Power Engineer
at Ultra Electronics

Date Posted: 17/07/2018

Job Description

Ultra Electronics PMES is an established operating division within Ultra Electronics and specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic/electrical products and sub systems in the international power, defence, rail and aerospace markets. 

PMES offers opportunities for talented individuals to grow their skills and experience and to flourish.  


Ultra Electronics values experienced well qualified engineers that relish solving challenging engineering problems in pursuit of delighting our customers.  We develop niche solutions for harsh environments across a wide product range, covering electric field sensors for deep ocean exploration to high power electric motors and converters for a range of customers.  We work in integrated product teams and expect our engineers to be capable of working from concept to delivery, equally able to formulate a concept solution, conduct the supporting analysis, and support the build through the production phase.

We currently have opportunities for Power Engineers to support the design, manufacture and supply of novel power dense static converters and motors. Engineers will be responsible for delivering robust and cost effective power electronic solutions to a range of niche applications such as submarine power systems, high integrity power supplies, naval propulsion and specialist industrial drive systems. There will be involvement in all stages of the engineering lifecycle; from concept through to verification and validation of production systems.


Key responsibilities

  • To perform a wide range of engineering work covering all stages of the project from bid to delivery

  • To plan and conduct engineering tasks requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection and adaptation of designs or design techniques to meet the agreed requirements

  • To be accountable for the technical performance of the product

  • To work closely with senior team members to plan and co-ordinate the project

  • To coordinate technical activities within the team

  • To be the primary technical point of contact with the customer

  • To contribute to project meetings and to deliver detailed technical and progress reports

  • To keep up to date with the state of the art in the chosen area by attending seminars and studying the technical literature

  • Support other activities in the business such as business improvement initiatives

Job Requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in electrical engineering or a related discipline

  • Experience using design/simulation tools such as MATLAB and Simulink

  • Skills and experience in the field of power electronics

  • A proven track record of product design and test in a relevant environment

  • Broad knowledge of other areas of engineering (e.g. systems, mechanical, motors, etc.)

  • Good knowledge of best practice design lifecycle process; gated design phases, design reviews etc.

  • Good in front of customers; willing and able to make presentations

  • Skills and experience in the ‘live’ testing of low voltage (i.e. <1000) electronic or electrical equipment

  • Roles are subject to security clearance without restrictions


What is working at PMES like?

Working at Ultra Electronics PMES is not all about the technical challenge; it’s also about the people and the environment.  Based next to Cannock Chase, a former Royal Forest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, means that we have much opportunity to use the space.  The lunch time running club and mountain Biking club make use of this facility, while others stroll in the summer evening.  It’s common to find birthday cakes in the canteen, or a charity event taking place to raise money for a local or national charity. If this sounds like the place you would like to work, and you enjoyed trying to solve problems please get in touch.


Ultra Electronics is committed to Equal Opportunities and Career Development

both within and across all businesses

Job Snapshot

About Us

Ultra has established an excellent track record of winning new business worldwide and delivering customer satisfaction through the successful execution of contracts, despite the challenges of international competition. This success has only been possible by all involved in the business working together to meet our customers’ needs in an efficient and innovative manner.

The success which Ultra achieves in innovating to meet customer needs is based on the broad range of skills and capabilities of the Group’s employees. Ultra understands this and recognises that the Group’s ‘right’ people are its most important asset. Ultra strives for an efficient organisation with engaged and competent people.

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