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Sr. Project Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle Power Electronics Job

Date: Mar 12, 2023

Location: Lewisville, TX, US, 75067

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacturing, and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!


Design Engineer / Project Engineer - Battery Electric Vehicle Power Electronics

PACCAR’s Zero Emissions department is focused on new technologies such as battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, and advanced vehicle concepts that eliminate harmful emissions in the heavy and medium duty transportation industries. Our mission is to create the world’s best zero emissions products for our customers, and our communities. Our teams are comprised of bright minds, friendly personalities, and we thrive on engaging collaboration that delivers top performing trucks.


PACCAR has recently been awarded a grant for the SuperTruck 3 program through the Department of Energy Vehicle Technology Office.  The grant program will focus on the demonstration of battery electric technologies in a real-world fleet operation starting with currently available technologies, progressing to next generation designs, and ending with future technology demonstrations.  If you want to be a part of the team shaping the future of zero emissions commercial vehicles, this is the role for you.


This posting is for high voltage power electronics development, which includes junction box, HVIL, Isolation Detection, Onboard Charging, DCDC Conversion, and Charge Control functions. The two positions open for this program will together in concert with internal expertise and suppliers to develop the next generation of high voltage components. These components enable key vehicle functions of safety, charging, and power transmission to all vehicle electronics. The ideal goal of this development effort is to integrate and consolidate devices into an elegant assembly that optimizes performance, packaging, and cost to support longer range and higher adoption of commercial EV’s.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • Deliver the ideation, design, and implementation of new high-voltage power electronics system.
  • Develop component specifications based on system performance targets.
  • Coordinate development activities with prototype suppliers to deliver functional hardware for on-road testing.
  • Support and contribute to the product development roadmap for advanced electric vehicle technologies through collaboration with suppliers and colleagues across the PACCAR global organization.
  • Provide written and verbal updates to communicate status, changes, risks/gaps to vehicle program timelines and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Less than 25% travel is expected.


Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is required.
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Business is preferred.
  • 7+ years’ experience in aviation and or automotive engineering translating new ideas and concepts into prototypes through detailed design processes is required.
  • Experience with electric vehicles or high voltage electronics components is preferred.
  • Knowledge of control systems, diagnostics, and cyber security requirements is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across diverse teams to meet objectives and timelines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to deliver technical presentations and written reports to diverse audiences.
  • Willingness to grow personally and professionally, ready to learn and make use of new processes and techniques. Be resourceful with problem solving approach.
  • Willingness to be outgoing, engaging, with a demonstrated passion to deliver top quality results.


U.S. Salaried Benefits

PACCAR offers comprehensive benefits from time of hire through retirement for vested employees and their families. As a U.S. Salaried PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan options
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings account
  • 401(k) with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • 12 paid holidays, sick and vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid short-and long-term disability program
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more


Additional Job Board Information

  • PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability and E-verify Employer.
  • Hiring Location: Lewisville, TX

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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