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Principal Electrical Engineer

Principal Electrical Engineer

FPC of Brighton

FPC of Brighton

Principal Electrical Engineer

Boston, MA, US


Job Summary:

The Principal Electrical Design Engineer will define the system architecture, specification, design, development, and testing for both energy storage and mobility applications. The position will require an overall system perspective and detailed design experience with cross-functional input.

The successful candidate will have a multitude of skills with previous experience in circuit design, battery management, technology development, functional safety, and regulatory compliance. Success in this role will be the ability to create new innovative and reliable market-leading solutions.



  • Lead the definition and development of system architectures for next generation of ESS and mobility products.
  • Serve as the technical lead for electrical subsystems on complex development projects with ownership of subsystem designs down to the board level.
  • Lead the development and implementation of subsystem designs, directing the development activities as needed to drive their completion.
  • Collaborate with other team members to define the technology roadmap for current and future products. 
  • Identify product requirements to create novel system architectures to meet those requirements.
  • Develop detailed product and subsystem specifications based on product requirements for system level design, operation, and controls.
  • Lead regulatory compliance testing and validation. 
  • Lead proper system documentation including system theory of operation, validation test documentation, etc.
  • Create test engineering and validation plans to ensure proper implementation.
  • Lead system integration and validation test activities for engineering development, establishing test methods and verification tools.
  • Support prototype system builds to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Develops organizational due diligence to ensure proper design best practices.
  • Lead root cause and failure analysis for overall system performance.
  • Adhere to all company policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Adhere to federal and state regulations.
  • Performs other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. 
  • Predictable and reliable attendance.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree. 
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in electrical system design or ten (10) years with demonstrated experience developing a product from concept through production on a multidiscipline project with complex systems.
  • Intimate knowledge and experience with the product design process, validation testing, and documentation. 
  • Expertise in electrical design best practices, including circuit design, component selection, circuit protections, and PCB layout.
  • Proficient reading schematics and using electrical hardware design tools for analysis, simulation, engineering calculations, etc.
  • Comfortable in a small organization with limited resources.
  • Effective communicator, capable of concisely presenting highly technical test data to internal and external customers, as well as effectively communicating with suppliers.
  • Demonstrated competence in methodical and effective troubleshooting.
  • Experience with industry test certifications and regulatory compliance.
  • Experienced with the handling of high voltage lithium-ion battery systems.  
  • Challenges the status quo and strives for continuous improvement.
  • Microsoft office suite.
  • Thrives in being part of a ground up design effort.
  • Energy storage experience is preferred.
  • Design experience above 1500V a preferred.


Key Competencies: 

  • Focuses on Quality: Drives work results with quality focus in actions and results.
  • Decision Making & Analysis: Makes sound decisions based upon a mixture of data-driven analysis, expertise, experience, and judgment; collects relevant information, seeking input from others, and identifies connections and/or root causes of problems.
  • Takes Initiative: Exhibits strong drive for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Future Focus: Generates novel and valuable ideas and uses these ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods, systems, products, or services.
  • Continual Improvement: Displays a consistent orientation toward producing the highest quality products or services, while keeping a focus on sustainability. Constantly looking for incremental improvements in work processes and results.
  • Working Safely: Demonstrates safe behaviors. Aware of potentials risks and threats in the workplace.
  • Delivers Results: Achievement oriented, feeling a sense of urgency to reach goals on time, if not before.
  • Integrity: Acts and makes decisions in a manner consistent with the needs of the public in delivery of products/services. Acts in line with the culture and norms of both the organization and society in general.
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively with others to accomplish team goals and organizational objectives.
  • Communications: Exchanges thoughts, feelings, and information effectively.


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