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Lead Engineer - Power Conversion (092658)

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer




Eaton's Engineering Competence Center in Bonn (500 employees) has an opening for:Lead Engineer - Power Electronics (m/f/n)Location: BonnAbout the research and the project:As a power management company, Eaton is focusing on new technologies and devices needed to enable the transition to a low carbon economy. The variability of renewable power sources and the need for transport electrification are triggering development projects in many companies.The Power System Technology team, as part of Eaton Research Labs (ERL), is focused on DC Power Systems for various applications: residential, commercial, transport electrification. We are focusing on microgrids that integrate distributed energy sources (DER), including renewables, batteries, generators.We have an exciting and rewarding position of a Lead Engineer in Power Conversion to support research and development in emerging technology programs. The job function includes developing and testing innovative power conversion technologies and identifying market opportunities for the new technologies, support businesses to evaluate market studies and develop business cases. The individual will also evaluate internal and external funding resource, support discussions with national labs and university leaders to be on top of the key technologies identified.You will be part of a future ERL team in Bonn, focusing on Power Electronics and Energy Systems solutions for European and world-wide customers.As a Lead Engineer-Power Electronics, your first project will be on modeling and simulation of DC power systems, as part of a research consortium within the Flexible Electrical Networks Research Campus in Aachen ( will be based in Bonn, but you will be an integral part of the Eaton Research Lab team in Europe, with functional coordination from Eaton European Innovation Center in Prague, and from ERL leadership in US.Primary function:Create emerging power system solutions (DC and mixed AC-DC), including power conversion, protection and control components, based on breakthrough technologies, for residential, industrial, automotive, truck, and aerospace applications.Pursue external collaboration within European and national funded projects, present ideas and projects to Eaton business leaders and ERL leadership.Further broader goals/responsibilities for this role are:+ Lead external partnerships with universities and research organizations to bring new technologies and best practices to Eaton.+ Lead government funding proposals and execute joint projects.+ Design, develop and test power electronics platforms and systems for power conversion and distribution applications in hybrid and electric vehicles, in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural, globally distributed teams.+ Interface with Business Unit (BU) engineers and Research Labs scientists to drive strong business cases for new commercial applications.+ Lead/participate actively in industry and technical groups, mentoring junior level staff and consulting internal business and engineering partners.+ Position requires up to 20% travel, domestic and international. QualificationsWe would like you to bring:+ PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, from an accredited university+ Related senior engineering experience in power electronics designs and product development+ Experience in low and medium voltage power conversion and power systems engineering, including creating specifications, defining application space, designing technical solution concepts, and building and testing prototypes to validate models/hypotheses and documenting results.+ Expertise in the following areas: power converter topologies (e.g. converters, motor drive technology, high-power electronics; electric machines and controls; electrification of transport, energy storage, and grid connected converters; alternative power generation and distribution).+ Experience in modeling power converters and power systems using simulation tools (example: MATLAB/Simulink, PSPICE, Altium Designer, PLECS, PSCAD).+ Proven track record in new technology development+ Experience in Project Management.What skills would be evaluated:+ Experience in power electronics electromechanical packaging techniques; understanding of the effects of parasitic capacitance/inductance on circuit performance, familiarity with techniques for the minimization and/or control of parasitic effects, familiarity with voltage creepage and clearance requirements and various insulation and interconnection techniques; familiarity with various power electronic component cooling techniques, etc.+ Experience with real time simulators such as OPAL-RT and/or RTDS+ Fluent German What we can offer to you:+ Excellent working environment+ Learning & Development - we invest in our employees for the long term not just with salary and benefits but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University+ Team of professionals, opportunity to learn new technologies.+ Being close to other innovation projects in EatonLooking forward to hearing from you!Stefan and Eaton's hiring teamWe are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for job applicants and employees. Our recruitment processes use balanced selection criteria and avoid unlawful discrimination against applicants on the basis of their age, colour, disability, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity, genetic information, race or racial origin, religion, sexual orientation or any other status protected or required by law.We make what matters work. Everywhere you lookfrom the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every dayyoull find one thing in common. It all relies on power. Thats why Eaton is dedicated to improving peoples lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. Were ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and were committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.Job: EngineeringRegion: Europe, Middle East, AfricaOrganization: Corporate SectorJob Level: Individual ContributorSchedule: Full-timeDoes this position offer relocation?: NoTravel: Yes, 10 % of the TimeEaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.