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Recreational Marine Power Electronics Architect

Company: Brunswick
Location: fond du lac
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

It is our people behind life's passions who will make the big difference. If you are interested in becoming part of a company that delivers market leading products, driving your own career and working with brands committed to active lifestyles, then you've found your fit.

Have what it takes? Join us.

Are you looking to use your engineering skills to directly impact a great company?

Are you passionate about solving complex engineering problems?

Are you willing to push the boundaries of technology to lead the marine industry?

Are you excited to help take our fun, recreational products to the next level?

If so, then bring your skills for a great career at Brunswick.


At Brunswick Corporation, we are passionate about delivering solutions to define and transform the marine experience! We are seeking an experienced electric drives engineer to join our growing Advanced Engineering team and help lead us into the future. It is preferred that this position be based out of the Brunswick i-Jet Lab (Product Innovation Center) located in the Research Park on the UIUC campus (University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign), however the primary physical location for the candidate is flexible and can be at any North American Brunswick facility.

If you have a passion for recreational boating and want to join the product development team at the market leader, this is your chance. This is a unique opportunity to work with best in class electrification engineers on significant industry defining challenges while also having ample opportunity to make a large personal impact to a highly visible team and grow professionally.

Role Description

While significant gains continue to be made in the development of higher power density-more efficient marine engines-the industry is also rapidly adopting high voltage electric drives for marine propulsion. Electric drives will enable new forms of hybrid and full electric propulsion systems to meet new regulations and deliver a broad range of new customer benefits. Join our team to be a part of the development of clean, quiet, efficient, environmentally friendly marine propulsion systems.

The Recreational Marine Power Electronics Architect will be part of our Advanced Engineering team driving impact and expertise in the application of high voltage (350+ VDC) subsystems and critical components across Brunswick:

* High torque density electric machines * Power inverters * Motor control software * DC-DC converters * High voltage battery packs * Advanced battery technology * Battery Management Systems * EMI/EMC compliance * Shielded double insulation high gage cabling * High current connector systems * Power distribution * Isolation monitoring * Mobile power generation * Shore Power grid interfaces * Battery charging systems: AC and DC fast chargers

As a member of this team, you will support our product development teams company wide and engage with university research, national labs, and new technology suppliers to lead the assessment and application of advanced electric drive technologies suitable for marine applications.

The successful Recreational Marine Power Electronics Architect:

* Interfaces with research institutions to solve marine focused electrification challenges * Works across the enterprise to develop desirable solutions that can be taken to market * Understands applicable design and safety standards * Sets the standard across the enterprise for design, test, and production validation and service * Trains and mentors talented engineers at both the innovation center and across the enterprise * Develops and defines complete electric vessel systems, subsystems, and components through system-level design concepts that meet the customers' needs * Coordinate vessel-level system activities with the support of a cross-divisional team * Works with all engineering disciplines needed to develop system requirements and architectures and establishes systems capabilities and operational concepts * Spans all phases of the product development cycle, from concept development and system architecture to product launch and field support.

Key responsibilities

* Specific activities include system architecture design, competitive analysis, intellectual property management, product specification development, requirement definition, performance analysis, simulation, systems modeling, simulation tool development and support for hardware design, manufacturing, integration, and test departments. * Develop team capability to support future cost-effective electrification development * Understand and execute tradeoff studies between available technology solutions

Required Experience/Skills

* BS in engineering with MS in electric drive related disciplines strongly preferred * Strong knowledge of high voltage (350V+) power electronics and/or electric drive integration * Fifteen or more years in engineering related to electric propulsion and/or energy storage systems * Experience delivering multiple electric vehicle projects to an OEM * Recent hands-on experience in the areas of systems integration, product verification and validation of large, complex systems into a multi-national organization * Competency in coordinating cross divisional activities

Preferred Experience/Skills:

* Knowledge of electrical safety standards * Experience performing competitive analysis either internally or through 3rd party engineering firms * Aptitude for evaluating sourcing options for technically proficiency and partnership potential * Ability to evaluate system architecture trade-offs

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Brunswick does not accept applications, inquiries or solicitations from unapproved staffing agencies or vendors. For help, please contact our support team at: or 866-278-6942.

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