Sr. Electrical Engineer


West Hartford, CT, US, 06110-1328

Business Unit:  Systems and Support
Function:  Engineering

Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.

Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components, to complex systems, to aerospace structures and their contents. We provide solutions for the entire product life cycle of an aircraft – from raw material to aftermarket service. Our unique ability to integrate a broad range of products and capabilities is our competitive advantage.


Triumph Systems, Electronics and Controls is a leading independent aerospace system supplier for the commercial and military helicopter and business jet markets. Based in West Hartford, CT, Triumph employs approximately 500 employees. The Company’s key products and services include electronic engine controls, fuel metering units, main fuel pumps and environmental control systems for both the OE and aftermarket/spares end markets. 

Triumph Engine Control Systems’ Electronics Engineering department is looking to fill a Power Electronics Design Engineer position in our West Hartford, CT location. 


Our Power Electronics Design Engineers develop unique solutions that perform actuator controls, motor controls, environmental controls, electro-mechanical sensor interfacing, fuel/fluid regulation, digital communication, and input power conditioning. Additionally, these individuals possess a broad knowledge across many areas of Avionic Systems ranging from EMI, EMC and Lightning compliance, Environmental, Test and Systems Architecture, to name a few.


The Power Electronics Design Engineer will execute all technical aspects of a given program while ensuring that cost, schedule and company objectives are being met. Detailed responsibilities include:

•Collaborate with other cross-functional team leads and engineers to plan and execute projects, ensure that teams have appropriate product and technical specifications, direction, and resources to deliver products effectively by establishing realistic estimates for timelines while ensuring that projects remain on target to meet deadlines.
•Perform requirements development, allocation and compliance assessment
•Generate block diagrams for various design concepts, system and circuit topologies
•Perform preliminary and detailed analyses or simulations
•Ensure overall compliance to TECS internal processes (e.g. NPI, Standard Work, Design Reviews)
•Meet or exceed DFx, Design-To-Cost and Design-To-Weight targets
•Support internal and external customer meetings
•Perform Design Assurance and/or Qualification Testing
•Support the transition of a program from development to production

The ideal candidate for this position should have the following experience, knowledge and skills: 

•High power DC input motor drive (1 - 100 kW) design and development
•High power Boost Converter design and development
•High voltage DC Inverter design and development
•Power System Design - Power System Noise, System Simulation and Modeling, Solid State Transmitters, Tube Transmitters, High Voltage Design, Power Sources, Generators 
•Power Conversion - AC/DC, DC/DC and DC/AC, Linear and Switching Supplies, Power Factor Correction (PFC), Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS), Resonant Circuits, Synchronization, Noise Controls 
•Power Distribution - Ground, Air, and Space, Power Generation, Line Voltage, High Current, Low Voltage, Micro-Power, DC, AC, Multi-Phase Power Control, Fault Reporting, Isolation, Protection Circuits, Redundant Systems 
•Power Sub-System Design - Filters, Harmonic Control, EMI, Circuit Simulation, Magnetics, Protective Relay Systems, Short Circuit and Stress Analyses 
•Control Systems - Servo Control Systems, Motor/Power/Process Control, Digital Feedback Systems, Command Generation, Inertial Stabilization
•Texas Instruments TMS320F28335 (motor controller) DSP hardware and C software design and development for variable speed drives incorporating vectored sensor and sensor less motor drive algorithms
•Rectifier and Inverter designs using discrete and COTS IGBT technology
•Full life cycle engineering support of Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) in accordance with RTCA DO-254.
In addition, the candidate should have experience with power electronics modeling and simulation tools (PLEX, SABER, System Vision), be capable of safely working with high power electronics, power sources and test instrumentation, experience with various motor technologies (BLDC and PMAC), and experience and knowledge of high power rotating machinery (compressors, fans and pumps). Knowledge and experience with environmental control systems is a plus.


The candidate should also have excellent technical, analytical and problem-solving skills, be comfortable communicating with internal and external customers, must be able to work independently or on cross functional teams and possess good interpersonal/team skills. Experience with the use of various analytical and layout tools, generating test procedures, writing technical reports, and working with lab equipment including meters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and data acquisition systems are all required skills.
The candidate will work alongside fellow engineers across multiple disciplines, including Systems, Software, Mechanical & Packaging, Hydro-mechanical, Environmental, Project and Program Management.

•MSEE, with coursework in power electronics, motors and motor drive technology
•Greater than 15 - years of relevant Aerospace-Avionics design experience. 
•Greater than 12 - years of direct experience in Power Electronics and Control System Design 
•Excellent written and verbal skills.
•Excellent Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving Skills.
Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

oSimulation Tools (LTSpice, SABER, PLEX, System Vision, MathWorks/Simulink)
oAnalysis Tools (Mathcad, MS Excel, Minitab, Matlab)
oCAD Tools (Mentor Graphics suite: PADS, Hyperlynx, DxDesigner)
oDocumentation Tools (MS Word/PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe, Nuance)
oRequirements & Configuration Management (Teamcenter, DOORs)
oH/W Programming Languages (Labview, Visual Basic, eTPU micro-code)
oFPGA/PLD devices (from Actel, Xilinx, Altera)

oSchedule Tracking (MS Project)
oInternet (SharePoint, Intranet)
•Knowledge of Test and Manufacturing processes in an aerospace electronics environment.
•Knowledge of DO-160 and MIL-STD 461 requirements for aerospace electronics.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

Please be aware that the Company requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  This position will require the successful candidate to obtain OR show proof of a vaccination.  The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

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