STAFF RESEARCH ENGINEER, POWER ELECTRONICS – HYBRID/ELECTRIC PROPULSION

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Aerospace Redefined

LOC9008: United Technologies Research Center Ireland , 4th Floor, Penrose Business Center, Penrose Wharf, Cork – Ireland Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a global leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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 strong 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 of hybrid/electric propulsion for aviation.

 

Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate outstanding track records applicable to three or more of:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EMI analysis and filter design, including optimal design of magnetic components.
  • Control of converters and motor-drive systems and implementation in digital control platform (DSP, FPGA).

 

Knowledge of approaches for power distribution, protections and grounding schemes towards system reliability and safety will be favorably considered. Familiarity with aerospace regulations and certification standards is also desirable but not essential.

 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a growing research agenda for future aerospace systems within the Collins Aerospace Applied Research and Technology research community, both within the discipline and also looking for multidisciplinary opportunities.
  • Execute R&D activities within an international research community, including technology development within collaborative EU research projects (under e.g. Horizon Europe, Clean Sky, etc.).
  • Provide competitive advantage for Collins Aerospace business units as part of a multidisciplinary and international team of experts.
  • Contribute to discipline locally and within the wider Collins Aerospace organisation.
  • Contribute towards technical strategy and business development.

 

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  five years of industrial or academic experience, or a Master’s degree with ten years of experience of industry or academia.

 

 

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

 

 

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