Electric Drive Systems / E-Drive Systems Owner

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12039
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Leyland Trucks / DAF a PACCAR Company
  • Location: Leyland, Lancashire, North West England
  • Salary: £55,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: circa + Generous Benefits (see below)
  • Sector: Engineering, Automotive
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

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Electric Drive Systems / E-Drive Systems Owner who has a background in Mechanical or Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in automotive electric driveline systems is required to join our team at DAF / Leyland Trucks based in Leyland, Lancashire, North West England.


SALARY: circa. £55,000 per annum + Generous Benefits (see below) 

LOCATION: Leyland, Lancashire, North West England   

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for an Electric Drive Systems / E-Drive Systems Owner who has a background in Mechanical or Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering with a proven track record in automotive electric driveline systems.

The PACCAR Powertrain eDS team are looking for a dynamic, experienced Electric Drive Systems / E-Drive Systems Owner to join our team.

The e-Drive Systems Team, lead and support on multiple electrification programmes, specifying and supplying e-drive solutions to the whole of PACCAR global vehicles in conjunction with our vehicle platforms teams. We have team members across the globe and specialise in e-motors and power electronics associated with electric drive systems.

Our team is continuing to grow with skills and experience needed within our electrification projects across all our brands.

As a successful candidate you will work at the forefront of PACCAR vehicle electrification projects.


Why join Leyland Trucks?

As part of PACCAR, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality premium trucks, we are one of Britain’s leading manufacturing companies.



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties as the Electric Drive Systems / E-Drive Systems Owner include, depending on project needs:

  • Work from our Leyland facility in the UK, you will be the ‘over-arching systems owner’ for our current and new electrified drives at systems level
  • Work at base site for 37hrs per week
  • Work flexibly within the Global PACCAR Powertrain group to support the needs of global stakeholders
  • Lead and guide other members of the PACCAR Powertrain eDS team on all projects at system level as directed by Supervisor
  • Define, develop, validate, electric powertrain drivelines at systems level within the commercial vehicle sector
  • Follow recognised industry standards using V-cycle validation methods and known continuous improvement such as Six Sigma, Agile, 5 Why, Kaizen
  • Be responsible for bringing together and defining technical requirements specifications, RFI’s, RFQ’s, supplier selection of electric driveline products
  • Creation of relevant Paccar documentation to support integration activities within the eDrive systems to enable successful functions within diagnostics/Functional Safety and Cyber Security for example
  • Lead/own FRS/FDS level discussions and reviews within IBM DNG and wider collaboration activities
  • Own and seek resolution to issues, negotiate and develop strong inter-company and supplier working relationships
  • Work with mechanical and electrical design, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain teams to bring products into mass production through all PACCAR divisions
  • Provide engineering troubleshooting for mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems
  • Maintain professional competency with emerging technologies
  • Drive for high quality and efficiency always
  • Conduct risk reviews, document, and present analysis to various levels within the company
  • Be able and available to travel nationally and internationally to support projects (20% average)



As the Electric Drive Systems / E-Drive Systems Owner you will have the following:

  • Degree (or higher) or equivalent in Mechanical / Mechatronics / Electrical Engineering
  • Technical level in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent recognised professional status or working towards (IET/IMECHe)
  • Proven background in varied automotive electric driveline systems
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of electric machines and Power electronics systems
  • Knowledge of vehicle functional safety in line with ISO26262
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security
  • Automotive industry at OEM level
  • Cross company communications
  • Continuous improvement
  • Requirements management tools (IBM DNG/RTC, Polarion).
  • Use of calibration and diagnostic tools at OEM level (Vector CANape/CANalyser preferred)



At Leyland Trucks you will work in a professional, innovative, and progressive environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibility.  We offer you a career with growth potential, where professional development is encouraged and supported.

In addition to a competitive salary, we can also offer you:

  • 37 hour working week
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Defined contribution Master Trust pension arrangement, provided by Aviva
  • Medical Scheme, including dental, optical and outpatient provision
  • Extensive opportunities for personal growth, such as education programs and (online) training courses
  • Professional development is encouraged and supported





To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of DAF / Leyland Trucks