Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Design Engineer, Electrical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Stonehouse, England, United Kingdom

Job title:

Power Electronics Engineer

About Us:

We are Schlumberger, the leading provider of technology and services to the energy industry. Throughout much of the oil and gas lifecycle in over 120 countries; we design, develop, and deliver technology and services that transforms how work is done.

We define the boundaries of the industry by unleashing our talented people's energy. We're looking for innovators to join our diverse community of colleagues and develop new solutions and push the limits of what's possible. If you share our passion for discovery and want to find out what you could really do, then here is the place to do it.

We are committed to being at the forefront of the industry's shift towards sustainable energy production - delivering both measurable social and environmental progress. Sustainability is an important part of our history and a critical element of our future. We are proud to have a comprehensive sustainability program that is embraced throughout the organization, and responsive to local goals and driven by local teams. Our sustainability focus is made up of three components which align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) - taking climate action, creating opportunity, and empowering local teams.


Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, UK.

Stonehouse Technology Centre (SHTC) is the Schlumberger drilling Centre of Excellence. It supports Schlumberger Oilfield Services through innovative engineering and quality-driven manufacturing, with portfolio emphasis on rotary steerable systems, Measurement While Drilling tools, Specialised Measurement tools and Rechargeable Batteries for Downhole use, and power source products.

Over 300 employees work in SHTC's modern, fit-for-purpose building in scenic Gloucestershire. The facility was constructed to handle future demand for PowerDrive tools with an efficient workflow that ensures assembled tools are extensively and rigorously tested before delivery. On site, tools can be monitored using state of-the-art hardware and connectivity that link SHTC to all field locations.

SHTC continues Research & Development investment for new technologies, extending operational limits so that clients can reach hotter, deeper reserves.

Job Summary:

The Power Electrical Engineer is responsible for assisting in providing innovative and cost-effective solutions requiring the development or sustaining of new or improved techniques, procedures or products related to power electronics (power conversion, motor control and motor drive). The Power Electrical Engineer also assists in planning, conducting and evaluating approaches to meeting the project objectives in a timely fashion.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

• Assist in identifying and organizing requirements for power electronics applications. Apply relevant usability procedures and principles. In charge of keeping the Product Maturity Tracker (requirement document) updated up to project closure.

• Analyze, design, develop and maintain products and assist in their commercialization. Product commercialization include but not limited to full system integration, full environmental qualification and successful field test.

• Perform necessarily calculation/simulations to validate the design (efficiency calculation, identification of hot spot, estimation of temperature rise, EMC filter sizing, control loop bandwidth verification,....)

• Design magnetics with associated simulation. Magnetics needs to be outsourced using "built to print" manufacturing file methodology (to allow double sourcing)

• Design for test and for manufacturing with the support of the concurrent team

• Build prototypes, products and systems suitable for testing. Set up and run lab experiments. Design and implement tests, document results and develop customer presentations. Provide timely corrective actions on defects. Release test reports of all prototypes built using the standard Power CPE engineering test platform.

• Get familiar with SLB environmental qualification process and associated machines/equipment (aging test, ATV, hot shock,...)

• Conduct or participate in technical reviews of requirements, specifications, designs, code and other artifacts. Contribute to design standards and support design re-use.

• Create and maintain product documentation. Provide support to field and customers through InTouch. Provide user training as required.

• Assign, direct and review work of technicians and provide guidance to engineers. With seniority, mentor junior engineers.

• Develop project plan by continually evaluate engineering approaches/concepts with associated risks.

• Author technical reports, papers, articles, patents and presentations. Share expertise via Eureka and special interest groups. Expand informal network throughout the organization.

• Keep abreast of novel technical concepts and markets. Adopt new practices readily in order to develop innovative and low-cost products.

• Maintain familiarity with company technology, organization and business.

• Help develop a power module building block library for high temperature applications not only for D&M applications but also Wireline - Expansion in OneSea applications need also to be taken into account.

• Interact directly with internal customers to understand their needs and translate them into requirements using the Product Maturity Tracker

• Get familiar with SLB Root Cause Analysis methodology (5 WHY or fishbone) including FMEA process

Qualifications & Experience :

Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Electrical Engineering

• 10+ years of power supply design experience

• Strong lab experience in debugging complex power modules (hand-on experience)

• Familiar with multiple power supply topologies (flyback, half bridge, full bridge)

• Candidate needs to be customer oriented since the Power CPE is providing insourcing capability ("start-up")

• Strong in experience in design for cost, manufacturability, testability and reliability

• Experience in project management is a big plus (each power supply is managed as a minim project)

• Experience in firmware development is a big plus (digitalization migration)

Career Advancement:

Schlumberger Eureka Technical Careers (SETC) is an established and unique program that recognizes and supports our exceptional technical experts to grow and develop. This program is well known in the industry as the backbone of our technical strength and recognizes the development and commitment of our strong technical experts and technical leaders in support of our corporate strategy. The SETC program formalizes the recognition of your technical expertise, highlights the impact of your technical solutions in our business, and sets the framework to nurture knowledge sharing inside and outside Schlumberger.

BlueFlex (if eligible):

We are open to flexible, hybrid working with a combination of on-site & home working days.

What we can offer you:

Competitive base salary with bonus, private healthcare for employee & family, subsidised dental care, Health & Wellbeing programs such as the Employee Mental health support, health & wellness coaching, part employer and employee funded pension contribution, Income protection scheme, life insurance.

Other benefits are also available through the Schlumberger flexible benefits program.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.