Ricardo: Lead Power Electronics Engineer

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Lead Power Electronics Engineer

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location

Job Description


  • Responsible for leading team and technical delivery in the Carlsbad office (RSoC), using the US and European technical teams
  • Leads the development and evaluation of technology road maps for Electrified and Connected aspects of the business including market intelligence
  • Accountable for developing the local team and growing through recruitment
  • Responsible for developing R&D projects, resources and funding
  • Liaison with the Ricardo US Business Development, Program Management and Delivery teams to ensure successful growth of the Santa Clara facility and advanced technology areas
  • Provides technical support to the Business Development team including generation of proposals.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering; Master's degree preferred
  • Ten years of leadership and delivery in technology projects, preferably in hybrid and electric vehicle systems and systems integration activities. Experience in advanced technologies of power electronics, motors and batteries preferred.
  • Demonstrated business development experience linked to strategic planning with examples of effectively delivered strategy, particularly in high-growth areas
  • Strong business and commercial skills with an understanding of financial drivers including familiarity with contracts, NDAs, IP, payment terms, proposals, pricing, margins
  • Knowledge of industry practices in buying, selling, funding and decision-making processes; competitive dynamics, business models, relevant legislative or regulatory drivers
  • Excellent communication skills, presentation and collaboration skills; ability to condense complex issues into succinct messages
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and listening skills
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic and matrixed organization
  • Ability to travel as required to develop business and work with clients on projects
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint