Senior Electrical Engineer (High-Voltage Systems)

Universal Hydrogen

Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 06/08/2021
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  • Company Address: , Los Angeles, CA

About Universal Hydrogen

Universal Hydrogen is making carbon-free aviation a reality.

Job Description

We are seeking a Sr. Electrical Engineer (High Voltage Systems) to help design and build a state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for the world’s first zero emissions regional aircraft. In this role, you will be at the forefront of aviation’s response to climate change, pioneering carbon-free hydrogen as a credible means of propulsion.

About the Role

  • Serve as technical authority for electrical system designs/architectures, while fostering innovative and creative design solutions.
  • Develop system requirements for electrical systems based on project objectives.
  • Design systems with architectures and interfaces that safely and effectively meet requirements.
  • Develop, manage and interpret testing for the purpose of risk mitigation.
  • Design system-to-system interfaces such as battery management, charging, sensor measurement selection, system safety, etc.
  • Support the development and optimization of high voltage system components.
  • Coordinate and manage electrical system suppliers in the development, integration, and testing of power generation and distribution systems.
  • Provide onsite support during aircraft flight tests for high voltage systems.

About You

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (or closely related field) is required. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • 3+ years of relevant engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in high-voltage electrical systems, preferably for transportation applications (e.g., automobiles, trains, aircraft).
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: High Voltage Design, Combined HV and LV Design Architecture, DC/DC and AC/DC Power Conversion, Pulse Forming Design, Grounding, Switching and Magnetics.
  • Experience creating: 
    • System specifications, requirements traceability and verification.
    • High voltage electrical systems architecture and wiring schematics.
    • System safety assessments, failure hazard analysis, and certification test plans.
  • Proven proficiency with related test and measurement equipment such as power generation/measurement, signal generators, programmable load devices, spectrum analyzers, electrical and magnetic field probes, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, etc.

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