Principal Engineer 8/26/2016

Confidential Company Arden, NC

Company
Confidential Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29282967
AJE Ref #
575989385
Location
Arden, NC
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLY
Principal Engineer

Location: Arden, NC

Industry: Manufacturing & Production

Job Category: Research & Development

Base Salary - $120,000 to $180,000
Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes
Commission Compensation - No
Bonus Eligible - Yes
Overtime Eligible - No
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes
15+ years experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Master's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

Hours Per Week: 40

Visa Candidate Considered: No

Position Overview:

The Medium Voltage Drive Power Electronics team has the principal goal of identifying, developing, and justifying commercialization of significant opportunities for the MV Drive business in the area of power electronics, power converters, power systems, electric drives, electromagnetics, numerical modeling and controls.

The primary activities include leading and directing research and development activities for advanced medium voltage converters and distribution devices for both AC and DC power systems.

This position will work in a team environment, sometimes with remote team members, engaging in full life-cycle development (plan, design, analyze, build, debug, optimize for production, and post-delivery support) of analog, digital and micro-controller circuits implementing power conversion functionality and power distribution and motor control.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Principal Engineer is expected to develop and drive the technology roadmap/strategy and execution for broad applications within the Power Conversion team.

This includes directing resources and establishing key partnerships both internally and externally to drive technological advancement.

They will be responsible for meeting the schedule, scope, cost and technical targets for all research and development efforts under his/her control.

The Principal Engineer will serve as a subject matter expert within the area of Power Conversion for PDCA.

This includes developing and maintaining relationships with the external technical community and academia, active participation in industry or technical groups and events, publishing papers, etc.

Finally as a subject matter expert internally the Principal Engineer will be expected to mentor junior staff and consult with internal business & engineering customers.

Additional responsibilities may be to:

Executes and assumes responsibility for the safety aspects of laboratory activities to protect employees from injury in accordance with MESH requirements.

Defines requirements and executes/leads project aspects involving multiple stakeholders from technology investigation, system specification, test plan & execution, modeling & simulation, EMC, component selection, system packaging & thermal analysis, printed circuit board schematics & layout for programs involving multiple components and systems of high complexity.

(External partners include universities, National Labs, government entities, manufacturing partners, etc.) Understands program/project risks and influences key stakeholders to make appropriate decisions

Directs lab support personnel in the execution of complex system tests at low and medium voltage.

Directs board and subassembly tests both at scaled down and full scale voltage, current and power.

Influences the business strategy and associated product and technology roadmaps as a result of technical expertise and reputation as trusted advisor.

Leads specification, functional design and technology reviews at appropriate intervals. Serves as the company's recognized expert in the key technology area of MV Power Electronics & Systems.

Widely recognized as a subject matter expert and game changer externally and internally.

This includes leadership/active participation in external industry and technical groups, mentoring junior level staff and consulting internal business and engineering partners.

Is actively engaged and collaborates with academic and advanced technology organizations to maintain awareness, advance the state of research and identify trends/industry developments (technology scouting) that may impact strategic business objectives.

Develops articles for trade and technical publications and presents technical papers at industry conferences.

Assists in developing IP strategy with business unit stakeholders and actively contributes to IP generation Initiates and develops solid relationships with engineering teams and business leaders to drive strong business cases for new programs and acquiring needed resources and funding Actively involved with customers to review current and anticipated needs and promotes our capabilities.

Provides mentoring, direction and consulting to the product line engineering team(s) in product design, technology or project environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree in engineering from an accredited institution

Minimum 20 years of industry experience in the area of applied research.

Minimum 10 years of experience with Medium Voltage power electronics

Minimum 10 years demonstrated experience in innovation and technical leadership

Minimum 10 years hands on laboratory research experience

Must be able to work in the US on a continuous basis without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Electrical Engineering Experience using design and analysis tools including Altium, SPICE, EMTP-RV, MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS, RTLab or equivalent

Experience with Adjustable Speed Drives in low and/or medium voltage Solid working knowledge in the following areas: Thermal Design, EMC, Motor Control, Embedded Software, Modeling & Simulation, etc.

Experience directing or performing board layout Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor experience

Ability to perform component level debugging of analog, digital and micro-controller circuits

Willing and able to travel - some international travel may be required.

Self-directed Effective written & verbal communications skills