Research and Technology in Cork, Ireland.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a solid mix of academic background and applied experience in the design of compact, high efficiency power electronics systems, and modelling and evaluation of electrical power distribution architectures, and a passion for applying these skills in the context aviation electrification.

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate expert knowledge in at least one of the following:

  • High power density power electronics converter design, including use of wide bandgap devices.
  • Experience in the power electronic system trade-off studies, evaluation for mission profile, loss/efficiency, and power density.
  • Control of converters and motor-drive systems and implementation in digital control platform (DSP, FPGA).
  • High-voltage (1 to 5 kV-class), high power (MW-class) power converter design (e.g. multi-level converters). Experience in selection, sizing, and design of components for building power electronics converters such as power modules, gate drivers, and passive components.
  • Testing expertise for high-voltage, high-power converters as part of either power lab tests or field campaigns.
  • EMI analysis for power conversion and filter design, including optimal design of magnetic components.
  • An applied background in aerospace systems and architectures is a plus. Familiarity with aerospace regulations and certification standards is also desirable but not essential.

Key Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary and cooperative team, and will be expected to:

  • Develop and execute technology research plans to successfully achieve desired technical outcomes within time and budget constraints.
  • Demonstrate technical excellence in research activities and creative thinking that leads to innovative concepts.
  • Assist in developing proposals for externally-funded research in the area of power electronics and electrical machines, and collaborating with external partners such as companies, national labs and universities.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and provide timely, accurate reports and presentations to senior management and functional teams.
  • Actively contribute concepts to technology roadmaps in areas related to power electronics technologies applied to aerospace and industrial systems, helping expand the portfolio of technology maturation projects.
  • Enjoy working in the lab, implementing and testing control strategies, as well as designing and testing hardware prototypes and becoming confident to be able to work without direct guidance.
  • To become responsible for several components on a project or a complex component of a larger project.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Motivated self-starter with a strong enthusiasm to learn and passion for mentoring and experimental work.
  • Well-organized and has excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills to work in international teams.
  • Willing to champion and challenge new technical ideas.
  • Able to adapt to new challenges and go beyond the original field of expertise.
  • Able to partner with universities, government agencies, national labs, and professional organizations to meet organizational objectives within time and budget constraints.

Education & Experience

  • A PhD in Electronics Engineering, with  0-2+ years of industrial or academic experience, or a Master’s degree with 2-5+ years of experience in industry or academia.

Tagged as: power electronic system, field programmable gate arrays, power converter design, emi analysis, aerospace architectures

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