Power Electronics Center Of Excellence Lead

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Auburn Hills , MI 48326

Posted 2 months ago

At Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) we are committed to set the highest standard levels for electric vehicle research and development and want to empower you to bring your best. That is why we strive to create an environment where our core values of Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Cooperation, and Responsibility can thrive. At FCA, you will work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with people who exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, and work together globally as a team to continually think bigger, and bolder. As the Power Electronics Center of Excellence (CoE) Lead you will have the global responsibilities for FCA's research and development for the entire electric vehicle platforms which include mHEV, HEV, PHEV and BEV. Main responsibilities include but are not limited for components in scope; Critical Design Review of all high/low power electronics for electric propulsion, High/Low voltage DC-DC converters, EV Charging Systems, Power Distribution Centers at each development phase, guide the Design and Release process, apply best practice and lessons learned from design to launch, support validation and testing plan/process of all EV power electronics systems. The CoE Lead will help creating, promoting, and implementing the FCA technology roadmap for power electronics systems for global electric vehicle programs. The CoE Lead will perform advance design reviews and component/ system/sub system approval of power electronics systems during all development phases. The CoE Lead will manage problem resolution teams, and lead development of dyno facilities related power electronics components/subsystem development. The Lead's responsibilities will include working with FCA Design Release Engineers (DREs) responsible for HV/LV Power Inverter Modules (PIM) / Power Electronics Bay (PEB), On-board charging module (OBCM), Integrated Dual Charging Modules (IDCM), DC-DC Converters. The CoE lead will work with FCA cross-function/vehicle teams, suppliers, and universities to develop/implement advance technologies for next generation electric vehicle technologies. The CoE Lead will also maintain relevant technical documents, best practice, and sign-off documents in collaboration with the global CoE organization.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited program

  • Minimum 8 years of engineering experience

  • Minimum 10 years of overall power electronics/power conversion experience in Low voltage and High voltage

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HV/LV power inverter design, DC-DC converters and Charging system experience

  • Must have a good understanding of power semiconductor module technologies used in EV applications and working experience with major power module manufacturers

  • Experience with performance analysis, testing, and validating, power conversion modules

  • Experience with testing, validating, and calibration of electric machines

  • Extensive Experience with power electronics component analysis, testing and de-rating strategies

  • Extensive experience and expertise in thermal modeling, simulations, analysis and thermal management of Power Electronics components and systems

  • Thorough understanding of power electronics components/systems development process from concept through launch

  • Highly rated for leadership and teamwork

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interest in the automotive industry and electrified powertrain systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, preferably in Power Electronics major

  • Experience with Control of Induction and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines

  • Knowledge in Induction and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines performance evaluations

  • Knowledge in low power electronics, analog/digital circuit design, FPGA, Microprocessor technologies

  • Knowledge in V2V, V2L and V2G technologies

  • Knowledge in DFEMA and DFFS methodologies

  • Ability to travel 10-15% internationally

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Power Electronics Center Of Excellence Lead

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles