Power Electronics Engineer
UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering - Vancouver, BC

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Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for a full-time Power Electronics Engineer within the Power Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. This is a 3-year term position. The start date of the appointment could be as early as June 1, 2013. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must be submitted online at http://staffcareers.ubc.ca/15492. Please do not submit applications via email as they cannot be considered. Applications that are not submitted according to these instructions cannot be considered.

Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a cover letter and résumé/curriculum vitae. The closing date for applications is May 27, 2013.

The selected candidate will support technical electrical aspects of the Campus as a Living Lab at UBC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - an initiative aimed at critical research into building-scale sustainable energy solutions. This campus-wide initiative breaks the boundaries of disciplines, sectors, and geographies to continue to build UBC’s reputation as a leading, cutting-edge research institution.

The activities within this fast-paced and innovative position include design, installation, operation, and maintenance of state-of-the-art energy systems (e.g., power converters, machines, etc.) and work in coordination with companies, UBC operations, and research teams that comprise the Living Lab initiative.

The position provides limitless growth potential and involves many aspects of modern systems design, ranging from complex electrical systems prototyping (including testing and validation), power PCB layout and population, electric machines installation/operation, and software and firmware programming. The position will also involve interaction with providers to select, purchase, and install the latest technology of energy systems setups. Your documentation and communication skills will be important in the development of design practices and procedure documents. This technical position requires current, hands-on experience with a wide range of industrial power system/converter and machines solutions.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Applied Science (graduate degree in Engineering or Applied Science is considered an asset), and must be currently registered or eligible to register as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in the province of British Columbia.

Experience is required in some or all of the following areas:

- Project scope definition and electrical/electronics project estimation
- Preparation of equipment and construction specifications
- Background in electrical wiring design and electronic equipment maintenance
- Experience in electric machines for industrial environments
- Experience in electronics design and control/automation systems
- Experience in CAD-based PCB layout software and PCB population
- Experience with C programming and microcontroller firmware development
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- The ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast-pace research environment

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


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