Systems Engineer (Electrification and Hybridisation)

Job Description

Systems Engineer with a specialism in the electrification/hybridization of mobile equipment is required by international manufacturer of off highway vehicles. In this position, you will be responsible for designing new hybrid and electric-powered vehicles and equipment, validating design changes to new and existing equipment, and resolving warranty problems associated with new and existing equipment. You will also be responsible for solving a variety of technical problems of moderate to difficult scope and complexity, and ensure projects are executed per the agreed upon timing, cost, quality, and product requirements.


Key responsibilities of the Systems Engineer (Electrification and Hybridization) include:


Design hybrid and electric-powered off highway vehicles and equipment and integrate associated systems and components;


Design and integrate the following systems/components into the vehicles and equipment: Micro-Controllers, inductive sensors, DC/AC motors, DC generators, converters, linear actuators, complex electrical harnesses - including low and high-power cable designs, and CAN-bus;


Develop and utilize new energy sources (i.e. Lithium battery, Zinc-air, etc);


Experience with Matlab/Simulink simulation software, FEA (electromagnetic or thermal flow analysis, Flow Tran etc.), and Lab view programming a plus;


Develop and utilize project timelines for engineering tasks;


Develop and utilize functional specifications;


Develop and utilize DFMEA’s for components and assemblies;


Develop design validation plans;


Investigate and review of design patent opportunities and infringements and file patent disclosures;


Develop and design packaging layouts, particularly as they pertain to electrical harnesses and systems;


Develop and release engineering component and assembly drawings;


Resolve and document test issues/failures using 8D or other appropriate processes;


Perform design for assembly and manufacturing assessments on components and assemblies;


Ensure products are certified to all applicable government standards (CE Certification, CARB Compliance, etc);



Possess and demonstrate a complete understanding and general application of electrical engineering principles theories, concepts and techniques;


Work under general supervision and follow established procedures, but also show independent thinking in problem resolution;



The Systems Engineer should be Degree or equivalent qualified in Engineering and must demonstrate competence in the electrification and hybridization of mobile equipment and experience of designing system architecture with an embedded systems approach, together with experience of  selecting relevant components for production. You have excellent problem solving and communication skills and attention to detail together with an appropriately innovative mind to operate in a highly innovative environment.