Senior Battery Systems Engineer - FWAE

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  4524

FWAE is leading Fortescue’s decarbonisation and growth agendas and developing a portfolio of projects centred on the production of renewable hydrogen, ammonia, minerals and other value-added products. FWAE is underpinned by Fortescue’s world class expertise, operational excellence and proven capability to drive future growth.


Work location: Perth based (Hazelmere)


Roster: 5/2 Roster (Mon to Fri)


In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and our carbon neutrality targets, one of our key initiatives will be in our Green projects whereby we will develop and test a range of technologies to power our mining fleet

Based out our new Hazelmere R&D facility and reporting to the green fleet development Principal Battery Systems, we are presently looking for an experienced Senior Battery Systems Engineer


Key accountabilities will include:


  • Primarily responsible for systems engineering and supporting hardware/software development of High Voltage (HV) battery systems for Battery Electric Trains
  • Concept feasibility study for best-fit selection in project for future products, involving battery pack system and sub-systems research
  • Responsible for system specification book and definition of system functions/features
  • Creation of system DVP&R to validate features/functions at system-level
  • Lead troubleshooting of hardware/software issues for system releases
  • Lead system integration, into vehicle powertrain, of high voltage battery packs during project lifecycle
  • Support and implement Quality engineering processes (system-/D-FMEA, EN50126/ISO 26262, cybersecurity, field and development issue resolution)
  • Resolution of technical and design issues, along with system release of technical drawings and production documentation
  • Understand and evaluate mechanical, electrical and electronic sub-components’ performance, durability and reliability at the system-level
  • Ensure compliance to the project management process by project owners to ensure all quality gates and SOP timelines are met
  • Bench-marking and monitoring latest standardization and technology trends in the market to create component roadmaps
  • Liaising with a range of key stakeholders on all technical aspects of projects
  • Providing regular updates to the Principal including work progress, risks and priorities


Qualifications and skills required:


  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s or PhD preferred) in Electrical / Electronic / Mechatronics Engineering, or a related field of study
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in HV-battery systems (systems engineering, testing and release preferable)
  • Deep knowledge of Lithium-ion battery systems
  • Knowledge in hardware/software design of Electric Vehicle (EV) systems/components (<1500 VDC)
  • Proven training/experience in automotive/rail HV and functional safety
  • Experience with EV system architectures, automotive ECUs and control systems
  • Proficient in requirements and project management tools (Eg. DOORS, Confluence, JIRA etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of automotive software analysis tools (Eg. CANoe, CANape etc.)
  • Proven ability to debug failures at system level
  • Strong foundation in systems and feature engineering processes and project experience in Automotive/rail OEM or Tier 1 supplier
  • Knowledge of production technology and manufacturing engineering advantageous
  • Driven to win and target-oriented
  • Passion for rail (heavy freight) electrification
  • Team player with strong analytical and communication skills


Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub.

Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.