Principal Electrical Engineer for Power Electronics
Pacific Palisades, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Principal Electrical Engineer for Power Electronics

Req # 63953

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st

Generac Power Systems is a leading innovator in the field of power electronics, committed to developing cutting-edge energy solutions that are efficient, reliable, and sustainable. We are seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer for Power Electronics to join our dynamic team and contribute to the development of advanced power electronics systems that meet and exceed industry standards.

Job Description:

As a Principal Electrical Engineer for Power Electronics at Generac Power Systems, you will play a crucial role in designing and implementing electrical systems for our power electronics solutions. Your expertise will be instrumental in ensuring that our products adhere to industry standards, including a deep understanding of the NEC code. You will also be responsible for integrating power line communication systems and managing the thermal performance of outdoor electrical equipment panels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development of electrical systems for power electronics products, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations, with a strong focus on the NEC code.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define product requirements, create electrical schematics, and oversee PCB layout design.
  • Integrate power line communication systems into power electronics products, enabling efficient communication and control capabilities.
  • Manage thermal performance and thermal management solutions for outdoor electrical equipment panels to ensure optimal operating conditions in various environmental settings.
  • Conduct electrical simulations and analysis to evaluate system performance and identify potential areas for improvement.
  • Oversee prototype testing, troubleshooting, and validation, making necessary design adjustments to meet performance and safety requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance, and mentorship to junior engineers on electrical design and compliance matters.
  • Stay up to date with evolving industry standards, regulations, and best practices related to power electronics and electrical systems.

Minimal Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in electrical engineering with a focus on power electronics.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of the NEC code and its application to electrical system design.
  • Familiarity with power line communication systems and their integration into electrical systems.
  • Expertise in thermal management solutions for outdoor electrical equipment panels.
  • Proficiency in electrical design software and simulation tools.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating electrical schematics, PCB layout design, and system integration.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to identify and resolve electrical design issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Exciting and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunity to work on innovative and environmentally responsible projects

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting; close vision and ability to adjust focus. Up to 15% Travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
12+ years
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