Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Principal Engineer – Electrical Systems

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited are currently recruiting for a Principal Engineer – Electrical Systems

This is a senior role in the Electrical Systems Team the successful Individual will be responsible for designing and developing the electrical systems and architectures deployed in various products ranging from Hybrid energy storage systems to whole vehicles.

Duties will be wide ranging and include generating system and component requirements, based on features lists and cascaded project requirements and attributes, defining suitable architectures for both systems and whole vehicles, including managing signal databases.

This role will also require management of suppliers, delivering components or systems to a project and assisting with the build and fault-finding of projects. The successful Individual will undertake hazard analysis, risk management and DFMEA for components and systems as required and define and execute system test and validation activities.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of On Vehicle networks, support vir-tual and physical builds for components and vehicles and have the ability to work to strict deadlines.

To be effective in this role the Individual will have extensive experience and proven track rec-ord in electrical systems within the automotive or autosport sectors, hold a degree in a related subject and will be able to demonstrate good communication and Interpersonal skills.

The role will require the Individual to Support technical and project reviews and Preparing and presentation reports for Internal stakeholders and external customers.

Experience in some, or all of the following would be advantageous in this role:

• Experience of Electric Vehicles – HV charging, HV battery and HV powertrain systems
• Working knowledge of Vector tools including CANalyzer
• Experience of Requirements Capture Tools, such as Siemens Polarion or IBM Rational Doors
• Has worked with developing ISO26262 compliant systems.

This is an exciting opportunity to further your career in a growing and varied position within Williams Advanced Engineering Limited.

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.