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Power Electronics Group Leader

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Businesses United Technologies Research Center Job ID 40734 Date posted 08/03/2018 City Cork State Munster Country Ireland

United Technologies Research Center UTRC is the corporate research center of United Technologies Corporation UTC , a dynamic global Fortune top 50 corporation operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. UTRCI , established in 2009, conducts research into the next generation of energy and security systems for high-performance buildings, generating world-class technologies for UTC's commercial businesses worldwide. Recently, UTRC Ireland added aerospace systems research to its portfolio to support UTC's large industrial presence in Europe. UTRCI invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position in its Cork office. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidate.

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Job Description

The Power Electronics group at United Technologies Research Center Ireland (UTRC-I) invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Group Leader (GL). The Power Electronics group is part of UTRC-I and supports the UTRC innovation mission with capabilities in power conversion; electrical machines, drives and actuators; integrated alternative energy systems; electrical power grids and power systems; automation systems; PCB design and routing. The power electronics group deploys these capabilities in support of our business unit partners.

The Power electronics Group Leader will be responsible for development of staff and capability for applied research in the field of power electronics. This position requires very strong teaming and communications skills, together with the ability to lead people in state-of-the-art and innovative technical developments. In this position the candidate will define, shape and execute a comprehensive roadmap for their technical area aligned with UTRC leadership priorities and UTC business unit technical development.

The Group Leader will accomplish this mission by ensuring quality execution of projects, identifying and hiring people, developing and nurturing talent. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively identify and collaborate with academic partners aligned with business unit needs.

- Capability and Technology Development: Develop a strategic vision for the capabilities under his/her responsibility including strategic technologies, talent

development, and academic partnerships. Effectively engage with UTC Business Units to develop an understanding of current directions and participate in the formulation of future research. Work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment focused on innovation and partner with leading worldwide institutions and government funding agencies to enhance existing programs, create opportunities, and assist in the acquisitions of contract awards

- Staff competency development: Identify competency gaps and develop plans to sustain and grow critical skills. The Group Leader plays a central role in performance reviews, individual development planning, career planning, technical mentoring, and ensuring quality of execution

- Operations: the Group Leader is responsible for hiring, meeting financial targets, capital planning, and environmental health and safety in offices and laboratories.



A PhD or MS in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Power Electronics.

Past industrial experience is required:

- MA/MS degree with  many years of exerience

- PhD degree with several years of experience


Demonstrated line management, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Ability to provide technical and administrative reports and presentations.

Ability to work as part of a large team to achieve desired goals within schedule and budget constraints.

Demonstrated technical leadership and strong track record of innovation in power electronics, controls, and associated technologies.

The successful candidate must be able to effectively demonstrate the ability to build capability through hiring, staff development, externalization, and infrastructure improvements.

The candidate must be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary, multi-national team environment focused on innovation and be able to partner with leading worldwide institutions to fulfill organizational objectives.

The candidate is expected to take a major role in interacting with the UTRC Program Offices, UTC business units, and government funding agencies to enhance existing programs, create opportunities, and to assist in the acquisition of contract awards.

Additional Comments

Experience with line management duties is a plus, but not required.

This position is based at UTRC's European hub in Cork, Ireland. To be eligible to apply, candidates must be legally entitled to work and reside in Ireland.

Candidates can apply online at: by selecting Careers on top left hand corner and then selecting "SEARCH NON-US JOBS". This brings you to the UTC Aerospace Systems page, select "Ireland" under country tab on your left hand side. This will display all open positions at UTRC Ireland.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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