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Principal Electrical Engineer - Battery & HV Systems

  • Location: Wellingborough
  • Salary: Market related per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Advanced Technology
  • Function: Powertrain
  • Contact: Paul Robson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446117
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Expiry Date: 10 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 61532

Principal Electrical Engineer – Battery and HV Systems - Northampton - £ Highly Competitive DOE

Our client is a highly regarded engineering consultancy, that has pioneered the design and application of high performance powertrains, notably in the automotive and motorsport arena. This is a superb opportunity to lead the electrical design and development of Batteries and HV System projects, within the Advanced Powertrain department.

As Principal Electrical Engineer – You will be required to

  • Hold responsibility for the Electrical design and development of Battery and HV Systems, to successfully deliver these projects on time, to budget and to the required quality standard.
  • Liaise closely with the Software and Mechanical engineering teams to ensure that designs are optimised at all levels.
  • Liaise closely with the Vehicle and EE Engineering teams to ensure designs are optimised at a vehicle level.
  • Coordinate with Production, Purchasing and Project teams to ensure effective planning and supplier selection.
  • Write Technical and Design Specifications for the Battery and HV System to develop safe, reliable, cost effective, legal and competitive Powertrains.
  • Embrace and exploit new and appropriate technology, through R&D.
  • To carry out calculations, analysis and testing as required to ensure safe, reliable operation while meeting the required performance criteria.
  • To lead the electrical testing of Cells, Modules, Battery and HV Systems using both in-house and external facilities ensuring appropriate testing procedures, risk assessments and reports are written and/or in place.
  • Develop the team through determining training requirements and mentorship of less experienced engineers
  • To understand applicable regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with necessary regulations and standards.

As Principal Electrical Engineer – You will be

  • Degree qualified in Electrical / Electronic engineering or equivalent
  • Proven experience as a Battery / HV engineer in automotive or motorsport applications as part of an OEM, Tier 1, or consultancy.
  • Experience with Battery design and HV system design.
  • Able to conduct hand calculations to support design
  • Experience on working on up to 800V systems as a Senior Authorised Person
  • Ability to produce electrical drawings to a high standard
  • A good understanding of battery test and approval standards.
  • Proven project management skills
  • Self-Confident, good analytical problem solving skills with commercial acumen.
  • Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high-pressure environment

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.