Principal Electrical Design Engineer

Design Engineering, Full Time

As a Principal Electrical Design Engineer for the organization, you will lead, and contribute directly to, the design of custom electronics and electronics-based products developed by Enercon and its customers.

Functions & Responsibilities

In the role of Principal Electrical Design Engineer:

  • You will design and development of electronics-based products ranging from simple hardware-only solutions to highly complex embedded processing systems.
  • You will serve as technical lead on complex electronics-based product development projects – identifying required development activities and directing other team members in completing those activities.
  • You will, as technical lead, work with Program Managers to quote development work and plan/maintain the project schedule for development programs.
  • You will collaborate with project team members to identify product requirements and develop corresponding design strategies or architecture using the best approach based on performance, cost, and resources.
  • You will develop detailed product and/or electronics specifications based on requirements and design schematics and PCBA layouts accordingly.
  • You will lead the bring-up and debugging of new electronics hardware and systems.
  • You will establish design verification testing tools and methods and execute design verification activities.
  • You will establish production test requirements to ensure that product is manufactured correctly.
  • You will document ideas, designs, specifications, and instructions to Enercon’s standards.
  • You will operate in the role of subject matter expert with respect to electronics and electronics-based product design.
  • You will collaborate with the Engineering Manager to develop and improve department processes and tools, particularly those related to electronics and electronics-based product development.
  • You will mentor other members of the engineering staff to promote design team abilities and establish good working practices.

Job Requirements

The skills you need to succeed:

  • You must have demonstrated experience and expertise in the design and development of custom electronics and electronics-based systems or products.
  • You must have communication and technical leadership skills needed to interface with the customer and direct a technical team through a development project.
  • You must have strong electronic design abilities using advanced analog and digital components to create original designs based on product specifications.
  • You must have demonstrated ability to work on all aspects of electronics design including circuit design, component selection, schematic capture, and high-speed PCBA layout.
  • You must have familiarity with electronics manufacture, assembly, and test including rigid and flex PCB technologies, SMT and thru-hole assembly, and DFM/DFT considerations.
  • You must have the ability to program C/C++ for microcontrollers and/or smaller embedded processors as needed.
  • You must have a demonstrated knowledge of regulatory requirements that may affect the design such as ISO, UL, and IEC.
  • You must be able to identify and execute design tasks as well as provide technical direction to others with a minimum of supervision.
  • You must possess good interpersonal skills and have the ability to work between multiple departments in carrying out this position’s duties.

Educational Requirements

Education and experience of a successful candidate:

  • A 4-year degree or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years of electronics design and development or equivalent experience. 15+ years preferred.


  • Enercon Technologies offers a competitive benefits package.