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Electrical Safety Engineer at Lightyear

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation
Domain: Power Electronics
Experience: 5+ years of professional experience
Degree: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as an Electrical Safety Engineer at Lightyear?
Our main objective at Lightyear is to develop the most efficient long-range solar electric vehicle. However, apart from developing an extremely efficient system, we’re obviously also keen on electrical safety.

Before we go into the context of your role we’d like to give you an idea on where you will position yourself within the organisation. While Lightyear is divided into several circles, all having their own focus, you become part of the Technology circle. That particular circle is responsible for making sure we design and engineer products our customers love. Within the technology circle you become part of the Power Electronics Domain which is part of the Engineering Triangle. This triangle as a whole makes sure we go from requirements up to an actual product including architecture, topology, design, testing, iterating etc.

While all our engineers, coming from different domains, are making sure our vehicle is being engineered according to specs and requirements, it’s up to you to that the vehicle is safe, electrically. Essentially, you do this by being involved right from the start. You’re involved from designing system requirements up to testing and industrializing the high-power (sub-)systems. It’s up to you to embed electrical safety within all the high-power (sub-)systems. For instance, this could include our solar panel battery system, our in-wheel motor and its inverter and ultimately the vehicle as a whole.

While the roles at Lightyear are quite fluid and organic we would like to give you an idea on what your scope is more punctually. Basically, your role is focused on but isn’t limited to;

  • Responsible for electrical safety in the vehicle and its (sub-)systems
  • Draw up requirements regarding electrical safety across our high power (sub-)systems
  • Draw test-plans for electrical safety for these systems
  • Write design guides on electrical safety
  • Help shaping the vehicle’s architecture to make it electrically safe
  • Be the go-to guy or girl with everything regarding electrical safety
  • You make sure we comply with all the electrical safety standards
  • Essentially, it’s your mission to make sure our customers feel safe in their vehicle! To give a more visualized idea on how to achieve this, we’d like to tag you along onto a random day. During your work you will have a look into all high-power (sub-)systems inside (and outside) the vehicle. In the morning you may work on solving an electrical safety problem at the inverters while in the afternoon you are writing electrical safety requirements for the chassis. In the meantime a colleague stops by your desk to ask a question about the Y-rated capacitors. By the end of the day you walk into the lab to assist with some isolations tests. All and all, a diverse job varying from desk-work up to lab-work and everything in between. 


    What can you expect from Lightyear?
    In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
  • If there is a match, you will get a direct contract at our client Lightyear.

    Electrical Safety Engineer at Lightyear

    Randstad, Helmond
    Safety Engineer, Engineering
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