Electromechanical Systems

Electromagnetic Design Engineer

at Arrivo in Los Angeles

Date Posted: 2018-07-17

The Electromechanical team is responsible for the Propulsion, Levitation, Active Guidance, and Power Delivery systems in the Arrivo next-generation transportation system. We are a highly skilled and multidisciplinary team of exceptional engineers in the areas of Electromagnetics, Mechanical Design,  Controls and Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Materials Science, Embedded Systems, Power Electronics, Testing, and System Modeling. Engineers are expected to own designs from concept through prototype testing and eventually into high volume production.

We are seeking an Electromagnetic Design Engineer to join the Electromechanical Systems team. The candidate will be responsible for supporting 2D and 3D FEA models, helping to build custom analysis toolsets and scripts, support reduced order modeling and system-level trade studies, and help guide design of electromagnetic components.


  • Electromagnetic analysis in 2D and 3D using JMAG across a broad range of components
  • Research and implement analytic models, reduced-order models for system performance, custom toolsets in Python and Matlab/Simulink
  • Develop and work with optimization methods for machine design in a HPC environment
  • Support system level tradeoff studies
  • Support component electrical and insulation analysis/selection - support prototype builds and testing
  • Work closely with power electronics and mechanical design engineers to develop component designs and ensure electromagnetic compatibility of system design
  • Incorporate knowledge of materials and manufacturing practices to insure optimum design
  • Develop test and validation plans for electromagnetic components


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field
  • Direct hands-on experience designing/analyzing electric machines, electromagnetic actuators, magnetic bearings, or maglev systems
  • Experience with core selection, winding design, conductor selection, loss modeling and loss characterization in motors or other electromagnetic components
  • Familiarity with a variety of topologies, materials, and manufacturing methods related to high power electromagnetic components
  • Familiarity with motor drives and control algorithms
  • Well organized with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - can prepare and present results with clarity and brevity