Senior Engineer – High Voltage Electrical Systems 


The role is within the Product Development Organization.

Leyland is the centre of light/medium duty truck expertise for PACCAR, and a team of approximately 100 engineers are responsible for the design of the LF range.

The role

  • To deliver high voltage EV systems solutions and their application into the business, meeting project/program objectives while managing planning, milestones and KPIs.

  • To develop the corresponding design validation/verification

  • To produce detailed component and system level HV technical architecture, specifications, baselines, functionality definitions and development plans.

  • To project manage component and system suppliers, adding value at all levels from a comprehensive working knowledge of high voltage EV electrification systems

  • Become the recognised system owner for high voltage electrification design solutions including core vehicle and auxiliary components, both on-board and off-board.

  • To provide technical input, guidance and advice at all levels of the company.

  • To perform design analysis tasks including using D-FMEAs and Six Sigma techniques.

  • To work within a V cycle development process using requirements management.

  • To work with diagnostic applications and parameter/programming data for the HV systems.

  • The position is likely to involve some travel and participation in global EV projects for PACCAR.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Practical proven experience and working knowledge of high voltage electrical and electronics at both component and systems level engineering – ideally from an automotive or related industry.

  • Experience of high voltage systems applications on EV’s and a relevant degree is essential

  • Significant experience of delivering/managing EV designs using power electrical/electronics solutions involving ECU’s and software/hardware/electronics systems projects with a demonstrable ability of achieving objectives both individually and as part of a team.

  • Detailed experience of design and product impact of Battery Management Systems (BMS) solutions including an appreciation of battery technology, configuration and charging/discharging.

  • Experience of EV traction motor requirements and interfacing plus inverter technology.

  • Understanding of the HV to LV discrete interface requirements and control strategy.

  • Detailed experience of creating and managing technical specifications and managing projects from concept to completion.

  • Knowledge of functional safety, cyber security and IATF processes.

  • Good communication, interpersonal, planning and organisational skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the company. 



Circa £45K per annum

We Offer

At Leyland Trucks you will work in a professional, innovative and safe environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibility.  We offer you a career with growth potential.

In addition to a good salary Leyland Trucks offers you the following working conditions:

  • 37 hour working week

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

  • Defined contribution Master Trust pension arrangement, provided by Aviva

  • Medical Scheme, including dental, optical and outpatient provision

  • Professional development is encouraged and supported, such as education programs and (online) training courses.

Drive your career, join Leyland Trucks.

Contact info

If you recognise yourself in this profile and would like to take on this challenge, we invite you to apply.  Please email your CV to for attention of Jody Clayton.