Electrical System Design Engineer

Caterpillar Inc.

  • Chennai, India
Electrical System Design Engineer
Job Posted : Jan 17th, 2022

Job Description

As a System Engineer, you will have the opportunity to innovate ideas, solutions for any problem statement or any requirement by designing an electrical system using various technical principals and product design applications. Contribute to the concept, design and development of Electrical system and Wiring Harness design while strengthening your skillset and mastery of engineering design concepts specific to product within Electrical Centre of excellence team. You will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the projects by collaborating with cross functional teams to achieve a common goal and provide technical leadership and guidance to local & global teams, This position performs complex electrical system design, Electrical integration, address design problems and provide effective and cost centric solutions.

Although this position may be the transition from individual contributor to team leadership, the major focus of the job is on technical delivery.


  • Develop Electrical architecture for complex electric drive systems.
  • Selection and sizing of converters / Inverters / High voltage components and cables
  • Design and develop electrical system for any given requirement or problem statement on various Caterpillar machines. Perform electrical analysis, load analysis and design calculations to achieve them
  • Collect and Understand the requirements for the Design/Program and Evaluate new products, processes, or system.
  • Responsible to lead and deliver NPI Programs which includes Creation of electrical Sub-systems, Design and Routing of Harness, creation of Harness drawings, collaborating with suppliers.
  • Get involved and contribute in new component development and sub processes.
  • Develop Creo Schematic and Positive BOM for wiring harnesses.
  • Conduct design review meetings NPI Gateway reviews and Collaborate with Cross Functional teams and resolve any design boundary issues that arise.
  • Investigate root causes for Field Failures and take corrective actions.
  • Communicate results to customers, suppliers, team members, and other business units
    Perform product maintenance /Resolve electrical design related issues

Required Qualification:-

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, plus 6-12 years’ experience in Automotive electrical or Heavy engineering electrical.
  • Incumbent must be able to demonstrate the ability to gain a mastery of complex engineering and manufacturability concepts.
  • Must have a good mechanical/electrical aptitude with ability to develop product concepts. Requires strong leadership ability and good communications skills.

Desired Qualification:-

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or Electrical & Electronics Engineering,Wiring Harness manufacturing experience will add advantage
  • Pro/E -Creo Experience & Pro-Diagram experience.


  • Chennai, India.

Company Overview:-

Since 1925, Caterpillar Inc. has been helping our customers build a better world – making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent.
With 2020 sales and revenues of $41.7 billion, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives.
We do business on every continent, principally operating through three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries, and Energy & Transportation – and providing financing and related services through our Financial Products segment.