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Power Electronics Design Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of Sheffield - Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £32,000 to £37,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2020
Closes: 23rd February 2020
Job Ref: UOS025219

Contract Type: Fixed term for 18 months

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Gibson Technology Ltd
Main Street
DE65 6NZ

We are looking for an innovative Power Electronics Design Engineer to work on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Sheffield and Gibson Technology Ltd. Gibson Technology is a fast-growing company with headquarters near Derby. Ambitious plans mean they are looking for new talent to join their business and you will become part of a dynamic team working on a unique and growing technical area of portable power dense electrical generation systems. You will take on a key role in the company and be responsible for a wide range of tasks including development of novel power electronic systems and associated time-domain models. You will be transferring new power electronics knowledge from the University of Sheffield to the Company and assisting with commercialisation of these new capabilities. The capabilities developed will be used to analyse and design novel power electronics for advanced rotary generation systems.

This position therefore offers you an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in the expansion of the company’s electrical capabilities. The position has arisen in line with expansion of the company into this unique and growing technical area and will be an exciting and varied role, which is mainly based at Gibson Technology at the headquarters in Repton, South Derbyshire, although regular attendance at the University will also be required. As part of the KTP role a structured training and development programme will be provided to allow you to develop your electrical knowledge required to perform your role as power electronics design engineer. The successful candidate will work with appropriate team members to develop complete power system solutions, which involve AC-AC/AC-DC and DC-DC conversion stages that will connect to a grid and/or other loads. You will support the assessment of power electronic concepts and contribute to electrical research activities at Gibson’s Technology Centre in the UK and UoS associated external research activities in the US, Norway and Singapore.

You should hold a postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and experience of power and control electronics is essential. You should also have strong communication skills and be highly motivated to learn and develop new skills in both electrical machines and power electronics. You should be able to work well both in a team and independently. Experience in using software tools such as Matlab and Simulink, PSpice, would also be preferred.

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