Power Electronics Design Engineer - Senior

  • Company: Schneider Electric
  • Location: Livermore, California
  • Posted: November 07, 2017
  • Reference ID: 003WHD
Power Electronics Design Engineer - 003WHD
Livermore, CA

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We are currently seeking a Senior Power Electronics Design Engineer to join our team in Livermore, CA. This position will be responsible for the specification, design, implementation, and support of high power utility scale PV inverters and their implementation into PV plants.

Immediate objectives:
  • Learn about and support existing products and ongoing efforts for inverters ranging from 500kW to 2.2MW
  • Develop engineering models and test plans to verify electrical, environmental, and functional compliance of the design to its specification
  • Establish strong relationships with counterparts in other projects and locations
  • Remain abreast of the latest developments in engineering, especially to guide future development efforts
Candidate Description:
  • Diligent, organized, and focused in their approach to problem solving and design
  • Thoughtful individual performer comfortable in a dynamic team
  • Eager to learn, integrate new concepts, principles, and solutions
  • Adaptable, but detail oriented and methodical in execution
Job Description:
  • Lead specification, design, and development for power electronics and systems design for advanced high voltage, high power inverters and converters
  • Design, prototype, and develop products via a combination of modeling, implementation, and testing
  • Specification of power semiconductors, magnetic devices, capacitors, and power drive circuits
  • Develop innovative control algorithms for advanced power conversion products
  • Perform root cause analysis of difficult problems and document problem resolution methodologies
  • Work closely with regulatory team and remaining abreast of the latest developments in engineering and regulatory requirements including UL, CSA, IEC, IEEE, especially to guide future development efforts
  • Carry design from concept to manufacture, working within a dynamic cross-functional team
  • Conduct worst case analysis and FMEA to evaluate reliability and ensure there are no product safety/liability concerns.
  • Create detailed hardware design documentation, tracking product development and providing system design documentation and training

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's, PhD., or demonstrated experience in Power Electronics or Power Systems Engineering
  • 5 years related industry experience with power electronics, with a focus on utility scale 3-phase grid-tie inverters, UPS Systems, or drives
  • In-depth knowledge of various modulation schemes for multi level topologies
  • Working experience with Matlab/Simulink, PSIM
  • Must show experience with SiC Semiconductors, IGBTs, MOSFETs
  • Strong knowledge of gate drive circuits, high power capacitors, and magnetics a must
  • Demonstrated project awareness and technical leadership skills
  • Requires strong written and verbal communication skills

Schneider Electric Solar Inverters USA, Inc. ("Schneider") is a world leader in advanced power electronics, and consists of a fast-paced, dynamic, and cross-functional team.

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