Principal Systems Engineer

  • Honeywell
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • May 03, 2023

Job Description

Innovate to solve the world's most important challenges

The future is what you make it.

When you join Honeywell, you become a member of our global team of thinkers, innovators, dreamers, and doers who make the things that make the future.

That means changing the way we fly, fueling jets in an eco-friendly way, keeping buildings smart and safe and even making it possible to breathe on Mars.

Working at Honeywell isn’t just about developing cool things. That’s why all our employees enjoy access to dynamic career opportunities across different fields and industries.

Are you ready to help us make the future?

Join a team that designs, develops, and integrates highly complex systems within Honeywell Aero. You will be integral in creating system solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. You will have ownership for systems at every aspect of the systems lifecycle, from the front end of business development through product end of life. You will work across disciplines within the Power Systems Engineering Electric Power Systems business to drive growth and reach critical business milestones. Provides engineering guidance and technical direction for Electric Drive Systems team in Torrance, California.

Typically composes technical sections of proposals and trade study white papers, with diagrams and logic to justify design of motor controllers and inverters for proposed optimal design solutions. Coordinates technical proposal inputs for estimates of motor controller, electric drive systems, and actuation controller work both with the internal team and external departments.

Responsible for the execution and oversight of long-term electric drive systems engineering projects including Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs), Micro Vapor Cycle Systems cooling including condenser and compressor fan control, and electric traction drive systems design.

Plans, estimates, and schedules engineering work for assigned projects or relevant subproject segments. Coordinates with resource people managers to ensure technical adequacy of staff assigned to projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Requirements analysis
  • Requirements decomposition and compliance matrix construction
  • Electro-mechanical systems design
  • Model based development system design
  • Systems integration of complex hardware/software systems
  • Systems validation & verification
  • Customer interaction for customer inquiries and responses
  • Project and proposal technical oversight for electrical design, systems, and project engineering
  • Project coordination with both internal and external design groups


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Electrical systems design knowledge


  • Advanced degree such as a Masters degree in Electrical systems, EE, Control Systems, Power Electronics, etc.
  • Expert in electrical systems development lifecycle of preliminary design, detailed design, qualification, and test
  • Ability to evaluate designs for technical viability, lowest cost, smallest weight, and maximum function.  
  • Leadership ability for engineering trade studies to determine best path forward
  • Authoring white papers, trade secrets, and patents where applicable
  • Leading diverse engineering and global teams to meet planned work schedules
  • Expert with technical design for electro-mechanical systems, motor controllers, and electric drives
  • Experience with control systems theory and electrical simulation
  • Adaptability dictated by project changes, and resolving design issues that occur on a timely basis
  • Leading root cause analysis and design troubleshooting efforts
  • Managing a variety of complicated tasks involving multifunctional engineering groups
  • Making autonomous decisions based upon design team and management inputs
  • Significant electrical, mechanical and systems engineering experience
  • Individuals who are self-motivated and able to work with little supervision, who consistently take the initiative to get things done
  • Staying current with latest technology and design methods
  • Six Sigma Green Belt preferred
  • Knowledge of aerospace industry preferred

Additional Information

  • JOB ID: HRD196719
  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: 2525 W 190th St.,Torrance,California,90504-6099,United States
  • Exempt

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

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