Power Electronic Design Engineer for EV Charging Systems (KTP Associate)

£41,000 - £41,000

Liverpool, Merseyside - 36 months

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Job description

Flexible Power Systems (FPS) and Newcastle University are offering an exciting opportunity to apply cutting edge power electronics and control expertise to enable the further scale-up of electrification across the larger vehicles in commercial fleets, and their associated hardware and ancillary systems.

The Associate will help Flexible Power Systems (FPS) achieving their ambition of becoming a world leader in enabling sustainable transport, through two distinctive phases:

Phase one:
The Associate will need to develop high-power and highly efficient electric Power Take Off (ePTO) technology to place FPS in a leading position in the ever expanding market.

Phase two:
The Associate will help FPS to develop high-power on-board bidirectional wireless charger, using the state-of-the art semiconductor technologies.

Candidates should have a PhD in power electronics and control or a related field.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at Flexible Power System premises at and when required at Newcastle University. Although the contract is fixed term for a duration of 36 months, more than 70% of KTP staff gain a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Benefits:

• Develop managerial skills and attend two residential managerial workshops (each of one week duration)
• £6,000 personal training budget
• The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
• Mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network Adviser
• Full access to university resources to complete the project
• Ability to work in a largely self-determined way, across the industry-academic partnership
• Opportunities to develop both technical understanding and commercial awareness
• The possibility to undertake professional development

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Mohamed Dahidah (Mohamed.Dahidah@newcastle.ac.uk)

For further details on the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering please visit our web page at:
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit the web page at:

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Key Tasks
• Deliver key innovations in power electronic converter design and control
• Contribute novel design for on-board wireless bidirectional charging system
• Work with FPS engineering team to produce a demonstration system
• Ensure the effective transfer of knowledge through workshops, reports, training materials and mentoring

The Person

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

• Significant experience in modelling, design and simulation of power electronic converters and control
• Experience in control methodologies of power electronics, accounting for aspects voltage regulation, fast dynamic response, etc
• Experience of using power electronics simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS
• Experience in designing magnetic circuits, such as coupled inductors, transformers, etc
• Knowledge of wide band-gap power electronic circuits, hardware layout and PCB design
• Experience in the analysis of data and business case development
• Ability to work in laboratory environments, designing, constructing and testing power electronic converters and control platforms
• The candidate should be able to communicate effectively in English

Desirable

• Track record in journal publications

Attributes and Behaviour

• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Personal motivation and drive
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Thrives in a project environment with the ability to work to tight deadlines
• The ability to work independently and collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels to different stakeholder groups in both academia and industry
• Professional approach with a commitment to equality, diversity, dignity, and respect in the workplace

Qualifications

• Candidates should have a PhD in power electronics and control or a related field

Desirable

• Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Project description

To apply cutting edge power electronics and control expertise to enable the further scale up of electrification across the larger vehicles in commercial fleets and their associated hardware and ancillary systems.

About the business

FPS works exclusively with the commercial vehicle market, supporting some of the UK's highest profile fleets with commercial vehicle electrification, providing proprietary hardware and software solutions

Power Systems

Power Systems

PhD in power electronics and control or a related field

4 July 2024

31 July 2024

16 September 2024

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Flexible Power Systems (FPS) and Newcastle University are offering an exciting opportunity to apply cutting edge power electronics and control expertise to enable the further scale-up of electrification across the larger vehicles in commercial fleets, and their associated hardware and ancillary systems.

The Associate will help Flexible Power Systems (FPS) achieving their ambition of becoming a world leader in enabling sustainable transport, through two distinctive phases:

Phase one:
The Associate will need to develop high-power and highly efficient electric Power Take Off (ePTO) technology to place FPS in a leading position in the ever expanding market.

Phase two:
The Associate will help FPS to develop high-power on-board bidirectional wireless charger, using the state-of-the art semiconductor technologies.

Candidates should have a PhD in power electronics and control or a related field.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of Newcastle University but will spend most of their working time at Flexible Power System premises at and when required at Newcastle University. Although the contract is fixed term for a duration of 36 months, more than 70% of KTP staff gain a permanent job offer by their KTP company.

Benefits:

• Develop managerial skills and attend two residential managerial workshops (each of one week duration)
• £6,000 personal training budget
• The opportunity to lead a project, develop project management skills and improve long term career prospects
• Mentoring by a Knowledge Transfer Network Adviser
• Full access to university resources to complete the project
• Ability to work in a largely self-determined way, across the industry-academic partnership
• Opportunities to develop both technical understanding and commercial awareness
• The possibility to undertake professional development

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Mohamed Dahidah (Mohamed.Dahidah@newcastle.ac.uk)

For further details on the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering please visit our web page at:
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit the web page at:

Home

Key Tasks
• Deliver key innovations in power electronic converter design and control
• Contribute novel design for on-board wireless bidirectional charging system
• Work with FPS engineering team to produce a demonstration system
• Ensure the effective transfer of knowledge through workshops, reports, training materials and mentoring

The Person

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

• Significant experience in modelling, design and simulation of power electronic converters and control
• Experience in control methodologies of power electronics, accounting for aspects voltage regulation, fast dynamic response, etc
• Experience of using power electronics simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS
• Experience in designing magnetic circuits, such as coupled inductors, transformers, etc
• Knowledge of wide band-gap power electronic circuits, hardware layout and PCB design
• Experience in the analysis of data and business case development
• Ability to work in laboratory environments, designing, constructing and testing power electronic converters and control platforms
• The candidate should be able to communicate effectively in English

Desirable

• Track record in journal publications

Attributes and Behaviour

• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Personal motivation and drive
• Excellent organisational and planning skills
• Thrives in a project environment with the ability to work to tight deadlines
• The ability to work independently and collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels to different stakeholder groups in both academia and industry
• Professional approach with a commitment to equality, diversity, dignity, and respect in the workplace

Qualifications

• Candidates should have a PhD in power electronics and control or a related field

Desirable

• Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)