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Engineering Technical Leader- Fuel Cell Systems Engineer

Company: Wabtec Corporation
Location: Erie
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your career or your job titleit's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted watersdo things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Location for this role is flexible between Pittsburgh, PA or Erie, PA

Role Summary/Purpose -

The engineer will be responsible for the design of systems that incorporate hydrogen fuel cells and energy storage for locomotive and mining applications. The engineer will establish multi-generation technology plans for the integrated systems to meet increasing demands for greater system efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

The engineer should have demonstrated expertise in fuel cell and energy storage technologies including vehicle integration, packaging, control and thermal management. Accepted degrees include electrical and mechanical engineering.

Essential Responsibilities -

  • Serve as a recognized leader in fuel cell and energy storage systems for locomotive and mining
  • Anticipate, develop, and apply technologies to current and future locomotive and mining vehicles to promote competitive differentiation
  • Predict behavior of systems through the creation and utilization of analytical models to optimize the overall architecture and anticipate system interactions
  • Collaborate with Product Management to define customer requirements
  • Architect hydrogen fuel cell system designs that meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Conduct formal trade studies between contending concepts
  • Ensure viability and defend recommendations in design reviews
  • Decompose customer requirements and provide clear definition for subsystem consumption
  • Define and control interfaces between subsystems
  • Author and manage system design documentation (review material, System Functional Specification, Interface Control Document, etc.)
  • Provide systems engineering leadership and technical guidance to teams working assigned projects
  • Conduct optimization studies on performance, total life-cycle cost and reliability
  • Lead system level FMEA's and system safety analyses
  • Protect the intellectual property rights of the company

Qualifications/Requirements -

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 8 years of hands-on experience in a design environment

Desired Characteristics -

  • Expertise in battery in fuel cell and energy storage technologies including vehicle integration, packaging, control and thermal management
  • Experience in designing large, complex systems
  • Ability to formulate strategies with senior management and demonstrated experience in implementing these strategies
  • Proven track record of delivering results and leading teams in a dynamic business environment
  • Prior exposure to a manufacturing environment
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Effective team player and facilitator
  • Customer-centric mindset

Relocation may be provided if you meet eligibility requirements

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and stylespeople like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Keywords: Wabtec Corporation, Erie , Engineering Technical Leader- Fuel Cell Systems Engineer, Other , Erie, Pennsylvania

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