Electric Drive Systems Engineer / E-Drive Engineer

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P12036
  • Date Posted: 26 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Leyland Trucks / DAF a PACCAR Company
  • Location: Leyland, Lancashire, North West England
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: circa + Generous Benefits (see below)
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

 Electric Drive Systems Engineering Manager / E-Drive Systems Owner Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Leyland, Lancashire, North West England. Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Electric Drive Systems Engineer / E-Drive Engineer who has a background in Automotive / Mechanical / Electrical / Mechatronics or Controls 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. £50,000 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 Engineer / E-Drive Engineer who has a background in Automotive / Mechanical / Electrical / Mechatronics or Controls with a proven track record in automotive electric driveline systems.

Working as the Electric Drive Systems Engineer / E-Drive Engineer you join the company’s and established Product Development Group.

The PACCAR Powertrain eDS Team are looking for a dynamic, experienced Electric Drive Systems Engineer / E-Drive Engineer 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.


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 Engineer / E-Drive Engineer include, depending on project needs:

  • Work from our Leyland facility in the UK
  • Work at base site for 37hrs per week
  • Following the Product Creation Process
  • Work flexibly within the Global PACCAR Powertrain group to support the needs of global stakeholders
  • Organise meetings to discuss relevant technical topics
  • Liaise with key stake holders within Paccar global divisions to create requirements and definitions for product specifications and performance within designated tool chains
  • Liaise with external suppliers and partners to define and develop products to suit the entire Paccar range
  • Prepare and present key milestone, issues and change requests from either supplier or Paccar divisions
  • Handle change management processes within the projects for approval
  • Support & solve engineering problems using known proven engineering solutions
  • Support global build of prototypes/DV/QV/VV vehicles with your components
  • Take into consideration changing customer needs and government regulation/legislation when developing new designs and manufacturing procedures
  • Investigate failures during testing and own component related problems to resolution
  • Work with supplier and supply chain management personnel to ensure smooth process and availability (SSQA/APQP processes)
  • Support and maintain FMEA processes related to the e-Powertrain systems, hold relevant meetings, and create sound relevant DVP&R for validation requirement



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

  • Degree or equivalent in automotive/mechanical/electrical/Mechatronics/Controls
  • Proven background in varied automotive electric driveline systems
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of automotive electric machines and Power electronics
  • Knowledge of vehicle functional safety in line with ISO26262 an advantage
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security an advantage
  • Knowledge of controls and vehicle architecture an advantage
  • Automotive industry preferably at OEM level
  • Cross company communications
  • Requirements management tools an advantage (DNG, Polarion)



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