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Power Conditioning Engineer

2018-09-05 12:27:25| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Aurora is an established supplier of skilled manpower to ESA and in particular at ESTEC and ESAC. Aurora has the opportunity to expand our support to ESA in the domain of EDP Electromagnetics Components Data Power Systems Engineering. Happiness of our employees has proven key to obtaining excellent results and a client who also regards us highly for excellent service. Overview The design, development and test of spacecraft power systems for onboard applications. This work encompasses the definition of centralised power systems having overall power levels up to 25 kilowatts, together with their interfaces with respect to solar arrays and batteries, the attendant power distributionprotection equipment and pyrotechnic activation functions. Detailed tasks include the overall system design necessary for the development of faulttolerant power control and distribution concepts, the detailed design of the power regulators and the identificationuse of tools and methods for ensuring dependable design and verification. The development of simulation blocks for system analysis batteries, solar cells arrays, power control and distribution units useful for the independent evaluation of critical power and energy budgets in support to running projects of the Agency. Support to laboratory activities concerning design and development or verification of circuits for power management and distribution solar array and battery conversion electronics, power distribution and protection electronics, power conversion for generic and specific purposes, including redundancy and protections. Active involvement in critical RD activities support by simulation, worst case analysis and laboratory testing of the overall system or of the most critical subunits. Assisting to the development and validation of worst case simulation blocks for electrical equipment analysis converters, shunt regulators, current limiters, protections, critical telemetry or telecommand functions useful for the independent check of the most critical equipment functionality and performances, in support to all programmes reviews where the power conditioning section is involved. The development and verification of high voltage design technologies and associated power converters, suitable for application as Electronic Power Conditioners EPCs for specialisedspacecraft payloads such as Travelling Wave Tube Assemblies TWTAs and Electric Propulsion Concepts. The specific position requires Supporting projects for EMC throughout all phases with review, analysis and assessment of test results Electrical power processing background, together with a good experience of digital and analogue electronics and control theory. Proven experience in the domain of power conditioning electronics together, with hands on knowledge of the circuit design of such systems. Experience in the development of computer models, especially with SPICEbased simulators. Knowledge and the experience on High Voltage power conditioning for space application constitute an asset. Specific qualification requirements PhD or Master Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Physics. Proven experience in Digital Control of power converters. Proven experience in FPGA and microcontroller programming. Proven experience in the design of power converters with GaN semiconductors. Knowledge on space power conversion systems will be an asset. Fluent in the English language spoken and written. Knowledge of another European language is an asset. NOTE For candidates with less than 10 years experience, the relevant academic transcripts shall be provided to ESA in order to give a more complete candidate profile at the selection stage Legal and Security Requirements All applicants must be legally allowed to work in The Netherlands Applicants are required to provide a copy of their passport and degree certificate. Aurora will validate the Degree with the issuing University and provide evidence to ESA. Prior to issuing a letter of employment the applicant shall provide to Aurora a recent official document declaring that they are of good conduct from the country where currently resident. Location The work will be performed at the European Space Technology and Research Centre ESTEC at Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Contract The selected candidate will receive good remuneration in line withESA Job Class. Will be registered for both social security and tax in the Netherlands. The standard working hours are 40 per week. There are 12 public holidays and an additional 30 annual days holiday. Training to improve efficiency and provide strength for future career are of course included. Aurora assist with relocation both with support and financially. Aurora contributes to a company pension scheme. To be considered for this Position Provide prior to 26September 2018a summary of why you are a good candidate for the position together with a complete and detailed Candidate Proposal Formor CV and Motivation Letter to Mr. Davide Starnone, at email davide.starnoneaurora.nlquoting reference TECEDP470. Aurora will agree conditional employment terms and conditions with candidates before submitting them by03 October 2018, 13.00 hours.

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Power Conditioning Engineer

2018-09-05 11:25:41| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Position Reference 470 You will have the opportunity to provide engineering support to the Power Management Distribution Section at ESTECs premises. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include The design, development and test of spacecraft power systems for onboard applications. This work encompasses the definition of centralised power systems having overall power levels up to 25 kilowatts, together with their interfaces with respect to solar arrays and batteries, the attendant power distributionprotection equipment and pyrotechnic activation functions. Detailed tasks include the overall system design necessary for the development of faulttolerant power control and distribution concepts, the detailed design of the power regulators and the identificationuse of tools and methods for ensuring dependable design and verification. The development of simulation blocks for system analysis batteries, solar cells arrays, power control and distribution units useful for the independent evaluation of critical power and energy budgets in support to running projects of the Agency. Support to laboratory activities concerning design and development or verification of circuits for power management and distribution solar array and battery conversion electronics, power distribution and protection electronics, power conversion for generic and specific purposes, including redundancy and protections. Active involvement in critical RD activities support by simulation, worst case analysis and laboratory testing of the overall system or of the most critical subunits. Assisting to the development and validation of worst case simulation blocks for electrical equipment analysis converters, shunt regulators, current limiters, protections, critical telemetry or telecommand functions useful for the independent check of the most critical equipment functionality and performances, in support to all programmes reviews where the power conditioning section is involved. The development and verification of high voltage design technologies and associated power converters, suitable for application as Electronic Power Conditioners EPCs for specialised spacecraft payloads such as Travelling Wave Tube Assemblies TWTAs and Electric Propulsion Concepts. Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory You have a PhD or Master in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Physics. You have proven experience in Digital Control of power converters. You have proven experience in FPGA and microcontroller programming. You have proven experience in the design of power converters with GaN semiconductors. The following skills would be highly desirable You have knowledge on space power conversion systems. How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 28092018. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above. About RHEA Group RHEA Group is a leading engineering consultancy firm with demonstrated expertise in space, system and secure software solutions. We attract skilled engineers, scientists and management professionals and offer a range of exciting career paths working alongside clients such as the European Space Agency, the European GNSS Agency, EUMETSAT and NATO.

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The Coca-Cola Co targets Costa's retail power with US$5.1bn coffee chain takeover

2018-08-31 12:08:00| Daily beverage news and comment - from just-drinks.com

The Coca-Cola Co is plotting its way into the retail channel with the GBP3.9bn (US$5.1bn) takeover of UK-based coffeehouse chain Costa Coffee.

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The power of 'pink money' in India

2018-08-31 01:34:38| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Some businesses in India have found that catering to the LGBT community makes financial sense.

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Team from Daimler, ZBT, Jülich finds impact of air pollution on fuel cell power and lifetime significant

2018-08-30 11:57:05| Green Car Congress

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