Electromagnetic Design Engineer 5

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Northrop Grumman is seeking a Design Engineer with in depth knowledge of electromagnetic theory applied to the design and analysis of mega-watt rating electrical machines. The candidate should be familiar with different types of electrical machines, with a focus on permanent magnet and wound-rotor synchronous machines. The candidate will be the design lead responsible for performing design trade studies, preliminary and detailed machine design, machine design assessments, evaluation of machine performance due to manufacturing variations, and evaluation of acoustic and temperature performance conditions. Experience in ferromagnetic materials used in laminations, permanent magnet grades, electric machine insulation systems, electric machine thermal management and top level motor drive architectures is a plus.

This position is located in Sunnyvale, CA.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or other STEM discipline with 14 years of experience in Electric Machine design and analysis; Masters of Science in a STEM discipline with 12 years related experience; Ph.D. in a STEM discipline with 9 years related experience
  • Electromagnetic analysis experience with FEA tools such as ANSYS Maxwell, Altair Flux 2D/3D, or similar type of electromagnetic analysis software
  • Experience designing electric machine for operation using inverter / drive applications
  • Demonstrated technical team leadership
  • U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of electrical machine and/or inverter / drive engineering experience
  • Experience with software for system evaluation such as Matlab Simulink, Simplorer, etc.
  • Good understanding of construction / manufacturing methods of electric machines
  • Experience with electric machines for marine propulsion applications
  • Experience implementing designs meeting military specifications and requirements
  • Experience with naval nuclear propulsion programs
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication skills


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