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Senior Project Engineer – Battery Integration


Williams Advanced Engineering exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen to join a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment in the Battery Integration team.  You’ll be working in a range of automotive and/or off-highway battery projects from concept to design, development and into industrialisation. Problem solving is at the heart of what we do so you’ll be able to generate ideas and solutions to help global clients achieve ambitious project deadlines. 

Job role:

  • Working with discrete project teams to undertake a wide range of battery integration activities for a broad customer base across automotive, off-highway or other engineering sectors.
  • Frequently performing a ‘Technical Lead’ role for HV battery systems, working closing with the client and PMO.
  • Report project health and key metrics to all relevant stakeholders through gateways and cadence reviews.
  • Lead activities of taking engineering designs from concept through to manufacture.
  • Concepting of new battery solutions to meet client performance, cost, timing and envelope requirements.
  • Working collaboratively with Design, CAE, Electrical and Integration technical groups to deliver full battery programmes.
  • Attribute setting, requirement management, and milestone delivery responsibility.
  • Manage DFMEA to predict and mitigate potential issues
  • Manage DVP creation and implementation.
  • Developing solutions that are suitable for volume production and are capable of integration into full vehicle programmes.
  • Be responsible for understanding customer requirements, generating project scope and system specifications
  • Contribute in concepting, packaging reviews, and provide overall guidance for layout and clash-conflict.
  • Work closely with purchasing and production departments to ensure cost and manufacturing capability.
  • Problem solving and fault rectification.
  • Demonstrate a commercial awareness, working with Business Development to generate new business opportunities.
  • Responsible for Battery design and delivery, meeting customer targets and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.


You’ll have:

  • An engineering qualification (e.g. Degree) in mechanical, automotive or aerospace engineering.
  • A further high-level qualification in management or business would be advantageous.
  • A keen interest in the climate crisis, decarbonising technologies and products, market trends.
  • Experience of mechanical design in the automotive, motorsport, off-highway or aerospace industries would be advantageous.
  • A broad knowledge of vehicle systems would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and experience of e-Powertrain systems, such as HV batteries, Motors, gearboxes, power electronics or would be advantageous.
  • Some knowledge of off-highway/heavy industry/mining would be beneficial.
  • DFMEA and DVP experience would be advantageous.
  • Good working knowledge of proprietary PC software e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of engineering software for requirements management, such as Polarion would be advantageous.


We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment


Application deadline:

Closing date for applications is 2nd October 2022 at noon.


We are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.

Disclaimers and DEI:


You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills. WAE 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

Increase with service

Options to buy/sell up to 1 week every December

2 x Car Schemes

Jaguar Land Rover and Tusker ULE

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Childcare Benefits

Childcare vouchers

TEDS Nursery Vouchers

Health and Fitness

Free onsite gym with classes

National gym membership discounts available

Private Medical Insurance

8% employer contributions rising to 10% after 3 years

Staff Events

Cycle to work scheme

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.