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Job Title:  Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  2587

Reading, PA, US, 19605

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

The Principal Systems Engineer will support the enabling of new technology through commercialization of advanced energy storage systems based on the latest Lithium Ion based chemistries and required safety system.  This position will report to the Systems Engineering Manager and will be responsible for design and development activities based upon technical and functional product requirements. The engineer fulfilling this role will effectively participate in concurrent complex projects with a focus on achieving technical and financial objectives by working closely with multi-disciplined engineering teams.  The ideal candidate should have comprehensive and demonstrated knowledge of systems engineering, analysis, and requirements management principles during product development.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide design authority and ownership of products over the entire lifecycle

Leads the definition and application of processes to design, develop, and/or evaluate requirements of advanced energy storage systems

Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints

Collaborate with Compliance Engineers to incorporate all applicable industry standard and regulatory requirements into product design

Conduct system requirements analysis including preparation of system and subsystem functional analysis (hardware and software)

Coordinate design teams to allocate requirements and ensure full traceability throughout the product development life cycle

Lead the creation of Requirements Verification Matrix and plans

Perform analyses for complex battery systems at all levels including concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal

Prepare and review engineering and technical documentation such as test plans, analyses, reports, and change proposals

Contribute to and approves the writing of guides, procedures, and instructions for proper handling, testing, and use of battery systems

Prepares pre-proposal costs and technical assessments

Lead various safety tool implementations such as FTA, FMEA, and HAZOP

Provide technical oversight to contractors


Preferred MS in EE, Physics, or similar with 8+ experience (with telecom applications is a plus)

Experience with managing and analyzing Stakeholder requirements

4+ years’ experience with developing and testing battery product performance and safety

Experience with SOC and SOH analysis, chemistry selection, battery sizing for power, energy and mechanical constraints, and design

Advanced understanding of analog and digital electronics

Demonstrated technical proficiency and advocacy of Requirements Management tools (e.g., Medini, DOORs, Polarian)

Understanding of both hardware and software development processes and requirements

Background of performing system analysis and simulation to guide product development and requirements

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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