Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Location: Woking, GB

McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies is a high-performance technology company which combines fresh thinking and innovation to solve crucial challenges and improve people's lives in industries as diverse as health, public transport, automotive and motorsport.

The Role:

  • You will drive new developments in Power electronics, including a new hybrid system, suitable for automotive and motorsport applications
  • Architect hardware design solutions
  • Participate in defining MAT’s technology strategy in Power electronics
  • Perform design reviews across a variety of applications, including motorsport,automotive and transportation
  • Mentor junior engineers
  • Support technical pre-sale activities on an ad-hoc basis
  • Attend relevant conferences or seminars to remain up to date with current technological developments



  • Will have experience of Power electronic design for high performance energy recovery systems, this includes inverter, DC/DC and battery pack BMS systems
  • Are able to mix Power electronic design with analogue sensor interfaces;
  • Have knowledge of how to optimise circuit design for ease of manufacture and production test;
  • Are able to take designs from concept through to market, working to challenging timescales;
  • Have a practical knowledge of functional safety standards such as ISO26262;
  • Are able to optimise component design to maximise efficiency, package density, reliability and thermal performance;
  • Can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including hardware, software, mechanical and systems engineers;
  • Are able to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and work within a matrix organisation;
  • Have a first class or upper 2nd honours degree in a relevant electrical or electronic engineering subject, or equivalent experience.

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