Electrical Power Hardware Engineer

Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Posted: 03/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 239922

Job Description

Electrical Power Hardware Engineer
  • Degreed Electrical Engineer is a must have 
  • Electrical Power Hardware Systems
  • Power Generation and Distribution 

12-Month Contract-Client is known for converting contractors to permanent employees
On-site in Sterling Heights, MI 
Must be US Citizen due to nature of the work

Job Description
Electrical Power Hardware Engineer to assist with the design, development and integration of smart power storage and management hardware solutions in the electrification and electrical power domain that will underpin our vision of providing a transformational capability for our soldiers.

This Electrical Power Hardware Engineer will play a critical role in analyzing technical trade-offs, determining primary hardware components, guiding critical enablers, and working with product management, customers, and suppliers to help ensure fitness for purpose. The Electrical Power Hardware Engineer will also be responsible for the definition and documentation of requirements, execution of design, analysis, development, and testing of power storage and management hardware, ensuring successful vehicle application of the electrical power subsystem and overall integration.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working closely with both internal departments and external suppliers. In addition, this position includes a high level of written and oral communication.


Assist more senior engineers in the hardware design execution over the electrification and electric power domain to support multiple products.

Development and documentation of component and subsystem requirements for the electrical power subsystem.

Developing electrical power components to meet key performance and cost targets by working collaboratively with Product Engineering, Systems Engineering, Modeling, Analysis, Cost Engineering, Planning, and Program teams.

Participate in component trade studies to select optimized solutions to meet vehicle requirements of range, performance, reliability, and cost.

Derive and develop component requirements to meet propulsion system requirements using systems engineering discipline, standard work and analysis / simulation including competitive assessments.

Ensure the electrification and electrical power subsystem functions and interfaces are defined and designed in adherence to engineering standard work for the purpose of on-time high quality delivery.

Support continuous process improvement, best practices, lessons learned, and quality improvement initiatives.

Provide issue resolution and appropriate technical direction for artifacts of responsibility.
  •  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.
  • Familiarity with many of the following required: power generation, power distribution, power management, batteries/energy storage, 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 systems.
  • 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.

  • Requirements:

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

    experience in electrification systems, embedded controls development, or electrical controls integration (architecture diagrams, designs, and implementation plans)

    Experience in electric drives / motors / power electronics

    Knowledge in power electronics theory and principles

    Knowledge in design, development, and testing of electrical power hardware

    Desired Skills:

    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering(desired but not required)

    (experience in electrification system engineering, embedded controls development, or electrical controls integration (architecture diagrams, designs, and implementation plans)

    Proven history of troubleshooting capability

    Knowledge of design, development and test engineering, manufacturing and assembly operations, engineering processes and procedures

    Technical problem-solving skills and experience to address vehicle level issues

    Experience with commercial tools for modeling and simulation of power electronics and electric drives

    Hands-on experience working in high-voltage laboratory and dynamometer environment

    Experience with high voltage battery related failure modes, design and control mitigation strategies, and root cause analysis.

    Functional knowledge of electrification and energy storage systems.

    Competency in writing and comprehending electrical and hardware requirements and understanding of hardware and software design and failure modes in electronic modules.
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