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Location: United Kingdom, Oxford, South East England

HTS Power Electronics Engineer

United Kingdom, Oxford, South East England

Job Description

ROLE: High Temperature Superconductor Power Electronics Engineer
SALARY: Competitive salary and package
Occassional travel within UK and overseas

•PhD, Degree or substantial equivalent experience in Electrical or Electronic Engineering.
•Relevant experience in an industrial, manufacturing or technology prototyping environment.
•Power electronics experience, including simulation and design, and hands-on experience, using SCRs, IGBTs, Supercapacitors and other power components.
•Experience with PSPICE, PLECS or equivalent circuit design software.
•Fully conversant with engineering drawings and circuit diagrams.
•Knowledge of current manufacturing methods and materials, understanding and application of BS7671 and Electricity Safety.

•Experience with very high current pulsed resistive and/or superconducting power supplies.
•PCB Creation, using OrCad, EagleCad or other.
•Experience in high voltage and/or high current pulsed power supplies and topologies.
•Experience in embedded device and/or FPGA programming.
•Experience in PLC and communication interfacing.
•Earthing system experience.
•Experience of using temperature monitoring (PT100, PT1000, Thermocouple) systems.
•CAD experience.
•Good fault-finding skills using electronic test equipment.
• Understanding and awareness of intellectual property

The successful candidate will have experience of high power switched mode inverter design, build and test, including pulsed power systems. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and manufacture of power electronic systems associated with prototype demonstrators, as well as installation and commissioning of the controls, diagnostics and safety systems. A key target is the development of very high current (20-100 kA) power supplies for high temperature superconducting (HTS) magnets, including cryogenic components.

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