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Lead Engineer - Electronic Hardware

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/23/2017 4:49:17 AM
  • 3027605
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

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GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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Role Summary:
Working as part of a multi-disciplined team, the candidate will lead the development of various power converter modules across a range of programs. The successful candidate will work with customers to understand and meet their needs. They will ensure their designs will integrate into large and complex aircraft systems. The candidate may expect to provide technical leadership in their area of expertise.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Design and development for a range of power conversion modules for high reliability applications
  • Provide technical leadership in area of expertise for other team members
  • Execute design, analysis, and evaluation using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and product / program requirements
  • Work as parts of a multi-disciplinary team, engaging with other functions across the project team as necessary
  • Document technical data consistent with engineering policies and procedures
  • Provide timely communications on significant issues or developments
  • Participate as a presenter or reviewer in technical and program reviews
  • Be proactive in the management of technical risk

  • Relevant Degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent level of knowledge or experience
  • Demonstrable experience in the specification, design, testing and integration of high power (>1kW) converters or switching power supplies
  • Full lifecycle domain expertise
  • Demonstrable experience in the use of PCB CAD and circuit simulation tools
  • Experience in the design and specification of transformers
  • Able to clearly formulate and communicate complex design concepts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in design for high voltage DC systems

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
  • Development of electronics for harsh environments
  • Familiarity with Mentor Graphics Expedition tool set
  • Experience in the application of thermal management techniques
  • Familiarity with electromagnetic analysis tools (e.g. Mentor Graphics HyperLynx)
  • Experience in design for aviation or other safety critical applications

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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