Senior EDS (Electric Distribution System) Release Engineer

The PAC Group Livermore , CA 94550

Posted 1 week ago


PAC Group Senior EDS (Electric Distribution System) Release Engineer

The PAC Group is seeking Senior EDS (Electric Distribution System) Release Engineers to become a member of the PAC team. This Engineering position is responsible for engineering design and support. Duties involve engineering assistance, problem resolution and other engineering duties in support of the design and manufacturing of specific components and simple sub-systems. This person will have direct influence at the part level to optimize the piece parts and simple sub-systems. This position reports to the Engineering Supervisor.


Technical Focus

  • Discuss and communicate customer, product, regulatory and other functional requirements related to all vehicle electrical systems with internal and external customers
  • Work with sensor, motor, actuator, cable, harness and systems suppliers to configure and optimize vehicle functions such as: Starting and Charging, High Voltage Battery Integration, HV and LV motor operation, vehicle sensing, signaling and lighting
  • Verify power distribution system on vehicle or in laboratory. Modify wiring, device selection, device interface, circuit protection, harnessing and overall system arrangement to ensure compatibility with other vehicle devices, powertrains, HVAC systems and user interfaces
  • Experience with ESD, Ground Lift and High Potential Testing is a plus
  • Hands on experience with high voltage electric machines is a plus
  • Thorough understanding of power requirements, electrical device technologies, grounding strategies, routing management and circuit protection requirements

Expertise in one or more of the following areas is necessary:

  • Vehicle Low Voltage Power Distribution System
  • Vehicle Electrical Grounding
  • Circuit Protection and Isolation
  • Electric Machines, Switches, Sensors, Motors and
  • Low-Voltage Harnessing


  • Ability to communicate component level design/idea to internal/external customers
  • Evaluates customer product requirements and develops product designs to meet customer needs
  • Optimize designs via analytical, numerical and/or empirical assessments. Make mechanical, thermal and electrical models/analysis to insure product requirements are met
  • Produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to improve cost, quality, delivery and performance on specialized knowledge of engineering applications together with possible involvement of other functional engineers and/or customer/supplier personnel
  • Release drawings accordingly to support production cost estimation and prototype quotes
  • Use CAD modeling software to create components, assemblies, and engineering drawings for manufacturing
  • Create and maintain Bill of Materials (BOM) along with all project documentation
  • Detail mechanical & electrical design including design for manufacture and assembly
  • Analyze assignments and determine engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for problems or projects
  • Support production ramp & ongoing/continuous product/process improvement
  • Perform and coordinate laboratory testing of prototypes for component characterization
  • Ability to prioritize assigned tasks to maintain schedule
  • Works independently on assigned component tasks with some guidance required from senior engineers on sub system level tasks
  • Works productively with other engineers, designers, technicians, sales representatives, installers, and project managers so the project is delivered on schedule and on budget
  • Provide technical design support to sales, product engineering, manufacturing, and quality organizations
  • Support purchasing, field service and other internal customers as required
  • Lead or support prototype order and procurement
  • Operate in a team environment and provide input to design solution during the design development phase
  • Applies industry practices and standards (NFPA, NEC, APTA, etc.) at the direction of senior engineers
  • Ensure model and drawing documentation is accurate and complete
  • Perform hands on troubleshooting of vehicle systems
  • Ensure released designs are cost effective, manufacturable, serviceable, meet all performance objectives and meet customer requirements


Company overview:

To learn more about The PAC Group visit our website at and view our short introduction video.

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