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7 months ago
Jaguar Land Rover
Location: Coventry
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Automotive
Category: Architects Jobs
REQ ID: 36769

JOB TITLE: Technical Leader Power Electronics & Architecture

SALARY: £52,000 - £65,000


LOCATION: Coventry

Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.


Our vehicles are admired and desired across the world for luxurious design and outstanding engineering. Driving them is an incredible experience; being the ideas and expertise behind their creation is even more exhilarating. Being part of our Engineering and Manufacturing team you'll join this journey.

This role is responsible for leading the development of power electronics part of the power architecture in the electrical platform including development of new features including exploring new voltage standards, power conversion circuits such as DCDC, energy storage devices like supercapacitors, use of IGBTs/MOSFETS to replace relays, fuses, etc. as well as establishing power standards, power management strategy across the vehicle, performance characteristics and overall validation strategy.

The primary responsibility is to ensure that we create, develop and deliver the most efficient power architecture to maximise electric vehicle range and reduce combustion engine vehicle emissions, whilst supporting current and future vehicle features, functions and technology requirements. The role will include the architect of new features (hardware and software) to meet energy usage targets and lead teams to develop and implement new features such as power conversion circuits e.g. DC/DC, AC/DC and DC/AC converters, energy storage devices like super-capacitors, filters, isolation protection, multi-phase power control.

The position is also responsible for to lead the creation and maintenance of test procedures and test cases for introducing new power features onto electrical/ electronic and mechatronic components and systems. In addition to lead the development of new voltage standards and conduct necessary validation with cross functional teams in wiring systems to detect and analyse issues such as inrush current, arc mitigation strategies, chassis ground, corrosion, etc.

The successful candidate will be able to lead, mentor and support a team of engineers within a technically complex environment. You will have the technical responsibility in delivering an electrical commodity for the future of Jaguar Land Rover’s electrified powertrain.


You will have the extensive technical knowledge of power architecture with hands-on practical experience of working with DC-DC converters. In addition, you will have experience with power sub-system design: filters, multi-phase power control, isolation, protection circuits, magnetics, relay systems, stress analysis. Involvement in applying Systems Engineering in solving complex technical issues using a structured approach is required for this opportunity.

Ideally you will possess either a Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on power electronics, or a relevant field. In addition, has worked outside an Automotive OEM and able to bring fresh/ alternative technical and business insights.

As a person, you will be:

* A determined individual, highly driven, committed and results-oriented who works with pace, energy and confidence.

* An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style.

* Capable of leading a cross-functional team of hardware engineers, power architects, systems and validation engineers.


Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

JLR considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list. Therefore, JLR will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


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