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United Technologies Corporation Staff Research Scientist - Power Electronics in Cork, Ireland

Job ID: 42455

City: Cork

State: Munster

Country: Ireland

Category: Physical Sciences, Research & Development

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

United Technologies Corporation (UTC; NYSC: UTX) is headquartered in Farmington, CT, just outside of Hartford, CT. We employ over 204,000 talented individuals globally, achieve net sales in excess of $60 billion, and invest $4B each year back into research & development activities. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Collins Aerospace Systems -- the combination of which make us the largest aerospace company in the world. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security -- a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems and building automation controls.

United Technologies Corporation was founded by some of the world's greatest inventors. We helped build the Second Industrial Revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Now we need your help to build the next one.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI) is UTRC's European research hub, created to fully leverage a global network of innovation. UTRCI works with universities, research institutions, and industry throughout Europe to further its research and development mission in aerospace and building systems.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI), established in 2009, conducts research into the next generation of energy and security systems for high-performance buildings, generating world-class technologies for UTC's commercial businesses worldwide. Recently, UTRC Ireland added aerospace systems research to its portfolio to support UTC's large industrial presence in Europe. UTRCI invites qualified individuals to apply for the following Fix term contract position in its Cork office. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidates.

The United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the corporate research center of UTC, operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection. At UTRC, we create new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. We are a community of high performing inventors, innovators, thinkers, manufacturers, motivators, leaders, problem solvers, dreamers and achievers.

We work with universities, external research organizations, and global business units to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative technology solutions, products, services and intelligent systems. We are looking for scientists and engineers who have a passion for innovation and a high tolerance for ambiguity. You must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality technical content by collaborating with fellow researchers and product specialists. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop and invent new technologies, products and processes. At UTRC, you'll be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that's moving fast to shape the future of technology - one full of career opportunities and the chance to contribute and grow in a variety of ways. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people from the broadest and most diverse talent pool possible, so that we can serve our customers globally. If you have ideas, inspiration and expertise to continue developing products and systems that make the world a better place to live, then we have a great opportunity for you to contribute to our continued legacy of innovation.

UTRCI seeks candidates with expertise in developing and delivering creative, integrated solutions in design and control of power electronics systems.The successful candidate will join the Power Electronics team at UTRC-Ireland. the team develops, in close collaboration with UTC business units, new technologies in the field of power electronics and motor drives applied to aircrafts.Current areas of focus include design of lightweight and compact power converters and drives, control of power converters, drives and actuators, and modelling and design of electrical power distribution architectures.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in an international teaming environment, is extremely well-organized and has excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. Besides technical excellence, an entrepreneurial attitude towards innovation is essential

Requirements:

A minimum of a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering with at least five years of relevant experience or a master's degree with a minimum of ten years of industrial or academic experience in a field relevant to the design and operation of power electronics.

Essential Experience/Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge in at least three of the following:

  • High power density power electronics converter design, including use of wide bandgap devices.

  • Modelling, analysis and design of power electronics-based distribution systems with energy storage.

  • Control of motor-drive systems and implementation in digital control platform (DSP, FPGA).

  • High-voltage (1 to 5 kV-class) power converter design (e.g. multi-level converters)

  • EMI analysis and filter design, including design of magnetic components.

An applied background in more electric aircraft or elevator systems is a plus.

Software skills preferred: MATLAB/Simulink, PSIM, PSICE/LTSPICE, Saber, FGPA/DSP programming, PCB design tools (Altium, Cadence).

The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary and cooperative team, and will be expected to show technical leadership, capability building skills, staff developments abilities and project leadership.

Technical Leadership (Competencies: Technical/Functional, Business Innovation, Analytical Thinking, Forward Thinking, Communication Skills, Adaptability)

  • Recognized by UTRC and BU's as technical leader in area of expertise, consistently delivering high quality impactful results

  • Markets ideas within UTRC, BU's and at external funding agencies

  • Regular focal point for creating and winning funding opportunities.

  • Identifies emerging technologies and initiates new opportunities

  • Recognized IP generation / patent adoption / external publications to refereed journals & presentations

  • Assumes responsibility for technical direction in project planning and execution through task leader or principal investigator roles

  • Demonstrated contributions to the creation of white papers, program proposals, development of test plans and Innovation ideas content

  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic team environment

  • Communicates with influence within the organization

Capability Building & Staff Development (Competencies: Strategic Leadership, Business Innovation, Forward Thinking, Communication Skills, Technical/Functional, Teamwork, Listening

  • Develops and maintains external visibility within his/her technical community. Develops innovative concepts and matures concepts through research

  • Participates in recruiting and hiring process & identifies new hires

  • Identifies project capital needs, plans and executes capital upgrades

  • Takes prudent risks in identifying & developing new capabilities. i.e. equipment, tools, software

  • Provides technical guidance & mentorship in area of technical expertise

  • Creates and fosters a positive working environment and effective teaming

  • Project Leadership:

  • Identifies and prioritizes new technologies.

  • Utilizes innovation pipeline process to drive innovation.

  • Ability to function effectively in dynamic team environment

  • Ensures quality of execution

What we offer

Employees at UTRC-I enjoy a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team-based working environment. At UTRC you will be able to actively collaborate with national and international universities, work with research teams from other UTRC research centers around the globe, bring your ideas to life through our innovation pipeline process and work in many diverse technical domains ranging from building automation to aerospace.

UTRCI will provide a competitive compensation and benefits package to the successful candidate.

Additional Comments

This position is based at UTRC's European hub in Cork, Ireland. To be eligible to apply, candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland.

Candidates can apply online at: http://www.utrc.utc.com/ at http://by/ by selecting Careers on top left hand corner and then selecting "SEARCH NON-US JOBS". This brings you to the UTC Aerospace Systems page, select "Ireland" under country tab on your left hand side. This will display all open positions at UTRC Ireland.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

% Travel Required: < 10%

Please Note that this position is only for a Fixed Term Contract ( these can either be for 12 months or 24 months depending on departmental/project needs)

Privacy Notice:

Please note your application form may be reviewed by staff members within the United Technologies Corporation Group at their business locations in America, China and Europe. If you do not consent to this please notify us at the application stage or if during the interview process you change your mind, please notify us and we will obtain the information which has been shared with our global offices

Qualification:

A minimum of a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering with at least five years of relevant experience or a master's degree with a minimum of ten years of industrial or academic experience in a field relevant to the design and operation of power electronics.

Essential Experience/Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge in at least three of the following:

  • High power density power electronics converter design, including use of wide bandgap devices.

  • Modelling, analysis and design of power electronics-based distribution systems with energy storage.

  • Control of motor-drive systems and implementation in digital control platform (DSP, FPGA).

  • High-voltage (1 to 5 kV-class) power converter design (e.g. multi-level converters)

  • EMI analysis and filter design, including design of magnetic components.

An applied background in more electric aircraft or elevator systems is a plus.

Software skills preferred: MATLAB/Simulink, PSIM, PSICE/LTSPICE, Saber, FGPA/DSP programming, PCB design tools (Altium, Cadence).

The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary and cooperative team, and will be expected to show technical leadership, capability building skills, staff developments abilities and project leadership.

Technical Leadership (Competencies: Technical/Functional, Business Innovation, Analytical Thinking, Forward Thinking, Communication Skills, Adaptability)

  • Recognized by UTRC and BU's as technical leader in area of expertise, consistently delivering high quality impactful results

  • Markets ideas within UTRC, BU's and at external funding agencies

  • Regular focal point for creating and winning funding opportunities.

  • Identifies emerging technologies and initiates new opportunities

  • Recognized IP generation / patent adoption / external publications to refereed journals & presentations

  • Assumes responsibility for technical direction in project planning and execution through task leader or principal investigator roles

  • Demonstrated contributions to the creation of white papers, program proposals, development of test plans and Innovation ideas content

  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic team environment

  • Communicates with influence within the organization

Capability Building & Staff Development (Competencies: Strategic Leadership, Business Innovation, Forward Thinking, Communication Skills, Technical/Functional, Teamwork, Listening

  • Develops and maintains external visibility within his/her technical community. Develops innovative concepts and matures concepts through research

  • Participates in recruiting and hiring process & identifies new hires

  • Identifies project capital needs, plans and executes capital upgrades

  • Takes prudent risks in identifying & developing new capabilities. i.e. equipment, tools, software

  • Provides technical guidance & mentorship in area of technical expertise

  • Creates and fosters a positive working environment and effective teaming

  • Project Leadership:

  • Identifies and prioritizes new technologies.

  • Utilizes innovation pipeline process to drive innovation.

  • Ability to function effectively in dynamic team environment

  • Ensures quality of execution

What we offer

Employees at UTRC-I enjoy a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team-based working environment. At UTRC you will be able to actively collaborate with national and international universities, work with research teams from other UTRC research centers around the globe, bring your ideas to life through our innovation pipeline process and work in many diverse technical domains ranging from building automation to aerospace.

UTRCI will provide a competitive compensation and benefits package to the successful candidate.

Additional Comments

This position is based at UTRC's European hub in Cork, Ireland. To be eligible to apply, candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland.

Candidates can apply online at: http://www.utrc.utc.com/ at http://by/ by selecting Careers on top left hand corner and then selecting "SEARCH NON-US JOBS". This brings you to the UTC Aerospace Systems page, select "Ireland" under country tab on your left hand side. This will display all open positions at UTRC Ireland.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

% Travel Required: < 10%

Please Note that this position is only for a Fixed Term Contract ( these can either be for 12 months or 24 months depending on departmental/project needs)

Privacy Notice:

Please note your application form may be reviewed by staff members within the United Technologies Corporation Group at their business locations in America, China and Europe. If you do not consent to this please notify us at the application stage or if during the interview process you change your mind, please notify us and we will obtain the information which has been shared with our global offices

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