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Principal Engineer – Power Electronics Systems Engineering


Powertrain Development


Competitive salary package, negotiable dependant on experience and qualifications

Full Time

Birmingham B37 7YG, UK

About the Role

Changan is undergoing a major transformation to electrify the powertrains of our passenger car business. The UK R&D Centre is at the forefront of this work to develop the future generation of electrified, connected, and intelligent powertrains. We are looking for an experienced Principal Engineer – Power Electronics Systems Engineering to join us.


  • Strong numeracy and literacy

  • Five to  ten years experience is required and preferably some of this will be in automotive

  • Good logical reasoning

  • Deep experience of Power Electronics ideally including Automotive Inverters

  • Knowledge of power electronic devices and how they are integrated into the HV electrical system

  • Experience of developing hardware to meet IEC 61508 (or domain specific variant, e.g. ISO 26262)

  • Experience of specification, development and test of power electronic device such as inverters

  • Experience of working with teams of engineers designing and testing power electronics

  • Evidence of achieving results through effective work against objectives

  • Good communication skills

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the capture of requirements and support the development of power electronics hardware and software  traction drive and power conversion systems

  • Lead/support the testing of power electronics hardware and software

  • Capturing and analysing requirements from different stakeholders

  • Disseminate requirements to appropriate teams for action

  • Support the development of electrical and electronics architecture for e-drive applications including HV harness and connectors schematics

  • Prepare/develop test plans and methods

  • Provide expertise for investigations and problem-solving activities

  • Lead the System DFMEA and support functional safety analysis

  • Ensure compliance with relevant EMC/EMI standards

  • Managing the technical delivery of suppliers

Other Features

  • Role based in UK with core CAUK team

  • Occasional travel to other CA sites including China on development trips and to visit suppliers is a requirement

  • Must be eligible to work in the UK with permanent visa or residence (candidates requiring visa sponsorship cannot be accepted for this role)

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