Power System Design Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI

Posted: 08/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 23-00730

Job Description

The Electrical Power System Engineer duties include: Develop Vehicle Power Systems (Power Systems include generation, storage, distribution, and management). Compose product fabrication requirements and test plans/reports. Support lab testing and on-vehicle trouble shooting and issue resolution. Ensure the design has been fully defined, is traceable, and can be validated during testing, down to the components and software. Ensure all tasks and quality products are completed on-time.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Develop/design intelligent electrical power distribution and management systems for military vehicles.
  • Support development, design, and build of electrical power distribution and management hardware components.
  • Model and simulate power distribution and management systems.
  • Write electrical power system design requirements and associated interface control documents.
  • Write electrical power hardware component development and/or design requirements and product fabrication documents.
  • Write test requirements, test plans, and test procedures.
  • Perform tests in the laboratory and on vehicles as required for power distribution and management systems and their associated power distribution hardware components, and provide detailed test reports as required.
  • Support vehicle integration of power distribution and management systems and associated hardware.
  • Troubleshoot vehicle electrical power system problems.
  • Troubleshoot electrical power system hardware problems.
  • Gather technical information, analyze technical problems, develop technical solutions, and implement technical solutions.
  • Conduct and/or participate in peer reviews of schematics and other drawings, specifications/requirements, interface control documents, I/O matrices, etc, as required.
  • Participate in various trade studies.
Qualifications sought:
  • Experience with electrical power systems (power generation, power distribution, power management, energy storage) on automotive or military vehicles, including the specification, development, design, testing, integration, and troubleshooting of vehicle electrical power systems and their associated hardware components is required.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of applicable experience; fewer years will be considered with an advanced degree.
  • Familiarity with various communication busses, especially experience with CAN bus, along with the ability to troubleshoot CAN bus related issues associated with hardware components of electrical power systems, is required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering is required; power engineering major/minor is preferred.
  • Experience in military and/or auto energy storage, power generation, distribution, and management at both the system, subsystem, and hardware requirements development level is required.
  • Experience in Analog and Digital Circuit Design of high power (28, 270, 600 Vdc) switching components/electronics, DC/DC converters, inverters, and motor controllers is desired.
  • Ability to use Engineering Development and Test Tools is required.
  • Experience using CANoe and CANalyzer tools is required.
  • Experience using Matlab is preferred.
  • Ability to work and/or lead multiple projects simultaneously is required.
  • Experience with military and/or automotive electronics/hardware is required.
  • Must have the ability to understand customer requirements and the ability to further incorporate them into subsystem designs and/or hardware concepts and designs.
  • Must be able to handle task conflict and ambiguity and work with minimum supervision.
  • Occasional work in shop, laboratory and manufacturing areas is required.
  • Preferd to be able to get into and out of military ground vehicles (pass ASR), and be able to carry test equipment weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to travel via commercial air and ground transportation with occasional out-of-town travel to suppliers/vendors and remote sites.
  • Able to work a normal work week during normal working hours and overtime upon request to meet critical tasks and/or deadlines.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Qualified in MS Word and Excel.
  • Must have proficient verbal and written communications skills in English with the ability to implement and deliver technical presentations.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with many of the following required: power generation, power distribution, power management, batteries/energy storage, LiIon technology, power switching devices, power control devices, motor control devices, high power electronics, serial data busses (especially CAN bus), microprocessors, single board computers, digital I/O cards, analog I/O cards, and embedded system.

This assignment is a US Government Contract which requires all applicants to be US Citizens.

No third-party applicants will be considered. If you are a third party contracting company, please do not respond to this position.

Meet Your Recruiter

Terry Walton

Terry Walton was brought into Contract Professionals, Inc. to act as highly specialized and experienced technical recruiter, with a focus on engineering and informational technology. Known industry wide for his ability to cultivate and recruit best in class candidates, Terry was named the number one recruiter (out of 45 recruiters) with his previous employer, for more than six consecutive years. He was also a member of the Chairman’s Club from 2017-2019.

Passionate about mentoring others, Terry also has extensive experience training new recruiters to navigate the entire recruitment life cycle; providing novice recruiters with the education, skills, and tools necessary to become successful staffing specialists.

Terry was conferred a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Business Administration and Management from Robert Morris University in 2003.

Terry is happily married to Jennifer Walton. Together they have three boys: Houston 13, Phoenix 9, and Kingston 6. All their children play school and travel basketball, baseball, and football. A sports enthusiast himself, Terry coaches AAU All-Star Basketball. He is also the Head Coach of Grade School Tackle Football for Butler, PA.

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