Sr. Electrical Engineer – Automotive / EV

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Livermore, CA

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Job Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Location: Livermore, CA. (Relocation Assistance Available)

  • Must reside in commutable distance of Livermore, CA. (This is an Onsite role, Remote & Hybrid work is not available.)

Hiring for Multiple Senior Electrical Engineering opportunities / Skillsets, below:


(Hiring 2 Full Time Engineers) – Senior Engineer I/II, Sustaining (Electrical)

Skills: Electrical Engineering, NFPA, NEC, APTA, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), CAD, SAE, FMVSS, DFMEA


The Sr. Engineer I/II position is responsible for engineering design, problem resolution and other engineering duties in support of the design as well as manufacturing of subsystems. Individuals will have direct influence at subsystem level to optimize the piece parts and subsystems. The Senior Engineer I/II positions reports to the Engineering Supervisor but may also get direction/guidance from senior engineers. This is a direct, full-time position with GILLIG.


  • Emphasis on providing robust, service-friendly, and cost-conscious electrical designs for vehicle low voltage (12/24VDC) and high-voltage (600VDC, 240/480VAC) systems
  • Experienced troubleshooting capabilities that efficiently drive to root cause and ability to identify & implement permanent corrective actions
  • Familiarity with vehicle and/or industrial control systems


(Hiring 1 Full Time Engineer) – Senior Engineer I, High Voltage Systems

Skills: Engineering, High Voltage Systems, Designing High Voltage systems, DC/DC converters, Electric traction motors, Li-ion batteries, DCFC, EMC emission and immunity test methods, Function generator, Multimeter, Oscilloscope, hi-pot tester


The Senior Engineer I in the New Product Engineering team will be responsible for the design, development, and integration of the High Voltage systems for all new vehicles. This candidate will be the owner of the High Voltage systems specifications and drive them back to the suppliers to meet and exceed every aspect of requirements. You will have direct influence on vehicle electrical systems from concept through to manufacturing launch to field support.

You will be part of the team that develops the industry’s best-in-class zero emission bus. This role will focus on High Voltage (HV) design requirements and component evaluation and selection for the application, including HV cable assemblies, HV connectors, and HV circuit protection devices. Assignments are broad in scope and highly complex that require outstanding creativity, superior initiative, good judgement, and leadership skills combined with the willingness to do hands-on engineering. You will report directly to the Electrical Engineering Manager in New Product Engineering.


  • DC Charging
  • High Voltage systems



  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent discipline required
  • Minimum 5 years of engineering experience

Understanding of:

  • Heavy-Duty Automotive / Electrical Vehicle Systems
  • Ability to read and produce electrical / mechanical drawings
  • Application of structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for components and weldments
  • Application of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Automotive mechanical systems and functions
  • Ability to read and produce electro-mechanical drawings
  • Typical manufacturing tolerances associated with sheet metal/machined parts
  • Application sound electrical design fundamentals
  • Detailed knowledge and application of industry practices and standards (NFPA, NEC, APTA, etc.)
  • Working knowledge in electrical power distribution including AC and DC systems
  • In-depth knowledge of the electrical load calculation and circuit protection
  • Exhibits insight and mechanical/electrical design sense to develop/meet design requirements with product designs that are manufacturable, cost-efficient, reliable, and better than the competition
  • Experienced with high voltage system design and necessary safety guidelines as well as low voltage harness design
  • Generating harnesses and electrical schematic using CAD software
  • Familiarity with automotive components such as circuit breakers, relays, and wiring, etc.
  • Understanding of automotive industry standards such as SAE, NFPA, FMVSS, etc.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and environment
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot automotive electrical systems
  • 5 years of experience with Electrical Engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in circuit design, assembly, harnesses, electrical test, APQP/PPAP, as well as applying quality tools such as 8D, Root-cause analysis
  • Experience with electrical test equipment: power supplies, multimeter, oscilloscopes, and similar equipment
  • Proven conceptual DFMEA experience throughout lifecycle of project

We offer quality benefit programs that include:

  • Company paid 100% employee and their dependent benefit premiums (medical, dental, vision)
  • Generous retirement contributions
  • … and more

Job Type: Full-time

How to apply :

Send "Pre-Screening" Question Responses & Resume to: [email protected]

Application question: What is the highest level of education you have completed?
Application question: How many years of Electrical engineering experience do you have?
Application question: How soon can you start upon acceptance of an offer?
Application question: What is your desired total compensation?
Application question: Do you currently live within a commutable distance of Livermore, CA., (if not, are you willing to relocate to the area)?
Application question: What is your Work Authorization (US citizen, green card, etc)?
Application question: Please provide the link to your LinkedIn profile?
Application question: How many years of circuit design, assembly, harnesses and electrical test experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of automotive electrical/electronic components experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of Automotive Manufacturing experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of AC and DC systems experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of Automotive electrical systems experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of Electric Vehicle (EV) experience do you have?
Application question: How many years of AutoCAD Electrical experience do you have?

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