TT Electronics

Senior Engineer, Power Electronics

Posted Date 4 months ago(07/02/2023 16:08)
Job ID
United Kingdom
Seniority Level
Entry level
Job Function
Permanent Full-Time
Estimated Travel Required
0 - 10%

Company Overview

At TT Electronics, you will meet dedicated people who believe that advanced electronics is the key to a brighter, smarter future.  Whether it’s advanced flight controls, smart surgical tools, intelligent vehicle charging or seamless automation everywhere, advancements like this come from the minds of passionate, creative people – working to a common goal, watching out for each other, and caring about making a difference in the lives of people all over the world. 


Our passion?  Simplifying the development of complex electronics… it’s the reason we exist as an organisation.  Our way of life?  Fostering a culture that values individuals as well as community and teamwork. 


Join us – and work with a team that believes success is measured by more than the bottom line, where you’ll find opportunities to achieve your goals, contribute to the lives of others, and build a brighter, smarter future, together. 


Our Barnstaple facility is located in North Devon. Founded in 1948, the site now employs approximately 160 employees and features the Aero Stanrew brand of electromagnetic components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for safety critical applications in aerospace and defence, industrial and transportation industries.


Here, employee engagement is centre stage; we’re focussed on our employees and making TT a great place to work. We continue to invest and improve the site’s facilities, regularly get involved in fundraising for local charities, have an active social club and a group wide focus on ‘Build Expertise’ in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects,  developing our current employees and encouraging others to join our industry.

In addition to adopting a great working atmosphere, we are also pleased to offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits including:

  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Life assurance
  • Fresh fruit and hot drinks
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company share-save scheme (eligible after a qualifying period)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Medical Cover
  • Performance related Incentive Bonus Scheme
  • Free Parking

Role Overview and Responsibilities

Overview of Role

This is an exciting new role within TT’s expanding power electronics Technology Centre. You will be responsible for aspects of electrical design, development and testing of power converters and power management products along with new power electronics technologies, aligned with the company’s strategy in support of future more electric and all electric aircraft platforms. The successful candidate will be experienced in the design of power electronics including component selection, PCB design, layout and development. This role offers the opportunity to be part of a growing team, servicing top tier customers in aerospace and defense and the ideal candidate will have the potential to grow with the business. The role offers hybrid working and is nominally based at The University of Nottingham’s Jubilee campus however, for the right candidate, consideration may be given to basing the role at our site northeast of Manchester.

Responsibilities include:

  • Technical responsibility for development of allocated power conversion and power management products and technologies
  • Review customer specifications to establish feasibility and possible conceptual solutions.
  • Identification and development of new technologies to improve products
  • Determine optimal power converter topologies and product overall electrical design, including product compliance with electrical requirements, including electrical environmental requirements such as EMI.
  • Develop, review and approve the electrical sections of proposals, including time/cost estimation of tasks and hardware.
  • Ownership of compliance matrix responses relating to electrical and electromagnetic compatibility in the final product
  • Develop and maintain mathematical models and simulations of electrical power converters
  • Write, review and approve simulation output reports and schematic drawings
  • Create, review and approve electrical design schematics and PCB layout
  • Prepare design reviews of electrical aspects of our products, including the creation of data packs/presentations
  • Liaison with internal functions and suppliers in purchase of materials & components required on projects
  • Technical ownership of product integrity and performance.
  • Develop test plans and procedures for design assurance testing and qualification testing.
  • Support electrical testing during development process
  • Review and interpret test results.
  • Investigations relating to power product failures.
  • Involvement in safety analysis tasks such as FMEA and FMECA
  • Continued personal, professional and technical development to maintain up-to-date knowledge in the domain
  • Recording and analysis of product failures/faults
  • Develop good working relationships with customers, supplier and academic partners
  • Improve working practices and processes relevant to role

Protect our product and company reputation by complying with all relevant regulations and standards

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

Required Technical Skills:

  • Relevant power converter and / or power management design experience
  • Good knowledge of multiple topologies and understanding of selection criteria
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Schematic Capture Experience (Preferred; Altium)
  • Production level mil or aerospace PCB design experience (Preferred; Altium)
  • Development Testing Experience
  • Awareness of industry appropriate design standards
  • Clear and Concise Communicator of Technical Information


Advantageous Technical Experience:

  • Qualification of aerospace Line Replaceable Units
  • Worked on grant funding R&D projects
  • Programming of FPGAs
  • Familiarity with safety critical software development
  • Experience of DO-254, DO-160, Mil-STD-810, Mil-HDBK-217
  • Understanding of production processes used in power electronics


  • Does the right thing, particularly with respect to safety and well-being
  • Pro-active problem solver – see it, fix it
  • Strive for technical excellence and quality
  • Responsive technical leader, providing well thought out responses to engineering questions and requests
  • Display the highest level of professional integrity and honesty as well as personal credibility.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Participative and collaborative working style
  • Pragmatic and innovative, able to deal with conflicting demands for limited resources, removing obstacles that stand in their team’s way
  • Dedicated and hard-working with the drive and resilience needed to overcome obstacles and succeed
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to consider the diverse views of others
  • Thrives when working as part of a team

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum: Degree in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering
  • Significant, relevant industry experience
  • Able to qualify for UK security clearance



Solving Technology Challenges for a Sustainable World

We want the very best people in our TT family across the globe – so we welcome applications from everyone, to celebrate a diverse mix of experiences, backgrounds and identities. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and you can rest assured that TT Electronics takes positive steps to ensure we are an inclusive business, that will welcome and support you, from your initial application to wherever your career takes you! Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss any reasonable adjustments to your application, in order that we can accommodate and support you in the process. If you want to work for a company where who you are is valued and respected, we’d love to hear from you.  

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